My Authentic Self. Which One?


I’m as spiritual as the next new-ager, but I’m struggling with the life charge to find and live as your “authentic self.” For my non-spirit-seeking friends that means, dig deep inside, find your ugly truths and live them. To take it further; outer reality is illusion and only what we know and feel inside, is [...]

I Admit it, I Live in a Bubble

My only link to the outside world from here in this bubble.

I’ll admit it, I live in a bubble. The nice, safe, sheltered place where I’m insulated from the outside world. My circumstances mean I don’t get out much, I rarely watch television, and I don’t have much time to goof off on the internet these days. I’ve never seen Seinfeld. Or Friends. I’ve never watched [...]

My Favorite City


It’s no secret that I love to travel. The thrill of exploring a new city. Being completely out of my element. Experiencing things that seem so familiar yet completely different at exactly the same time. I just can’t get enough of it. If I could, I would try to visit a new city twice a [...]

Abercrombie’s a Bitch


Have you heard? About the XXL controversy stirred up by Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries in his 2006 interview with Salon Magazine? It’s recently resurfaced and in it, Jeffries explains why his company won’t sell clothes larger than size 10, saying that plus size people are just “not cool” enough to wear A & F duds. Seriously? [...]

Capture ALL The Portals


If you ever see a group like this out in public, don’t worry, they’re just playing Ingress. Several months ago my husband started playing a mobile game called Ingress*. Unbeknownst to me, he signed me up to start playing it as well.  If you’re not familiar with it, Ingress is an augmented reality game (still [...]

I’ve Got Frank Sinatra’s Storage Unit Contents For $10,000


There’s a show about a family pawn shop business that my kids and I are hooked on. It stars an old man with his signature lid fedora who says, “In my day” a lot. There’s an eager-for-daddy’s-approval 50ish year old son, a late 20 ish son of the man with the daddy fixation, who tantrums [...]

I’m A Victim Of “Do As I Say, Not As I Do”

Like that, except rustier and no license plate.

Anyone else here grow up under that rule? Paul and my dad were like that. There was always something that I was taught never to do, as we were doing it. I won’t give true accounts of it, because it could incriminate all parties, but I will throw an example, that may or may not [...]

I’m Going To Make Up My Own Word Today


From here on in and forever, I will use any word I want to, made up in any way that fits, because I just saw it done on national television in a one on one discussion of North Korea. When recently interviewed by CNN and asked about the situation and motives behind North Korea’s leader, [...]

What Is All This Slender Man Garbage?

This is him without the tentacles. Apparently you can make him however you like. This adds to the legitimacy of the legend.

Seriously, I want to know. It can’t be just our two kids that are totally obsessed with everything Slender Man. Can it? Know Your Meme says that he originated in a photo contest where people were asked to digitally alter a photo to make it as creepy as they could. The (urban) legend just built [...]

4 Reasons to Just Say No to Umbilical Cord Art

art from umbilical cord

Umbilical cords are no longer merely a lifeline between a mother and child. They are more than a potential source of stem cells with the power to provide life saving medical miracles. Now, with some clever marketing, they could become the art medium de jour. New parents now have the option to explore the artistic [...]

I Can’t Quit You Pawuhluh


You win Pawuhluh Deeyun. I can’t quit you. You’re a fixture on my beloved Food Network and though I’ve tried to protest since your Type II Diabetes announcement, there you are, making sauce with two sticks o’ butter and your Santa Claus doppleganger hubby, smoochin’ over a steamin’ skillet o’ bacon grease, biscuit gravy runnin’ [...]

The Accidental Seder (Phlegm Isn’t a Plague?)


A few years ago, I told my friend, Mitch that I’d never seen the movie, The Ten Commandments. Correctly deducing that this meant I was a horrible Jew and had not actively been passing on critical knowledge (not to mention that great movie) to my children, he launched into an interrogation, asking, “Does Emma know [...]