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Getting Off My Ass! Let the Madness Begin…Again!

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

“I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.” ~ Steven Wright

A little over four years ago (HOLY SH!T, it’s been 4 years!) I began with my Madness blog’s opening line: “They say insanity is the spice of life, right?  Got it – chock full, in fact…”  Yup, it’s been a bit over four full years of snippets with my living cast of characters from my loveable, yet totally neurotic Italian family from NJ. I like to say, INSANITY WITH A SIDE OF SAUCE!


What I’ve decided to do now is begin mapping out the Madness book. A book, the REAL KIND you can actually turn the pages of — the book I began BEFORE this blog ever even existed. I guess 2014 is the year to get off my ASS and write my story before another 50 months pass me and my ass right on by, and I’ll still be without my damned hardcover!

Here’s my game plan: I’m going to relive a few snippets from my beloved old posts from time to time, and I’ll let you in on the status of my manuscript. Ok, just the word manuscript is making me want to reach for a swig of bourbon (the really good stuff!) Ok, one page at a time, one page at a time.

bourbon fun

So check out a post along the sidebar if you have a minute, and leave a comment. A blog post without a comment is like that island of misfit toys – a lonely place, and you feel like a bit like a loser, just like some of those sweet little toys did (even though they were by far the BEST of the bunch – and they had heart).


My favorite and first crystal tee


p.s. just for sh!ts & giggles, I’ll also mention a few of favorite snippets from time to time to keep us all amused.

1095 days of Madness!

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Madness Mom & Me just turned 3!

Even though I’ve been writing snippets about my madcap family for about a decade, my little Madness blog found its home on the web three years ago. Now that 3 is here, I thought I’d mention a few of my favorite posts, and provide a glimpse into a few upcoming zany-but-true stories. As always, Madness is written with AMORE no matter how crazy the times seemed, it’s all about La Famiglia and the fun times we shared.


A few faves:

First up “Joe Pesci is my third cousin, you gotta F*%#!n’ problem with that? even though I’ve never met this little firecracker, my Nan loved to tell me about this family tie.

A true masterpiece performance in
“Mom sticks her head in the oven!” Always cracked mom & me up!

Dad’s 1975 Chevy Impala $3000.00.
Gallon of gas .57 cents.
Mom throwing a shoe/handbag/wallet out of the car at 35 mph — PRICELESS! In “Turn the car around, Dominic!”

Because a little girl’s sketch of her dad stark naked is truly heart-warming, just like a Norman Rockwell painting. See “Ding-a-Lings at the Dover Library”

Mom’s hilarious visit to the hospital really made for some giggles in “The Impatient Patient”.

And because everyone deserves a good meltdown, Shaken Laptop Syndrome. All I can say is thank God for warranties!

The ghosts of Madness future:

Did you hear the one about the girl who pummeled another with a lawn goose? I’ll be sharing that good time.

Mom got hit by a truck (and her “flying” groceries) or Mom vs. Truck a.k.a. My Mother is Superwoman!

My aunts were are witches? (well, do houses burning down, heart attack spells & more “oops” occurrences count?)

Maxwell’s Silver Hammer – all about one Irish, singing, guitar-playing and molto HOT Catholic priest!

The day the Ouija board went on attack!

Nostalgia – Yeah, I’m a total sucker, so expect plenty of retro with a twist.

Silverfish at Ekstrom Street – Dom, let’s pack those @#$&^* bags!

or at least something close to those titles….and plenty more stories about ITALIAN STUFF (yeah, that’s a very esoteric writer’s term)!

Anyway, thanks for stopping by — I really appreciate it.

Ciao & see ya soon!