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Monday, July 30, 2012

Gearing Up For BlogHer '12: Let's Do This And Let's OWN This!

What happens when you get four thousand women together - and not just any women, mind you, women with opinions! Women with opinions that want their voices heard! You get chaos! You get mayhem! You get fun! You get educated and interested and invigorated!

And most of all, you get to be you.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

I Can't Believe I Used To Eat That!

When I was about a year into my marriage, I decided to try out my new-found love of cooking by baking a real treat for my husband: my mother's world-famous brownies.

I called her up, got the recipe, and made a great, big batch. They were good, but surprisingly, they weren't perfect. Something was just not the same about mine. This went on for a few years, with me making a batch every so often, and while my husband was appreciative, he just didn't understand. These weren't Mom's brownies. What was different? The water? The quality of flour on the east coast versus the southwest? What??

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Dear Daughter: Let's Talk About (GULP!) Sex

Dear Daughter,

(Or should I say "Dear blonde-haired, blue-eyed, beyond gorgeous eleven year-old girl with a quick wit and an adventurous attitude who will no doubt be the object of many a teen boy's fantasy way before I'm ready for her to be...")

Let's talk sex. Maybe not right this minute, but soon. According to your father, the only word you need to know about sex is NO. N.O. Capital letters, please, and in bold font. You may substitute the word "never", but it should also be capitalized. Beneath the word, you may add your signature. In triplicate. There, all done.

Except, not quite.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Oh Fabio, I Guess We Just Weren't Meant To Be

Yes, that's me in the picture above, age mid-twentysomething, and that's Fabio. Did I forget to mention our torrid liason? The yearning? The passion? The colossal wave of surging desire? 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

My Former Boss Was A Case Study In First World Problems

 few years ago, while working as an executive assistant for a pharmaceutical company, I had to plan a trip for my boss to Rwanda.

Rwanda. Holy cow! Can you even get a plane to Rwanda??

Monday, July 9, 2012

When Did I Get So Snobby??

I  was grocery shopping last night at a major retailer who shall not be named (because they're also a major retailer who likes to litigate the heck out of anyone posting anything deragatory in association with their name), and as I was checking out I realized that the clerk behind the counter was being awfully nice.

This is where I confess my first piece of snobbishness - I rarely look at clerks and waiters.

Monday, July 2, 2012


It wasn't much of an evening. I was baking cupcakes for my daughter's class party, and he was watching hockey. I didn't mean for it to escalate the way it did, but then, these things always do come out of nowhere.

It began with a fight on the ice. The gloves came off, the players were circling, grabbing and punching, and the announcer called out with great glee:

"Looks like a real donnybrook there on the ice!"

"What???" The man said. "What the hell is he saying?"