Amuse Babushka


AJ: (displaying new headscarf) What do you think? Sarah: (in downward dog) Nice, except now I’m hungry for pancakes. AJ: What do you mean? Libby: (from the kitchen) She thinks you look like Aunt Jemima. AJ: I don’t look like Aunt Jemima. Sarah: Then how come Libby got my joke? Libby: Because she doesn’t look […]

November 26, 2008

Grocery List


Things We Are Out Of: peanut butteryogurtapplesbreadfake meat, all varietiesvelveetabananascottage cheesepastapasta saucebaked beansflourvanilla beanspoatatoesgreen vegetables Things We Are Very Nearly Out Of: margarinejampeasoatmealsoy milkcarrotscow milkedamame What We’ll Be Eating Tonight: applesaucelast corner of a bag of frozen cornBoo-berry cerealmarshmallow fluffa shrunken onion

November 18, 2008

Flying, sitting, standing, moping


Quick, which is cheaper: flying anywhere in the contiguous US, or one single car payment? Apparently, give or take sundry “applicable fees,” it’s a tie. I keep snorting and deleting all the “fare promo” emails NWA sends me, because a $90 one-way will be $200 at least, if I plan on returning, and near $300 […]

November 14, 2008

Panic! at the Election


So Obama’s the next president, historic, democratic, tall. I’m drunkish and wired and decide to get what little sleep I can before dragging my ass into work Wednesday morning when, boom: Panic attack. I guess that’s what you’d call it; I’ve never had one. I’ve never been one of the worriers in the family, voted […]

November 8, 2008



You guys. Oh, you guys. We are gonna get so much stuff done. I mean, not at work today, obviously, but tomorrow and for the next four years. America: you are so, so beautiful right now. Please continue to rock the western hemisphere by killing Prop 8.

November 5, 2008

All About the O


This is going to be a very, very long day. I’m just back from vacation, so not exactly rested—especially since vacation was 3 days in wine country. I’ll get to that post tomorrow, as well as some choice Halloween photos later in the week. Today, though: VOTE. There is no question mark because I’m not […]

November 4, 2008