“Silly Shorts”! Wednesday’s Bookmobile Has Wacky True Stories Of Life!

Time For Some Great “Silly Stories!”

I’m excited to board the Wednesday Bookmobile and share a great book from Gretchen Lehde Nixon – AKA Ginger O. Snap – a longtime friend from high school who wrote a hilarious book!

“Silly Shorts” is a collection of tales that capture the humor of everyday life.

Does your significant other sound Amish? Well, that subject gets a workout here, along with stories of mysteriously dug holes in the back yard, and other ways that we manage to love and infuriate each other in equal measure…

Gretchen began writing the book in 2008 when she was feeling down – as she writes in her intro:

“I knew I must have had one happy time in my lifetime. When I remembered that one time and wrote it down, I felt better.”

“Silly Shorts” is filled lots of great stories, both personal and professional.

Gretchen worked for Continental Airlines at one time, so a story is titled:

“The Really Big Piñata or Odd Things People Bring On Planes”

Yes, someone tried to bring a VERY LARGE drink onboard an aircraft. Here’s how Gretchen describes the massive drink that boarded her plane:

“The young brunette held it higher and said, ‘can you put this in the closet?’ The main body was the size of a round laundry basket and the bright yellow points on the miniature sun stuck out all over making it roughly the size of a washing machine.”

The Author also tells stories of “teaching” on a cruise ship – yes, the parents party and the kids go to school! And that meant some group “School” activities that resulted in a chapter called:

“The Blue Kid On The Cruise Ship”

You will want to read it to understand how a little food coloring that go very wrong when sailing the high seas.

Amazon has the book in paperback and as an ebook as well, so go there and support Gretchen by reading her terrific book!

Oh, and speaking of cruises:

I shared this before, but if you want to know just how wild life on a cruise ship can be, click here to see more about “Cruise Confidential”:


Bravo Gretchen for “Silly Shorts!”

Categories: Books / Media, Memoirs, nature, Pop Culture, Talent/Celebrities, Travel, Travel Adventures, Travel Memoir, Uncategorized

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

6 replies

  1. Thank you, John Rieber, for the fabulous review of my lil sisters funny book. I’m a fan of shorts; stories, pant types, movies, and roads. 😉

  2. Looks like a fun read, John. Thanks!

  3. This is a good price on Amazon UK, John. I have added it to my wish list today! 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Roberta Writes

How you see life depends on how you look at things

Thirsty Journeys

Quenching your thirst for travel

Robbie Cheadle

Books | Poems | Reviews

Robbie's inspiration

Ideas on writing and baking

Just muddling through life

The ups and downs of a working mum

Self-Inflicted Drama

Stories of wanderlust, adventure and occasional disaster.

Darlene Foster's Blog

dreamer of dreams, teller of tales

Diary of A Movie Maniac

A Personal Journey Through Cinema & Television

Urban Suburban Girl

(adj.) cul – de – sac couture

You can always start now

exploring possibilities

Realweegiemidget Reviews Films TV Books and more

You can take the girl out of Glasgow. Entertainment Reviews from a Wee Scottish Wife and Stepmum living in Finland.

I didn't have my glasses on....

A trip through life with fingers crossed and eternal optimism.

Tina's Timeless Travels

Travel through the eyes of Tina

Through the Shattered Lens

Where mainstream meets grindhouse, exploitation, otaku and gamers

The Planking Traveler

Affordable Travel, Enjoyable Movement, And Healthy Living Inspiration

Laura's Books and Blogs

Writing tips, giveaways, reviews, essays, and more!

Pages, Places, & Plates

Reviews of books, eateries, experiences, and travel.

Binging on a Budget

"Help Me, I'm Poor."

Sunshine with Savannah

Writer aiming to cultivate kindness. | Exploring, learning, scribbling, finding sunshine wherever I go.

Notes from the U.K.

Exploring the spidery corners of a culture and the weird stuff that tourist brochures ignore.

A Rambling Reviewer

Here be rambles and reviews.

Drew's Movie Reviews

Movie reviews from your average dude

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

Wrangling literary arts for writers: words for people!

The Annual Bloggers Bash

The Official Website for the Best Blogging Event of the Year!

But I Smile Anyway...

Musings and memories, words and wisdom... of a working family woman

Colline's Blog

A potpourri of books and things

Travel with Intent

A photographer's view of the world - words and images to inspire your travels and your dreams

Movie Reviews 101

Daily Movie Reviews & ABC Film Challenge

Cindy Bruchman

Films. Travel. Photography. Books. Let's talk.

From Michigan to Germany

A family from Michigan living abroad in Germany.


The world's wildest movies from an era of "everything goes!"

Eclectic Alli

A bit of this, a bit of that, the meandering thoughts of a dreamer.


Little Things Make Us Happy

Rust Belt Girl

reading and writing the Rust Belt

Cult Of The Cinema

Exploring Cinematic Diversity

Retired? No one told me!

Tonight I Dream. Tomorrow I Do!


The musings of a Londoner, now living in Norfolk

The Bloomin Brilliant Blog

A Little Piece Of My Life

Suzie Speaks

The Adventures Of a Thirty-Something Life

Cats and Trails and Garden Tales

Musings on cats, travel, gardens and life

The BookWorm Drinketh

Give Tea to the Tillerman, But Booze to the Bookworm!

Tranquil Dreams

Watching, Reading, Cooking & Travelling

Esme Salon

Share, Care & Inspire

An Historian About Town

History in the Making

Susie Lindau's Wild Ride

Come for Adventure. Stay for the Ride!

a mindful traveler

explore, live, love...

%d bloggers like this: