It's difficult to describe the precise shock and sheer panic one feels after finding a strand of her husband's long, long beard hair stuck to her shirt in the middle of a work day or party. So many questions flood the mind: Has anyone seen it? How many people? Do they know what it is? Do…
LaRhonda wants a burger
It's Saturday. Bryan is in our yard with friends, sweating over a BBQ smoker full of chicken, sausage and ribs. At this point, it's become a weekend tradition. They're lounging on the screened-in porch, drinking beers and watching March Madness, when all of a sudden, a voice calls from over the fence. "What y'all cookin'…
If you follow me here on WordPress - THANK YOU! I live for your engagement on this platform. I've been recording the funny, weird and embarrassing things that have happened to me for nearly 10 years right here on this blog, and your comments and likes mean so much! I also have a lot of…
Best of fauxfringe: Cheesesteak
Every now and then, I like to look back on some of my favorite and most well-received blog posts. Here's one from about 5 years ago about a terrible guy I met at the gym: Cheesesteak. I still think about him from time to time. Of course, I'm sure we all wish him the best.…
Call me granny
It was one of those early Michigan spring days when the world had just begun to defrost and come back to life. I was in college, heading home from class. The sun was shining and the flowers were blooming, so I decided to take the long way home to walk through the campus gardens. The…
The most “Tennessee” thing that’s ever happened
Bryan, entering the house sweaty and short of breath: "Jillian, you're never going to believe what just happened. I was out front washing my truck, next thing I know, neighbor's pitbull jumps the fence and comes after me! Had to chase it down the road with a stick." Me:
Long lost twin
In retrospect, I probably shouldn't have shared my personal theory that I absorbed my own twin in my mother's womb - and then had to have him/her surgically removed - with a group of people I just met. But, in my defense, we had been talking about strange health ailments. Although, that conversation wrapped up…
Shout out to my kitten for keeping me humble.
Turns out my 5-month-old kitten, Maybelline, is afraid of hair dryers. And people who use hair dryers.
[Driving to Valentine's Day dinner at Applebee's (our best tradition) and singing along with the SiriusXM Love station] "Bryan, what if I had a terrible singing voice, but I just kept singing all the time?" "You do sing all the time." "Yeah, but what if I had a terrible voice?" "...it's not that hard to imagine."
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I made this Valentine just for you (Bryan)
Marriage is fun.