Oct 23, 2011

For Everything (turn, turn, turn).. There Is A Season

Suck: Feeling impatient!

Rock: Something so wonderful is happening in your life you are feeling impatient about it. (They don't call it 'feeling like a kid at Christmas' for nothing.)

Jul 24, 2011

Sometimes an iPhone 3 is Better Than a New iPhone

Suck: You scroll through all the text messages on your phone and at the very bottom are the last messages you ever got from someone you'll never get to see or talk to again.

Rock: Nothing, not even death, can take away those memories from you.

Jan 7, 2011

Happy Endings

Suck: You are snuggled warm in bed and your husband wants you to go out into the 26 degrees bitter cold air with him.

Rock: Your husband wants to take you to dinner and a movie.

p.s. I highly recommend "The King's Speech."

Nov 25, 2010

Borrowed from Stones

Suck: You can't always get what you want.

Rock: If you try sometimes, well, you just might find, you get what you need.

Nov 22, 2010

My Ignorance Knows No Bounds/boundries/boundaries

Suck: I think I was spelling it 'boundries' all my life.

Rock: Spell check recognizes boundaries!

Sep 8, 2010

Wet Puppies

Suck: The doggie is a little stinky.

Rock: He always falls asleep, wrapped up in his towel, while you hold him after his bath.

Jan 24, 2010

Friends and Angels

Suck: You are gone.

Rock: You left behind a bunch of great people to hold up one another.

We're all trying our best, but you didn't make this easy, did you?

Oct 13, 2009

From Co-pay to Co-insurance.

Suck: Migrating from great insurance with low co-pays to insurance which costs even more but offers pretty much nothing except protection from catastrophic medical bills. If you have an extra $12,000 laying around, that is.

Rock: Being stressed over big changes in health insurance means there is still employment. Employment = good.

Sep 26, 2009

Lost and Found

Suck: Getting lost because you program your GPS for the wrong city. Missing the football game.

Rock: Finding a Sonic in Northeast Ohio while lost.

Super-Rock: Finding a Big Boy for a hot fudge cake dessert!

Aug 23, 2009

Suck: Migraines again! (5 days worth) Especially when they make you super nauseous.

Rock: Relpax. Again. (5 days worth)

Jul 28, 2009

Wife Stealing Singer to Visit Cleveland Ohio

Suck: Another man is trying to steal my attention on the same day my husband has his birthday.

Rock: Leonard Cohen is coming to Cleveland!!! On the same day my husband has his birthday!

Jul 19, 2009

The Games Lovers Play

Suck: Late night visits from the gas company, after playing a game (in the dark, no less) of "What's that smell"

Rock: They did not come in and see my basement with the mountain of laundry.

Time Flies When You're Inhaling Rice

Suck: Time passes much too quickly, sometimes

Rock: Great lunches with wonderful friends.

p.s. ignore the utensils, I'm rebellious that way sometimes.

Jul 14, 2009

Why Can't Life Always Be This Simple?

Suck: Out of Chocolate. Out of my mind.

Rock: Someone made brownies!

Jun 27, 2009

Age Appropriate Fashion: Mistake Onesie

Suck: Old people onesies

Rock: Wearing a polo

For the love of all that is holy, people, please stop pulling your shirt way way way down in the middle. Especially when you sit down. This does not hide whatever it is you are trying to hide. It just makes you look like you are wearing a giant scary onesie.

Diet Plan, Or Fat Storing System?

Suck: I am both hungry and lazy.

Rock: I have all the ingredients to make migas.

Jun 16, 2009

My back wants to go back on vacation

Suck: Hurt my back driving through the mountains all day.

Rock: Coming home from a great vacation!

Apr 27, 2009

Super Suck Meets Swine Flu

Super Suck: The wind just broke my favorite tea cup in the whole wide world. The saucer was also chipped.

Seriously, how can I be expected to come up with a rock for this?

Rock: I do not have swine flu. Yet.

Apr 26, 2009

Allergies Suck The Rock Right Out Of Me

Suck: Heat, Allergies so bad it makes my teeth hurt. Seriously.

Rock: Sleep?

Apr 20, 2009

The iPhone Paradox

Suck: New iPhones can be tricky. You can think you hung up only to leave a long, somewhat inappropriate message for someone. Which you don't realize you are leaving.

Rock: New iPhones are fun! And most people are pretty forgiving. Especially if your accidental inappropriate message was also funny.
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Apr 16, 2009

What Rhymes With iPhone? Steak on a Stone!

Suck: The light in my old phone was refusing to turn off so my battery was dead as often as charged.

Rock: My husband got me an iPhone! It's shiny and pretty and fun!

Here is a picture of the big steak he ate after buying me the phone:

It is aptly named: The Everest.

Apr 15, 2009

And The Day Starts With A Bang

Suck: Daughter has a bump on the way to school. (With the car)

Bonus: It is tax day.

Rock: Police officer was great and it turns out we're (probably distant) relatives.

I hope this day ends with a whimper.

Apr 11, 2009

Spin The Wheel, Take Your Chances

Suck: Things are not as expected.

