Thinking about things

Man, what a month. I had a birthday and didn’t act like a whiny bitch.  I KNOW, RIGHT?  I am now 38 years old and am determined to…well, not act my age or anything, but maybe hide my immaturity a bit better.  Yeah… I’m trying to think about this blog going forward.  The PB thing […]

Brain Dump: Mother's Day Edition

Yes, I am back…I just went out for a pack of cigarettes…Right? And I might have to go out for cigarettes again, so come close and listen…right now I’m sitting in my living room, two kids sleeping on the couch after a long, fun night of slumber party silliness. Cartoons until midnight? Stupid story telling […]

Tough Mom

You are cordially invited to my pity party! Let’s talk about Tough Mom, and how she subsequently became cry-baby-in-public Mom: Without getting off on a tangent, I had a Tiger Mom and for the most part thought I was, too.  Until I realized that my tiger mothering has been pretty diluted by growing up with […]

January 24

January 24th was my Dad’s birthday.  He would have been 65 years old.  That seems impossibly young, or at least too young to just drop down dead.  I’ve been the most ridiculous mess my whole life for the past week or so so instead of blithering on about this, I’d rather talk about any other […]


Sorry, watching Alex’s Day Off and she’s making steak.  Steak is pretty simple but it’s easy to mess up.  I’m of the school that if someone else makes it, even if it’s just a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, it’s better. EDIT: I just noticed that Alex looks really…Stepford-y in her bio pic. ANYWAY, Mother’s […]

ChÜberlist: 2011–October Update

The further along I get, the less and less I remember what the hell my plans were at the beginning of the year.  What was I doing again?  Something?  Definitely something. October has been a month of a bunch of somethings, actually. That’s how it is with projects: they take a minute/months so some months […]

Smelling a Mystery

I have a very good sense of smell.  This is not disputed by anyone.  For example, I went down into the basement yesterday to look for a can of paint and could smell my husband’s deodorant.  He was in the basement the day before.  This ability has creeped me out for my whole life–I know […]

Surprise, I'm Annoyed

I am about to admit something so earth shattering that you may never look at me the same way ever again. I have opinions. Holy fuck a duck, I know, right?  I am willing to bet I’ve had opinions for my whole life, or at least as long as I can remember.  I have changed […]

Mommy, Part 2

Two and a half years ago, I blogged about how Josh would identify certain things as “Mommy” and how awesome that was.  Robin is doing the same thing and she has a strange self image: On the other side of the tent, she points and says “Mommy!”: Unfortunately, there is another picture in a Richard Scarry […]


Today was the most incredible day.  I knew when I went to bed last night that something was going to be different when I woke up. And then it happened.  I woke up before dawn, did three shots of whiskey, got in the car and drove to Minnesota.  I’m sitting in a hotel business lab […]