Story archives - tag: "pride"

First Due

House fire with people trapped, turnout gear on, sirens wailing, the engine lurching through traffic, adrenaline flowing, I glance out the window and pass a little boy with the same look I had on my face when I decided to become a firefighter.

tags: firefighter pride [add]

2010-03-17 14:41:06 / Rating: 843 /


I've never been as proud as I was when I sat down and honestly said, "Yes, as a matter of fact, I HAVE been flossing."

tags: dentist flossing humor pride [add]

2008-09-10 14:41:23 / Rating: 727.5 /

Carrying the Banner

It was so not part of my plan to come out to my entire city on the 11 o'clock news.

tags: gay parade pride news [add]

2008-06-10 10:33:19 / Rating: 836.75 /


I remember distinctly the last time my daddy told me he was proud of me, because I think that's the last time I'm ever going to hear it.

tags: father pride memory [add]

2008-04-28 12:16:49 / Rating: 635.25 /


I'm so proud of my public urination ticket, I hung it on my wall.

tags: urination tickets pride decorating [add]

2008-04-23 14:57:02 / Rating: 544.75 /


Actually, I do know where that new dent in your car came from.

tags: accidents secrets cars pride [add]

2008-01-11 14:09:25 / Rating: 780.25 /

Theoretical Theory

Because I have an aversion to admitting weakness, I don't have the money to pay for next semester and my parents think it's already paid.

tags: money school tuition parents pride [add]

2007-12-31 11:56:50 / Rating: 612.75 /


Today I ran three miles consecutively for the first time ever.

tags: running accomplishment pride [add]

2007-09-24 09:28:35 / Rating: 533.75 /


Visiting Virginia, I thought the grocery clerk was calling my newborn son precious when in fact she was telling me in her southern drawl to "press yes" on the keypad.

tags: humor fatherhood misunderstanding pride embarrassment grocery precious [add]

2007-08-06 17:02:46 / Rating: 567.75 /


Today, I went to a store and bought a fancy wallet to match an organizer someone in the office said they really liked.

tags: pride lonely [add]

2007-03-20 16:40:12 / Rating: 445 /


The car was packed and loaded, and with tears in my eyes I hugged my son and said goodbye.

tags: mother son life love old pride college [add]

2006-12-10 13:14:36 / Rating: 796.5 /


I finally must confess that, despite all efforts, I can no longer bring myself to vote for even the most beautiful and touching "One Sentence" submission, because that would mean admitting that my own story was nothing more than average.

tags: meta creativity pride hypocrisy arrogance denial [add]

2006-09-12 22:12:11 / Rating: 805 /