Category Archives: Memoir

Not Nice Kitty Is Not Nice (Yiayia’s Cat, Dimitri)

Not Nice Kitty Is Not Nice
Not Nice Kitty Is Not Nice

Meet Dimitri.  He lives with my Mom and Dad.  He’s a nasty son-of-a-bitch. A Scrooge, in feline form. Watch what happens when I wish him a “Merry Christmas.” [su_youtube_advanced url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdnL4sGM6lU&feature=youtu.be”] Pussy ain’t about that. Want more Ferocious Pussy?  LIKE Glitter & Bruises on Facebook HERE.

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I Was Politely Told To Go Scratch

My father’s truck has been acting funny since it’s been really cold out.  That was the case early this morning, although after a little smooth talking, it started up.  Still–he decided it was best to have his mechanic take a look at it, so Ron followed him over to the garage this evening, and then […]

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You Americans And Your Christmas Cookies!

Once upon a time in the 80s, my mom was invited to participate in a Christmas Cookie Exchange.  I was too young to know the deets and how this thing all went down.  All I know is that my mother left our home with a shit-ton of Christmas Cookies and returned with a shit-ton of […]

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The World Conspires Against Me!

To blog, that is.  Hellooooo, my homeslices!  I didn’t think I would ever make it back to Glitter & Bruises, but sure enough–here I am.  It’s been an interesting week, with an anniversary, some wintry weather, and some Christmas fun.  Oh, and a power outage–which totally worked in my favor. So this past Sunday, Ron […]

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My Big Greek Winter Christmas Wedding

Greek Orthodox Winter Christmas Wedding, Bride's Father's Store -- Chris' Buy & Sell, W. King Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania -- Jeremy Hess Photographers

The Marriage of Sophia Efthymiades & Ronald Wybraniec December 8, 2007 Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Lancaster Pennsylvania Reception:  Mulberry Art Studios Photography:  Jeremy Hess Photographers Catering:  Rettew’s Catering Cake:  Rosie’s Creative Cakes Flowers:  Flowers By Paulette Please LIKE Glitter & Bruises on Facebook HERE. Please LIKE Glitter & Bruises on Facebook HERE.  

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Well I Didn’t Get Trampled, So That Was Good.

Is it too late to dish about BLACK FRIDAY?  I say NO WAY!  The Deals, Steals, and Doorbusters went down exactly one week ago, and if you’re anything like me, it’s taken a full 7 days to recuperate from the all-night shopping spree. I am a faithful Black Friday shopper.  I live for Black Friday.  […]

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Why Pay For A Chocolate Bean Polish When I Can Do It Myself?

I have no appropriate introduction for this blog post, other than I lost my shit over Whipped Cocoa. It all started when I woke up this morning.  Ron had a late night obligation last night, and was sound asleep next to me.  Being the thoughtful and kind wife that I am, I didn’t disturb him […]

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The Great Thanksgiving Debacle Of 2006

This is a story that must be told. It was Wednesday, November-something.  I don’t remember the date…I just know it was the day before Thanksgiving, and it was 2006.  I was teaching at Head Start and had a Jersey Shore boyfriend.  It was an even-numbered year, so we’d be spending Thanksgiving with his family in […]

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Where Has The Ambassador Of Fun Gone?!

I’m here!  I’m here!  I’ve been kind of, sort of MIA for almost two weeks now, and it hasn’t been entirely by choice. Someone knocked the wind out of my sails.  That’s what started the hiatus.  When I decided to start this blog, I knew it was going to be a huge commitment.  For years, […]

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Pennsylvania Dutch Chicken Pot Pie

The other day, I Facebook-pondered what I should make for dinner, and as usual, my darling friends chimed in with what they were having, or…what they wish they were having.  (I love that, by the way.  We all get in food ruts now and then.  I love getting Dinner Inspiration from my friends!) And then […]

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