From the monthly archives:

November 2009

Still a Wonderful Man

November 20, 2009

Earlier this week, Husbandrinka and I were having a discussion about which one of us was luckier to have found the other.  Well, I was having the discussion in the form of  a monologue about my finer qualities and he was listening to music.  With headphones.  Those Bose-surround sound and extraneous noise eliminating ones headphones.  […]

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Math Meth(od). Great, Now It Sounds Like I’m Saying OD on Meth.

November 18, 2009

I had a friend who bounced a check in Texas once. I’m not sure how she evaded execution, but one of the things that she was ordered to do was to attend psychobabbly classes about why she bounced the check and how she and others who also bounced checks felt about it. She thought that […]

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Thirty Three Streams, Not Counting Minor Splashes

November 16, 2009

It happened a lot more when I was younger, but invariably, whenever someone first learns that I was born in Russia, they’d ask me for Russian curse words.  At first I was all coy, like “I don’t know” and “I’m not really sure,” but then I started to become more bold. “Durak,” I would say,. […]

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Green Market Cuisine

November 15, 2009

Ah, autumn! It’s time to head to the green market and gather some of nature’s bounty!  Because today I am cooking with the freshest ingredients from local farms, thereby supporting my farmer friends and guaranteeing healthful eating for my family.  I am awesome.  My Saturday morning is off to a fantastic start! What’s this?  A […]

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I’m Still Toothy!

November 13, 2009

This morning I was supposed to be enjoying a tooth extraction, but last night my daughter spiked a fever, so I had to cancel the appointment.  Needless to say, I was disappointed because I was so looking forward to it.  I’ve had teeth extracted before (one in each pregnancy) and it’s a wonderful experience.  Everything […]

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Clearing the Table

November 12, 2009

I’m an only child.  Well, if you don’t count my baby brother.  So I’m always amazed by human sibling interaction. Recently  I made a chore chart, because I realized that I was running around maniacally while the kids were doing nothing. Set Table Clear Table Unload Dishwasher Take out garbage/ Recycling Four chores, times seven […]

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Shh, the Genius is Working!

November 10, 2009

I’ve been working on my book. You know, about the whole immigration to NYC from Leningrad.  My writing partnerette told me that I need to start referring to it as my MS.  Which I really hope stands for manuscript. I’ve had to practice saying it a lot because right now when I say it, I […]

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No Need for Fancy Talk

November 8, 2009

Mama and I spoke on the phone last Thursday.  Below is  the transcript.  Well, except that it was in Russian.  But I swear, this is a certified translation.  Or maybe a certifiable one. “Did you hear that a cat got the swine flu?” I asked her. “What are you talking about?” she asked me back. […]

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