Back Asswards Or Ass Backwards?

I’m supposed to have surgery on the torn meniscus in my knee.

My orthopedist told me that I have to go for physical therapy first.

Now, is it just me or does that sound ass backwards?

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It got me to thinking about all of the things that appear to be ass backwards to me in life and I’m really beginning to think that ass backwards has become my new pet peeve.


McDonald’s has an average of fifteen to twenty employees working per shift.

Yet, they consistently pair a poor connection on the menu board speaker with a drive-thru employee with either a heavy accent or one who speaks broken English.

Ass backwards? I’d say so!

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Thinking about trying this little drive-thru move in rebellion.


Have you ever seen any system as ass backwards as the department of Motor Vehicle?

After waiting three hours for it to be my turn, I approached the counter at motor vehicle…finally.

I had moved back to Connecticut from North Carolina and I needed to get a Connecticut drivers license.

I had all the necessary paperwork…or so I thought.

The woman at the DMV stated that I needed a copy of my marriage license.

“My marriage license? I’ve been divorced for 2 years!”  I stated.

She replied, “That’s the document that we need or you can’t get a Connecticut State Driver’s License.”

I ended up driving to the town clerk’s office in the town that I was married.

Twenty dollars for a marriage certificate that I would never use again and forty minutes later, I was back in line waiting to get my Connecticut license.


I guess I’m not the only one that can’t seem to avoid all of the ass backwardness…



Donald Trump, the first billionaire president in U.S. history, currently has a net worth of $3.5 billion dollars.

Let’s take a minute and put that into a perspective that we could all understand.

According to

Spending: If you had 3.5 billion dollars, you could buy 116,667 cars at $30,000/each or 17,500 houses at $200,000/each.

Travel: If you were to travel 3.5 billion miles, you could fly around the world 140,557 times or take a round trip to the moon 7,325 times.

Savings: If you could save $100,000/year, it would take you 35,000 years to save 3.5 billion dollars. If you could save $10,000 every single day, then it would only take you 959 years to save 3.5 billion.

And yet, all the money in the world can’t buy Donald Trump a better hairstyle.

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Maybe it’s me…or maybe everything is just ass backwards!


What’s your pet peeve?

What do you find totally ass backwards?”

It All Leads Back to You

Please hold on tightly to any inspirational thing I have ever posted up until now, in fact, I might very well need you to echo it back to me because I’ve hit a big time low.

As most of you know I injured my knee a little over two weeks ago. It’s been a rough road but I have tried to stay positive and hopeful.

After my initial emergency room visit, I set up an appointment with my primary care doctor…who scheduled me an appointment with Advanced Radiology…who Scheduled me an appointment to see an orthopedic doctor.

All of which played out something like this…

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Today I went to see my orthopedic doctor to get my MRI results.

I was hoping that I was on the mend and that I could get back to driving, working my job as a waitress and well, basically living my life.

Spoiler Alert:

I am totally screwed.

So here’s the recap on my kneecap…

Torn ACL

Tear in the Meniscus

Low to moderate grade tear in the MCL

Impact type fracture in the Tibial Plateau

Moderate knee effusion

Bone Contusion

When I saw the MRI report, I cried.

Then I cried some more.

The orthopedic nurse told me that I could have sustained an injury like this, say, falling out of a window.

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At that moment, I was kind of wishing that I had.

Did I mention that I sucked it up and worked the past 2 days (to help out in a pinch) and have been walking without crutches? Well, I did, and I have.

I guess that’s just my strong Polish blood line that reveres a good work ethic and denounces any kind of pain…or total stupidity, you decide.

In any case, here I stand (or lean) between two one way signs that are each pointing directly back at me.

The question is, what am I going to do?

Have you ever been in a situation where you had no idea what you were going to do next? How you were going to provide for your family? How you were going to keep your chin up when everything around you is falling apart?

It certainly will turn your world up on end.

I guess this is the part where life pushes you to stand up and show what you’re made of.

This is the part where life challenges you to press on, figure it out and to create something out of the little fraction of you that you have left.

So, I guess it all leads back to me.

I have no idea what I am going to do next or how I am going to survive…

But I do know this,

I love to write.

I might even be good at it.

My blog is doing extremely well.

Over these past few weeks, I have had more time to write and my blog has taken on a force of its own.

By the hour, my traffic, followers, comments and likes are increasing.

People are sharing my content on their sites and on the internet and in turn things are really starting to snowball.

The comedian Gallagher (who was popular in the late 70’s and early 80’s) once said,

“The bigger the crowd, the more people who show up!”

That seems to hold true.

I have no idea where this set-back in life is going to lead me or even how I’m going to get through it…

But I do know this, I’m just going to keep writing and see what happens.

And you know what else?

I really appreciate all of my readers/ followers.

I know that it all leads back to me, but also I couldn’t “Keep on keeping on”, right now without all of you.Image result for images thank you

Much love,

Erin Cooper Reed

My Life…I Swear!