If this was a movie . . .

. . . I would be on the verge of the moment where the heroine meets the love of her life. How do I know this? Because I am currently wearing a tiara and a ruffled apron and paying my taxes. This is following hours spent baking brownies and drinking red wine while reading Tina […]

The End of Irony

My daughter came home from school today and announced that her literature teacher had let them listen to a song by Alanis Morissette during class.  Intrigued, I asked which one and why. She said that they had listened to “Isn’t it Ironic?” to learn what irony is. Sigh. Have you heard this song?  I used […]

Random Flashback

A few years ago I went to have an ultrascan done of my carotid artery (sexy, right?)  The technician fancied herself to be quite the crack diagnostician and kept up a lively chatter as she checked me out.  She blabbered away and then said, “Hmmmm…” Let me tell you, “Hmmm…” is my second least favorite […]

Who’s the Fairest of them All?

“It’s not FAIR!” screams my 11-year-old daughter. This is her go-to statement of outrage and my go-to response is, “I’m sorry sweetie, but life is not always fair.” The first time I told her this, you would have thought I had told her the sky wasn’t blue, or the Happy Meal didn’t come with a […]