February 2010

Sundays in My City

I have not yet participated in Unknown Mami's Sundays in My City weekly feature that I so enjoy on her blog. (Actually, I love all her weekly features: the I Comment Therefore I am on Mondays and the Fragmented Fridays) I thought I'd give it a go this Sunday, seeing how I need a good [...]

We have been watching the Winter Olympics. I didn't plan to. But what's not to love really? Finally something on prime time that does not involve dead bodies, sexual predators, or its own mythologies. Naturally I gravitated towards Ice Dancing and Figure Skating. (No, I don't really want to engage in a debate about how [...]

Do you really know? I mean, really really? Do you know what you are reading them and how they are hearing what you are reading them?... I was browsing through the Costco "magazine" (what sadly passes as reading material for me nowadays) in bed when my oldest came to snuggle with sit by me. Not [...]

Scary Movies

The boys and I are still awake. We went to bed at around 10:30 pm. Or rather, we started getting into bed at around 10:30 pm. When my husband is out of town, both boys like to sleep in the big bed with me. I let them. You know why? Because I am scared. I [...]

Contract

My husband is out of town again. Well, since he travels 50% of the time, as dictated by his contract, there is always 50-50 chance he is on the road. He's sort of like George Cloony in Up in the Air, but without the dashing good looks. (Oh, I love you honey. I just need [...]

Makeup

1. Reading the comments people left for my last post, praising me for recognizing and questioning the rigid gender rules, in addition to feeling thankful, I am actually embarrassed. Feeling a bit like a fraud. A hypocrite. In an ironic way, although I set out to remain anonymous so I can speak my mind on [...]

Raising Boys

As much as I lament the lack of girl presence in my household, I know I am blessed to have my boys. They tug at my heart even though they bruise my sides sometimes when they roughhouse; They have no control over and are unaware of their own growing limbs.  They are protective of their [...]

And so are YOU!* * Tis said with love and affection and gratitude... This post is a belated thank-yous to many of you who have bestowed me with love and support and honors. Chris over @ Vintage Christine (whose subtitle "I'm not old, I'm vintage" has become my battle cry) sent me a surprise Valentine's [...]

Happy VCNYAHS Day!

One of the Hallmark Holiday is celebrated on this day. It also happens to be the day Anna Howard Shaw was born. Ms. Shaw was a leader of the women's suffrage movement and a physician nonetheless. In the 19th century. A female physician. Imagine that. Liz Lemon on 30 Rock dared to lead the movement [...]

I am honored to welcome Velva from Tomatoes on the Vine to participate in the WTF Wednesday feature in which rants and foaming are conducted and strong opinions are shared on things that bother us, that just won't go away until we get on our soap box and let it rip. Velva celebrates the deep, communal meaning [...]

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