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 [...]

The ABCs of OBX

A is for the ABC stores in NC. After having come here every year for 10+ years, I finally realized on this trip that 1) in NC, you could only purchase hard liquors from the ABC stores, 2) ABCs are not open on Sundays, 3) ABC is not a random acronym that many businesses have [...]

New York. New York.

The Husband and the boys are on a 4-day hiking trip along the Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin. I had been thinking about taking advantage of the empty house for a long time but did not make any decision until Bugginword gave me the "open arms all system go" welcome gesture and also I found a [...]

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 [...]

Best. Mom. Ever.

I am using this title because I don't know what to call this post. The original title choices were: Called a Psycho Mom on Mother's Day and am proud of it but that would leave nothing of substance for me to write because the title is basically the story. or Possibly One of the Best [...]

Losing

I have lost 30 lbs. since last summer. There. I said it. I don't know why I have been feeling too embarrassed to tell you this. I feel guilty. What's with all the "you are beautiful the way you are" "girl power" blah blah rah rah Dove marketing speeches I tend to meander into. I [...]

Something horrific happened in Boston, to Boston, to people who congregated in that resilient city for the annual Boston Marathon. Two explosive devices went off near the finish line when many were getting close to accomplish what was one of the most impressive feats, running in and finishing a marathon. There were a lot of footages and [...]

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 [...]

Behold, m'ladies. The latest ironic, gender-stereotype-busting, geek-affirming musical video designed to empower us, by showing the world: Fuck Yeah, We Are Women, We Are Bad Ass, We Like the Same Things that Men Like and We Are Good At Them, Too. Plus, We Have Boobs.     This video and this tweet from Nathan Fillon [...]