Author Archives: TheSmirkingCat

About TheSmirkingCat

I am endlessly trying to make sense of a world that has completely and unapologetically lost its mind.

I Hate Cold Shoulder Tops

I have never followed fashion trends.  When I was a kid, I leaned toward Wonder Woman t-shirts, jeans, and sneakers, and here we are, over 40 years later, and absolutely nothing has changed!  I am a consistent wily rascal. Sometimes, … Continue reading

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Love Their Mother

While searching for good Father’s Day quotes and images, I repeatedly came across this one: It invariably made me roll my eyes with the unquestioned assumption that the children’s mother is actually lovable to start with, and the unspoken but … Continue reading

Posted in alienating parents suck, divorce, Father's Day, fathers, immature people, lies, love, our kids | 1 Comment

My %$@!^&*% Hockey Team

Remember how excited I was when my hockey team actually made the Stanley Cup play-offs?  Remember how thrilled I was when they didn’t get swept in 4 games and hung in there through the first 2 rounds, and how I … Continue reading

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Still In It

Just when I gave up on my Lightning, they resuscitated themselves and miraculously won the past two games.  The series (best of 7, for my non-hockey fans) is now tied at 2-2. Last night, they may as well as have … Continue reading

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Licking Faces and Round 3

I had my doubts about my Lightning even making the Stanley Cup play-offs when they apparently developed hockey amnesia near the end of the regular season and started playing like they weren’t quite sure what a puck is, or what … Continue reading

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Which Team?

Last year, the Tampa Bay Lightning didn’t even make it to the Stanley Cup finals, so I guess we should be grateful that they not only made it this year, but they have survived the first round and eliminated the New … Continue reading

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Did This Really Happen?

Let’s just pretend this didn’t happen, shall we? For those who do not follow hockey (how do you live?), allow me to explain.  My Lightning are the #2 team in the league right now, after being #1 for most of … Continue reading

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