Raising Geeks

geek

Growing up, I wanted to have two kids. A boy named Josh and a girl named Mercedes. Josh would naturally be the big man on campus, and when I say that, imagine me saying it the way your grandmother says it when she asks you about school. "How's school, Josh? I assume you're the big man on campus like your father?" Josh's father in this scenario being Dr. Peter Venkman or Jonathon Brandis. Mercedes would be a popular genius/cheerleader. She'd be involved in dance and gymnastics and all … [Read More...]

Women’s Intuition

You know those girls? The ones you see when you are in line for a movie, or out to dinner, or at a birthday party of some college friend you barely talk to anymore. You can always hear them come in, super loud and giggly, and always ultra shiny and glossed up. You know who they are. You've … [Read More...]

Rubber boots beyond this point

So much good news going around.Our new President-Elect, who fills me with hope, pride and excitement. A growing baby inside me that fills me with...well...mostly gas and food, but there is some joy mixed in, too. And our local radio station is already alive with Christmas music, my favorite!And … [Read More...]

Not an election post

Psych.This is totally an election post, get off your ass and go vote.I don't care how long the lines are.I don't care how much other shit you have to do today.This is more important.This is for my kids, my husband's job, the home I live in, the health I have, my friends in Iraq who miss their … [Read More...]

Halloween, the morning after

How do I know it was a good night? I woke up this morning with what looked like a a piece of poop in my bra, but in reality, was a chunk of Twix bar from the 20 I had devoured over the course of last night. That's how I measure success these days, by how many random objects I find stuck to my … [Read More...]

Trippy

I am home. We are home. Everyone is home...even that skanky sippy cup full of milk I left on the counter before we left, it's here too. On the plus side, I am relieved to still have the freedom to roam around my house, not addressing the stinking sippy of rotting whole milk, as 8ish days in … [Read More...]

Home!

Thank. Fucking. God. 2 day car trip...both ways? Never again. I completely plan to write something of relevance tomorrow morning, but tonight I must address more pressing matters, like regaining the feeling in my ass, and reminding my husband we so aren't doing it tonight...for reasons … [Read More...]

South Bound

Brunette.  On vacation. With the inlaws. Where the word tuchas flows like wine and Dr. Phil is king.  More to follow... COPYRIGHT BAREFOOT FOODIE 2009 All rights reserved. This content may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form, by any means, without the prior … [Read More...]

Blizzardy

I am going to try and make this as coherent as possible. Which is hard, I have lots to do, but am too hungry to do it....plus Henry the pug is snoring so damn loud, and I keep throwing paper clips at him, but he is ignoring me and I think my head may explode. Fuck! I just tried sticking my … [Read More...]

Corner office, flying shrimp

This is a true story of 7 strangers, picked to eat together at a hibachi grill and catch shrimp in their mouths, to find out what happens when people stop being polite and start being real...and by real, I mean totally try and talk you and your husband into swinging with them.So, my brilliant, … [Read More...]

Totally not dead on the side of the road somewhere.

Holy crap.It's Saturday!?How did I not post all week?What was I doing?Thinking back...um...lots of Mexican food...putting rubber bands on all my jeans because they won't button anymore...not cleaning...not paying my student loans...lots of those hard to find cherry flavored things that look like … [Read More...]