Hey, MyTopography.com--who I would link to but I'm at work and can't get on Typepad--did a whole day-in-the-life photo essay on her blog (her baby is so cute it makes you want to scream) and I am gonna do it tomorrow, too. Who's with me!? Who wants to capture their whole day on film and… Continue reading Inspired by Topography again
(Obligatory Henry photo. So you'll leave me alone.) (Wow, look. I must have spilled coffee on that cupboard door, which you can't see in real life because I am never staring down at it like this. Now I have to go clean it. This is why Marvin hates coffee. Don't tell him about this.) What… Continue reading Ask June who?
Last night, as Marvin and I were trying to go to sleep--which was not possible because a BUNNY had the nerve to be IN THE FRONT YARD and Tallulah needed to let us know repeatedly. Tallulah kind of acts like my poor grandmother did when she got the dementia; she'll tell you something 48 times… Continue reading I Bob in your general direction
It is 10 o'clock at night and I just barely got here, mister. That's what Marvin's students used to say to him when he substitute taught back in LA. He'd say, "Okay, everyone get out your books" and the students would be mad that he wanted to start with the learning, you know, right away.… Continue reading Down under
So, I asked you guys what I should blog about, and you told me, so here you go. I will divide up your requests with little asterisks. Don't you hate it when people pronounce it "astericks"? First of all, holy cats! I am SO not delving into why Marvin and I hated each other in… Continue reading In which I blog about all the things you told me to blog about yesterday, and change my name to Fuquay Varina
I will be here till next week, trying to catch up to my hideous deadlines. Did I mention this is our busy time at work? At any rate, when I finally DO get home tonight, what do you want me to blog about? **UPDATE** It is 10:12. I am tired. I wrote tomorrow's post based… Continue reading Tonight, tonight
Marvin and I have been outside all morning, tidying up our yard like the middle-aged homeowners that we are. A thing I sort of refuse to accept. I was pulling weeds yet also thinking, "How can I be out here robustly yanking ivy at 10 a.m.? Shouldn't I be exhausted from my night of doing… Continue reading My life/my life in my head
I am going to a museum today, with one of my TinyTown friends. If you are just tuning in, that made no sense. In a nutshell? Marvin and I lived in Los Angeles. Then one of us said, "Hey! Let's move to North Carolina, to a town of three thousand people! That won't be jarring!"… Continue reading Obligatory Henry shots, back and better than ever
Hey, remember in June and July when all I did was torment you about voting for me in that ding-dang Funniest Blogger contest? Well, yesterday they officially announced the winners! And I wasn't one of them! So, there you go. I did not win. My blog sucks. If you want to write in and tell… Continue reading I’m a loser baby, so why don’t you read my blog anyway.
I also wish I knew these people and were personal friends with all of them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-94JhLEiN0
Before I delve into my pretty teen years, my friend "Gertrude" asked if I'd put up a photo of her kid hula-hooping (and I am kissing my own self for putting Gertrude's name in quote marks like that, but it's not her real name, see, and I was kind of trying to let you know,… Continue reading My pretty teen years
I told Tallulah she is going to dog day care today, and she is standing here beside herself. I did not know that dogs really understood so much of what you say. I thought people were just imagining it when they said their dogs knew words. Now, if I try to discuss quantum physics with… Continue reading Tallulah Blueberry Gardens. Mixed breed genius.
So now it's a normal day and I have to go to work. Carp. I forgot to take my digital camera to Michigan, so I had to buy a disposable in a rest stop somewhere in West Virginia. Naturally I stampeded to Target last night to get my pictures developed, I thing I don't think… Continue reading You haul 16 tons of hair, and what do you get?
Who replaced my bitty baby kitten with a mountain lion?
Before I forget? Because you know I will? Comment of the week goes to Sharone. Do you think she pronounces her name "Sharon" and the "e" is silent, or is it pronounced Share-OWN? Things like this burn in my brain. I am in my mother's basement. Everyone has a basement in Michigan; when I moved… Continue reading Eleven! Eleven! Eleven. (Only Marvin will get that. And I will be really annoyed if he doesn’t read my blog today.)
I'm in Akron! I know! And it's JUST like how they show it in the movies and on post cards. I have dreamed of seeing Akron for so long. Now everyone who is reading this in Akron hates me. Really, though, Akron people, I am on my way to Saginaw, Michigan, which is equally as… Continue reading Who knows what tomorrow brings
I think I used that stupid title on one of my other birthdays. What can I tell you? I lack originality. So. Yeah. I'm 44 today. FORTY-FOUR! At least it's one of those repetitive-digit years. I think those are cool. It was cool when I was 11, it's cool today. Marvin surprised me with some… Continue reading Sing with me now, this is 40 (four)!
Marvin has been up since 5:00, but the second he heard my alarm, he DASHED into the bathroom, and now I am sitting here in great discomfort typing you. Remember when I thought it'd be charming to live in an elderly house, even though it had only one bathroom? Yeah. And while we're on the… Continue reading But he’s got highhh hopes, he’s got…
Someone at work today said, "Oh, it's your birthday this week? Forty-six, right?" He was not kidding. He is a really nice guy. I hate everything. Also, I went to the fridge today, because I actually GO to the fridge now that Topamax is in my past, and maybe by "Forty-six, right?" that guy at… Continue reading Methuselah checks in.
In case you were worried sick about who decided to be on what team, I have the results as of this writing. Team Marvin = Six votes. I would be on Team Marvin because he just gave me a GPS for my birthday. Because I am going to be forty-effing-four this week. I'd go to… Continue reading I will not make some tired joke about hanging chads.