Archives for January 2010

At Least I Think I am Funny

Last night I was at choir rehearsal and we were working on a particularly difficult piece of music. For Melissa, Lori, Elisa and Loralee it was the Mathias “Let the People Praise Thee, O God”, the piece that he wrote for Prince Charles and Lady Diana’s wedding. For everybody else it sounds like this. I’m […]

Generation Gap

Ian was in the shower and spiking up his hair. I said “Are you making liberty spikes?” He said “What is a liberty spike?” I explained to him what a liberty spikes were and what a mohawk was. “You know your Dad used to have a mohawk. A purple one.” “No he didn’t. He had […]


Love Sports?

Please help up get sports / women’s sports/ sportswriting represented on a panel at BlogHer this year. All you have to is vote I would attend this session. You don’t have to be attending BlogHer, you don’t have to be a woman, heck, I don’t even really care if you like sports but I do […]

The Psychic

Did I ever tell you that one time a psychic told me that I would marry a man whose name began with the letter “G”? That was about 18 months before I met Gabe. Creepy, right? Then again, she also told me that I would live in the Pacific Northwest and work in textiles, so […]

And the World Continues to Get Smaller

My neighbor was picking up her daughter who was over here playing with Claudia when she told me that she was watching a power point presentation at work and there was a picture of me in it. Strange? Yes, until the guy giving the presentation told her it was a picture from the BlogHer conference […]

Also, My Dad Can Beat Up Their Dad

I’ve mentioned before that my Tae Kwon Do class is pretty much comprised of  me and a bunch of 4 – 7 year olds, right? I guess I am getting used to this. I was driving some of my friends from class home yesterday when we had the following conversation. TODD: I can run faster […]


For some reason completely out of my realm of understanding my children (especially the boy) has started replacing his “f” sounds with the “th” sound. They usually only do this when it is the last sound in a word, so stuff becomes stuth, or enough becomes enuth. It is almost some sort of reversed cockney, […]

What the Hell are They Teaching My Kids at That School?

This came home from school in Ian’s backpack this week. I’ve been laughing about it for three days. Let’s take a closer look, shall we? He swears it says Jack.

Is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me.

Hello my lovelies. It is January, and we all know what that means, right? Just in case you have no idea what I am talking about, this is the day for you readers to come out of the woodwork. Say anything you would like. You can just say hi. If you need a prompt feel […]

The Audition

The audition was wonderful. The choir is amazing. I feel really good today. The chorus had us (I went with my neighbor and friend Lesley) sit through the rehearsal before the auditions. They are singing John Rutter’s “Mass of the Children” which is both beautiful and challenging. The director is this fantastic and talented woman […]


For Christmas I bought Gabe one of those sets of Bose speakers that has a place to dock your iPod for the kitchen. He likes to listen to music when he cooks and our old speakers were old and crapping out. It seems like such a small thing but this new docking station charges my […]