Blogging and Writing, California Lifestyle, Suburbia, Uncategorized

I Can’t Believe I Have To Explain This To You People; How “Baby It’s Cold Outside” and “The Little Mermaid” Have Proven Our Cultural Ignorance

I remember the first time I heard the song "Baby It's Cold Outside." I was riding in the car with my mother. It was Christmastime, I was visiting her in Seattle as I always did for the holidays. We were on our way to some dive bar, where she would hang out in the bar… Continue reading I Can’t Believe I Have To Explain This To You People; How “Baby It’s Cold Outside” and “The Little Mermaid” Have Proven Our Cultural Ignorance

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Big Kids, Holidays, Mom Life, Uncategorized

You Guys Need To Chill With The Elf On The Shelf Hate

I'm going to drop a real bomb on you guys, here. It's a doozy. Brace yourselves. I do the Elf on the Shelf for my kids. Yeah, that's right. I have the Elf on the Shelf. Not just the Elf on the Shelf, but one for each of my kids plus an Elf for my… Continue reading You Guys Need To Chill With The Elf On The Shelf Hate

California Lifestyle, Mom Life, Suburbia, Uncategorized

My Kids’ Sports Are Starting To Drive Me Insane

This month - May - is National Tennis Mom's Month. At least that's what the USTA says, and since May is Mother's Day, it makes sense. I am a tennis mom. I drive my kids hundreds of miles a week, spend close to $2000 a month, and live my life on the sidelines as my… Continue reading My Kids’ Sports Are Starting To Drive Me Insane

California Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Let’s Clear The Air On This Whole Don Trump Thing

Unfortunately - and I say that not really meaning what I'm saying - I might lose some followers after this post. It's not really unfortunate. It's good. It's fucking great. Bye Felicia.   A little known fact about this here blog lady is that she (I'm talking about myself) used to work in politics. First… Continue reading Let’s Clear The Air On This Whole Don Trump Thing

California Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Really, Internet? Yes. Really.

Today was errand day. It's one day a week: Monday. We pack all the errands into that day so that we can avoid leaving the house the rest of the week. By the end of even a moderate Monday errand day I'm exhausted, crabby, and unwilling to tolerate anything. And that's like two stops. Today's Monday… Continue reading Really, Internet? Yes. Really.

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It Could Always Be Worse

Have you ever had someone say that to you? You're having a bad day. You found out you have high blood pressure. You got into a car accident. Your company announced pay cuts. You're frustrated, you're tired, you need to vent, and so you meet up with friends or family for drinks and vent over beers;… Continue reading It Could Always Be Worse

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All The Possible Reasons Everyone’s So Ungrateful All Of A Sudden

Does anyone remember when people used to do that super annoying Facebook status thing, where they'd post a daily thing they're thankful for every day in the month of November, leading up to Thanksgiving? If you aren't from America, perhaps you've been spared this glad-handed way of humble-bragging that people used to do. You, dear international… Continue reading All The Possible Reasons Everyone’s So Ungrateful All Of A Sudden