Yesterday was my last day of vacation staycation off. I just don't know what to call it. It's probably no secret that a vacation with two kids 3 and under is hardly restful, so while calling it a vacation is wrong, even the "-cation" part of staycation just rubs me the wrong way. Here are some handy reminders that I may need to review when planning our next trip to ensure sanity next time around: If at all possible, avoid making the first day of your time off a 19 hour day of packing, … [Read more...] about Vacation recap
For the past week, my family has been here visiting. In order to accommodate everyone, we had to rent a vehicle, and when it came time to select what to rent, the only two vehicles that would fit everyone were a minivan and an SUV. I was not looking forward to driving a minivan but we thought it would be easier for my dad to get in & out of (he has physical difficulties) than the SUV, and probably more spacious for everyone crammed inside. So I reluctantly hit reserve. Turns out it is … [Read more...] about Judging drivers by cars
I'm in LA for a couple different work things, and had dinner last night with my BFF & her fiance Josh in Santa Monica. I was mulling over their beer selection, and said something about how the beer I wanted was kinda pricey but since I was on vaca, I'd get it anyway. Then Josh tore me a new one. "Vaca?! VA-CA?? You are here for WORK. Yes, you might be out to dinner with friends, but this is no vaca." He went on to explain that, in his world, vacation is time off from work used 1) for fun … [Read more...] about What is this ‘Vaca’?
It's tempting at this time of every year to look back and reflect on what has passed in the previous 360 or so days. So why resist temptation? In no particular order... Raves to you, Slate Ad Report Card. I often think that if I could dream up a job, it would be ad critic. That way I could still apply all of my analytical skills & intelligence but to something I really care about: TV. Still I have to say (albeit humbly), you missed a few on your worst of the year-list. What about the … [Read more...] about Rants & Raves of the Year (2006 edition)