From the category archives:


Safe and (Mostly) Sound

October 30, 2012

Greetings, y’all! It’s me, Marinka! And I’m just fixin’ to tell y’all that I made it through that there Hurricane Sandy in one piece! Whooooo-hoooooooo! Chevy Trucks! Longhorns! Where my boots at, gurl? I gots to go do some ropin’ down at the rodeo with Cletus! GOD BLESS TEXAS, MOFOS! Okay, fine, some of you […]

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October 22, 2012

Today is a guest post from my IRL BFF. And no, you can’t steal her from me. One of my daughters is a high school junior and has a friend who very recently came out to his parents as gay. Josh comes from a good family, and he’s a good kid: Well-mannered, well-dressed, nice looking, […]

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We Will Never Speak of This Post Again

September 2, 2012

I can’t really tell you what happened, because it’s way too painful, but  in flashback form- toilet clogged, water rising, then water receding and lots of tissues in toilet, Marinka puts hand in to pluck tissues out and save the day but omg, hand touches something that is not tissue. This is all I have […]

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A Discussion with Mama

August 29, 2012

Something very strange happened this morning, Mama tells me when she comes over Sunday afternoon. Do you want to hear? Do I want to hear? Of course I want to hear! Stories from Mama is why hearing was invented! Yes, please, I say. Okay. Papa and I go for walk early this morning. Early walk […]

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I Did This

August 26, 2012

I wrote a letter to Bud Selig last week. Before I wrote it, I didn’t know that he had a name. Not Bud, exactly, but the guy who’s in charge of major league baseball. You can read the letter here and then please tell me what you think. I’m a big (ahem) girl, and I […]

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How to Decide Between the Free and the Paid Version of Words With Friends

August 7, 2012

Stage one: I have an iPhone! Yay, me! I am going to play Words with Friends! As soon as I get some friends, that is! Ha ha, I have friends! Here I go! Stage two: Oh. I see there’s a free version and the 99 cent version (OMFG, you’d think in this shit economy, we’d […]

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The Birthday List

July 25, 2012

My husband told me what he wants for his birthday. I may never sleep again.

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A Mix

June 30, 2012

I wrote a few masterpieces for Babble this week that I wanted to share with you. I’m a giver. And a taker. Because of my own horrific experience in sleep away camp, I never let my kids go. Yes, I know that it doesn’t make sense. Is parenting supposed to be logical or something? 5 […]

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