I had intended to be on an unannounced hiatus until after New Years because after New Years my husband and I are going to get into the BEST SHAPE OF OUR LIVES and I needed to conserve all my energy. And besides, the time between Christmas and New Years is really more about vacuuming than [...]
I was on the cross-country ski team in high school. I had always been on teams, so I didn’t think much about joining, even though I’d never cross-country skied before. There were many like me, sort of athletic, unable to ski, and they promised to teach us. I learned how to ski, but never got [...]
1997 was an El Niño year. It was also the year I moved to Los Angeles. I was 23 and lived in a backhouse behind a guy whose business card read “Television Preacher Psychic Healer.” I never saw his television show, nor did I ever see him psychically heal anyone, but that was irrelevant. The [...]
I have a cautious relationship with Twitter. We’re in class together, but we don’t know each other. When I see Twitter on the quad, I recognize her* but I don’t hang out with her. We’ll nod, maybe. Or maybe we won’t. That, however, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t follow me right this second. Someday, Twitter [...]
This was my list on Saturday: Tap costume – check Ballet costume – check Brown tights – check Pink tights – check Tap shoes – check Ballet shoes – check Proven ability to switch between the entire tap costume and the entire ballet costume in less than eight minutes – check Including hair – check [...]
My son had writing homework. Me: What’s the topic? Kid: If I had a million dollars. Me, singing: If I had a million dollars… Kid: What are you talking about? Me, still singing: I would buy you a fur coat, but not a real fur coat, that’s cruel. Kid: Mom? Me: It’s Barenaked Ladies. They’re [...]
One winter, many years ago, I lived in an unheated cabin in Vermont. The Farm In Vermont notion isn’t completely out of nowhere. I’ve lived there, a half-step away from that mythical farm, and while I’ve never fed an alpaca, I knew cold. There were buildings nearby, heated and with electricity, and I had access [...]
Did you hear about the wind? It was a six days ago so it’s hard to get excited about it now, but last Thursday and Friday it was windy. Messed with our palm trees windy. Knocked out the power windy. The power never went back on and, after a trip to the mall to buy [...]
On Saturday night my daughter marched in a parade. And because it was somewhere in the high 30s and I didn’t want her to get hypothermia alone, I marched with her. This is only relevant because it was cold and we were cold. There was a lot of waiting around in not enough clothes and [...]
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