I had this free hour, see, this delicious free hour to write something witty. Perhaps a bit about one of the topics from my Virtual Sticky Note (yes, E., there IS a connection between Mia and the tampons), or even more on the theft and vandalism that occurred at my desk last weekend (Yes! There’s more!). I … More Redefining crazy every chance I get
True confession: I am obsessed with Kleenex. Specifically, having them in every room of my house, and having their boxes match said rooms. You might say I’m a tissue snob. It’s not a brand thing–I can buy Puffs, or even a store brand if necessary. It’s all about the matching. Kleenex boxes are admittedly the most stylish, followed … More This post brought to you by the good people at Kleenex
The following is my contribution for last Thursday. When I tell you that my father lives in a house with no coffee pot and no internet access, you might be tempted to believe, especially considering his West Virginia zip code, that he and my stepmother reside in a mountainside shanty made of recycled tractor tires and … More I would SO shop there
It is hot. Record-setting hot. Ninety-three, for those of you who like specifics, or who suspect I might be exaggerating. It is the kind of hot that makes me impatient and irritable. I often find that I’ve been squinting, borderline scowling, for long periods of time, and that my jaws are sore from subconscious clinching. If … More Hot.
1. Tonight as I talked my daughter through her bedtime routine, I said aloud, in all seriousness, “Let’s go brush your tooth*.” 2. I spent several minutes searching for what I kept mentally referring to as a “Smoothie**.” Hint: I needed to write something on a CD. 3. I forgot how to say “car wash.” … More Country roads, take me home
1. A question (for my Harry Potter friends): if you could have any magical power from the Harry Potter series, what would it be? What magical object would you like to possess? Me, I want to Apparate, and I really dig Hermione’s magic purse from book 7. 2. A request: Amanda! When I go to … More 4 things
I am almost afraid to announce that I actually had an entire planning period all to myself today. I got to make seating charts! I got to grade papers! I got to make copies! Oh, will the joy never cease? The good news is that I shouldn’t have to cover any more classes this week … More Sub-terranean
Sometime post-fire, pre-birth I heard a report on NPR claiming that pregnant women lose 8% of their brains during pregnancy, but by 6 months post-partum they regain that 8 plus an additional 8, making them even smarter than before. I can only hope. Last week after snacking on white corn tortilla chips and salsa ranch … More Imagine if I used all 92% of my brain
It’s been boring here lately. Even I am bored with my blogging, or not blogging, whatever you want to call it. It would be easy for me to tell you that I’ve been quiet because I’ve been busy with work (which is true) and graduate school (also true), but I wouldn’t be telling you the … More Eh. You might as well know what kind of crazy you’re dealing with here.
Dear K.E. Court Cul-de-Sac Neighbors: If you happened to look out your front windows last night around 10:45 in time to see a pregnant woman wearing nothing but a too-small tie-dyed t-shirt, excessively large underwear, and a pair of black leather Mary Janes hissing obscenities at her dog, please accept my deepest apologies. I had … More Another public apology