Raising Geeks

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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...]

Holy 1983

I am the mom of two boys. Sure, before my first, I may have dreamed about a gaggle of little girls. We'd play dress up, do each others hair, have girls nights out, shop for wedding dresses...but then, we found out we were having a boy, and then another boy, and my pink dreams kinda fizzled … [Read More...]

The Worst Thing About Oral Hygiene.

Hi folks! I am super busy ovulating today, but I just wanted to stop in and share a few things with you, then it's back to the grind, and by grind, I mean....well...you know. 1. I grew up with dogs. My mom is into dogs. My brother has dogs. I have a dog. In my lifetime we have raised and … [Read More...]

A letter to myself

Because I am feeling very zen and therapeutic at the moment (or that could totally be the xanax talking), I decided to write a letter to myself at age 18. Obviously, this was not that long ago for me, ahem, but it is none the less relevant to my inner growth process...plus I am drinking wine and … [Read More...]

Since when did the sun get so…sunny?

Sorry for skipping out on you, folks. I was busy. And by busy, I mean hungover...and bloated...and also trying to avoid maintaining an upright position for any period of time.This weekend we celebrated my little brother Adam's birthday (Happy Birthday Addy!) the only way we know how, a big bonfire … [Read More...]

Like the village bicycle…

Yep, friends, I get around.Today I am trying my hand at some mommy-esque blogging (yikes, feels weird and sober and tingly) and shacking up with The Mom Crowd, which is a site you all should be familiar with since it is on my blog roll, and as I am sure you are all aware, my blog roll reads like … [Read More...]

My sanity…and jello.

There is a reason I stay at home and deal with the majority of people through a computer screen. I am a psycho.Seriously, I have no idea how anyone can stand to be with me for any length of time, unless they are drunk, and then I seem normal, and more quirky cute than quirky fucking weird, so to … [Read More...]

Turns out, not as handy as I thought.

I'm a little disappointed.Me and the boys spent about 3 hours yesterday perfecting our new sprinkler system. Actually, it was more me doing the work, and them drinking the 80 mph water that shot out of the holes, and then squatting over the sprinklers and enjoying the shots of water on their little … [Read More...]

Kindred Spirits

Everybody warns you.  Your life will change when you get married.  Your life will change when you have kids. I was the first of my friends to get married, and the first to have kids. And, yeah. It totally changes. At least before kids, you can still have frequent girls nights out, the only … [Read More...]

Weekend Wrap Up

This summer is really testing my deodorant. Like, to the limits. And the grossest part is...I am now kinda starting to like smelling all man gross. It totally reminds me of being on a train in Europe visiting my relatives, and everyone smells like body odor and gin...and it smells like...home. I … [Read More...]

Where’s my wingman?

Ok, who was in charge of stopping me from cutting my bangs on a whim...at 3am...after 3 glasses of wine...when it's 500 degrees out? I am pretty sure if was fucking you. Don't you remember the last time this happened? I was all, Duuude...it's sooo hot, I'm going to cut my hair off like … [Read More...]