Criminal (Without) Intent

I have stolen things. Twice. Both times I had no intention of doing so. I have no criminal intent. I am a rule follower. I live in great fear of being in trouble. I am very hopeful that outing myself here isn’t going to have repercussions. Please don’t turn me in. I am fragile and […]

3 Ways

Get your mind out of the gutter people! This (very brief) Saturday evening post is courtesy of this adorable book:  Three more ways to say “Oh Shit”: Dagnabit! Barnacles! Sweet niblets! A few bonus ones (overachiever): Holy Pepperoni! Goshdarnit! Fudge nuggets! Holy guacamole! Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat! ‘Suz Mighty! Ermagerd! And now I will go eat pizza.  […]

More Beautiful Living Through Chemistry

This NaBloPoMo thing is no joke folks. This is post #9 and since I was late pushing “publish” on the one from yesterday this makes two in one day. Which is a lot. And the month is not even 1/3 over.  Yikes. And onward… I do not claim to be a beauty, but I do […]

Surrounded yet Alone

My kids are stunned when I try to explain media and communications of the 70s and 80s.  One newspaper came to the house. Television could only be watched live. There were 3 network stations, plus PBS and maybe 3 UHF stations. Ours were 17, 29 and 48. I don’t even know what their call letters […]

Trade ‘ya

I have decided that one of the things the universe is missing is a “toddlers for teenagers” swap. Parents of toddlers are up to their eyeballs in keeping their little kamikaze children from killing themselves while learning to climb the stairs, keeping them on track with the potty, and keeping them fed with wholesome, organic, […]

The 5 Things Game

I was looking through my book o’ideas and one of the prompts is “5 Punch Lines in Search of a Set Up.” In keeping with my rebellious streak (which includes things like going to MBA school because I was tired of working and yelling at my GPS because I will NOT be bossed around) I […]

Jeg tror jeg vil være norsk

Translated: I think I’d like to be Norwegian. In Norwegian. My daughter came home this weekend for the first time since leaving for college. This was cause for celebration, of course. To magnify the celebratory nature of the visit it was her 18th birthday AND we had tickets to see Hamilton (!) in New York […]