Variety is the spice of life. Blood is thicker than water. Don’t let the cat out of the bag. Idioms. Proverbs. Expressive phrases that mean something other than their words might initially indicate.
Loud thumping resonates from upstairs and shakes the house. Repeatedly. It sounds like bodies hitting walls and furniture being thrown about, which is probably pretty accurate. I pause and wonder if – or when – I should go up. Then I take my next turn at Trivia Crack. The thumping continues.
I’ve never used a pen name or adopted an alias. My family’s not in the witness protection program, which I’m assuming would necessitate a name change. But this week we are the Nielsens. It’s a moniker steeped in power, prestige and a TV viewing diary.
People have their bucket lists — things they want to do before they, you know, kick the bucket. And, people have lists of goals — also things they want to...
Attendees at the Cloquet Educational Foundation’s 14th Annual Blue Jean Ball on Saturday, Feb. 7, will gather to raise funds going to learning and growth opportunities for Cloquet students. But, if CEF Director Lorna Mangan has her way, they’ll also have fun.
After about five infinitely long seconds, the manager spoke up. “Your card’s been rejected,” she said in a voice loud enough for people as far back as the produce section to hear.
Our household is reaching the tail end of tooth loss. It’s been a decade-long endeavor where the tooth fairy went from super benefactor to sleeping beauty.
I believe in Santa Claus. When you critically examine the whole narrative, what’s not to believe?
“Good news, she slept through the night.” My husband shared this information in a hushed tone at 6:00 this morning and we gave each other a silent high-five.
When they were putting together the English alphabet, the letter X got the short end of his two sticks.