What about the Monsters?

Minimike Minimike turned 3 on Wednesday. 3! I didn’t get home until late in the evening so we celebrated on Thursday. She doesn’t keep a calendar so she didn’t even realize we switched days on her. We had some friends over for cupcakes and the children destroyed the living room while the adults chatted. Good Times.

Sorry, I don’t speak Syllabus.

My goal is to get out of the house without forgetting anything. I was almost successful last week. I was pulling out of the driveway and I thought, “Where’s my coffee? I know I brought my coffee out here.” Then I remembered. I got out of the car and there it still was, on top where I’d left it. Then […]


School is seriously cutting into my blog time. But I’m not complaining. I’m just happy to be accepted. I already had impostor’s syndrome by the end of the department orientation. There must have been some mistake and I will be discovered for the hack I am. Or they needed a native speaker of English.

My Status – School and Work

(1) I need new mood doodles. (2) I had to deactivate my “mystatus plugin” because of compatibility issues with the latest WP update. (3) Aargh. School – I attended Orientation on Monday. Since I have absolutely no grace in unfamiliar situations I was happy to get through the day without embarrassing myself. I’ve even already made a friend! She’s a […]


[rate 4] When Mike and I had been married about a year (maybe?) he was shocked and appalled to learn that I had never seen Rocky, Jaws, or The Godfather. My excuse was that they’re too bloody and violent. So for every movie we’ve seen since then that is bloody or violent, Mike would say, “You know, that if you […]

Dinner Conversation with My Monsters

Dinner was at Red Robin, home of the bottomless basket of fries, free refills, free desserts for kids on Tuesdays, and free balloons. The Red Robin mascot was even hangin’ out, much to the delight of Minimike and terror of Minime. Minime’s latest observation of inherited traits: Mommy and Minimike are like, (singing bubbly) “We-like-a-people!” Me and Daddy are like, […]

Minimike’s Question of the Day

Where are we going? What are you talking about? What’s your favorite color? Yeah, so? Spelling is pointless: Mommy (whispering to Lola): Is it time for her N-A-P? Minimike (screaming): Noooo! I don’t have to take a N-P-D-D-K-P-A-D-D! Underpants!

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Kidnapped

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip  [rate 4] Studio 60 is about a writing team that takes over an SNL-type show after the exec producer loses it during a live broadcast when a potentially controversial sketch is pulled from the lineup. The cast is fantastic, and the writing is all about Aaron Sorkin (A Few Good Men, Malice, The American […]

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