From the category archives:


Freckled Women Can’t Shoot Hoops

March 28, 2012

I remember when he was born. It was as though I were a carrier for Husbandrinka’s genes. “He’s totally you,” I said, holding Young Ladrinka. “I know,” Husbandrinka said, not displeased. “Maybe he’ll have my freckles,” I suggested. “You can’t have freckles if you look like me,” I remember my husband saying. I knew what […]

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Thanks to My In- Laws, I Have No Blog Fodder

March 27, 2012

So my kids are on spring break, and we are visiting my in-aws in lovely North Carolina. I am here without my husband, which normally would qualify me for some kind of sainthood, except I happen to really like my in-laws. I know there are some other bloggers boast about their monsters-in-law. Sure, it must […]

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December 19, 2011

Just once I’d like to be married to someone who gets me. Husbandrinka and I went to a party in DC over the weekend and we were staying with my college friend Kristin and her husband and daughter and in preparation for our staying with them, Huabandrinka sent me many emails and in each one […]

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November 19, 2011

Make plans to meet friends in Sedona for a long weekend of fun, friendship and relaxation. Arrive in Sedona. Reunite with friends. Talk. Laugh. Cry. Laugh. Eat, Pray, Love. Go on a hike with friends. Look around in disbelief. The mountains are red. The mountains look fake, like a movie set. Decide that everyone should […]

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My Fake Life

November 14, 2011

I’m back from my perfect weekend in Sedona, where six of us celebrated my friend Anna’s 45th birthday. (It’s odd to have unlinkable friends, but there you have it. Some of my friends don’t have blogs.) It was amazing to be in a gorgeous setting with great, beautiful friends. Three of us went to college […]

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I Have Alarming News

November 10, 2011

I spent last night packing for my long weekend trip to Arizona. I packed yoga wear, and hiking gear and a champagne flute and then had a crisis because my mah jongg case did not fit into my suitcase and I didn’t want to check my suitcase for $25 so that I could carry on […]

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I’m Right, You’re Wrong!

September 2, 2011

I’m Right, You’re a Dumbass (as Wendi once referred to it) is back! A fun-loving feature where I present you with a disagreement that I had with a loved one and ask you to please weigh in. In order not to prejudice you towards voting for me, I do not disclose which option was mine, […]

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I Am On Vacation. Without Electricity

August 29, 2011

So the short story is that Hurricane Irene came and took away our power and my will to live. The good news is that we are on vacation at my parents’ dacha in the Catskills and every one is safe. The bad news is that we have no electricity and also for reasons that I […]

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