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My co-worker once told me that my family should have a reality TV show because ridiculous things happen to us all the time. Actually, I admit: what he really meant was that we are a family of ridiculous inclination and we make ridiculous decisions and do ridiculous things. "Hilarity ensued." I should have a plaque [...]

It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to. A is for Advil I have been taking for my pounding headaches and sore throat. B is for Benadryl for watery eyes, sneezing and runny nose. C is for COLD as in WHY DO I HAVE TO COME DOWN WITH A BAD COLD ON MY [...]

Fifty Minutes

The tornado touched down in Moore, OK on May 20. It stayed on the ground for approximately 50 minutes. I get my daily doses of news from the radio & mobile news summary during my 1.5-hour commute, each way. When you were simply listening to a narrative of what happened, it was hard to grasp [...]

Fab, dahling.

I really should be writing a post about my 8-day, 6-night, 3-country, 2-train-ride, 1000+-photo caper in Europe. For now though, I just want to give Fab.com a shoutout. You made my day. First with this real product called Ostrichpillow...     Then a great reminder for all...

Story of My Life

One of my 10-year-old's favorite conversation starters with me is the fact that I have a Ph.D. in theatre (and from a very prestigious program and school too. Please allow me to brag. I kind of need a little bit ego booster lately. In addition, I am reading Sheryl Sandberg's book Lean In and felt vindicated when she [...]

I have been prowling the streets of Poetry Foundation late at night, identifying victims. You could see this as an easy way out for a severe case of blogger's block if you wish. But sometimes, brevity is gold, and Ms. Grossman masters it like a badass patron goddess.   I have to tell you by [...]

I Hate Valentine’s Day

As much as I hate Mother's Day, my own birthday, I hate Valentine's Day more. To be completely honest, it is because these holidays set up expectations despite my resistance and I inevitably am disappointed. I am a Cancer so my natural reaction is to set up walls around myself when these days come around. [...]

Random Randomness

I confess the reason why I took to Twitter so passionately was because I am the ultimate "idea man". You know, like those people that go in front of movie studios execs to pitch movie ideas? (I learned of the movie industry from TV shows so YMMV) I have lots of one-liner ideas but that [...]

Self. Portrait.

  I walk by this building plastered with "variations" of "The Son of Man" every morning on my way to work. I always wonder whether Rene Magritte would weep about his painting being used to advertise restaurants. Although he does not strike me as someone who is obsessed with the divide between high and low/pop arts. [...]

Moms for D&D

Confession: I am married to a geek. I am probably biased because I am surrounded day in and day out by awesome people who would have been labeled as geeks and dorks, including the three men in my house, my coworkers, and our family friends, but I really do believe that geeks make the best [...]