She said I don’t know if I’ve ever been good enough
I’m a little bit rusty, and I think my head is caving in
And I don’t know if I’ve ever been really loved
By a hand that’s touched me, well I feel like something’s
And I’m a little bit angry
– Matchbox 20
Sometimes, late at night, when I can’t sleep and I’m looking to torture myself… I go through my old posts. Read More
I know things get hard
But girl you got it, girl you got it there you go
Can’t you tell by how they looking at you everywhere you go
– Drake feat. Nicki Minaj
Last week, I watched my baby sister graduate from high school. The experience was surreal. For nine years I had anticipated this day, but in my mind, I saw it going differently. Those were my own delusions though – my own missed opportunities, and mistakes. This day was about Mace. Her accomplishments and her future. And as I sat there, sweating my balls off and swatting bugs out of my face, I couldn’t help but think… Read More
Let it go, let it roll right off your shoulder
Don’t you know the hardest part is over?
Let it in, let your clarity define you
In the end we will only just remember how it feels
– Rob Thomas
It’s full-on Wedding season here in Miss Clarissland… and I’m your resident Maid of Honor.
Yeah. I’m not super honorable.
I mainly just get wasted and hang out with the groomsmen. Whatevs. Homegirl’s gotta get a date. Know what I’m sayin’? Read More
Some dreams stay with you forever,
Drag you around but bring you back to where you were.
Some dreams keep on gettin’ better,
Gotta keep believin’ if you wanna know for sure.
– Eli Young Band
I am stronger now. Read More
And there ain’t no talkin’ to this man
He’s been tryin’ to tell me so
It took a while to understand
The beauty of just letting go
‘Cause it would take an acrobat
An’ I already tried all that
An’ I’m gonna let him fly
– Dixie Chicks
I read an article once that explained why our fingers and toes prune in water. It said they shrivel up to improve our grip. Sort of like tire tread on wet roads, I guess. Just another one of the body’s fancy built-in defense mechanisms… Read More
Some glad morning when this life is over
I’ll fly away
To a home on God’s celestial shore
I’ll fly away
– Johnny Cash
We’ve been meaning to throw my Pop in the river for the last 16-ish years… Read More
I’m coming home
I’m coming home
Tell the World I’m coming home
Let the rain wash away all the pain of yesterday
I know my kingdom awaits and they’ve forgiven my mistakes
I’m coming home, I’m coming home
Tell the World I’m coming…home
– J. Cole
A couple of weeks ago I found out the most awful news.
A girl I grew up with – someone I sat beside in middle school – had went through the most heartbreaking and traumatic experience any person on this earth could ever withstand.
She lost her child. Read More
Go rest high on that mountain
Son your work on earth is done
Go to Heaven a shoutin’
Love for the Father and the Son
– Vince Gill
The week of Thanksgiving was a rough one for those of us here in Miss Clarissland.
Bubba had to put our sweet black Lab, Sammie, down on Monday. Mr. Big’s 90-year-old grandpa passed away on Thanksgiving. And my celebrity man crush, Paul Walker, lost his life in a terrible car accident on Saturday. I guess what they say is true – everything comes in threes. Read More
Somewhere greener, somewhere warmer.
Up in the mountains, down by the ocean.
Where? It don’t matter, as long as we’re goin’
Somewhere together. I’ve got a quarter.
– Jo Dee Messina
Kristen called me the other night and updated me on her Navy Man boyfriend’s order status.
San Diego it is!
Woo! Zoo! Read More