Archive for February, 2008

Oh no you diin’t

Friday, February 29th, 2008

OK so now that I’m a parent-to-be myself, I feel less guilty about being so judgmental about other people’s parenting. Still, I don’t know anyone – parent or not – that wouldn’t be horrified at the choice this couple has made for their daughter. From the UK journal The Mail: “Your 16-year-old daughter falls for […]

A nice, well-meaning slap in the face.

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Last night the hubby and I went out to see Henry Rollins rant and rave and do his generally outstanding spoken-word thang in Baltimore. He’s got a potty mouth (show me the comedian who doesn’t), but he’s so refreshingly intelligent and cuttingly perceptive that you don’t even notice. And the other thing? Pretty much all […]

A letter of appreciation.

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

Dear Ice Cream Ireland, Thank you. I have long read and admired your online recipes, but today was the first time I’ve tried any of them. I have a gourmet dinner party tomorrow, you see, and I wanted to try something really special. (I know, one should never plan on taking a new recipe to […]

The solution?

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

I don’t really know what to do about diapers. The green in me wants to make organic cotton diapers and wash them at home, while the part in me that easily turns green wants to have as little contact as possible with any and all diaperly effluvia. I’ve been almost won over to the side […]

Bob the Angry Flower tells it like it is.

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Thanks, Bob.

How blue is too blue?

Monday, February 18th, 2008

I worked all weekend long and got the nursery painted and the baseboards up! (I already finished Josh’s man-cave last weekend). I still have to paint the clouds, but my friend Kathy is coming over to help with that, so we won’t start for a while. The color is “sky blue” by Laura Ashley, and […]

Also wants

Friday, February 15th, 2008

I dunno why I’m so fascinated with aquariums – Lord knows I can’t keep the fish in them alive! But even when I was little, my favorite parts of the Monterey Bay Aquarium were the cross-sections of freshwater ponds and streams – specifically the meeting of earth, water, and flora. So no wonder that I […]

I’m doing it anyway

Monday, February 11th, 2008

Josh said this site was too cheesy for words and begged me not to post it, saying that in doing so I would be “perpetuating the internets” but I must. I am compelled. Because. Painted cats. (Yes, these are real – I’ve seen books about cat painter artists at Borders.) Wow. Just… wow.

So true…

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

From Married to the Sea.

more lolz

Sunday, February 10th, 2008