I do not sleep Sunday nights anymore. In fact, I haven’t for about 14 months or so. You see in November of 2011 I started freelancing for the local weekly newspaper. Deadline is Monday morning at 10 AM. Of course, being a typical writer type person, well, that means I am working until Monday morning.

This week I was done hours early with the writing. Then, I pulled together pictures I took for the articles, got them all sent off and then, what? Well, there is enough caffeine coursing through my veins to keep anyone awake. There is now a load of laundry spinning itself out while another load finishing drying.

The spinning of the washing machine adds to the whine that is the tinnitus of my ears. Between the ringing, the whining, and the whirring of the fan on my space heater my poor eardrums are being assaulted.

It gets worse though, the traffic, which rolls by way too close to our front door is getting louder and louder and people fly toward work. Life on what is now the main thoroughfare out of Colonial Beach is a dangerous game. You never know how you are going to get out of your driveway, here.

Even when you do, you have to watch for the morons that think this road being next to the drag strip means they get to race down it. One of these days, I’m going to put a damn speed bump in the road myself, so either they slow down, or they scrape the bottom of their car off.

What is worse than the cars are the huge trucks that think they can do 65 on this road. Why they aren’t being pulled over left and right is beyond me. There is no doubt in my mind that if I drove like that, the cops would be pulling me over.

Why? Just my kind of luck, that’s why.


I have “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” on the TV right now. It might be a goofy show, but amongst all the reality shows you see on TV, they sure seem to be the only family that really loves one another. Think about it, that family is always together and they seem happy to be that way.

When the teenage daughter got pregnant, they just sucked it up and helped her out. Her baby is just another loved member of the family. They are all together at all of “Honey Boo Boo’s” pageants and they are cheering their hearts out. While, the whole toddler and tiara thing grosses me out, Alanna herself is an awesome kid.

Hell, if I’m honest, the craziness reminds me a bit of my own family, albeit we aren’t so redneck.

Have a good Monday

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  1. Loved your take on Honey Boo Boo :) It was refreshing after seeing so many negative reviews about the family plastered all over the web. I’ve watched episodes here and there but am not a regular follower. Sure the family is a bit uncouth and many Americans just can’t identify with their ways. But – I like how they stick together and are fairly down to earth. Definitely a cut above the snobby families often associated with the little tyke beauty pageant circuit.

    BTW – I told my husband that I want a little pet pig like Honey Boo Boo but he said no. LOL

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