July 2011

Carbs Taste Better on the Crapper

Don’t do it Jo. Don’t buy it. But it’s for the kids. You always say that, but you know you’re going to end up having most of it yourself. No I won’t. Not this time. It’s the kind of internal dialogue I used to have every time I passed by the Two Buck Chuck at [...]

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Weekly Review: How to Deal with a Sucky Mother-in-Law, Disney Unveils New Assistive Technology for the Visually Impaired, and Why I Think My Best Friend Needs a 12 Step Program

This week sure has flown by!  I’ve been busy with the usual every day stuff (trying to change my husband, my kids, my mom) and still managed to create some content I hope you enjoy (I’m a giver, what can I say?). But all this giving comes at a price. For the love of God [...]

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Amy Winehouse Dies at 27

Amy Winehouse is dead. I found out just a little while ago, when I sat down in front of my computer. I read the headline on my homepage and it took my breath away. And then I cried a little. She wasn’t my friend. She wasn’t even my favorite artist (th0ugh her talent was unmistakable) [...]

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My Best Friend is a Groupon Groupie

I think I have to 12 step my best friend. She’s got this rather strong “fondness” for Groupon and I think it’s starting to affect the lives of her loved ones. Take yesterday for example.  I called her at the end of the day to see how she was doing and I thought I heard [...]

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A is for Apple and…Ace of Spades?

I love it when Mikey spends time with the boys. The sounds of laughter coming from the bedroom as the men in my life build new cities out of legos and create artwork that would rival Picasso make me all kinds of warm and fuzzy inside. They speak their own language when they are together, [...]

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To Thine Own Self Be True

I finally got my five-year chip this morning. After a hairy start to the day, my logic, the part of me that said I had a sink full of dishes, a calendar full of deadlines, a small window of time to clean and cook before the boys returned from summer school, took a backseat to [...]

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Weekly Review – Dealing with a Lazy Husband, Getting Fired by Your Doctor, and Why My Unromantic Date Night didn’t Suck

Hiya! I’m sorry I’ve been so flaky around here lately. It’s partly due to this bullcrap they call summer vacation, where kids are asked to stay home from school for unbearable lengths of time and parents are forced to….parent them. Mostly though, it’s due to the fact that I’ve been lazy. But, I have been [...]

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“You’ve Got a Long Way to Go”

“You’ve got a long way to go,” he said. The words stung like hell. I knew he meant well; he always did, but I wish he had just slapped me instead. It would have hurt less and that kind of pain eventually goes away. “You’ve got a long way to go.” The words kept echoing [...]

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Special Needs Student Molested on School Bus

Did you hear about the douchebag who molested an 11-year-old special needs student in Phoenix, Arizona?   Andres Mendoza, a 70 year special needs assistant with the Washington Elementary School District was arrested on charges of molesting the young girl on the school bus.   Mendoza, who has been employed by the school district since [...]

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The Other Version of Me

I was four when my family left Poland, though it was more “sneaking out in the middle of the night” than “casually crossing the border.” It was two weeks before Martial Law was imposed, and sensing that the political and economic climate was continuing to plummet, my folks made the heart wrenching decision to leave [...]

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