How about baby foreign exchange?

Remember that post a few days ago that showed the mayhem that Ada and Jasper caused? I don’t know what it is with those two, but the urge to destroy runs deep. Since then we have had to endure: –Writing on several walls and a dresser (courtesy of Ada). I… Read More

It’s official

I’m old and not cool!  At least not cool in the traditional sense.  I realized this as I was scrolling through the schedule for SXSW (that’s the South by Southwest Festival for all you people who are even more uncool than I am).  SXSW takes place here in Austin every… Read More

Why Delta is sucky

So the trip to China is out. Mister did get a valid passport finally, but we decided that two weeks of vacation in this economy is crazy. It’s a long story, but it would not be a good idea for him to be gone from work that long. However, one… Read More

Somebody get me a baseball cap–STAT!

Oh my heavens, I just got the most horrible haircut.   Actually, the cut itself is just fine.  It’s my brilliant ideas that are so hideous. I’ve noticed several starlets sporting sleek bobs and have thought “what a nice change from all that layering nonsense! That’s just what I need!”… Read More

Where’s my walker?

Holy mother-of-pearl! I found two, two, two grey hairs on my head yesterday. I realize that I am 37 and that this was bound to happen.  (My little sister has been going grey for years. Sorry Ari, I had to tell.)  I have been suffering from this crazy, insane notion… Read More

Weird etsy

I love Etsy.  (In case you’ve been living under a rock, it’s a huge site for selling handmade things. Like the world’s biggest craft fair.) I have bought so many cute things from Etsy sellers (who are fantastically nice, by the way). But I have also seen some incredibly strange… Read More

Platinum Edition

In case you weren’t aware, Disney movies get rereleased every seven years. That means that your window to buy a particular Disney movie is theoretically rather short. Which is why you couldn’t just waltz out and buy Sleeping Beauty until now. (But since Disney is still a greedy corporation they… Read More

Are you gullible?

Ok, everybody, I don’t want to rain on your parade, but I keep getting these forwarded emails and I simply CANNOT believe there is not some basic fact-checking going on before this stuff is passed on.  In all fairness you boggers are not the ones perpetuating rumors.  My friend Jay… Read More

Mystery solved

For a few weeks there has been a foul, foul stench in my pantry.  It smells like rotting something.  Maybe a tiny animal corpse, maybe an onion, I don’t know.  All I know is that when I open my pantry, the smell hits me, and try as I might, I… Read More

Somebody fetch my smelling salts

I got our electric bill for July yesterday. $516.45 That’s how much it costs to run an air conditioner non-stop in 100º weather, in case you were wondering. (Nighttime gets down to a chilly 85º, so when I say nonstop, I mean it.) I need some solar panels pronto (Call… Read More

You have GOT to be kidding me!

In case you haven’t noticed I have had several babies.  There is a lot of stuff that you need to buy when you have a baby.  With each child I realized that parents actually need fewer things than they think they do.  But that is not the message that parents… Read More