#226: Not in Kansas anymore.

Louisville has a lot nice parks and we are lucky enough to live near Cherokee Park, which has a great walking/running/biking path.  It was unseasonably warm a few weekends ago, so we went on a walk.  I came across some good-ass nature, including: I saw a rainbow tree. I am gifting the name to the…

#221: I will DIY to bankruptcy, damnit!

Sorry for the delay.  It took me 6  months to find the password to this blog.  But you’re used to my abuse by now.  I’ve been working on the life-list ever so since we last gathered.  This post is about numero 6. I now own property! Brad and I moved to Louisville a few months…

#210: Come on baby, light my fire.

The thought of being responsible for a wood-burning fireplace is stressful to me.  Our newest pad has one and we broke it in a few weekends ago when my parents were in town.  Because people in their thirties need help from their parents with these sorts of things, get over it.  I finally got up the confidence…

#203: Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter is Teetering on the Edge of Sanity

My sister is blessed with reproductive talent.  She has four little ones, whom I adore when I’m not the adult responsible for all four of their lives, simultaneously.  The eldest is eight and the youngest is two.  This summer: I babysat all four children at once.  Alone. My Sweet Dear Mother was supposed to tag-team…

#194: Monogamy

Hello my loyal follower!  Singular because I’m certain everyone has abandoned ship and left me alone to clean the bird feces from the dilapidated sails of this pathetic weblog.  You ungrateful bastards.  It’s just that I’ve been busy living and accomplishing so many new things.  That’s why I left you for 9 months.  Now don’t…

#189 – Get your Groupon

Contrary to what my immediate family believes (I’ll give them a shout out because they are the only humans who still read this blog), I love a good bargain.  So, when I heard about this new thing, I was pumped. I signed up for Groupon updates. Every day, Groupon emails me a “deal” with a…

#187- Trippy

I emailed my future self. I stumbled across this new thing on one of my blogs.  Through this site, you can send an email to yourself in the future.  You basically type whatever you want and select a date in the future for it to arrive to you via email.  I chose to receive an…

#186 – Say My Name, Say My Name

Title and idea post for  ‘ol numero 186 provided by friend and Book Club mate, Marti.  Lately I’ve been trying to casually – but aggressively – sprinkle an idea in peoples’ ears and inboxes: I’ve created and publicized my own nickname. Yes, I know, this defeats the very point of a nickname, which is a…

#184 – The Reader

Over a year ago,  after they got engaged, Emily and Billy asked me to do a reading at their wedding.  I’ve done a reading before at my friend Sarah’s wedding, which was a Bible passage selected by her.  Emily and Billy didn’t care what I read, so: I selected a wedding reading. I ended up…

#179- Very Important Poser

I work for a network of schools and one of them is supported in part by the Chicago Bulls, so the other day: I got a VIP tour of the United Center. We saw the locker room, lounge, laundry room, press room, etc.  It was pretty sweet.   At the end, we were all stunned to see that…

#176- A real jam.

I packed lots of weird shit when I went home last weekend: citronella candles for my mother, a miniature picnic table condiment holder for my father and random other things for the nieces and nephew.  This left little room for things like purses and underwear.  What’s a girl to do?   I used my camera…

#173- Label me: LOSER

After I became acquainted with my label maker, I began thinking of all sorts of things for its use.  So: I labeled my toiletries with dates representing their first use.  Yes, this is bizarre, but for some things, it might prove helpful.  God knows I have mascara bottles in my arsenal that are much older…