Pour Some Sugar on Me

I’m a child of the eighty’s, what can I say? The first thing I thought of when I read today’s prompt from The Daily Post was Def Leppard’s song “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” off the 1987 album, Hysteria.

Complete with flashbacks from my high school prom, hanging out with friends and driving around in my friend’s cars with songs like this one blaring from the radio. Even now if I am flipping through radio stations and this song is on I will stop and turn it up and sing along. You gotta love songs that have the ability to transport you back to a specific time or place and allow you to relive those moments over again.

The prompt was intending for one to describe your favorite sweet thing to eat. Bread pudding? Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies? A smooth and creamy piece of cheesecake? Tell us all about the anticipation and delight of eating your favorite dessert. Not into sweets? Tell us all about your weakness for that certain salty snack.

Ben & Jerry's Chunky MonkeyAnd HEY, sweets just happens to be my favorite food group! I love me some Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey!! It is my go to comfort-y, comfort food! If all is going well, there is always a pint of this yummy treat in my freezer…ya know, just in case of emergencies or emotional meltdowns. Oreo cookies are another one of those ‘must haves’ in the cabinet…in case of chocolate craving emergencies. And just to be thorough with this prompt…yes, bread pudding is yummy. Chocolate pudding is a delicious. Homemade chocolate chip oatmeal cookies are pretty good too. I just so happen to make a pretty darn good New York style cheesecake too.  In actuality there really are not too many sweets I don’t like. Other than that whole dilemma of carrot cake, which I find is a total waste of cake! Although it does make a great vehicle for cream cheese frosting…but really, carrot cake is just not necessary!

As you can see, I can probably go on and on with my love of all things sweet…but all this talk has made me hungry, so I think I will go and listen to Pour Some Sugar on Me while I have a little mid afternoon bite of Chunky Monkey

A Children’s Book from My Childhood

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Bedtime Stories.”

Mr. Pine’s Mixed Up Signs by Leonard P. Kessler and Lilian Moore.

I’m not sure if this was a favorite bedtime story per se, but it is a book that I have always remember from my childhood. I remember the green color of the book, and the book jacket/cover. I remember the pictures from the book. I can see this book sitting in my room. I can still see my 7-year-old self, sitting in my green colored bedroom, that I shared with my sister, reading this book. Continue reading

Generation XYZ…and who am I?

In response to The Daily Post’s Daily Prompt Generation XYZ

It is funny that this should be a writing prompt … as I was creating my About Me page I actually identified myself as a “GenX-er with Millennial tendencies.”  I grew up in the 70s and 80s.  I consider myself a ‘child of the 80s’ because those are the things I can remember…yet there is photographic evidence of me (and some of my siblings) definitely being ‘children of the 70s.’

Bucky Covington’s song A Different World comes to mind whenever I think about growing up in such a different time…a different world.

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Dear Mom…

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Dear Mom.”

Write a letter to your mom. Tell her something you’ve always wanted to say, but haven’t been able to.

Dear Mom,

Have I told you lately how much I love you?!?!

I love you to Neptune and back 🙂

I realize that the more common version of that statement is, “I love you to the Moon and back” but seeing how Neptune is the furthest planet from the Earth…then of course, I love you that much…and more! 🙂

As I have gotten older, I appreciate you more and more every day! I may not have always known how good you were when I was younger. Or that all the things you made us do really was for our own good (I know you told us that they were…but I didn’t believe it then.) But as I grow older, it really does seem to make you wiser…sometimes. Continue reading

ROY G BIV

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “ROY G. BIV.”

Oh yes, good ole’ Roy. G. Biv. How can anyone forget that? The colors of the rainbow…Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.

Rainbow

I remember him from back in elementary school, learning about the colors of the rainbow. Continue reading

Take It From Me

“If you love something, set it free. If it comes back to you, it is yours forever. If it doesn’t, it was never meant to be.”   – Unknown

If you love something set it freeI have heard this little piece of wisdom occasionally in my life, from well meaning individuals, like my mom or a good friend. And although I believe it is meant with good intentions, I can’t say that it has been all that helpful to me. But in my heart, I know that the giver of this well meaning Continue reading