From the monthly archives:

August 2008

Pesto Not So Presto

August 21, 2008

My husband is generally a soft spoken, mild mannered person, so all our domestic disturbances tend to be very even keeled. There are exceptions, and those come when he makes pesto. That’s when we have screaming matches that rival some scenes of Sid and Nancy. And not just any pesto. Pesto at other people’s houses. […]

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A Look Back to Quebec (Not a Poem)

August 20, 2008

While I am on vacation, eating my weight in oceanic delicacies (wait, does that sound like I just ate Ariel, the beloved Little Mermaid? Because that is so not where I was going with this), glugging beer as though I have been wandering in the desert for the past forty years, I am recycling a […]

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Open Door Policy

August 19, 2008

If you are just joining us, here’s the backstory: I am on vacation this week, with my husband, my 14 year old step-son, my 10 year old daughter and my 7 year old son. And a pack of superduper Pokemon cards. And my laptop which takes about 8 hours to dial up on the internet. […]

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Ouhr Wahr!

August 17, 2008

Ok, so that car is all packed, the kids are ready and I am in pre-nervous breakdown mode. This could only mean one thing–it’s Sunday! I mean, we’re going on vacation! I was supposed to finish packing last night, but I thought that the packing would go better if I fortified myself with some wine. […]

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Allowance Update: The Recession

August 16, 2008

Last month I posted about my new allowance philosophy. I would give my kids a designated amount, they would have to save half, and could spend the other half as their discretionary spending money. What they would spend it on is up to them, but I would not be buying them any more crap. The […]

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Summer Dulldrums? Not around here!

August 15, 2008

By the way, I’m not sure that “dulldrums” is a word, but it totally should be, red squiggly spellcheck line underneath it, be damned. Like “funner”. In what world isn’t that a word? Anyway, in case dulldrums isn’t a word, I mean the word that means when you’re a kid and everything is super dull […]

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August 14, 2008

So, this is where I am in my life. All things being equal, I’d rather be called “cunt” than “sweetheart”. Not by my husband or a anything, although if he started to suddenly call me “sweetheart,” I’d be really suspicious, unless he did it in this Humphrey Bogard lisp-thing, but even then, I’d start asking […]

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Blog Angst

August 13, 2008

Warning: This post contains a lot of navel gazing. At the end, I announce that I am going on vacation for a week and may or may not update during that time because I want a break. Of course whenever I announce that I want a break, it means that I will update constantly, in […]

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