September 2009

I saw this a couple of weeks ago from a twittie bird on Twitter...  I clicked on the link, expecting it to be a funny, ha ha moment, "tongue in cheek".  I grew silent as I read the list.  It describes my youngest almost to a T, and for the first time, I was getting [...]

Originally uploaded by The Absence of Alternatives. My youngest went tramping in the woods with daddy this weekend and came upon this great looking walnut.  He was very excited since, at least to him and all of us in the family actually, it looks like Jack Skellington in Tim Burton's The Nightmare before Christmas... The [...]

This post is Part 5 of a series of posts documenting an impromptu DIY project I took on when I done and gone nuts on one Sunday afternoon...  It is indeed very interesting that the whole thing started on a Sunday afternoon, don't ya think, after I'd been alone with the kids for 2 whole [...]

“Mom, what did you want to do when you grew up?” My 6 year-old asked innocently. This question stirs a lot of anxiety inside me, but that’s another post, if you are unlucky enough, I may indulge myself in one day… He’s been really concerned about his future lately. He has pondered on being an [...]

Some of you may know about this already, since this Frontline documentary was first aired in 1985. I have only heard about the "Blue-eyed vs. Brown-eyed" experiment done by a daring 3rd-grade teacher, but I have never actually seen the documentary until today.  Through Twitter, of course.  There is something to be said about the [...]

Seriously, I have promised myself that I will finish this white paper I am working on before I do anything else.  Except breathe.  And drink a lot of water which is good for you.  And then of course, pee.  And I have been working really hard, until I had to search for a research paper [...]

Seriously.  Have you looked at it closely?  What is wrong with Wordpress?  Why do the smiley faces on my posts look like a f*cking pervert?   I have never seen a smiley face with arched eyebrows like these... :-) :-) :-) Tell me they don't look sinister.  I mean, come on. Even Google's smileys, though I do consider them [...]

That is: if your kids, like mine, don't know any better... My kids are ok.  They don't know any other way of living. I say this often.  Sometimes, I am merely being sarcastic, and self-deprecating.  (Ha. Like that's a surprise...)  Sometimes, I am being dead serious... I didn't realize we were poor until the other [...]

To recap: I embarked on an experiment to concoct my own bacon vodka, an one-woman moonshine operation on August 30.  The mason jar was wrapped in 3 layers of plastic bags and I had not been able to muster enough courage to peek inside it.  What was I afraid that I might see floating in [...]

One thing about working is that, when you are assigned a project whose essence you detest, you become very easily distracted.  After finding it extremely difficult to focus on the tasks at hand, while the clock tick tick tick away, and truth be told, a trip to the restroom to reapply my makeup, I made [...]

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