Thursday, February 27, 2014


is a 

that involves 
breaking the speed of sound...
into Planet Earth's atmosphere.

Apparently, acceleration wreaks havoc on the human body.

(just ask Sandra Bullock)


Almost as 
as watching Sandra Bullock's re-entry  
from outerspace
to Planet Earth...

 is the re-entry
from this world 

Planet Paradise

into this world...
Planet Reality

Having to accelerate 
from a 
slow crawl off the beach...
full speed ahead
of the front walk...
is also a bee-otch...

(just ask PaulA)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Winter Olympics Degree of Difficulty

I admit it…
I'm a Johnny-Come-Lately, 
new latecomer,
to the Winter Olympics,
mainly because I've been M-I-A 
in the C-A-B-O.  

Granted the games are televised worldwide,  
but I have been very busy…
trying to free a little worm from a bottle of Tequila.
degree of difficulty - 9.0

I have caught wind of the story of the slow speedskaters. 
Apparently the speedskaters also caught wind, 
as none of them placed above seventh.

So what's the over/under on the Under Armour controversy?  
Did the high tech new speed suit actually slow them down?  
Or was it a convenient excuse?  
Who doesn't love a convenient excuse?  
or a controversy?

Talk about a wardrobe malfunction.
Maybe if the skaters didn't wear a suit of armor under...

they would have had a better chance.  
sounds simple enough to me.  
just saying.

Apparently there was something about a flap in the design holding the skaters back.  
Before I start flapping my gums on this subject, 
I should confess that I don't speak 
the language of aerodynamics, 
but I do speak a little spanish language...
Me llamo es gato.
Donde es el bano?   
degree of difficulty...5.3


I plan on watching the Olympics from here on out.  

I'll be rooting for Team USA in hockey.  
The goalie, Jonathan Quick, went to Colinboy's high school. 
 (Apparently the kid had potential.)  
With the Russian team knocked out of the Olympics,
(let alone the gold) 
I'm hoping the team wasn't banished to Siberia.  

I'll be rooting for Gracie Gold 
to win the gold medal.  
The silver and bronze medals are not the right metal for her.

And in the spirit of what the Olympics are all about...
I'm rooting for all the Olympians to have a 
safe and competitive Olympics.  

As a tribute to Sochi, 
I put down the Tequilla and 
hoist a vodka.

degree of difficulty...2.0

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Birthday, Colin

Today may be Valentine's Day to most romantics…
but to me it is...
Colintine's Day.

Colin's Birthday 
Valentine's Day 
all rolled into one sugary sweet day.


When you are a mom as lucky as me…
you have a son like Colin.  
A young man who is sweet, thoughtful, and loving 
to his mother.  
A young man who frequently calls just to chat and 
who keeps me a part of his life. 
It only made sense that Colin was born on Valentine's Day.

On this special day I can't help but reflect back and remember 
Colin growing up through his 26 years...
from the  
active blonde-haired bowl cut boy with a gleam in his eye…

to the determined young man driving off to Nashville.

So many pictures and special moments of Colin run through my head.

For  me, Special Moment 5,456,559
 was just a couple of weeks ago at Madison Square Garden.
It was incredible to see Colin playing on the BIG stage…

but just as incredible and wonderful 
was when Colin wasn't playing.

Special moment #5,456,560...
My son and I 
standing side stage at the end of the show,
confetti guns blasting paper pieces through the air 

2 dreamers…2 squiggles...
standing arm-in-arm.

Happy Birthday 
to my wonderful son
on his 26th birthday.

Here's a cheers...
 to all the special moments 
still to come.