The Beginning

The idea of a memoir came before the blog.  I had trudged through half of 2013 with nothing fantastic to report.  But the cycle of gut-wrenching crises that put me (literally) flat on my back, in bed, paralyzed with a 2-3 day I-Can’t-Go-On depression…almost became comical.  Almost.  Every time I emerged from the depths of […]

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Happy New Year, Like Ten Days Late.

The only good thing to happen to me in 2013 was the birth of this website, and even then—it only became a reality because of shitty circumstances that left me no choice but to walk out on my job the month before. When Christmas was over, I eased into Buffer Week…that seven day stretch where […]

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That Christmas When No One Had A Job

A few things happened since 12/25 that delayed the publishing of my Christmas blog post.  Parenting.  Relaxing.  Surprise snowfall.  Enjoying time with family.  Tearing open new toys and putting them together.  Sleep, sleep, and more sleep.  Aaaaaaaand…disgust, anger, and depression.  Yeah. Chances are, when you casually admit to not feeling much in the way of […]

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We All Need To Hear This…from Raja Gemini

The buzz on Facebook today is how unseasonably warm it is—it feels more like the first day of Spring…not the first day of Winter. I haven’t seen anyone mention that this is the one year anniversary of the date the world was supposed to end. If you’re reading this–congratulations on surviving the, um…apocalypse-type-thing. No, seriously.  […]

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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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Fourteen Remedies For Your Seasonal Affective Disorder

So.  Here we are, lovies.  Here we are, in that awkward part of the year that’s been dubbed as “the most wonderful time of the year.”  “The hap-happiest season of all…”  We’re all running around like lunatics, trying to find perfect gifts for each other, running up the credit card debt, keeping the gifts hidden […]

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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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