October 2010

This has got to be the best week for Sundays in My City hosted by Unknown Mami. Halloween is our favorite holiday and here are all the reasons why... . . The sun has set. The day is coming to an end. Back to reality people! As Mr. Monk, my youngest, said to me when [...]

. This is today. I wish I were there. But I am here at home, trying to restore my own sanity, in a very personal, trivial way. Some dear friends that I have the honor of getting to know were there on the Mall in D.C. witnessing history: Nancy at Mature Landscaping. Renee at Life [...]

Disclaimer: Objects in the mirror are both closer and farther than they appear. . Preamble: I have no idea what the point of this post is or whether there is any. Except to demonstrate the power of Picnik, the danger of believing in profile pictures in social media (Think Catfish), and the fact I look [...]

The most exciting, most surreal, yet most unnerving, and embarrassing part of the evening with David Sedaris (yeah this totally sounds like I spent some intimate hours with him, doesn't it? THIS is why I have a blog: so I can alter reality with the power of my words) came when, more than half way [...]

A Night with David Sedaris

When I learned that David Sedaris is on a tour for his new book Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, I knew I had to do something. I checked his agent's website and saw that he would be in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for a book reading, in addition to book signing. Since I did not think [...]

There is no other way around it: I am a hypocrite. Isn't it an ironic coincidence that after my holier-than-thou tirade against bullying and my immagonnakickyourpunkass battle cry, my 12-year-old son told me tonight that he has been called all sorts of names at school? Names such as gay, nerd, retard. Hurled at him, in [...]

. On my way to dropping off my 7th grader at the junior high this morning, he asked, out of the blue, "Where do you get a yard sign for the election?" He meant the "Vote for XX" signs that some of our neighbors have started decorating their front lawns with since a couple of [...]

Wig Out

I took a nap today from 2 pm to 4 pm. (Wait. Let me jot down the date for today. On October 17, I TOOK A 2-FUCKING-HOUR NAP, RELATIVELY UNINTERRUPTED, AND WOKE UP ON MY OWN!!!) When I woke up, I was completely disoriented because I thought it was morning. At first I was confused, then I [...]

I carry your heart with me

I have been giving this a lot of thought ever since I started getting readers/commenters who, more often than not, became friends: Why do the relationships I have forged online with people I have never met often feel a lot more authentic, real and immediate than those in real life? This was what Wicked Shawn [...]

Opening up a can of whupass

I am fuming. Ok, what's new, right? But this time it is something personal. It may be trivial but it has consumed me ever since I had the following exchange with my son this past Friday. After a whole weekend of thinking it over and calming down, my anger and indignation has been only stewing [...]

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