Poetic Punishment

Turning up the heat

To punish myself

For all my wrongs


Those that are real


Those that are imagined

The brain is dizzy

The thoughts are spinning

The heat gets hotter


The Goldbergs ~ I Needed This Laugh

This episode from about 2 months ago was very relatable.  Growing up, we rarely ate out.  But when we did … we were like the Goldbergs.  Sort of, maybe, kind of, not really.  These few lines are good for a chuckle:

Adam: I’m a grown ass man and I am gonna order a honking piece of meat!

Pops going around to all the tables and talking to the other customers

Beverly’s restaurant purse – a large empty purse with foil lining the bottom aka mini fridge

Barry: ordering the wrong thing – trout from a steak place.  Shrimp scampi from Tony Romas.  That’s so me.  I want to try something new and pick accordingly but I need to remember that are reasons to get burgers from the burger place.

Murray: I’m getting shaky hungry, I need rolls.  Him wanting to wrap up all the food and get continuous refills of “communal” soda.

Erica: Don’t look at me, I’m busy buying the other tables fries

Geoff: when he goes off!!!!  hilarious.


Going Off The Rails

… on this crazy train.  By crazy train, I mean I am going to Food Town!

Read no further if you like me have issues with FOOD.

Fridays in Lent = no meat for me.  Of course the Pope gave us the go ahead to take a break this year.  Due to flu, etc… we need to eat.  Stay healthy.  Or so he was attributed to saying.  I have not verified but I am using what I was told as a get out of jail free card.  And I am running with the dispensation because I have an unhealthy relationship with food.

Food is my Newman for all you Seinfeld fans.

After my Valentine’s day liquid diet, I was all psyched to start over again.  Reset.

For a single day, I made good choices.

I usually start out good.  Then BAM!  An entire box of chocolates! Or an entire bag of chips!   Or breakfast, brunch, lunch, post lunch lunch, dinner, post dinner nosh and late night snacks.  Followed by a day of dry toast and water.

I needed permission to go off the rails and partaking in a liquid diet was it. Then guilt makes me abstain. The cycle is relentless.

I hope it does not take too long to get back to balanced.  I tell myself you’ve done it before, you can do it again.  Tomorrow is another day.  Beating myself up and playing what-if changes nothing.

Sorry to bring you into this mess.

But writing gets the thoughts out of my head and makes dealing easier.  You see I wrote this in lieu of my post lunch, lunch.  Instead I will have a sensible dinner.

As always, more to come.



Annie was the baby of the family. She was deeply loved and wanted.  Standards of perfection were forced upon her from the moment of conception.

The family curse was also part of her DNA.  Addiction runs in the family.  Both sides.  How could Annie escape her destiny?

Somewhere along the way she quit trying.  “Who cares?” she wondered.  “We’re born alone, we die alone”

Spring Break 1980 Something

I went to pick up Lulu on Thursday because somehow she managed to set her schedule to have Fridays free.  It’s Spring Break 2018 y’all.  Let the games begin!!

On the way back, we listened to a podcast/documentary on Spring Break.  She told me to be prepared to be shocked.  She had listened to it already and she told me apparently society morals have gone to hell in a handbasket.  That her generation is much worse.  As I listened, I went back to the time of youth.  All I could think was the more things change the more they stay the same.

My feature photo is from Spring Break 1980 something.  The smiling girl on the right is me.  Oh the stories I could tell you.  One more reason I am grateful my coming of age was not in a time that everything is captured on social media.  I can leave my stupid sH!t in the rearview mirror where it belongs.

As always, more to come.

Song Lyric Sunday | “We Are Family” – Sister Sledge

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Felicia Denise, Author

Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

The theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is “unity.”


Nothing says unity like family and what family song is more well-known than Sister Sledge’s 1979 hit, We Are family? One of the many songs from the disco era with staying power, We Are Family is still a big request in clubs across the country and has been used in commercials as well as movies like Bridget Jones’ Diary and one of my favorites, The Birdcage.

The song helped make the four sisters from Philly international stars on the music scene and their celebrity continues. The sisters sang for Pope Francis in 2015. Sadly, Joni passed away a year ago yesterday, March 10, 2017, at her…

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For 3/11/18 – United – Judas Priest

The prompt is unity.  Thank you Felicia Denise for the idea.  Thank you to Helen for hosting. My first thought was We Are the World but that seemed the obvious choice.  So I went back to my rock and roll loving youth and picked United by Judas Priest.  The smoother side of rock, a ballad really.

Writer(s): Rob Halford, K.K. Downing, and Glenn Tipton

Lyrics contained in the video

Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

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