From the monthly archives:

October 2010


October 19, 2010

This afternoon Young Ladrinka had a playdate with a boy that he doesn’t often have playdates with. I asked him how it went, and he gave me the “fine”. And then, as he was settling in to go to sleep, he asked me if I liked it when he fell asleep right away. I was […]

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I’m Right, You’re Wrong!

October 18, 2010

Welcome to I’m Right, You’re Wrong, a regular-ish feature where I present you with a disagreement that I’m having with a loved one and ask you to weigh in! Last week, we tackled the problem of whether it is necessary to wash out the cat’s water bowl with soap daily or is it sufficient to […]

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Great Heights

October 17, 2010

Oh, what’s this, you ask? This is what happens when I ask my son to accompany me to the supermarket to buy some essentials, like meat, and he negotiates into buying ice cream and ice pops and then when I ask him to unload our cart onto the conveyer belt, all the while telling him […]

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Tagline? What Tagline?

October 16, 2010

Have you noticed that unlike some of the fancier blogs this one doesn’t have a tagline? Well, it’s because I’m very poor and can’t afford one. Really, it’s a choice between a tagline and gin, so guess who wins? If you guessed Not Marinka’s liver – Bingo! But I’ve been going through some old files […]

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Junior Forensics

October 14, 2010

I love those moments before the kids fall asleep. Not just because, duh, they’re about to shut the hell up and go to sleep, but because that’s the time when they tell me little tidbits about their day and their lives. Like my 12 year old daughter told me that she wants to excel at […]

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Trial Separation

October 13, 2010

I’m not happy today. Partly because I don’t have a naturally sunny personality but mostly because Husbandrinka has me so fuming. And to make matters worse, I have to tell you this whole story out of order. I was going to start with a fun and exciting tale about how I decided to go on […]

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I’m Right, You’re Wrong: The Beginning

October 12, 2010

Welcome to I’m Right, You’re Wrong, which I hope will become a regular feature on this site. In I’m Right, You’re Wrong, I will present you with a, shall we say, discussion, that I’ve been having with a beloved family member and ask you to please weigh in. You don’t have to agree with me. […]

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An Only Child

October 11, 2010

I am an only child, although I did go through a period in my late teens when I told people that I’d had a twin, Natasha, who died at birth. Fortunately, this psychotic period lasted only one day, and the people that I told was one random person I met and would never see again. […]

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