Rock: Sometimes they are better!

Apr 8, 2009

April Snow Showers

Suck: Snowy spring break.

Rock: Sitting with the cool kids.

Apr 2, 2009

Children are Wise

Suck: Fire and brimstone.

Rock: Jesus loves me!

Running From Scissors

Suck: Bad haircuts are cruel.

Rock: Unless you are a dog.

Apr 1, 2009

At the Airport

Suck: When someone you love is going away.

Rock: When they come back home!

Mar 24, 2009

Four Pieces of Candy for Breakfast

Suck: When the puppy did it. Now he's spaz-o-pup.

Rock: When you did it.


Suck: When they make a difficult mistake you feel more profoundly than they do.

Rock: When they make you feel that puffy-chest feeling of being proud and happy for them.

Mar 23, 2009

Preparation Is The Key

Suck: Sunrise, when you are not ready.

Rock: Sunrise over the ocean. Especially as watched from the beach. Or a hammock.

Mar 15, 2009

Cleaning House

Suck: Cell phone dropped all your stored contacts.

Rock: You just dropped off boxes at Goodwill.

Nice Hotel Rooms

Suck: Candy from the minibar is eight dollars.

Rock: Eight little bottles of ketchup are free.

What's That Smell?

Suck: Puppy just got home from the park.

Rock: Puppy just got out of the bath.

Mar 14, 2009

Don't Bother Playing It Again, Sam.

Suck: When someone says they would die for you. (but repeatedly causes you pain)

Rock: When someone lives for you.

Mar 11, 2009


Suck: When people use it as a place to sling the mud. Please, get a room.

Rock: When people use it as a place to share neat ideas.

Mar 9, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are

Suck: On a dark and stormy night.

Rock: Snuggled up at night for story time.

Mar 5, 2009

The Shoes Need To Come Off, Lady

Suck: At the airport.

Rock: At the beach.

What's That You're Eating, Kid?

Suck: Realizing chicken do not have fingers.

Rock: Knowing what a wishbone is.

Holding The Door For Strangers

Suck: When they just push through.

Rock: Because you wanted to.

Life Is Not Fair

Suck: Not getting everything you want.

Rock: Not getting everything you deserve.

Mar 4, 2009

Don't Stop Believin'

Suck: When a car needs a brake job.

Rock: Our trusted mechanics, who take care of us so well. And in about two hours from the time they discovered the car was left there overnight!

Mar 3, 2009

Naps Make Everything Better

Suck: Hectic days.

Rock: Taking naps when you get home.

Mar 2, 2009

Take Two

Suck: Buy One Get One half off. Yes, it sounds better than "25% off, but only if you buy two." But seriously, who are they kidding?

Rock: Buy One Get One Free!

Feb 24, 2009

People Make Me Sick!

Suck: My throat hurts. I feel weak. I'm hungry but I do not feel like eating.

Rock: I managed to get my books from the library. I have something to do while I lay around doing nothing.

Feb 21, 2009

Let's Go To The Movies

Suck: Revolutionary Road. And it's sad, really. I had expected something great.

Rock: Australia. Another great work for Nicole Kidman. I went from not liking her, to tolerating her, to looking forward to what she will do next.

Feb 10, 2009

Revolving Doors

Suck: We were kicked off a public street where they were filming.

Rock: We were invited into a taping of "The New Adventures of Old Christine.

And the street shoot turned out to be a tire commercial. Bor-ing!

Feb 6, 2009

California Here I Come!

Suck: Sooooo much work to be done.

Rock: When my head hits the pillow tonight I will be in California!

Feb 5, 2009

Full Cup

Suck: I went shopping for a bra today. (Are you with me, ladies?)

Rock: I found a couple which actually fit!

Tripped Up On Details

Suck: I have about seventy-bazillion things to do today.

Rock: In preparation for a trip!

Feb 4, 2009

Wasted Space

Suck: The wasted space with Blogger templates drives me nuts.

Rock: They are still a thousand times better than anything I could do.

Suck/Rock, Except Backwards This Time

You'll understand why in a minute.

Rock: I just smelled sugar cookies in the oven!

Suck: The lid was off the sugar scrub in my bathroom.

Backwards day brought to you by:
The Letters B, U, M, M, E, R ... and!
The number Zero. (for how many cookies I got)

This is clearly a tragedy. Please send your generous disaster relief efforts through Paypal.

Feb 1, 2009


Suck: I'm hungry. Again.

Rock: I made Migas today and they were delicious!

*I used the recipe for Migas @ The Pioneer Woman.
My family was in heaven.

Jan 27, 2009

Suck/Rock Tuesday

Suck: Still thinking about "Chocolate Cobbler"

Rock: Still thinking about "Chocolate Cobbler"

Jan 26, 2009

Suck/Rock Sunday

Suck: The battery in my camera was dead.

Rock: We had a great lunch, went to a fun birthday party, and enjoyed the best company.

Jan 18, 2009

Suck/Rock for Today

Suck: My husband was home for what turned out to be little more than 12 hours.

Rock: He was here to snuggle for at least a night instead of going straight from Calgary to Casablanca.