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2009 Stories by Ms. Day

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  • (Almost) Silent Night

    published December 30, 2009

    Ms. Day would like to give you a brief rundown of what she — and her tummy — have been up to the past few weeks. It all started with... More >>

  • River's Edge of Seventeen

    published December 23, 2009

    When Ms. Day turned seventeen, she wasn't surrounded by good friends and family members like she should have been. Instead, she was hanging out... More >>

  • Sweeten Up!

    published December 16, 2009

    Perhaps you, dear friend, are having trouble getting into the holiday spirit. You've baked a few cookies, done a bit of shopping and listened to... More >>

  • Sweeten Up!

    published December 16, 2009

    Perhaps you, dear friend, are having trouble getting into the holiday spirit. You've baked a few cookies, done a bit of shopping and listened to... More >>

  • Parlour the Course

    published December 9, 2009

    The commercialization and modernization of the holidays are getting Ms. Day down. She wasn't enthusiastic about this Black Friday and Cyber Monday... More >>

  • Holidays (and Nights)

    published December 2, 2009

    Try as she might, Ms. Day can't get the holidays timed exactly right. She's always belatedly putting up her tree, buying gifts on December 23,... More >>

  • Little House, Big City

    published November 25, 2009

    There were three TV shows little Ms. Day loved above all others: Sesame Street, General Hospital (thanks to Great-Grandma) and... More >>

  • Wheel of Donation

    published November 12, 2009

    Maybe Ms. Day is planning too far in advance, but she's already dreaming about what will fill her Thanksgiving plate. She can almost taste the... More >>

  • Dancing Queens and Kings

    published November 4, 2009

    Sometimes Ms. Day just gets that feeling, and she simply can't suppress it. No, it's not the urge to get in the car and drive, drive, drive away... More >>

  • Do You Believe in Magic?

    published October 28, 2009

    Somewhere along the way, Halloween lost its magic, at least in the eyes of Ms. Day. She used to adore donning a costume and trick-or-treating... More >>

  • The Timbers Will Be Shivered

    published October 21, 2009

    Ms. Day has a friend who is all up on the pirate life. This chum can talk like a pirate, drink like a pirate, and even wear a shoulder parrot like... More >>

  • Assemble' at the Theater

    published October 14, 2009

    In addition to all of Ms. Day's wine drinking, glove wearing and crumpet snacking, she also finds time to study the art of the ballet. Every week... More >>

  • Show Offs

    published October 7, 2009

    As frequent Night & Day readers know, Ms. Day is nothing if not fabulously fancy and feminine, from her pillbox hat to her patent leather shoes.... More >>

  • Cheers and Cheers

    published September 30, 2009

    A wine festival right here in town is like a reverie made real for Ms. Day. See, she loves a winery visit, but that trek out to Missouri's wine... More >>

  • 'Paca Pals

    published September 23, 2009

    When Ms. Day is faced with what seems like an insurmountable struggle, she doesn't get discouraged. Instead, she just runs away to an alpaca farm.... More >>

  • Doggie Dip

    published September 9, 2009

    Oh, to live the life of Dr. Barkapotomus! The Night & Day dog gets a tummy scratch every 100 words or so — that adds up to quite a lot of... More >>

  • Victor Victorian

    published September 2, 2009

    As you know, Ms. Day loves all manner of things that are old-fashioned and fancy. Lately, she's even gotten in the habit of donning white gloves... More >>

  • Love Is . . .

    published August 12, 2009

    Ms. Day is a sucker for romance. She'll laugh and she'll cry at any ol' rom-com, she believes in love at first sight, and she thinks candlelit... More >>

  • Truck You

    published August 5, 2009

    When Ms. Day was but a little miss, she enjoyed playing kitchen and dress-up as much as the next young lady, but she also loved to climb and run... More >>

  • Stars In Her Eyes

    published July 8, 2009

    As fancy as Ms. Day is, you won't be surprised to learn that she's had several brushes with celebrities dating all of the way back to her... More >>

  • Fancy Me, Fancy You

    published June 24, 2009

    Ms. Day might be fancy, but she's fancy in an old fashioned sort of way, and she feels so alone sometimes. She looks around and all she sees are... More >>

  • Small Course, Big Goals

    published June 10, 2009

    Ms. Day comes from a long line of super-competitive folks. Some of her family members cry over poor bowling outings; others throw tantrums about... More >>

  • Eating Good in Maplewood

    published May 27, 2009

    Ms. Day is quite the elegant eater. She nibbles, she sips, she dabs the corner of her mouth most delicately with a napkin. Of course, she doesn't... More >>

  • Buying Power

    published May 13, 2009

    And there's nothing like shopping to get Ms. Day in the mood for...more shopping — especially shopping that benefits a good cause. From noon... More >>

  • Buying Power

    published May 13, 2009

    While Ms. Day does like shopping — what, you're not shocked? — she appreciates getting a good deal more. It is not often that you'll... More >>

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