Need. To Survive.

These are things funny or touching or outrageous that help me to survive the every day that is my life.
Ask me anything

Taking beer notes at new Growler in town. With my ex’s girlfriend. Life is strange and awesome.

My oldest just made the high school soccer team. I’m so fucking proud of this kid. Soccer is only part of it. She worked her ass off all summer to get in shape. She was fiercely focused. And if you knew her at all, you’d know this is a big deal. She has come a long way. High school. Shit. That was fast.

That is melted siding. This is NOT how to cap off the holiday weekend. My neighbor’s 15-year-old set off fireworks and the result set my house ablaze. Thank somebody that his dad was around and grabbed the hose as quickly as he did. The flames were to my roof. My oldest and I just happened to be standing by the front door when we noticed the smoke.
I’ve never been a prude about fireworks. Until now. Folks, leave it to the professionals please. That shit was scary.

My kids just left for vacation with their dad. First text from my 14-year-old:

"Quick - how do you say monkey in Spanish?"

These three are the source of so much chaos. So much mess. And so much laughing. Worth it.

This guy does it for me.

How much of this till I throw up, ya think?

I did something today I never thought I’d do. I ordered groceries online and had them delivered. There are some weeks that I just need help getting basic life things done, between work and kids’ practices, etc.

Groceries. Delivered to my door. (And they don’t charge for delivery on orders over $100!!) It makes me ridiculously happy.

This is an accurate depiction of my home life.


Snow rollers dot a lot in Akron, Ohio. The snow balls form naturally when high winds push snow across a hill (Photo by Michael Chritton/Akron Beacon Journal/AP via Washington Post)

These are all over around here. They’re crazy looking.
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