From the monthly archives:

June 2009

How I got a girl night out OR I walked out of the house Part III

June 12, 2009 random

Tweet “You are an asshole.” I yelled into the phone before I hung up. Because nothing gives me more pleasure and later more regret by having the last word, NOW! When I got home with CHILD, husb was sitting in the comfy chair reading a comic book. Looking very relaxed. Which irks me more than […]

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How I got a girl night out OR I walked out of the house Part II

June 12, 2009 random

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How I got a girl night out, OR I walked out of the house Part I

June 12, 2009 random

Tweet First of all, I am typing this out on my iPhone which does not have a SIM inside a Starbucks. A hip & happening one, not like the one at my train station. What is up with people being young and cool and happy and beautiful and hanging out and happy and talking and […]

How do we learn Hip Lingo if we don’t watch TV, OR What you don’t know won’t hurt you

June 12, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet 6 yo offered to make me a “pocket” with paper. “Is it ok if I use pink paper for you?” “Pink will be great! If you use pink it would be HUGE!” Channeling my inner Paris Hilton for a second over there. Puzzled look. “What do you mean it will be Huge?” “Uh. I […]

Are we really at odds with each other?

June 11, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet This is an age-old debate and for sure I am opening an ancient can of worms. And for some, this is probably opening up some disappearing scabs from long-since-forgotten battle wounds as well… But I don’t know why something this trivial bothers me. It leaves my working-mother-core shaking. It makes me question myself whether […]

My apology to Kathleen Parker. Frank Gaffney is way crazier…

June 9, 2009 imho is just a polite way to say I know you don't give a hoot what I think but I'm going to say it anyway

Tweet Now I feel bad for lambasting Kathleen Parker for hinting at a tenuous relationship between Obama and Osama because of the rhyming last names. (This reminds me: is it now a good time to resurrect the old Internet sensation the Llama Song?) I was alerted to an article by Frank Gaffney, “America’s first Muslim […]

Tis a low ball to insinuate anything via someone’s family name…

June 9, 2009 imho is just a polite way to say I know you don't give a hoot what I think but I'm going to say it anyway

Tweet Kathleen Parker of the Washington Post Writers Group commented (criticized, no need for euphemism on my own blog) on Obama’s latest speech to the Muslim world at the Cairo University on June 4. Granted that most of Ms. Parker’s columns leave me fuming, I have learned to agree to disagree with her and her […]

My mommy cooks. My mommy cleans. My mommy loves me.

June 8, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet It is almost a month since Mother’s Day and therefore I figure it is safe to ruminate out loud what I thought when I saw these loving and lovable pictures drawn by my 6 year old, with lots of love, without the risk of being accused as mean-spirited, bitter, spoiled, jaded, or worse, unfit-to-be-a-mother… […]

The best ramen noodle ever. Hands down!

June 8, 2009 random

Tweet Even popular in other Asian countries! That should mean a lot… Find it @ your friendly neighborhood Korean grocery stores…

I’ve never got kicked in the head. Is it me? No. It’s you.

June 8, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet This morning my youngest was sent to his room for a timeout because he kicked daddy in the head.  Upon further investigation, and actually I witnessed the entire episode, I am not quite sure he deserved the punishment.     What would a normal healthy human being do when they are being tickled on […]