Embarrassing Moments

CPP #23 When You Make Friends With Those Who Annoy You

CPP #23 When You Make Friends With Those Who Annoy You

Recently we’ve discussed the awkwardness that can come from randomly talking too much to strangers. But what happens when your plan backfires and you find you’ve become the victim of entering into a conversation with someone far more annoying and talkative? This week on The Clean & Proper Podcast I’m sharing a recent story of someone who’s come into our…

CPP #21 That Time I Corrected All The Adults

CPP #21 That Time I Corrected All The Adults

Back in middle school, when my family lived in Monterey, California, I had the joy of taking a school field trip to visit the Carmel Mission and learn all about Junipero Serra and his contributions to the state of California. Luckily for our tour guide, and my fellow classmates, I knew even more about Junipero Serra, which I boldly shared…

That Time My Dad Was President

That Time My Dad Was President

When I was in the 3rd grade my family moved to Jacksonville, Florida. That was the year my father was “promoted” from Commander to Captain. In military terms this is a very big deal. It’s one step in rank below an Admiral. However, Admirals generally serve on Aircraft Carriers so if you are not on an Aircraft Carrier, but rather a slightly…

When You Forget Some People Like Cats

When You Forget Some People Like Cats

Last year a stray cat wandered into my parents’ backyard. Their home backs up along an acre of preserved woods, so trees are plentiful. It’s the perfect place for our family’s dog, Max, to run around. Unfortunately one morning he chased a lost cat up one of the gigantic trees in the yard, where it stayed for three days. We tried…