Monthly Archives: June 2014

What’s in a Name? by Gus Hooker

What’s In a Name? By Gus Hooker In 2010, I was rescued from a puppy mill in Missouri. With a little help, along with 89 other dogs, I made my way to Utah. Eight of us ended up at Furburbia. … Continue reading

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3 Things NOT to Say to an English Teacher You Want to Date

3 Things NOT to Say to an English Teacher You Want to Date To be fair, presuming you want a second date with me, these are three things you should not say. After surveying the coffee table in my living … Continue reading

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Eating 101 by Gus Hooker

I know these photos make it look like I’m in prison, but this is my spot.  This is where I choose to eat.   When I first moved in with the Hooker Horde, hu-mom put kennels all over the house … Continue reading

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Reasons to Sleep

Sleep Recently, I re-read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Over and over, the main character, Hazel, talks about sleep noting that it is good for cancer patients, it “cures cancer.” In March, I read a piece in … Continue reading

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Be Kind to the Skinny Girl: Keep Your Comments to Yourself

Be Kind to the Skinny Girl – Keep Your Comments to Yourself You know you’re too skinny when your Lululemon tights look baggy. Today, I looked in the full-length mirror and was shocked to see that my tights were not … Continue reading

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An Homage to the Hooker Who Started It All

An Homage to the Hooker Who Started It All On Sunday, June 22nd, Dwight Hooker turns 86. For a few months, he will be only 41 years my senior. Dwight is my ex-husband. On July 10th, 1994, Dwight married me … Continue reading

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The Pet Psychic, Part II by Gus Hooker

It’s me.  Gus, again. I forgot something when I wrote about the visit from the pet psychic.   While the hi-mom doesn’t think of us as a pack, I think there is a pack order.  And, I’m okay being last. … Continue reading

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