Author Archives: Mrs Odie

About Mrs Odie

Like you, only funnier.

I guess I’m a “Lifestyle Blogger” now

On March 19 I bought an introductory unlimited membership to a local spin studio. The studio is so close to my rented home in a suburban community that I can leave my driveway at 5:26 and be on the bicycle … Continue reading

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True stories that never happened

“Fiction is the truth inside the lie.” Stephen King My audience is a mix of complete strangers, relatives, friends, and acquaintances. Some of those acquaintances are coworkers. I never know who is reading my posts, only which ones are being … Continue reading

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Got a Long List of Dreck Troubles

Some writers travel seamlessly between fiction and nonfiction. For the past few months, I’ve been scribbling scenes and ideas for fiction into a notebook and the results are not what I’d hoped. There is something that rings so false in … Continue reading

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Seeing Myself from Other Angles

I shouldn’t be overly surprised that my anonymous blog would eventually present me with a conflict of authenticity. When I began my blog, I thought I’d be a funny, sarcastic mom like Dooce. Later, I contemplated a transformation, self-actualization angle, … Continue reading

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Spring Break Potpourri

Life with five and three-year-old daughters means listening to so much needless drama, all of it at full volume. “No fair!” “Spider!” “That’s not a T-Rex! It’s an Allosaurus!” Then there’s the bloodcurdling scream that makes my legs work faster … Continue reading

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Pretty Funny

Louis C.K. told David Letterman that in a sold-out comedy show of 15,000 laughing audience members, what he sees are the 1,000 people who aren’t impressed. Letterman chuckles knowingly. Anyone in the business of making people laugh can probably relate. … Continue reading

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The Chore Chart

Thank you, to reader and commenter “Nancy” who wrote: We just trade off [getting up with the kids]. He gets up on Saturdays and I get up on Sundays. Not as bad when you know what to expect I guess. … Continue reading

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Sunday Blues

Weekend mornings have turned into a silent power game. Pringles wakes up between 5:30 and 6:00 every day. Like Jim Dear and Darling from Lady and the Tramp we wish we could teach her about weekends, and yes, I just compared … Continue reading

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But I’m Here

One of my all time favorite movies is Postcards from the Edge. There are so many gems in that film, I find another perfect line of dialogue every time I watch. When the main character comes home from rehab, her mother … Continue reading

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