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A Perfect Time To Write About Nothing

April 13, 2012

This is the perfect time for writing. Hayden is off at school, and I am sitting in front of my computer with a peanut butter sandwich. I am wearing sweat pants and haven’t washed my hair today. Outside?  It is forty-nine degrees, dark and pouring, and the workers who are here to fix our...
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My Latest Loves

April 10, 2012

I love shopping. KIDDING. I actually do not like shopping, I just like buying stuff.  I like new stuff that looks cool. And I like new clothes and new food and new books and new plants. I cannot always buy new things, so I do a lot of window shopping, mostly online and through...
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Must. Have. Eggs.

April 9, 2012

Lesson learned from Easter: Hayden only likes Eggie Weggies (defined as scrambled eggs). Hayden does not like hard-boiled eggs. Nor does he like egg salad. Fortunately, I love making and eating egg salad and am fixated on when I can get my next helping. Must. Make. More. Egg. Salad. – – – – –...
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It Wasn’t What I Expected

April 5, 2012

I allow myself to think about maybe.  Maybe we can go somewhere fancy.  Maybe there will be a surprise.  But it always fails. The maybe never unfolds. I tell myself that it doesn’t matter. That I wasn’t expecting anything because it’s not important. And on the surface, that’s true. But deep down?  I was...
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Maybe We’re Stuck With Camel Toes After All

April 2, 2012
Maybe We’re Stuck With Camel Toes After All

When I try on a pair of skinny jeans, I expect them to give me a camel toe. Not because that’s the look I’m after, but because nine times out of ten skinny jeans on a non-model equal encased sausage. Finding a pair of jeans that works is golden. My son, who is of...
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Preparing For My Career As a Foley Artist

March 30, 2012

I should stick to writing, although I have been a having a hard time putting my fingers to the keys, lately.  But because it’s Friday and I’m silly, I will share some of my silliness with you.  Yes, I am aware that I look shifty on camera.  I swear I am not on anything,...
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Battling the Beasts

March 28, 2012

The beasts give me a gnarly stare as I run out to get the last three days’ mail.  Just when I think I have forgotten them I am reminded of the ugliness. Deep rooted and tough, ignoring them won’t make them go away.  After decades of neglect, small efforts only seem to make them...
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Nobody Can Call Me Poo Head Anymore

March 26, 2012

I used to be a real poo head. Lathering up real good every day. But no longer because I am on yet another new program. Just like my feet, I have weird hair.  Some of it is curly, and some of it is straight.  And its mood changes with the weather (sort of like...
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Confessions of a Junkie: My Growing Dependence On the Bottle

March 19, 2012
Confessions of a Junkie: My Growing Dependence On the Bottle

“Do you want the 32 ounce, or the large?” – Bill Hicks, 1961-1994 I admit, I’m a junkie.  This is just part of my re-useable beverage container collection.  The rest are scattered around the house or in the dishwasher. It started with my first wide-mouthed Nalgene, and from then on I was hooked. I...
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On Barefoot Running and My New Suede Shoes

March 12, 2012

I am on a new “Program.”  No, I am not quitting cheese or wine or anything lame like that.  I am quitting shoes.  Sort of. You see, with each passing decade, my feet become flatter.  They have atrophied and spread out.  So what seems like growing feet are actually just like slops of raw...
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What Do Lions, Angels, and the Three Stooges Have In Common?

March 8, 2012

Hello? Anybody here? I guess not, and that’s good because I’m not here, either.  I am over at Moms LA today, talking a little bit about my lionhearted, angel-faced boy and a lot about what makes him so.  If you are halfway interested in kids’ sports, activities for kids in LA, or the Three...
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Who the Hell Is Rick Santorum?

March 7, 2012
Who the Hell Is Rick Santorum?

I consider myself to be an educated, savvy person.  And while I may not be into politics, I know what I need to know.  You know? So I have basically been tuning out all of this pre-primary talk because I don’t like what I have been hearing.  Besides, I know who I will vote...
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I Want To Feed My Vegetables, Not the Skunks.

March 5, 2012

When I was in high school, and even after I went on to college, people would call me “crunchy” or “little hippie.” Which was really silly since I’d almost rather bang my head against a wall than endure a Phish concert. Was it my jeans and ratty t-shirts?  It wouldn’t have been my stank...
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If You’ve Ever Been Close To Cancer (sponsored video)

February 23, 2012

When I was in college my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.  She was young (in her forties) and although she found her cancer at an early stage, the diagnosis and treatment was difficult for our family. Because I was away at school I wasn’t able to physically be there to give her hugs,...
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