From the monthly archives:

July 2011

End of the World

July 19, 2011

My daughter turned 13 earlier this month and it’s like someone slipped her the Teenager Manual.  And although I’m usually not much for book burning, in this case I’d definitely make an exception. Because her attitude has changed. For example, last year if I’d reminded her to put on her slippers and not walk around […]

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We Don’t Care About Casey Anthony

July 19, 2011

The other day I was sitting around, thinking about how I was so much better than other people. Oh, don’t get excited. I don’t mean First Responders or anything, but you know, regular people. Like you and me. But that’s not important right now, I just felt like sharing. My blog, you know. So I’m […]

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July 18, 2011

As a mother and a blogger sometimes it feels as though there are not enough hours in the day to squeeze in everything that I need to get done. No sooner have I caught up on The Real Housewives and deciphered the latest Twitter drama, visited my favorite blogs and prepared the next day’s post […]

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I’m Right, You’re Wrong. Again.

July 15, 2011

Sigh. I wish I had a happier installment for you today, but unfortunately this week’s edition of I’m Right, You’re Wrong is emotionally devastating. See although John is my gay best friend, a few years ago I started an online relationship with another homosexual American and it has, in recent months, intensified. (More on that […]

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In the Kitchen

July 14, 2011

The post that you are about to read was generously sponsored by American Home Shield. Perhaps you can see why. _____________________________________ The other day, I decided to bake a potato. For dinner. For the children. For nourishment. The only stumbling block was that I didn’t actually know how to bake a potato. So because I […]

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July 13, 2011

My daughter has been thirteen for less than two weeks and yesterday we had this conversation: Me: I don’t appreciate your giving me attitude. Daughter: I’m not giving you attitude. I’m a teenager, and teenagers have mood swings, in case I’m the first one you’ve ever met. Eyeroll. Me: Did you just say Eyeroll? Daughter: […]

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July 12, 2011

I’ve had it with gifts. Seriously, I’ve had it. Ever since I became an adult a few months ago, I realized that if I want something, I should just buy it and tell people to get me nothing for my birthday. And I suggest that everyone else do the same. Especially my parents and everyone […]

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Citizen’s Arrest

July 11, 2011

The other day I was doing some research about citizen’s arrests. Did you know, for example, that in most states if a felony is committed in your presence you should feel free to take the alleged felon into custody. Unless he kills you first. But I’m sure it’s a relief that you don’t have to […]

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