Sites that follow up on flash-in-the-pan news stories that caught my our collective attention but about which I have heard nothing since. Remember the kid from UCLA who joined the Libyan revolution? Well what the hell happened to him? Did his parents beat him senseless? Is he back to life "as usual" in LA as a student? A website where you can post the subtext behind all-too-polite resignation letters. Like the chick here who was demoted a couple months ago who resigned abruptly with: "I just … [Read more...] about Unfiltered Thoughts: Websites that Should Exist
It's funny how the universe gives you exactly what you need. The night before last, I woke at 2 with baby, and couldn't get back to sleep. At all. Which meant I had been up for 16 hours straight by 6 p.m. last night. After we picked baby up from daycare, we went home and she was fussy, so we put her down, and here's what unfolded: 6:30 - asleep. Totally, utterly unconscious. 40 minutes later- Me: "I guess she didn't get a long enough nap this afternoon." My Better Half: "mmm." 30 … [Read more...] about Winter Hibernation?
I was cleaning out the garage and, faced with the inevitable question of "will I ever need this again?" I increasingly find myself unequivocally saying "nope. No way." Especially when it came to all my grad school stuff. I quit grad school in 2008, and in retrospect and with the benefit of hindsight, it was the best decision I could have made. While it was a difficult decision at the time, I now wish I had made it sooner. If only because I could have gotten on to the more important things in … [Read more...] about Gettin Dumber by the Minute
My parents sold my childhood home today. Sigh. It had to happen. It just makes me all nostalgic for all those memories. Using the clothesline for a GI Joe zipline (Yes, I was a tomboy). Playing in the backyard, the tire swing, the "forest" down the road, and the field behind the house. Staying inside on snow days and watching the snow fall through the enormous dining room windows. I guess this will have to do for whenever I want to revisit that place. … [Read more...] about My Childhood Home
As is often the case, I had no time for a shower this morning, but I ran the shower anyway to get my hair wet & steam my pants (because I had no time to iron either). And when I turned on the shower, I thought that there was a strange funk to the water. But whatever. Continued to get ready. Came out of the bathroom to grab coffee and get the baby ready and I thought, Actually the whole house has some strange funk to it. Me to My Better Half: "Do you smell something?" My Better Half: … [Read more...] about Monday’s Off to a Good Start