Tuh duh tuh duh tuh duh tuh duh tuh – BATMAN!!!

There’s this two-mile long hill on the way to our house, and when I can coast all the way down this hill without putting my foot on the gas, turn into our community, and push the garage door button in my car to make the garage door open just as I coast into the garage, I feel like Batman. Which… okay, I heard that… who said I was weird?

I know I can’t be the only one who does this, right? … I mean… RIGHT?!!

My friend, Gregg, asks me, “And do you have the thing in your garage that turns your Batmobile around so you can zoom back out?”

“I wish,” I tell him – that’s next on my list of home improvements…

– Karen Molenaar Terrell


The Purse (A Horror Story)

So I bought this new Vera Bradley purse with some of my birthday money – it was on sale and it was smiling at me with big cheerful flowers. I especially like to wear my bags on my back like a backpack and I thought I could do this with my new purse because it has such a long strap to it. So I slipped into a restroom on my walk to see if, without people watching, I could turn that purse into a little backpack. And… ohmygawd… I’m still laughing… I got myself all contorted and twisted up in that purse’s straps and I couldn’t get the thing off me… I tried jumping up and down, thinking the weight of the purse would pull it off my arms – but no good – and I’m twisting and laughing so hard I have tears running down my face – and I’m imagining some hidden camera in there, with people watching me and my battle with this purse… and that makes me double up with laughter… and finally I sort of bend my body over and let the weight of the purse pulls it over my head… and I was free!

And now the purse waits for me by the door… waiting, waiting… I am ascared.

– Karen Molenaar Terrell