Reality as I see it ... I need glasses

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Lessons learned on a trip through miscarriage

I was recently treated to what I like to call an ass kicking. It was not a physical one, though I have been through a couple of those (usually at the hands of my rapidly diminishing balance and some ill-placed baby toys). It was a metaphysical ass kicking at the hands of fate. My husband and I found... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 10, 2004

Big debt and big plans...

I have instructed my mother to call me if she “wins big” in Vegas, baby (This is a reference to Swingers, a movie I love and adore and even watch more than Footloose. Be awed). No call as of today, so I guess she hasn’t hit the jackpot yet. I am not sure what would be considered “winning big”, but I... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 8, 2004

God as a hood ornament, and why I talk like a sailor.

Being that I was raised Catholic, I have a hearty Bible knowledge (and a large vocabulary of swear words, both courtesy of 12 years of Catholic school); but while in school my mother was studying anthropology, so there was a hefty dose of science in with all my Bible stuff. My mother’s best friend... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, December 2, 2004

On the meanies and asses of Blogit. or: Why Ariala should stay

I think we’re all losing sight of why we’re here. I hope we’re all here because either we love to read or we love to write. That’s it. It’s nice that we can compete in an arena of our peers (not pee-ers, mind, you, though we’re that too…) and “hone our craft” (Other People, p.23). I am writing a... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Desperately Lazy Housewives

I have been hearing a lot about Desperate Housewives; I will begin by saying I have never seen the show. I guess that calling it Lazy Housewives would not have ignited such a media blitz. I am often lazy, though not very often desperate. Sometimes things are just easier to clean when they have... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Thank you.

Am I just old fashioned? I think thank you notes should be timely, appropriate, personal, and legible. Is this an insane request? Is everyone just way too busy with everything else in their lives to write a thoughtful note of thanks for an equally thoughtful gift? My mother made me write thank you... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 20, 2004

El Tour is El Annoying

My husband rode in El Tour de Tucson this morning. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this race (as most of the world should be), it is a 110-mile bike ride around Tucson that 7000 – yeah, seven thousand - people participate in. I am not one of them. We live here in Tucson, must we tour it? On... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 15, 2004

I am boycotting pants

Why is it on overcast days I want to stay in my pajamas all day and watch Perry Mason? I live in Arizona, which limits the number of gloomy days to, I think, two per year. But on those two days, I am a complete sloth; I wear slippers and pj pants and sweatshirts layered over old race t-shirts and... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

The Yin and Yang of my little world

There are some people I outright avoid: the fat chick at Alex’s school who insists on wearing red eye shadow (“Have you been boxing?”), the free sample lady peddling soup (“Uh, are you familiar with proper cooking temperatures? Your Bunsen burner is out…”), and the creepy guy at the post office who... Sign in to see full entry.

"Okay, great, I'll call you!" And other lies I have told...

The phone is for your own convenience, not the convenience of the caller. That is my brother’s rationale for not owning a phone. He has a phone line to hook up to the internet but no phone exists in his house. To reach him you must actually be standing in front of him and have long arms or a lack of... Sign in to see full entry.

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