The time I got arrested in front of my house.

People might remember this night, because they actually saw it happen from Northbrook Apartments. I refuse to check the year so I’m assuming young Shannon was 22 years old. Full of life, full of Rumpleminze and dollar drafts on this particular evening. Like lots of ladies in their twenties, I had an unfortunate back and…

The day I thought we won Publisher’s Clearinghouse

A huge difference in parenting kids from the late 70’s and early 80’s is that we didn’t question our parents decisions back then. I blame all cartoons. All of em. When my parents told us something was happening, we acted accordingly, which means saying, “yes, mama or yes, daddy.” That’s it. None of that “But…

Listening to my Playlist.

To all my friends growing up, You’ve been seeing my bitter posts, my blogs, podcasts, you’ve even shared them sometimes,if they aren’t too political. This time, it’s different; its like you’re all collectively hearing an ugly song that’s been in my playlist my entire life. It’s played in the background while we drank together on…

It sucks to be black around some of y’all.

Being a smooth caramel Werthers Original amongst a bunch of tic tacs fucking sucks. I’ve said a million times that I grew up in a white suburban community, always the only one.  Sometimes I liked it, I like being the only one, chosen, unique, rare. I hated it for the same reason. Imagine being followed…

My Barbie Dolls were You

Have you ever played Barbies with me? If you knew me before and after eighteen, you have. It blows my mind that she isn’t as popular now, especially because she’s got a brand-new wardrobe. Ol girl finally can be anything she wants, with a bit of a tummy, shorter legs, thinner body; she looks like…

Unpopular Opinions!

Unpopular Opinion Game!😏 Name 10 things that you DO like that most everyone else does NOT…here are mine. They are in no particular order. 1. Eating butter 2. The smell of my own armpits 3. Being lost at a concert by myself 4. Extreme chaos and loud noises 5. Stomping 6. Wearing fishnets with pants…

Corona Virus Serves Fort Smith Woman an Entire Humble Pie

Let me go back, I promise I’ll do better! I’ll pay attention in batting practice, I’ll clean my room. I’ll stop making my brothers cry.  I’ll feed the dogs every day.  I’ll iron your jeans and put that crease in that you like!!

You can’t touch me cause I’m on Quarantine.

Quarantine, Quarantine! You can’t touch me cause I’m on Quarantine! Quarantine, Quarantine, Don’t touch your hands, don’t touch your feet, Wash those hands Cause we on Quarantine! We already have a song to commemorate our nationally-forced banishment to our homes, and I think it’s great. We are having trouble enforcing a lot of the touch…

Thank YOU!

Crazy weekend, but we survived it! I want to thank everyone who listened, read and shared my story. I’ve been advised by so many people to seek legal action, and the climate seems like it would make things worse for me and my boys. The town is small, and my oldest son is in Fort…