Life with Lulu: Lulu’s Ballroom Adventure

This is the tail tale of Lulu’s Ballroom Adventure. Shortly after Lulu wedged herself my heart (which was about a minute after she came to live with us) my husband (let’s call him The Dancing Doc) and I (a.k.a. The Dancing Housewife) danced in a local one day ballroom competition. [RELATED POST: The Story of the Dancing Housewife and the Dancing Doc]

As luck would have it the competition was being held in a pet friendly hotel so rather than torturing some poor unsuspecting dog sitter (Lulu suffers from separation anxiety…more on this later) for an entire weekend, we threw caution to the wind and decided to bring her with us. read more

Emotion is a Terrible Substitute for Truth

On February 26, 2018 the American Enterprise Institute, “a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world,” hosted an event, Reforming Foster Care Systems at the State Levelat which Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin was a keynote speaker. During the panel discussion and Q&A session following Governor Bevin’s initial remarks, he provided one of the best responses I’ve heard to a question addressing gun violence in schools, specifically in reference to the recent mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Governor Bevin’s commentary was thoughtful, truthful, and unencumbered by impulsivity and knee-jerk emotion. read more

The Best Super Bowl Ad You Never Saw

I woke up this morning to this headline at the top of my newsfeed.

Almost Nobody Caught This Super Bowl Ad, But When You See It, It Will Leave You In Tears!

Given we just published JAOD’s Top Ten Super Bowl Ads of 2018, the headline grabbed my attention. I read the article and sure enough, I’d completely missed this powerfully poignant Doritos ad featuring wounded American veterans. Odd. Unlike most folks, I make a point of visiting the bathroom and fixing snacks during the actual game so I can plant myself firmly in front of the tube during the commercial breaks. All of this I do with the express intention of NOT missing a single ad and yet, I missed this one. Like I said… odd. read more

How Will You Spend Valentine’s Day This Year?

You know those those social media quizzes that analyze your profile and render some sort of profound insight about you? I did one today to find out how I’d be spending Valentine’s Day. This was the result.

Funny, but there is a very good chance I will find myself at the movies with my sugar daddy  husband on Valentine’s Day. We’ve been seeing a lot of movies lately, often three or even four a week. In fact, this may be the first time ever, in my entire life, that I will have seen every film nominated for an Academy Award before the award show airs. Too bad there’s not enough Pepsid in the world for me to watch. Anyway, why have my sugar daddy husband and I become such filmophiles of late? Two words: Movie Pass. read more