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Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Acoustic Ambient

Over the holidays I was given a brand new bigass crock pot. I haven’t taken it out of the box yet. I really need a miniature crock pot for one, as my son is so very picky and I can’t think of a single dish he would deign to eat that would be prepared in [...]

Viva La Rat

The other night I got pulled over by the fuzz, after cheese curd club. I was on my way to pick my son up from my ex’s and already running late but I remained calm and polite and was, thankfully, sent away without a ticket. But I did finally replace the headlight that was out, [...]

Mixing Up Belief Systems

Somehow childhood seems like several lifetimes ago. Especially the bit where I was raised Catholic for a spell, before renouncing it. So this morning, as I was standing in the oh-so-glamorous cat litter aisle at Super Target, I did a double take. I wanted to shout “hey lady, you’ve got some schmutz on your forehead!” [...]

The Order of Inclusion

Felt like I was in shark mode over the weekend. Kept on moving so I wouldn’t sink but all that activity with so little sleep took its toll. But it was worth it to spend time with many wonderful people. And thankfully yesterday was a work-at-home day, but with the kid. School was closed in [...]

Before the Parade Passes By

We didn’t travel much when I was growing up. A handful of trips up North. One road trip to Chicago / Milwaukee. My inaugural airplane flight was at age 17, to visit family in Arizona (that was after my brother died; he never flew). I left the continent for the first time at age 25 [...]

A Staring Contest

My week of unwanted wangs continued into the weekend…with Ice Rod’s Chat Roulette at the Turf Club on Saturday night. I should have known better. It was as hilarious as horrifying. After a while we lost track of how many penises appeared on screen - most of these were Nexted pretty quickly - but we [...]

Keep Up the Good Work

Earlier I was digging through a storage bin of my old vintage purses. Some inherited. Others scored while thrifting. All are cute but most are impractically petite. Especially if I want to schlepp along even one camera. Or heck, just have a place to stash my lipstick and keys. So they don’t get taken out [...]

Slipping Into the Abyss

Technically it’s still the dead of winter (and feels like spring - 45° and sunny today?) but we’re getting all of our ducks in a row for the second half of the year. I’ve registered my son for summer camp and submitted his open enrollment application for junior high. And tentative plans are forming for [...]

The Inner Circle

Deja vu? It’s Groundhog Day again! And poor little Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow to see his shadow, thus predicting another six weeks of winter. This one has been so mild I don’t mind. Next year they should make Phil wear a tutu though. Or maybe those Inner Circle guys, the ones in tuxedos [...]