The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Kelly Kazek

Kelly Kazek
  • Twinkies need government bailout

    January 22, 2012

  • kazek, kelly.jpg Surreal episode irks orchestra director

    When the iPhone’s common ringtone, which is supposed to sound like that well-known musical instrument the marimba, went off during a performance of the New York Philharmonic last Tuesday, the conductor was highly irked, incensed and rankled, or in philharmonic terms, seriously cheesed.

    January 15, 2012 1 Photo

  • kazek, kelly.jpg Lucy smarter than the average dog

    I was thinking perhaps I should give Lucy one of those doggie IQ tests. You know, the ones in which you place a ball under a blanket and see if your dog is smart enough to find it?

    January 8, 2012 2 Photos

  • kazek, kelly.jpg Having daughter home from college an experience

    During Shannon’s first long visit home at Thanksgiving, I realized we were having a communication problem, namely she doesn’t think she has to communicate what time she’ll be home at night.

    January 1, 2012 1 Photo

  • kazek, kelly.jpg A single mom’s dream before Christmas

    Note: This column by Kelly Kazek was initially published Christmas Eve 2006 in The News Courier.

    December 25, 2011 1 Photo

  • Kelly.jpg It's here: Annual Guide to Seriously Weird Christmas Gifts

    Then, shoo, skedaddle, vamoose. Go watch football or pull someone’s finger or whatever it is you guys do. But do not read this column!

    December 18, 2011 1 Photo

  • kazek, kelly.jpg Dieter's blue plate includes Cookie Monster cupcake

    Finally, after all these years I have learned the excuse, er, reason for my weight gain: my plate.
    No, it’s not a metal one in my head. Like I haven’t heard that before.

    December 11, 2011 1 Photo

  • kazek, kelly.jpg Most wonderful time can be dangerous

    After reading about the dastardly deeds committed so far this year in the name of peace on earth, I am starting a petition to send to Santa. I am asking him to change his list categories from “naughty” and “nice” to “naughty,” “nice enough,” “purty good,” and “too stupid to be wasting Rudolph’s oxygen.”

    December 4, 2011 1 Photo

  • Kelly.jpg Can Auburn-Alabama fans play nice?

    Last week when I was walking my beagle Lucy around our neighborhood, I noticed a home for sale. As I passed, I saw a fading decal on the mailbox, an elephant head and an iconic “A” for the University of Alabama. I had the thought: “That realtor really should remove that sticker or she might as well eliminate half the buying public.”

    November 26, 2011 1 Photo

  • kazek, kelly.jpg Couple suffers case of cockroaches on a plane

    Look, I’m the first one to agree that the sight of roaches isn’t as picturesque as the view flying over the Grand Canyon or, say, Hugh Jackman’s house, but does it really take $100,000 in therapy to get over the emotional distress of seeing a cockroach?

    November 20, 2011 1 Photo

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