Saline + Suction

It took my sister texting me, “pull up your mommy panties” for me to actually attempt it. Saline + Suction. It’s awful to hear the little one so congested. For a while, her boogers bothered me more than her – or so I rationalized. Then she had...
Biking with Groceries

Biking with Groceries

My main mode of transportation while living in Japan were my bicycles.  They went everywhere I did.  This is where I learned to bike with groceries*. I was fancy enough to have two bicycles.  The first was free, and it was a black, heavy momma of a bike – with a...
Balloon Bouquets

Balloon Bouquets

For a brief glimmery moment in high school I worked at a party supply store.  For three months, I got to walk among pinatas and wedding invitations.  My hippie friends benefited from my ‘borrowing’ of the fun party toys.  I wore plastic rings and decorated...
Bagging Groceries

Bagging Groceries

My first job at 15 1/2 years old was as a grocery bagger at the Jewel.  (If you’re from Chicago, you know that the always precedes the word Jewel).  The Jewel was our local, big chain grocery store, and apparently, the only place that hired 15 1/2 year olds. ...
The Z-Fold

The Z-Fold

In high school, one of my jobs was working for a Farmers Insurance Agent.  I’d work from 4-7pm a few days a week in his office. When I’d arrive his assistant would hand me reams and reams of paper printed from the dot matrix printer.  My job had three...

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