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Fun with mama and papa

Back to the Future

May 8, 2013

Sometimes I wonder what it’s going to be like when my kids are all grown up and visit me with their families. Will they learn to accept Ryan Gosling as my new significant other or will they continue to be starstruck in his presence? I know I’m being presumptuous. I mean, there’s no guarantee that […]

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Red Pepper

February 13, 2013

A recent conversation with Mama.   Marinka: Mama, thank you so much for bringing that pasta dish over. It was delicious. Mama: Did you like it? Marinka: I loved it. So tasty. I’ve been having it for lunch every day. Mama: I’m glad, because usually you have junk food and this is wholesome ingredients. Marinka: […]

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October 27, 2012

What are you and the kids doing this weekend? I’m going away. The kids are staying home with Husbandrinka. Away? You? Without the children? Yes. Oh my goodness. How can you be telling me this right before I go to bed?! A. Because you asked. And B. It’s 7:30 now. Where are you going? Upstate […]

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The Process

October 4, 2012

Hahahaha You sound like idiot, sitting there laughing by yourself. Ok, Mama, I’m not sitting here laughing by myself. I’m sitting here with my laptop writing my memoir and I just re-read a very funny part. Memoir. What do you have to memoir about? Memoir is for retired war general, not for someone like you. […]

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September 27, 2012

It’s not easy for the ESL these days. The other day Mama had a question for me. “I need an opinion that belongs to you,” she said. And then she told me that she read a review of “the new F and X show” where “Britney is judge” and the review said that “Britney killed […]

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Hello From Mama and Papa!

July 30, 2012

Today I am having a blog sale and am offering two posts for the price of one! I haven’t mentioned Mama and Papa for a while, but let me reassure you that they’re both fine. The other day Mama called me to tell me what happened to her friend Tania. Well, nothing happened to her […]

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Mama Makes A Friend

June 24, 2012

Mama called me the other day to report on some exciting news. “Good news,” she told me, “I got picked up at the park today.” “What does that mean?” I was in no mood for a Mr. Goodbar story. “I’m sitting on park bench and a man comes to sit next to me. He is […]

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Dinnertime Conversation

June 19, 2012

Excuse me, but please settle a dispute for me. When your parents come over for dinner, do you take them aside  and say “so nice to see you. Let us all eat together. If you could please steer clear of the following topics,that would be the cherry on the cake!”  Or do you assume that […]

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