“The literary equivalent of a summer night, a good friend and a gin-and-tonic: Shannon is a deft writer; a natural storyteller with a wicked turn of phrase and frighteningly specific memory...”

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Every Monday: My Five Deadly Sins!

I’ve been thinking about having a Project for my blog.  I got the idea from Elizabeth Jayne Liu who writes at Flourish In Progress.  She decided to quit shopping for a year and chronicled her travails in her blog lighting a

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Gay People and Straight Middle-Aged Women Unite. Because Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner!

Saturday night I found myself undulating in the well-muscled arms of a bare-chested, slick brown-skinned, 6′ 2″ God of a man whom we shall call Atlas. What did Henry say when he found out? “You go, Girl!” Because I was

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Gone Fishing With The P@ssy Posse

I’m away this weekend with my womenfolk. Not all of my womenfolk mind you. Many of my first loves live out of state. They left me for husbands which was really fucking inconsiderate of them. However, there are a few of us

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Felled By The Flu

Sick. Fluey, coldish, hacky. Blech. This is really getting in the way of my world domination. How am I supposed to pillage, flank, conquer, vanquish, overthrow and generally wreak havoc across the literary landscape if I’m jittery, sweaty and really

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Welcome to the new TWFKAB website!

You’ve found my new home! I’m not sure how to live in it yet, but I hope you’ll snoop around. Look through all my cupboards, drawers, closets and under the top of the toilet bowl for a baggie of Bolivian

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Onset of Stress-Related Butt Shingles at BlogHer 2011

I spent today at the BlogHer 2011 conference. I was a BlogHer Voices of the Year Honoree for Celebrity Stalkers.   Which I didn’t even get to read.   I also didn’t get a tiara or a cheese tray or

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I’m a German Cleaner

You see sweet, beautiful faces. I see Jenga blocks and light sabers running amuck! I’m one quarter German. This makes it hard for me to allow too much Schmootz to gather in my home. I’m a German Cleaner who comes

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Cougar Outbreak

This is Taylor: I am not going to objectify Taylor. He is a dear person who took my mom, my daughters and I for an instructional sail just off the coast of Santa Barbara. Okay, I will only objectify him

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The Great White Huntress aka Shopping Addiction

Hanging The LolaHolly Shift out to dry. To prepare for hunting season, first take note of where you’ve observed the Halteveres Gladiator Sandals or the Spectrum Caftan Dress grazing in your hunting area.  Was it at the Beverly Drive Anthropologie?  Or

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How Demand TV Ruined My Life

I’m about to make glassy-eyed love to my Demand TV. The girls are in bed after I read the illuminating Captain Underpants to them, tickled, scratched, massaged and hypnotized them. (“Your feet are getting veeerrrry heavy. Very heavvvvyyyy.”) Turned lights on,

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Do You Fall Down?

Does anyone besides me fall down? Because I seem to fall down a lot. I’ve fallen down, epically, at least three times in the last year and a half. Fall #1. I was showing off riding Clare’s razor scooter in

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Mommy Flirting

Mom Flirting with the Brit and the German I flirt with moms more than men these days.  And not because I’m a lesbian, though that might’ve saved me some heartache in my 20s (but that’s another story).  I flirt with

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The Day TWFKAB Blog Went Live

My “First” day as an AYSO ref — sexy! This is my first post in the present day. The official day that TWFKAB blog goes live! I feel like Cindy Brady staring into the studio-camera as a contestant on a

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