How to Be a (Much) Better (Wo)Man

I’m paraphrasing a headline from the latest issue of Men’s Health here. I’ve written before about the mixed messages that women’s magazines send us, their readers. Which is why when I read this headline I was instantly mad. Yes, mad! I purposely have not read the magazine yet and tried not to pay attention to…

Rant: There’s No Humor in Politics

Am I the only one who’s already done with this upcoming election? I’m tired of the daily email messages asking for donations for candidates not on my ballot. I’m tired of the daily mail from local candidates spouting negativity about their opponents. I’m tired of the nightly commercials on local network television spouting aforementioned negativity.…

When Parenting Gets Uncomfortable

At the gym we were talking about our kids. The conversation turned to one of us having to do something that made us uncomfortable. Because we knew it was really going to affect our kids. A young mother said she thinks we are uncomfortable when we are doing the most important parenting. And a light…

Well, We’ve Gone & Done It Now

Since I made my declaration that SusieLand was a happy place and put a moratorium on paying attention to most of the news, I was happy to hear about the BP Disaster only peripherally. That all changed when my brother Kurt sent me this link. Now I am depressed. Watch it here… Yes, my fellow…

High Anxiety

A few years ago, I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. I was having heart flutters and when my doctor saw my test results she said I needed to cut down my stress. When I started spewing all the things I had to be stressful about and heard myself telling her about my routines, I…

I Want Silly Bandz Banned Immediately!

When I first saw these, I thought they were amusing. The fact that the 17 year old twins were collecting them was amusing. The fact that they appear to cut off the circulation on their wrists was amusing. The fact that they are funny little shapes was amusing. They are no longer amusing. They break…