random and nonsensical

The caveat of cute

by Jessie K on January 2, 2013

June and I were waiting for our connecting flight at the airport over New Years when an older man walking by bent down to pick up a small object that had been accidentally dropped by two girls sitting across from us. The girls, 20-somethings, both wore heavy bangs, mod inspired minidresses over striped tights. The […]


11 reasons to love Dolly Parton

by Jessie K on December 4, 2012

Dolly Parton has a new book out this month, Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You  in which the “queen of country” drops rhinestones of wisdom about living a big, full life which presumably extends to chest size and hair volume. I’m a huge fan of Dolly Parton — the self-effacing humor, the glittery get-ups, the […]


Four more words of the year

by Jessie K on November 13, 2012

Oxford University Press — publishers of the Oxford dictionary — has declared “omnishambles” as their British word of the year, meaning “a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterized by a string of blunders and miscalculations;” e.g. “The Eurozone is in an omnishambles.” For the American word of the year, Oxford selected “gif,” short for graphics interchange […]


Can I have my mailbox back please?

by Jessie K on November 6, 2012

I voted. And now for the love of sweet Mary, can I please stop receiving those glossy pamphlets featuring a down-on-her-luck, hard workin’ American gal wearing overalls and carrying a wrench? I don’t know what’s more offensive — the daily glut of political propaganda that’s awaited me in my Netflix box these past three months, […]


The man who knows neither fear nor mercy

by Jessie K on October 26, 2012

So apparently I am the only person on the planet who has never heard of a Chuck Norris Fact. Last night, quite out of the blue, Jake rattled off a list of “facts” about The Enforcer. A few that stuck out (plus others I pulled from around the Googles): * When the boogeyman goes to […]


My reunion

by Jessie K on August 23, 2012

To my thirteen remaining readers:  You may have noticed a dearth of posts for the past, oh, two weeks or so. I don’t know what happened. I had every intention of squeezing out a few blog posts while on vacation but as soon as my butt hit that ergonomically bad seat on what turned out […]


I have arrived

by Jessie K on April 23, 2012

My very own doll!  


Yes, I am posting a photo of a row of toilet paper spotted in the stall of the women’s bathroom. It’s because they call this line Blue Mist: Facial Quality. You know, just in case you want to wipe your face with it too.


In other words, I am old

by Jessie K on November 2, 2011

The other day an acquaintance of mine said she’s decided to simplify her life by culling her Facebook friends. “There’s been a few who have been really ticking me off lately,” she said.  “I don’t like the tone of some of their comments and status updates.” I looked at her and tried to gauge if […]


Guest photo!

by Jessie K on August 16, 2011

Reader Alison from Not Your Church Cookbook spotted this curious sign while on vacation last week and said she thought of me.  Garsh.  I don’t know what to say, Alison.  I’m honored, humbled, concerned?  I need a few hobbies?  I assume that hot cornflower blue smock is part of the Sidewalk Sale? (I do look […]