What I know right now


As of today’s date, April 30, 2012, this is what I know. For sure.



  • Carbohydrates annoy me.
  • Hillary Clinton needs bangs. Badly.
  • The days of checking in luggage for free on United Airlines flights are gone. Forever.
  • The days of paying $2.50 to United Airlines for a tiny bag of chips that taste like cardboard are here to stay. Forever.
  • God outdid Himself when he created hydrangeas. Especially the blue ones.
  • It’s probably a good thing, for everyone, that Newt is calling it quits tomorrow.
  • I’ve joined the “Take and Bake Revolution.” (Love ya, Papa Murphy’s.)
  • The Nate Berkus Show should not have been cancelled.
  • I have the best gorgonzola appetizer recipe in, like, the whole world. (Let me know if you want it.)
  • Sunshine on my shoulder makes me happy.
  • Watching The Ellen DeGeneres Show makes me even happier.
  • cancer is a despicable, ugly, cruel disease.
  • I hate cancer.
  • “cancer” does not deserve to be capitalized.
  • Wait! Do you hear that? That is Spain and Italy beckoning me.
  • My husband will always be late.
  • I will always be irritated with my husband when my husband is always late.
  • Girls just wanna have fun. (I heart you, Cindi Lauper.)
  • Joseph Kony will be captured and brought to justice in 2012. (Thank you, Invisible Children!)
  • Life is too short to not use cloth napkins when having friends over for dinner. Even a casual barbecue.
  • Ex-Sacramento King Chris Webber’s smile is so stunningly beautiful that it’s almost painful to look at. (Bad grammar there, but you get my drift.)


  • I KNOW you couldn’t care less about what I KNOW as of this moment.
  • I’m very thankful that you read this anyway.


25 Responses to What I know right now
  1. Claudia Scott
    April 30, 2012 | 5:04 pm

    Too cute!!!

  2. marlene price
    April 30, 2012 | 5:35 pm

    so creative. love how you shake it up….

  3. Lois Galloway
    April 30, 2012 | 6:13 pm

    As always another “BEST SELLER”….and yes, I hear Italy and Spain..they’re yelling to me! I also would love to have your gorgonzola appetizer recipe when your multiple hands aren’t busy. Thanks!

  4. Diane Bertsch
    April 30, 2012 | 8:35 pm
  5. Kelly Kivlahan
    May 1, 2012 | 8:19 am

    Did I hear something about a Gorgonzola appetizer and getting irritated when men are late?? Count me in!!!! Would you mind sending me the recipe? I’d love to try it out!

  6. Therese Fowler-Bailey
    May 1, 2012 | 12:48 pm

    You are sooo relate-able.. That’s the way to spell that one SafeLy! Loved each and every bullet. You’re a real grabber for us 55 and ups!
    Sunshine on my shoulder makes me sing.. Rocky Mountain High ~~~ loling

  7. Wavy Cavy
    May 1, 2012 | 5:58 pm

    Looking forward to hearing more of wonderful stories & quips. You are right….Chuck is always LATE.

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    May 4, 2012 | 11:53 am

    Love This!! I remember belting out several songs with you in the day….Sunshine on my shoulders – LIKE! And, I’ll def take the gorgonzola app recipe too!!!
    I look forward to your blogs!! Thanks for taking the time and sharing!
    Schultzy :)
    PS Say hello to your mom for me!

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