From the monthly archives:

September 2009

12 Steps to the Bacon Vodka Experiment

September 16, 2009 random

Tweet Before I got distracted by Kanye West, and Joe “You Lie” Wilson, and other entertaining news happening on the Interweb (and I guess, also in the real world), on August 30 I got inspired and decided to make my own moonshine based on a recipe I got from, where else? the Interweb: “Add cooked […]


How come others got a long letter from a Nigeria princess and I, this?

September 15, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet MY spammer / con-man is NOT even trying…


“I want to be different. Deal with it!”

September 14, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet This came from my 6 year-old boy last night when I was putting him to bed. “I want you to know that you are very special, and I love you very much.” “Even if you hate me sometimes?” Alarmed. Pause. Deep breath. “Why do you think mommy hates you?” “When you are mad at […]


In addition to the Pre-nuptial agreement, draw up a chore chart and sign on the dotted line!

September 13, 2009 random

Tweet The following is a rant against men who do not help out around the house.  You have been forewarned… I hesitate in calling myself a feminist. Because I am embarrassed.  Not because of the label, but because I would be living a lie if I call myself one.  I am the woman that Feminists […]


We found a “weed” in our backyard that’s almost 17 feet tall!

September 12, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet We found a “weed” in our backyard that’s almost 7 feet tall!, originally uploaded by The Absence of Alternatives. CORRECTION: The weed measured almost 17 feet tall.  Not 7. Duh. The boys marched around the house with the weed and its “branch”, (Seriously. If a weed has a branch, doesn’t that negate the definition of […]


Who wouldn’t love a giant pink puff that squeaks?

September 12, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet We don’t have cable (not because we are so chi chi, la di da, holier than thou, but because we are cheap… frugal, and know that we have no will power whatsoever when it comes to moving images on the screen and we will just sit in front of HBO all day and yell […]


Remember to say I love you every time you say good-bye to your kids…

September 11, 2009 this i believe

Tweet One thing about being a parent is that it is probably one of the most universal experiences to relate to people around you.  Complete strangers in the street.  Writers speaking through printed words.  Bloggers on the interweb.  Folks you see on the news. Everybody is somebody else’s child. This is sappy.  I know. Today […]


Afraid to ask: What is the point of HCR without a public option?

September 10, 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 I don’t set a lot of rules in the house for my boys.  The Golden Rule, of course.  The “Be true to yourself”, remnants from reading Hermann Hesse in my youth.  And then there is my very own: Whatever you do, don’t do a half-ass job. (I know. I am all brevity…) So here […]


Twitter Douche Bot is a Douche indeed…

September 8, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet Not for pointing out that someone called me a Douche, but for putting me next to Glenn Beck…  YIKES! Disclaimer: I was not called a Douche, at least not publicly, not on Twitter at least. Someone @ me with the word "douche" in the reply.  So the Bot is not only a Douche, but […]

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In honor of International Bacon Day: Bacon Flavored Lip Balm!

September 7, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet I know I am late to the party. But here is my motto as a good wife and good mother: Family First, and Bacon Second… September 6, 2009 was the Second International Bacon Day.  And of course, in case you, like I, wondered, there is a blog dedicated to this much celebrated holiday. How […]