Mandy Flynn


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MANDY FLYNN: Time for a Change

OPINION: The bed's too small for all of us

God bless him he just doesn’t understand how tough it is to share the bed.

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MANDY FLYNN: Energy used being polite isn't wasted

LIFESTYLES COLUMNIST: Just a simple hand up all it takes

Some people prefer to go through life never acknowledging another human being they come in contact with, especially if they don’t know them. They better watch out. Eventually, somebody’s gonna tell somebody that they heard somebody say that you were rude. And you don’t want that.

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MANDY FLYNN: From the mouths of babes

LIFESTYLES COLUMNIST: Saying what you think takes childlike candor

Kids say the darndest — and the most honest — things.

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MANDY FLYNN: A (BBQ) saucy thought

LIFESTYLES COLUMNIST: Many of us take good BBQ sauce for granted

Daddy Sewell’s BBQ Sauce is a hot commodity in our family, and one that has been passed down generations after being smuggled across state lines from Alabama.

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MANDY FLYNN: Doggone it, don't judge me

LIFESTYLE COLUMNIST: Facebook protocol on anniversaries, dog days is confusing

Would it be inconsiderate and a little weird to share my undying love for my dogs in such a public way when, just two days earlier, it had been my 24th wedding anniversary and, well, I hadn’t posted anything?

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MANDY FLYNN: Siri-ously, you are not helping

LIFESTYLE COLUMNIST: A snarky phone is a poor travel companion

I’ve always heard and read one of the best things to do if you’re upset and depressed is to reach out to a friend.

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MANDY FLYNN: In the blink of an eye

FEATURES COLUMN: Time passes more quickly than you realize

They tell you not to blink because time goes by so quickly, you don’t want to miss a thing.

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MANDY FLYNN: Oh, those heavenly aromas

FEATURES COLUMNIST: What does heaven smell like?

From Fruit Loops to corn dogs to leather, everyone has a different idea of that heaven will smell like.

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MANDY FLYNN: You can't miss what you don't know

FEATURES COLUMNIST: Insomnia leads you to the strangest places

For millenia, residents of an isolated island have held the world at bay.

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MANDY FLYNN: Fellow grocery people, unite!

FEATURES COLUMNIST: Some things I just dont apologize for

To the person who felt so strongly about my driving that you rolled down your window and made an obscene gesture at me on Interstate 16 … I don’t apologize.

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MANDY FLYNN: Uh, That was the coffee talking

FEATURES COLUMN: Mrs. Olson would be proud

It’s a wonder I didn’t drink coffee earlier in life, considering I remember coffee being around our house since the beginning of time.

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MANDY FLYNN: Time to travel

FEATURES COLUMNIST: An online ad about time travelling got me thinking

If you had the choice, would you travel back in time or get a look at the future?

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MANDY FLYNN: Enough plastic to flip your lid over

FEATURES COLUMNIST: Why are lids not all the same size?

There should be a presidential order requiring that all plastic storage lids for kitchens be the same size.

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MANDY FLYNN: In a stew over beans

FEATURES COLUMNIST: fancy should never be used to describe baked beans

Pineapple in baked beans should be against the law. It happened, at an everybody-bring-something dinner a few years back. Fancy baked beans, they called them. “Fancy” and “baked beans” should not be used in the same sentence. It’s not natural.

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MANDY FLYNN: A doggone ugly cry

FEATURES COLUMNIST: TV crying just not the real thing

The tears have been flowing around here. And it ain’t been pretty. Not pretty. Not pretty at all.