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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Confessions of a Gun-Hating Texan

I’m an advocate of gun control, I’ve given money to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and I’ve only been hunting once and hated it.  There I’ve said it.  I have friends and family who would argue these statements are tantamount to renouncing my Texas heritage. Well, I tried to regain a little the … Continue reading »

Categories: Week 9: Cagney and Lacey | 453 Comments

Actually, Thelma and Louise sounds much better, don’t you think?

So this week, Lisa and I packed some heat and headed down to the local lanes to throw off a few rounds… if you know what I mean.  Honestly, I hope you don’t know what I mean – we sure didn’t.  So we hired The Chief (our teacher: 20 years Navy, 20 years Police Dept, … Continue reading »

Categories: Week 9: Cagney and Lacey | 44 Comments

Should Have Picked the Talkie

I just finished watching the Academy Awards with Erin and family and I have to concede – her pick for Best Picture won; mine did not.  How could Erin and the Academy differ so much with my newly-found cinema expertise?  Not only did I not pick The Artist, I didn’t like it. Oh well, an … Continue reading »

Categories: Week 8: And the Winner is... | 46 Comments

Now I’m no Roger Ebert but…

I, as always, have a lot to say about the the films nominated this year (and every year for that matter!)!  For our task this week, Lisa and I decided that we would see all the films nominated for best picture, and the performances for best actor and best actress.  If you are keeping tabs, … Continue reading »

Categories: Week 8: And the Winner is... | 78 Comments

So Many Smiles

“There are a million roses in the world and this one’s mine.”  These were the words spoken by a very tall, very masculine firefighter at the Inglewood Fire Station.  That was just one of the stops Erin and I made today on our quest to randomly deliver 6 dozen individual red roses.  The simple act … Continue reading »

Categories: Week 7: Spreading the Love! | 25 Comments

God, I love men!

Happy Valentine’s Day.  That is what I say to you and that is what we said to 72 complete strangers today as we were handing out roses wishing them a Happy Valentine’s Day.  We started in downtown LA giving them to traffic police, construction workers and bellmen at hotels (oh, and I could not resist … Continue reading »

Categories: Week 7: Spreading the Love! | 1 Comment

Cry Me a River

OK, so this week, Lisa and I went on a retreat at our local Catholic church – it was 25 hours, 100 woman, and a million tears.  Frankly, my issue here is that I try to be funny on this blog but it feels wrong to joke about this experience.  So I will just tell … Continue reading »

Categories: Week 6: I am Woman, Hear me Roar | 2,148 Comments

Much Better Than Eating Bugs

When Erin and I discussed our 2012 “We Never” project, we had a friendly debate about how we were going to choose our experiences.  Were we going to only do those things that we always wanted to do but never did (a bucket list of sorts) or were we going to choose things just because … Continue reading »

Categories: Week 6: I am Woman, Hear me Roar | 3,490 Comments

Just Fun

What do you get when you put a 48-year-old short woman in need of a haircut (think shag on Florence Henderson circa Brady Bunch) in an oversized jumpsuit, helmet and goggles?  Check out our “Pictures” page and you’ll see.  Go ahead, have yourself a chuckle.  You can probably guess that I didn’t set up the … Continue reading »

Categories: Week 5: I Believe I Can Fly! | 324 Comments

Baby Steps

That is what this week’s adventure was – a big baby step.  You see, I am afraid of heights.  Not in a debilitating way – just enough that chairlifts are a bit rough, chairlifts without bars are REALLY rough and that I can’t get myself to sky-dive.  Sky-diving was one of the first things Lisa … Continue reading »

Categories: Week 5: I Believe I Can Fly! | 2,893 Comments