From the monthly archives:

February 2012

Have a Nice Day

February 16, 2012

Here’s a conversation that I recently had with my husband: I have a theory. Ok. Do you want to know what it is? No, Marinka, I really don’t. Funny. I’ll tell you. I have a theory that when people say “have a nice day” they’re really thinking “fuck you.” That’s quite a theory. I know, […]

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I’m Right, You’re Wrong: Going To Extremes

February 15, 2012

I am happy to present a very special edition of I’m Right, You’re Wrong, where you get to weigh in on a poignant dispute between me and a loved one. Scene: Sunday night at Marinka’s home, a scene of domestic bliss and tranquility. Cast of characters: Marinka and Husbandrinka. * * * Husbandrinka: Woe is […]

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February 13, 2012

Last week when so much on the news has been terrible and violent and depressing, I was so grateful for blogging. Because blogging, your blogs, have let me into your lives where there is laughter and lightness and every day hi-jinx. Of course there is tragedy too, and that is not to minimize some of […]

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I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

February 13, 2012

The nice thing about my daughter telling me that I am a very boring person is the way the way that my friends have rallied around me in the aftermath. “Boring?” one asked. “There are a lot of things I can call you, but not boring.” “OMG, you are the least boring person ever!” Another […]

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Moms. So Many Moms. A Million of Them.

February 9, 2012

I interrupt a week of whining about how my life is so hard, what with my son’s clashing wardrobe choices and my daughter not phoning me and the croissants jumping into my mouth whenever I stroll by (that post is still in drafts) to rant a little bit about a group of assholes, One Million […]

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The Important Thing To Know About Me

February 8, 2012

The important thing to know about me is that when my 13 year old daughter left to go to New Orleans for a week long trip with her class, I was absolutely fine with it. Why New Orleans is a fine, fine city and why shouldn’t she party? I mean, learn? I am certainly not […]

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I’m Right, You’re Wrong: The Fashion Edition

February 7, 2012

It’s been a while since I had the I’m Right, You’re Wrong feature on my blog. That’s mostly due to my agreeable personality–it’s hard to come up with something that someone disagrees with me about! But finally, I was able to eke something out. As always, I will not tell you what position I’m taking […]

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February 6, 2012

On Saturday, Young Ladrinka took an admissions test for 6th grade at the local public school. In NYC, you have to apply to get into certain public schools. I’ll let you think about that for a moment, while I get a cup of coffee. Ready? Young Ladrinka has been going to a private school since […]

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