May 2011

Source: I saw this cartoon via Paul Rieckhoff today.   My 13-year-old is working on a debate project for school. His topic? Support for Death Penalty. (He has turned in a written article against death penalty last week. The teacher wants them to be able to argue from both sides for the topic they are [...]

National Jukebox

Did you hear about the National Jukebox project unveiled by the Library of Congress earlier this month? When I heard it on NPR, I was so excited I almost crashed my car into the truck with a Calvin peeing sticker in front of me. The National Jukebox is, according to NPR, "the largest collection of [...]

I don't know what else to say. I will just quote extensively from this news report from KSN News 3 on May 25, 2011. Sometime in May Representatives in Topeka, Kansas "were debating a bill that would ban insurance companies from offering abortion coverage in regular health plans. The bill, that was signed into law [...]

I went out for emergency shopping for Mr. Monk, my second grader. The school field trip next week requires in addition to everything else, RAIN FUCKING BOOTS. Rain boots. Seriously, where the fuck could I find rain boots on a random day? So I ran to Target. I also discovered that Targets carry clothes. (Ok, [...]

Guilt is the trip

Dear Blog, I am very sorry for ignoring you for so long. I have not logged in for at least three days. I am so happy that you are still here. Let's see... It is 1:40 am right now. I am sad to say that I can at most spend 15 minutes with you. A [...]

The Perfect Storm

When I was pregnant with my number two child, Mr. Monk, I suffered Deep Vein Thrombosis (aka blood clot) : my entire left leg was swollen before I realized it was not a muscle strain that's been causing me excruciating pain, but rather something that could be life-threatening. My Obgyn immediately sent me to the emergency room [...]

Because of my racial/ethnic/cultural/educational make-up, I do not watch what I tell my children: I tend to over-explain everything and over-analyze everything for them. I also like to point out instances of racial/cultural prejudices and stereotypes disregarding whether they may be too young for such identity politics theory talks. Sometimes I feel sorry for them 'cause [...]

A Love Song for Sandi

A dear dear friend recently had a medical scare. She is home safe now but I did not know about this until tonight. Sandi over at Being Peachy and its wicked twin The Pits of Being Peachy had a heart attack and drove herself to the hospital. At this moment I am confused about the [...]

I know it is kind of lame to keep on writing posts about how I am totally swamped and apologizing for MIA. I am being a selfish blogger at this moment: all taking and no giving back. I am compelled to write this post because I want to use this quote: "I've got my country's [...]

I am so glad Mother's Day is finally coming to an end. In less than 30 minutes. I was not going to write anything about Mother's Day today. Apparently I have written several posts on how and why I hate Mother's Day ever since I started blogging. The act of "Oh I don't really care [...]

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