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Can I just tell you? This whole site needs an overhaul. My goodness! Thank you for visiting, come back again in a few weeks. I still appreciate your support. :)
I love your support. So many of you have encouraged me to keep writing all these years. I took a few years off because I wasn't feeling very confident about my skill and self-conscience about my subject matter. I really appreciate your gentle (sometimes haunting) push to get back on the proverbial horse. My favorite thing in the world is making someone laugh, typically at my own expense. It warms my heart to hear that my silly stories have helped you smile or laugh out loud when you felt like that's the last thing you could do.


I also really appreciate the support of many boyfriends who read through my entire collection of crazy and still chose to continue dating. I'm not sure if you felt bad for me or found me charming. Regardless, thanks for the encouragement.


I'm going to change things up a little bit. As you may have guessed, from some of my posts, I have aspirations of writing a book. (Or two, three, or four… We'll see.) Anyway, all of my stories, up to 3/6/17, are true and happened to me. I'm thinking about adding some characters to my stories and playing around with fiction writing. You'll be able to tell the real stories from fiction. I think. ;-)


I'm not sure what my books are going to be like, yet. I've always enjoyed reading fiction but, maybe non-fiction is the right path for me. I'm pretty confident with the voice I've developed in telling my silly stories and would like to continue to write in that tone. I know I'm going to start off slow because, as you know, self-discipline has never been one of my stronger qualities. I may try to play around with other subjects, too. Stay tuned.


This site is meant to make you laugh through stories that you may be able to relate to whether it's sour love, a cooking disaster, a social faux-pas, etc. So, bear with me as I stumble through my experiences, hopefully, more gracefully than the actual event, but just as funny, and either share the lesson or just make you laugh out loud.

If there's ever a story that really hits your funny bone or makes your day, let me know. I'd love to hear from you.

So, sit back, put on your reading glasses and enjoy.

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Son of a Fish
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Inspection Negative 300

My car’s control center was flashing “Inspection -300” so, the only thing I could assume was that I needed some sort of inspection 300 miles ago. I made an appointment with Maffee’s in Nashua. I’ve been going to them for years. When I called, I told grouchy Tom my story and he said, “huh!!!” So, I said, “I probably need an oil change so, can I just make an appointment for that?” I knew if I needed something else Steve, my mechanic, or nice Tom, my other mechanic, would know what to do.

Honestly, I don’t even know how I’ve gotten this far without more car damage. Putting oil in the car has been a mystery for years. I know that if you put too much you can hurt the engine and if there’s too little, that’s bad too. So, I avoid it altogether and just hope for the best before I take a long trip anywhere…

I went to lunch with a client a few weeks ago and my oil light had been on for at least a week. I did take the time to briefly check the manual and, apparently, it was low. Fortunately, it wasn’t flashing red because that means it needs oil immediately so, I knew I had some time. Towards the end of our meeting, I asked the client about what oil is best for spring/summer and explained my predicament. His first question was, “What does the manual say about which oil you should use?” Hmm, I thought, good question. He gave me a brief tutorial on the importance of reading your owner’s manual and the difference between 30W and 40W which I scribbled on a receipt that I’ve since lost.

I did eventually consult my manual. My car only takes synthetic which costs the most, of course, and when you buy oil at the gas station, it comes with a paper funnel which is VERY helpful. I have poured oil in past car engines without a funnel and if you spill, it smokes when you drive. That can be a little unsettling if you’re not 100% sure you put the oil in the right place…

Well, can I just tell you? After I put that oil in and the light went off, you’d think I won a Pulitzer. I was so proud of myself!

Now, I just need to figure out the proper tire pressure for maximum performance and gas usage.

Speaking of gas usage… Seriously, I don’t know how people with a long commute to work and families make ends meet. I almost had a heart attack when I surpassed the $65 mark to fill my tank!

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Monday, June 23, 2008

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Cherie Amour
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