My pet peeves (Part 1 of a long series I am sure…)

November 19, 2008 random

People who say “How are you?” or “What’s up?” and then give you that look when you actually try to answer the question other than “Fine” People (ok, men) who do not look at you when they are talking to a group of people and you are the only woman in the room — scan, […]

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A good question indeed…

November 18, 2008 a picture is worth a thousand words

This is one of those one-liners that make me laugh out loud… Brilliant, great sense of humor. Indeed a good question, and I have to say, no matter where you stand on this divisive issue, this question does make you pause and give the whole thing some more thoughts. Picture found here

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Here is a Christmas present idea: Joe the Plumber book!

November 18, 2008 imho is just a polite way to say I know you don't give a hoot what I think but I'm going to say it anyway

I am never one to abandon people when they are down in their luck. I do genuinely worry about people who enjoyed their 15-minute of fan and then never to be heard/seen again. I want the follow-up news, the updates. I want to make sure that they were not thrown over the wall like a […]

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Go see Mary Poppins live on stage in 2009 (and 2010)!

November 18, 2008 random

We spent a too-short weekend in the New York city some time this year, and the boys fell in love with the city. At first we were worried that they might be bored since there really wasn’t much to do, if you are a kid, once you subtracted museums and walking around and watching people. […]

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I feel empathy for the mom in the Fudge series!

November 18, 2008 no manual for parenting

I’ve read the series of books by Judy Blume a long time ago. We recently picked up a copy of Double Fudge from a garage sale and I started reading it to my youngest this weekend, one chapter at a time. The more we read, the more it became surreal to me: Peter and Fudge […]

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Interview of the Obamas on 60 Minutes

November 18, 2008 random

I just realized this: Barack Obama will be a work-from-home-dad with a big-old office at home! Thanks to CBS for putting the entire video section on the Interweb! I watched again the section when they talked about transitions ahead for them as a family. Watch CBS Videos Online They are such a happy, beautiful family. […]

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How do you explain WAR to a 5 year old?

November 17, 2008 no manual for parenting

About 2 weeks ago, my youngest asked me, “Mommy, is there a war now?” I was startled by this question, but quickly steadied myself and said, “yes, honey, unfortunately, there are wars all around the world.” “No, I mean, is there one that we are in?” Pause. “Yes, honey, unfortunately, there is at least one, […]

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The trend continues: the hat stays. And I am inspired!

November 17, 2008 no manual for parenting

And it is not just a hat, nor is it a cowboy hat. It is a FEDORA. My 5 yo got a wool fedora for his upcoming 6th birthday. He has been wearing that hat ever since. People would comment on how cute he is, esp. when he tips his hat slightly, and say, “How’d […]

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My youngest’s got a fedora and a cane…

November 8, 2008 no manual for parenting

Son: Hey, do you know the name of my cane? Us: No. What? Son: John McCain! (Confession: he was, for the longest time, pro-McCain. There, I said it. He actually cried over this several times pre-election day. His mind was set on McCain because he saw a lot of the commercials by the GOP camp […]

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Obama calls himself a Mutt and I have two!

November 8, 2008 this i believe

. Is it wrong to have hero worship towards a politician? Ever since the night of Nov. 4, I have been walking through the clouds. Elated, of course, but that feeling also comes from my disbelief that we actually did it. Or rather, he actually did it! And of course, we all know there is […]

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