From the monthly archives:

June 2010

Is It Me?

June 10, 2010

So, let’s say your Husbandrinka tells you that “we really need to be careful with finances this month.” Do you or do you not take it as a sign that you must immediately invest in make up because it’s totally not your fault that you’ve been economically prudent until now and haven’t bought any make […]

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Dinner Guest

June 9, 2010

On Saturday morning, I called papa to invite him over for dinner. Mama is in Russia, Husbandrinka had some kind of reunion event that evening, so I thought it would be nice to spend some time with papa. “I don’t know if I can make it,” he told me. “Do you have dinner plans?” I […]

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June 8, 2010

Guess what? I’m done with jury duty! And I sort of miss it already. I don’t understand why no one rises when I enter the room. In other news, did you notice my new Reading bar at the top? It has great blog posts that I’m currently reading and enjoying. Although by the time that […]

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Low Battery Noise (and a Giveaway!)

June 5, 2010

One of the things that my husband and I fight about constantly and consistently is how I charge my cell phone and how he doesn’t charge his. I like to keep my cell phone battery fully charged because I envision myself to be a first-responder type person. Especially if it involves a friend calling me […]

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Mother Russia

June 4, 2010

Mama went to Russia this week, to visit her sister. I think that less planning was involved when the Jews crossed the desert in the Old Testament. Although they wandered without a navigation system for 40 years, and Mama flew on FinnAir. (Are you wondering why I linked to FinnAir? It’s so that you all […]

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Coming to BlogHer? Don’t Forget NYC!

June 2, 2010

BlogHer is in New York City this year and I couldn’t be happier. Not only because I don’t have to brush off my broomstick and fly anywhere, but because I love NYC almost as much as I love being a know-it-all. If you’re like most people visiting NYC for the first(ish) time, you probably want […]

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Young Ladrinka, Man of Mystery

June 1, 2010

Young Ladrinka is a man of mystery. He spent Memorial Day, in part, telling me how unfair it was that we wouldn’t buy him the new Super Mario Galaxy 2 for the Wii. This was unfair for many reasons, not least of which was that he really, really wanted it, and that he had many […]

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Morning at the Dacha

June 1, 2010

My parents’ dacha is an extraordinary place. In the Catskill Mountains, about 2 hours away from New York City, it is obscenely beautiful, peaceful and serene. It’s possible to spend a week there without running into another person (other than the ones who are at the house), communing with nature and, in my case, checking […]

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