Yes, I’m sending my six-year-old to school wearing blue eyeshadow. Retro Day is second only to Halloween. My only regret is that I won’t have time to crimp her hair.
There are no deviled eggs at our weekly bridge games, not because no one plays bridge, but because there is no one to make the deviled eggs. We’re all too busy driving our cars in circles around the neighborhood.
I started the Daily Yawp so that I could wake up and tinker with words for a bit before waking up the kids, getting everyone to school, walking the dogs, working out, and sitting down to tinker with other people’s words, aka my job. (Another acronym!) That’s why it’s the Daily Yawp and not the Daily Deep Thought, Daily Political Debate, or the Daily Spend-More-Time-Editing-Than-Writing.
Yesterday I needed new printer ink, which is the office supply equivalent to going to the dentist. Afterwards you’re just sort of grateful, as it is the longest possible period before you have to go to that awful place again. You’re also happy. Ooo, how smooth your teeth feel! How vibrant your printouts! At any [...]
What happened to math? Way back when I was pretty good at math. Going through the steps to solve problems was relaxing. You followed the rules, got an answer, were confident in its correctness because you followed the rules, and then moved on to the next problem. I was excited to pass this enthusiasm onto [...]
I found this inside my box of chocolate a couple of days ago. I’m calling it a mix tape because I’m nostalgic like that. And it’s a fantastic mix tape, full of songs that deserved to be remembered. Scott Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag, for example, which was my son’s favorite song when he was one. [...]
On Friday I received two texts at exactly the same time, just before 1:00, both from friends in my town. A student had jumped from the top of a three-story building at the local high school and hadn’t survived the fall. The story changed all afternoon. Freshman girl. Sophomore boy. Bullied. Not bullied. Was pushed. [...]
I found this ad while cleaning. They baby-proofed the house and parent-proofed the credit card. They’re saints, these credit card companies, protecting us from ourselves. But this is actually what caught my attention. Put aside the fact that it’s a picture of a model holding a model in a pretend kitchen. Just look at this [...]
Whole Foods is the world’s happiest grocery store. You feel it when you walk in the door. There’s a low vibration, full of promises of health and prosperity, easily delivered through grass-fed beef, coconut water and acidophilus. I’ve recently adopted a new Whole Foods for no other reason than it has a tapas bar. Grocery [...]
My daughter has ballet in a studio that is a short walk from a skate/ surf shop. They also sell snowboards and refer to themselves by the all encompassing term “board shop”. I have a weakness for board related things. There are a million ways to defy aging: adult sports leagues, cover bands, pilots licenses, [...]
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