Category Archives: Leslie Jo Chase

The 2018 All About Richard Calendar (part I)

For Richard’s birthday this year I gave him something I knew he would love and cherish more than anything else: a calendar all about him. For some reason I saved nearly everything “Richard” since we began dating The First Time Around during high school c. 1975. I guess I must have known he was the one for...
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The Oatmeal Incident

Due to the fact that I’ve become more and more gravitationally-challenged, Richard has begun spouting the phrase “SITUATIONAL AWARENESS! SITUATIONAL AWARENESS!” in an attempt to help me become more conscious of my surroundings. I’ve heard Richard say it so many times it has become my unintentional mantra. Last week I carefully walked downstairs, fed the dogs breakfast,...
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Do You Shave?

This is a chapter from my book-in-progress, I Married him Anyway. "Do you shave?" Richard asked me. We were on our “First Date; The Second Time Around.” “The First Time Around” was when we dated on and off during high school. We’d break up every summer when he’d leave for camp. After all, I needed my freedom. After seeing...
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My Doppelgänger is… Alice Cooper?

Many years ago, in the middle of a conversation I was having with someone, she used the word “Doppelgänger.” I burst out laughing. She looked at me like I’d just kicked her puppy. While I was sure she had made it up, she couldn’t believe I’d never heard the word before. I guess I just wasn’t...
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