Tag Archive | "escapism"

Day 259 — Snow Thoughts

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


One side benefit of the whopping snowstorm: I get to spend extra time to ponder the whys of the world in between drying heaps of wet clothes my kids leave on the floor after playing outside in the snow. I also get to ponder the dos and don’ts of such things as potty behavior, especially […]

Day 258 — Snow Days for Ann

Monday, February 8, 2010


We got 30 inches this weekend! On a normal weekend, I usually get about 8. Before the big snowstorm hit Friday evening, I got to go home early from work. I enjoyed sipping a glass of wine and watching all the fluffy frosty flakes fall from the sky. The next morning, I felt like Alice […]

Day 257 — Snow Me

Friday, February 5, 2010


When confronted with a humongous snow storm, it forces me to cogitate. That’s because snow presents serious questions. The bigger the snowstorm, the more serious the questions. There are job-related questions: Will my office close? Will I get to leave early? Should I work like crazy and get as much work done as possible, or […]

Day 255 — Work Pleasures

Monday, February 1, 2010


Now that I got a full-time job, I can’t wait to get to work, even on the weekend. No matter! You make out of life with whatever it presents you. This weekend, good old Mother Nature presented me with snow. Not a lot but enough to sculpt visions of a better tomorrow and maybe evening […]

Day 245 — Questioning Questions

Friday, January 15, 2010


I am continually amazed that men don’t understand rhetorical questions from real ones. I have turned it into a test of a man’s emotional intelligence and general sensibility. If a man even attempts to ask, “Do I look fat in this?” I know he’s not suave enough to be the guy for me. If he […]

Day 241 — Conveyor Belt of Jobs

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Every time I watch broadcast TV, it bobs to a new low. Monday, on ABC, has apparently become “‘Marry Me” day, with a line up of The Bachelor followed by the new Conveyor Belt of Love (the new low). Don’t let your imagination run away from you as the men do as they literally move […]

Day 237 — Merry Christmas

Friday, December 25, 2009


Ann’s Note: Ann plans to take a break between Christmas and New Years and will publish two days next week—Monday and Thursday—as she enjoys the holidays with her children. Please enjoy her take on “The Night Before Christmas.” Twas the morning of Christmas, I just downed an ale; I grabbed Victoria’s Secrets to see what […]

Day 236 — Hoo Ha Advice for the Jobless

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


I got my hair cut yesterday. As usual, my hairdresser is never ready when I arrive. He’s either doing a last snip on a bob or blow drying locks. He was finishing up a short one while I browsed through a magazine I no longer buy—Cosmopolitan. Yeah, I can afford Cosmo, but why buy it […]

Day 226 — Holiday Ho Hos

Friday, December 4, 2009


At the office Christmas party, the men who secretly lust for you are going to come onto you. Despite the no-nos of holiday office parties, they will take advantage of the mistletoe and alcohol to gather their courage and hit on you, guaranteed. This is a phenomenon that occurs frequently in nature. There is nothing […]

Day 222 — The New Best of Girl On the Brink

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Everyone needs a little rest and relaxation in the midst of one of the worst economic downturns. I’m taking the rest of the week off and plan to return Monday. While my turkey’s being cooked today, I’m going to serve up some of my sauciest posts, determined by you all. In order of their popularity, […]