Author Archive | Funny Coffee Girl

Being Stretched


I have a question. Now, for all you male-types out there, please forgive me for asking this. I’m sure to you, it will seem like a stupid question. But as I watch my son’s fascination with one particular, everyday object, I am reminded of countless little boys and big boys I’ve known who have had […]

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The Breaking Point


I come from a long line of excellent cooks. Gifted, southern women who know how to make flaky dinner rolls from scratch, who know how to make chocolate pie with up-to-there meringue, who can create heavenly kitchen scents which will bring even the manliest soldier to his knees. That is my heritage. I am the […]

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Extra Garbage

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I got two tickets this week. Well, that’s not exactly true. I almost got two tickets this week. The first one was when my daughter and I were on our way to WalMart. I didn’t think I was speeding. I honestly had no idea why I was being pulled over. The officer approached my window, […]

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The Tea Party

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Y’all are my friends, right? Right? Which means I can share something deeply personal with you and you won’t make fun of me and call me mentally unbalanced . . . at least not to my face. Right? Okay. I’ve decided I’m going to tell you about the time I had a tea party with […]

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Little Red Corvette . . .

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I bought a new car last week. Well, new to me, anyway. This was a major milestone in my life, because it’s the first time I’ve ever gone by myself to buy a car. I wasn’t sure what to look for, and since I know very little about cars and motors and how they get […]

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A penny not saved . . .


Taking one’s children to the grocery store with them is never a good idea. I’ve known that for ages. What with all the impulse buying and Mama pleeeeeeaaases and begging and sneaking stuff into the cart . . . I get it. If I can grocery shop without my children, I’ll spend less. Little did […]

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A Lesson from DiGiorno’s


We had pizza and movie night at our house last weekend. It was all organized, arranged and executed by our resident eleven-year-old pizza-and-movie expert. He found the movie he wanted on pay-per-view, dialed the number and gave me the phone so I could order Ice Age 4: Continental Drift. He preheated the oven and put […]

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New Year’s Resolutions


This year, I have decided not to make any New Year’s Resolutions. I’m going to make brownies instead. After all, studies have shown that only about 12% of people actually achieve their New Year’s goals. Eighty-eight percent of us fail. So, with those statistics, why bother? Of course, there are some things we can do […]

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The Pajama Game


The after-Christmas shopping therapy project was a success, at my house. Well, at least for the girls at my house. Three days after Christmas, we girls put on our hiking boots and set out for the mall, for our biggest bargain-hunting day of the year. The girl child scored big. New jeans. New blouses. Jewelry. […]

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Hello. My name is Renae, and I am addicted to Facebook. I’m also addicted to an online game I play through my Facebook account, called Words with Friends. It started out innocently enough. Ironically, I was encouraged to open a Facebook account several years ago for professional purposes. To make business contacts and build readership. […]

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