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Thanks to Tom for sharing this with me. He gets me.

I am going to take a break from my psychotic foaming over Halloween costumes. I am just going to let this picture quietly sink in…  You can see my past ranting here.


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 I was trying on my wig, again,

“Mom. You need to stop walking around the house wearing wigs.”


Got Pigtail? Ugh. Halloween Costume Conundrum

October 31, 2009 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

Every Halloween, we saw news reports and editorial comments on offensive costumes du jour.  What I call Halloween Costume Conundrum. HCC. This year, the HCC award went to Illegal Alien: It was such a brouhaha partly because, in my opinion, it was sold through Target’s website.  Target, the one mega store that does not seem […]


Popular Halloween Costumes. Multiple Choice: Which one does not belong?

October 29, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Play the Sad Trombone: I can’t sew to save my life

October 26, 2009 no manual for parenting

I visited Sad Trombone just now. Yet again. I am Today’s Failure #8418. My failure today, as a mother: I can’t sew worth a damn. I am not talking about elaborate arts and crafts. I am talking about simple hemming. I failed Home Ec in high school. Or, rather, I cheated otherwise I would have […]


Happy Halloween! saying it now ’cause this Saturday I’ll be too busy eating, eh, giving out candy

October 26, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

. This post should file under: I am too lazy busy to write a proper post so I will just upload the really cute picture my 6-year-old made p.s. I know there are some of you that despise those who say “Halloween is my favorite holiday”, secretly condemning those as Heathens.  No apology given here. […]


Tis almost Halloween. Do you know where your costume is? Let Zoltar inspire you…

October 13, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Remember Zoltar? From the movie Big?  Well, here is to help you remember… How many of us have thought about seeking the exact Zoltar out, not to make a wish, but just to say, “I have seen it. THE Zoltar in the movie with Tom Hanks!” Well, this post is not about that Zoltar.  But […]


Herald to Halloween? Walnut that looks like Jack Skellington

September 27, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Originally uploaded by The Absence of Alternatives. My youngest went tramping in the woods with daddy this weekend and came upon this great looking walnut.  He was very excited since, at least to him and all of us in the family actually, it looks like Jack Skellington in Tim Burton’s The Nightmare before Christmas… The […]