From the monthly archives:

April 2012

The Client List

April 10, 2012

On Sunday night, I watched The Client List. Or I tried to. Because the instant it came on, Husbandrinka walked into the room. “Who’s that?” he asked and then didn’t even answer for me to answer. “Wow, is that Cybill Shepherd? That must have been filmed 20 years ago when she was a lot younger.” […]

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Nicki is a Crack Whore

April 9, 2012

I’m sorry to give everything away in the title, but I am in a tender (is the night) state and can’t beat around (the burning) bush. Nicki, my beloved furbaby cat is addicted to catnip. (Incidentally, contrary to what you may think, catnip are not cat nipples. That’s probably a good thing, because having a […]

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It’s the End of the Week As We Know It (And I Feel Fine-ish)

April 7, 2012

Welcome to the weekend! Isn’t it weird how just a few days ago it wasn’t the weekend and now it totally is?! Crazy! Last week was my first week as a Babble blogger and I had a ton of fun doing it. I was very worried that I wouldn’t be able to strike the balance […]

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April 6, 2012

My son is 10 and has endless energy (except when it’s time to get his own juice or put the dish in the dishwasher and not in the Sink-Staging Area, OMFG). He is in a constant state of motion which is absolutely fantastic, and I love every moment, except we live in a NYC apartment […]

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Quoting Stalin

April 4, 2012

Last week I was talking to Mama about something and then out of the blue, in order to make her point, she quoted Stalin. “Are you seriously quoting Stalin?” I asked her. “I am,” Mama said. And then she explained that it was because on this particular issue he had a point, not that she […]

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April 3, 2012

Young Ladrinka: When you’re not home, can I use your laptop? Marinka: You mean my new laptop that I received in celebration of my being alive for 45 years? Young Ladrinka: Yes. Marinka: No. Young Ladrinka: Please? Marinka: No. Young Ladrinka: I said “please”. Marinka: That word isn’t really magic, you know. Young Ladrinka: I […]

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I’m Older!

April 2, 2012

Hi! I hope that you had a nice weekend. I certainly did. Because it was my birthday and oh, I love my birthday. I’m one of those rare people who doesn’t bemoan aging, I welcome it. Probably because I’m so old and don’t understand what’s going on, but still. I love it because of the […]

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