My Life Lately…A Tale of GIFs, Part 10

September 26, 2014

I have to apologize to the three people who still read this blog…I’ve been beyond lax. And it’s not because i’ve been lazy in life. It’s because life is a bag of dicks when it comes to allowing me time for this very important space on the internet. So I’m going to attempt to kick […]

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Dear Roger Goodell

September 10, 2014

Dear Roger Goodell, You don’t know me. You likely never will. But your idiocy has me considering a Kickstarter account to buy an football franchise just so I can mess up your meetings and start a campaign to openly overthrow you as commissioner of the National Football League. You are an egotist, no doubt. It takes […]

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Arriving and Departing

September 3, 2014

“The truth is of course is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time.”- David Bowie Earlier this summer, our Monday babysitter, Miss Sandi, let me know that there was a good possibility that she would not be able to continue watching the girls in the fall. The […]

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Madness and Genius: Loss and Laughter

August 11, 2014

There are times of mass mourning when a public figure dies. Inevitably, this leads to people becoming grim at the celebrity culture in general. In most part, I couldn’t agree more. But the cynic in some people leads them to chime in that the masses are fools for mourning the loss of a soul. I […]

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Your Move, Freud

July 24, 2014

It is an elementary primal emotion for humans that when we feel scarcity approaching, we horde. The conveniences of modern life have lessened this, but we all have our triggers. Hell, our bodies do it with food (which is one reason why dieting is so bad for you). It’s a way to adapt and survive. […]

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Let’s All Go to the Movies

July 14, 2014

When I was younger–high school and college-aged–I used to go to the movies like it was my job. In fact, it was kind of a dream job to be a movie critic. But that dream faded much like my dreams of being a rock star, actress and veterinarian. Mr. CVD and I had our lunch […]

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The Well Runs Dry

July 9, 2014

Let me tell you a little story about The Shack. These things will come in bits and pieces but it will all make sense in the end. It’s like a Seinfeld episode that takes place over a great many years. Scene 1: The first time The Mister took me to The Shack he had been […]

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My Life Lately…A Tale of GIFs, Part 9

June 19, 2014

  When the semester was over and I thought I would have all kinds of time to get stuff done…   When I realized that I agreed to take on three independent study students to supplement income…   When I saw how little that income actually was…   When I couldn’t focus on anything I […]

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It Was Bound to Happen

June 11, 2014

We had our first ER trip yesterday. It took almost 17 months for a full-fledged emergency but it has happened. And, unsurprisingly, it was with Emma…the mini-me.  I was hoping she’d forego the part of me that is clumsy and cursed and injury prone, but it seems that’s part of the package deal. No substitutions, […]

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For the Love of Showers

June 1, 2014

I can’t ever recall being a bath girl. A lot of gals like baths. They light candles and relax. Maybe they read. Maybe they listen to music. There are a lot of bubbles. They leave the situation feeling relaxed. Perhaps it’s because I’m a larger lady and bathtubs normally make me feel trapped, but I […]

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