Archives for August 2010

Bus Wrecks

I was in a bus accident yesterday. I was looking out of my window and I said to Gabe “That guy is totally going to hit us.” Then he did. I suppose accident is overstating what happened. I mean it was a crash, but it was an extraordinarily low speed collision. Our bus was stopped […]

Unlike Mr. George, I Think Tracey Would Notice

“What are you doing Mom?” “I’m just trying to think of something to write about for my MamaPop post today.” He thought about it for a while. “Why don’t you just type random letters?” “Just like 10th grade geography papers?” “What?” “Nothing.” *

Somebody is Going to Have to Explain this to Me

I was sitting at the table, eating my yogurt, minding my own business when the phone rang. It was an automated survey. Question: Do you own a small dog? I said no. THAT WAS THE ENTIRE SURVEY? What the hell kind of business could require an anonymous automated telephone survey where the sole question is […]

The Class of 2022 (BlogHer Hangover Part 2)

There are actually two kinds of BlogHer hangovers. The kind of hangover I wrote about two weeks ago and the kind where you run out of words. Usually when I come home from BlogHer I find that I have mysteriously run out of things to say. It is as if I have told most of […]

Three Songs I Can’t Stop Listening To This Week

The Solillaquists of Sound – New Sheriff in Town Soul Coughing – Bus to Beelzebub The Notorious B.I.G. (Biggie Smalls) – Party and Bullshit (ratatat remix)

Labor Pains

Last night I woke up at 3:33 am with what felt like labor pains. My stomach was cramping so badly that I was convinced that Vicky was having her baby. I reasoned that she and I had bonded so deeply when we roomed together at BlogHer that I could feel her labor pains. I don’t […]

They Call Me “The Mythbuster”

I just stood in my kitchen and watched a pot of water boil. I watched it happen. They say you can’t, but I can. Maybe you can’t, but I can. I CAN DO ANYTHING! You can’t stop me. It was amazing. (They don’t really call me The Myth Buster. They call me “The Boiler”.)

Non Sequitur

The funniest joke I heard all day as told by my four year old neighbor, Todd: (Laurie and Suebob should stop reading now) Q: Why did the chicken cross the road? A: Diarrhea. I turned my head as his mother scolded him for that kind of talk at the table because I was laughing and […]

The BlogHer Hangover

Ninety minutes. That is how long it took me to start crying after I got back into town. I wasn’t even actually home yet. I don’t know why I was surprised. This happens every year. I go to BlogHer and I leave feeling amazing. I see people I only get to talk to face to […]

As BlogHer Approaches

This isn’t another “what you need for BlogHer post” or “what you should wear to BlogHer piece” this is far less tangible and really only tangentially related to the conference. This happens every year. This is my fifth BlogHer and every July the dreams begin. A week or two ago I had a dream that […]