There are several reasons: 1. She runs with me, and today we ran over 11 miles. Huzzah. 2. She allows my unruly children in her house, and her fabulously generous and polite (older, high school-aged) children play with them. 3. She does not mind nor does she begrudge me that my husband has 7 cars… Continue reading why I love my neighbor
OK…allow me, for one moment, to feel OLD. My high school 10 year reunion is in two weeks, and I just found out about it. In a vicious ironic twist, Brian and I have already planned to be in VA that weekend to visit his family and celebrate a few birthdays (October is a huge… Continue reading WBHS Class of 94 Reunion
…is what I should feel, since I just ganked my 8-year-old Hannah’s Justin Timberlake CD and loaded it into my iTunes. But damn he’s cute. But anyway. I like the groove.
I just wasted an entire hour reading comics. This one about working out has little to do with grad school, but everything to do with me. Hello, Hershey Bar. There are some REALLY hilarious ones… but they are also kinda scary. Like, yeah, this is me. Except that non of the characters is a mom.… Continue reading Piled Higher and Deeper
We went to the orchard yesterday. I love apples! I love caramel apples (CAR MEL, if you’re wondering)! But damn it if they weren’t $2.75 a pop at the orchard. So I bought a $9 bag of Cortlands (red, thick skinned, white tart flesh) and stopped at the grocery on the way home to get… Continue reading the unbearable pitiability
1. prepare a meal with an 11-month-old clinging to calves 2. barf-catch with a bucket 3. speed-shower 4. chase baby up the stairs before he falls, quietly enough so he doesn’t turn around, think it’s a game, and climb faster giggling 5. race to shut the toilet lid 6. race to cats’ water bowl 7.… Continue reading if everyone had children: some olympic sports
I came across this quote: isn’t the university primarily a place for the unfettered expression of ideas? The answer is no. The university is primarily a place for teaching and research. The unfettered expression of ideas is a cornerstone of liberal democracy; it is a prime political value. It is not, however, an academic value… Continue reading huh?