Not So Sure About Those Christmas Carols

I woke up with Walking in a Winter Wonderland stuck in my head. Woke up with Walking in a Winter Wonderland. Say THAT three times fast. Anyway, I woke up to this. In the meadow we can build a snowman Then pretend that he’s a circus clown. She’ll say “Are you married?” We’ll say “No, […]

Preteen Angst

My daughter asks me the same question every single day. “Why do you hate me?” And every single day I give her the same answer. “I don’t hate you. I love you.” To which she generally replies “No you don’t. You hate me.” and this goes on for a while. This outburst is usually prompted […]

5 Totally Unrelated Things I Have Learned This Month

1) Mick Jagger wrote the song “Tumbling Dice” after talking to a housekeeper about her gambling habit. 2) The piece of metal that you use to transition from a wood flor to a tile floor is called a Schluter. 3) Pinterest makes so much more sense if you watch Doctor Who.

Someday They Will Tell Their Therapists This Story

I walked into the room in the middle of “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance”. Now, I am not entirely sure this movie is age appropriate for eight year olds, but there they were watching it. “Who is that guy, Mom?” “I don’t know.” I said. “I’ve never seen this movie.” “But who is he supposed […]

There is Change

Just when I think I can’t take it anymore. Just when I think – this was the wrong decision. We should have moved. Remodeling is going to kill us. Just when I think I haven’t had an air conditioner since June and now I need heat and I don’t have that either. Just when I […]


Yesterday was such strange day. Within seconds of Teddy Roosevelt finally winning a president’s race I lost one of my jobs. Sunrise. Sunset. I have no idea why I had so much emotional energy invested in a fake race that is run by people dressed up as dead presidents after the fourth inning of National’s […]

Playing Hooky

Education was always a big deal in my family. My parents rarely took us out of school for vacations and we didn’t take sick days unless we were really sick – or, I suppose, if we could convince my mom we were really sick. That is the kind of parenting skill you learn by example. […]

Don’t Worry, I Didn’t Write That One

I am not sure why, but I want to give you guys an idea of how my creative process works, or really, in this case, how my creative process doesn’t work. I am painfully aware that I haven’t written anything here in a week and so I was brainstorming in my favorite think tank – […]

Kraut Rocks! Win a Prize Pack!

I have gotten away from writing about food here. I’m not sure why. I love food. I love talking about food. I like watching TV shows about food. I love eating food. I don’t even really mind grocery shopping. Today I want to talk about a food that you probably don’t spend too much time […]


One time my mom called me all freaked out about geotagging. Apparently my sister-in-law told her that people could find out where you were by looking at a picture you took if you weren’t careful. Not only did I already know that, I clearly don’t care if people care where I am. You can tell […]

How I Accidentally Scared My Kids, Again

We rented our first storage unit back in June. I have no idea how I made it to 39 years old without ever needing a storage unit, but somehow I did. My best guess is that my drummer’s mom let us practice in her garage and I never moved back in with my parents. Of […]


When I got home yesterday the door was unlocked, but nobody was there. Since we are renovating we have a lot of people coming and going. At first I was totally pissed at the electricians. The plumbers leave trash all over the house and now the electricians leave the place unlocked? But no. The electricians […]