Category Archives: childhood

Flashback Friday: The step in my groove

Because the radio stations in Knoxville are, on the average, terrible and because I spend 40-50 minutes a weekday commuting now, I splurge on Sirius radio. I love a wide range of music, but having cut my teeth on music … Continue reading

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NOLA, in pictures

It’s been a month — a month! — since I was in New Orleans. Good heavens, where in 2013 going? That means I’m more than a month behind on blog post ideas. So here goes nothing on trying to get … Continue reading

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Make the best of life while you’re young

Once upon a time I was pals with Tom Prestigiacomo, who once upon a time was the afternoon drive host on FM100 in Memphis. I haven’t talked to Tom in quite a few years, and according to his LinkedIn profile … Continue reading

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Lap swimming

I’ve been spending a lot more time swimming laps these past two months because I’m really, really trying to actually stay in shape consistently and it’s just too dang hot to run. The local Y is only a five minute … Continue reading

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11 days and counting

My wedding to-do list has dwindled to the point that it’s not stressing me out. There’s enough to keep me busy over the next 11 days, but not so much that I’m struggling to figure out how to get it … Continue reading

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In the middle of the desert in the center of the sky

I was going to do a serious post today until Pop Candy got me reminiscing about Sesame Street with her Pop Five list today — the list being one of her reader’s five favorite Sesame Street animated sketches. I clearly … Continue reading

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After ten years

There are a few moments from my life where I very distinctly remember and probably never will forget how I felt at those exact moments. One of those times was the night of my high school graduation at a lock-in … Continue reading

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I wish I could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles

My high school wasn’t much like the ones you see in the movies, where everyone is strictly aligned with a click, and no one gets along. Sure, there were clicks — I graduated with 500 other people, so of course … Continue reading

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RIP, Single Ladies

I am now officially declaring the Single Ladies fad dead and deceased because of the super skeevy video I’ve posted below of some 7-year-old dancers slutting it up to our favorite Beyonce song. Single Ladies has had a great life, … Continue reading

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And now for a word from the Modern Love Machine

The Modern Love Machine asked one day if he was allowed to blog here at The Modern Gal, and I said, ‘Of course! I’d be thrilled if you wrote regularly at the MG.’ And then he claimed he had no … Continue reading

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