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Ok, Sarah Palin, you got me! Now what?

December 26, 2009 through the looking glass

Tweet I am in Alaska. More specifically, I am sitting on the plane on the runway. In Anchorage. We have to make the emergency stop here because a passenger passed out en route to Narita. Although he looks rather young, he apparently has suffered a heart attack recently. He is also traveling by himself, with […]


Christmas Day Rambling

December 25, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet The presents were all opened, displayed, oooo-ahhhed, ridiculed, and appreciated. The floors have been cleaned up, except the piles of new possessions pushed against the wall around the corners of the small family room in my in-law’s house to make room for foot traffic. And for Zhu Zhu pets, which my husband discovered online […]


Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas: Jackal & Hyde Style

December 21, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet This post was written on December 20, 2009, the Sunday before Christmas… I am a gullible cynic. Or rather a cynical _______ (Fill in the blank for “a gullible person”). If it is possible to have such a conflicted personality. Or I may just be plain crazy. Despite the making fun of the over-exposure […]


Hello, December!

December 1, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet If not for the end of NaBloPoMo, I would not have been so eager to see December, in all honesty. Sorry, December. It’s not you. On second thought, actually, it is you. I am just remembering the things I need to accomplish before we get on the plane to DC for Christmas on December […]


The Internet has changed forever what we take pictures of…

November 29, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet … even more so now that Smart Phones are becoming ubiquitous. For the better… or for the worst? To a certain extent it has changed WHEN and WHERE we take pictures. The way we interpret the world. The way we caption the things we see. Now every snap shot that comes through my daily […]


How pumpkin pies are made…

November 26, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet Happy Thanksgiving! Well, yeah, you have to click on this thing below that says “click to continue…” to find out how pumpkin pies are made… Ready? Ok. Are you sure you want to know? Ok. Fine. Don’t say I didn’t warn you… You are welcome. * This is one of those “Internet Memes” that […]


Happy Thanksgiving to all! Except, well, the bird…

November 23, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet But wait. There is more! Thanks to Elly over at BugginWord for alerting me to this wonderful, modern rendition of Thanksgiving. Elly has much to thank for: she beat cancer! Now let’s all go over and say: Happy first year in remission, Elly!


Word of the Day: Disguise

November 21, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet “The secret agent is in disguise.”  The caption of the picture says. (No, I didn’t draw the picture. My 6 year old did). I thought I’d use this picture to comment on the following pictures: These pictures were meant for a post on how I was trying to be the Best Mom in the […]


“Bring Back Thanksgiving!” Number One, baby!

November 16, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet I know this is sad on so many different levels… Let’s not even talk about how sad it is that I got so excited over the fact that my “Bring Back Thanksgiving” post is, as of this second, the number one result on Google. What got me really sad is that not enough people […]


“The Saddest Kid In The Class”

November 14, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet I saw this photo essay on Huffington Post, and it resonated with me somehow. (Actually, not surprisingly…) The kid’s name is Alex.  A-L-E-X. I hope s/he is doing ok. I hope the smiley face means this was all done tongue in cheek. Perhaps it is a clever maneuver, a sarcastic comment on, a protest against […]