Posted in December 2012

Initiation Into The Misfits

Initiation Into The Misfits

I went to the doctor early on the Sunday morning after the holiday party.  I was waiting for my prescription to be filled when I decided to take myself out to breakfast.  Under the surface I was still feeling bad about what took place at the holiday party.  Mike wasn’t returning my calls.  I swallowed … Continue reading

5. Candy, Beady Eyes and Me

5. Candy, Beady Eyes and Me

My first AA meeting was in a stale smelling room with a scattering of about fifteen people.  Samantha pushed me to go after I told her what happened at the holiday party.  On Friday she reminded me about the meeting in her Mr. Rogers tone, “Anna, what time is the meeting today?” I wondered if she … Continue reading

4. Hazy Eyed Gwen Stefani Pompadour

4. Hazy Eyed Gwen Stefani Pompadour

I wasn’t exactly looking forward to it.  I decided to go against my better judgment.  My company is young and fresh out of college.  I’m the oldest in my department.  It’s really nice being managed by a woman four years my junior.  (Do you detect the sarcasm?)  Last year the wine spilled all night.  That … Continue reading

2. The Phillips Collection

2. The Phillips Collection

This time my husband was home.  He has intermittent days off, but makes a job of sitting in his tighty whiteys mumbling NFL statistics at the TV.   He secretly believes he can will spandex clad athletes in the best direction.  I had the NFL on my side as well as my so-called “idiotic” pants.  Why my choice in … Continue reading

1. The Kennedy Center

1. The Kennedy Center

My husband was at work, as usual. I dressed like I was going out with him anyway. My knee-high boots were stiletto, and my fuzzy sweater had specks of my favorite color – pink. The neckline slide off my shoulder playfully and almost made a mockery of my night out alone. On the free shuttle to … Continue reading