Happy Mum’s day:-)

on May 11, 2008

I had a good one–I got to sleep in… (the ginormous Jedi-knight battle going on in the living room didn’t count. I wasn’t called upon to officiate, so it really was considered ‘sleeping in’. Besides, those were happy screams, and I can sleep through those.) I got presents. (Supernatural, Season 1. Jensen…mmmm….) We saw a… Read More

Enough of that Crap!

on May 9, 2008

I could only let yesterday’s self-indulgent angst-fest stay up for one day–sorry about that–I try to only do that every so often, and, it being Friday, I’m gonna blame it on my students. Sometimes self-involved whining just spreads–I’ll try to take my immunity boosters of cynicism and self-awareness on a regular basis to try to… Read More

An odd source of tension…

on May 8, 2008

Okay–usually my inner world is more exciting than this. Usually, my brain is sort of pinging from moment to moment and place to place–music, television, movies, books–you name it, I’m thinking about it and, hoocha hoocha hoocha–lobster! (For those of you who don’t follow Eddie Izzard, I just mangled a truly great bit there. Really…. Read More

Low Tech, High Drama

on May 7, 2008

I know some of you all can do the random number generator (ahem, Julie!) but I went low tech, printed out your comments, ripped them into separate slips with your names on them, folded them into little pieces, and had the Cave Troll fish one out of a shoe box. The Cave Troll was thrilled–he… Read More

Bad blogger…bad…

on May 6, 2008

WHOOOOSH… Wow. I”m so blown away by how many comments I got–I mean, I know some of you get 20+ every day, but, GEES… for me that’s big mojo! (Of course the free stuff had a lot to do with it!) Anyway, the reason I’m a baaaaaad blogger is that I didn’t put a closing… Read More

Irritation, mortification, & vindication

on May 4, 2008

It started with the irritation–which was actually unfounded on my part, but it looked good in the title. I was dropping off books at The Almost Perfect Bookstore (one of a couple of places you can find me in the wild) and I mentioned to Kelley that there was a discussion going on amazon.com in… Read More


on May 4, 2008

There’s this song by Bowling for Soup called ‘Almost’–some of the lines are pretty great: I almost got drunk at school at thirteenAnd I almost got lucky with the homecoming queenWho almost went off to be Miss TexasBut she lost with a slut with much bigger breast-asAnd I al-most had you… But we’ll get back… Read More

Why It’s Good to Train Them Early…

on May 1, 2008

When the teenagers were very young, for about a year and a half, we lived on my husband’s grandmother’s property. There were all sorts of sucky things about the arrangement, and one of them was the house itself–only 1/4 of it sat on a foundation–if you dropped a baby bottle on one side, you’d find… Read More