Category Archives: Love

Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2013

If you’ve been a reader of mine for at least 9 months, or if you’ve known me personally for a long time, you know that both of my paternal grandparents were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. And earlier this year, my grandfather passed away from complications associated with Alzheimer’s.

3280_1587265359_customAlzheimer’s sucks. My daughter has grown up knowing that even though two of her grandparents loved her very much, they didn’t really know who she was – half the time they thought she was me. The hugs and the kisses were still doled out lavishly, but she couldn’t share with them her triumphs or her life experiences because she’d have to tell them all over again the next time she saw them – or in the next few minutes.

Alzheimer’s sucks. I couldn’t share with my grandparents the joy I’d found when I was dating Brad or explain to them that my pregnancy was not my own – because they wouldn’t remember. I learned that it was better for all involved if little white lies were told instead of telling the truth and either seeing confusion or heartache.

Alzheimer’s sucks. While I have a housemate who is the same age as my grandparents and I see her enjoying a life rich with friends and alumni associations and family, my grandmother is disappearing, robbed of her memories and personality.

On Saturday, November 16, my parents, my daughter, and I are participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event at Anaheim Stadium. The walk is raising money to fund research for treatments and a cure for Alzheimer’s and to raise money for care education support and resources for more than 5 million people who are currently suffering from Alzheimer’s. I would love to receive your donation in support of my walk, in support of research and in support of finding a cure.

Because Alzheimer’s sucks.

You can donate money to my walk here.
You can donate money to my daughter’s walk here.
You can join my team and walk with me here.

My Clock Ran Away With My Period Key!

9/13/13, 9:03PM

“hi how are you doing this evening”

9/13/13 9:05 PM

Watching Doctor Who with my daughter.

9/15/13 9:07 AM

“that’s sweet umm I like that one show called doc the lamps with a cane I’m I’m hoping I get the right name other than that what’s your name my name is Robert I’m watching Will Ferrell with blades of glory it’s a comedy DVD laugh out loud tell me something about yourself what are you looking for on this website here for a relationship wise I’m just searching for the right woman”

Hey, y’all! What channel is ‘doc the lamps with a cane’ on? SMH

Elementary, My Dear Suitor

Today’s ‘Bad Opening Line’ comes from a good friend. She, too, is trying to navigate the world of online dating and felt inspired to share a recent message from a potential (or not-so-potential) date. This is shared with her blessing.

“Your cute, our babies would look amazing”

You’re

“Sorry i thought this was match.com not grammer 101”

I’m fairly certain my daughter’s class was taught the difference between ‘your’ and ‘you’re’ in the third grade, if not earlier. Lord help us if it’s not taught until freshman year of college, which I’m assuming this guy hasn’t completed yet, based on his ‘grammer.’

Oh, and I loved the beginning of his profile:

I’M PRETTY AWESOME

I’m a good guy that’s looking for a good girl who’s loyal, honest and Fun. I set high standards for myself and I expect the same from any girl that I’m with. Other than that I’m an incredible dancer with amazing biceps which are complemented by my stunning good looks.…”

I didn’t even know that there is a difference between ‘fun’ and ‘Fun,’ but I’m pretty sure my friend is ‘Fun.’

If you’ve got a ‘Bad Opening Line’ you’d like to share, feel free to comment on this post or send me an email.