I write letters

1. Dear student,

Contrary to popular belief, it is not actually my problem that you haven’t gotten your textbook yet. Having ordered the books for the school bookstore, posted direct links to three different online vendors, and provided you with copies of the first two weeks’ readings, I really feel like my job with respect […]

Preventing sexual assault: Tips guaranteed to work!

Love this.

Please distribute this list. Put it up in your place of work, in your university’s library or wherever you think they might be read:

1. Don’t put drugs in people’s drinks in order to control their behavior.

2. When you see someone walking by themselves, leave them alone!

3. If you pull […]

What you can get out and what you can’t

Based on my personal experience in the last two days …

Things you can get out of the sofa fabric: – Big black streaks of marker (thank you Crayola washable markers) – Spit up – Dorito “cheese”

Things that you CANNOT get out of a three-year-old’s hair after an outdoor playgroup: – Dirt – Tree […]

Final Countdown: T minus 5 days

Daily Index:

Watching – American Idol. Because my brain is just that fried.Eating – What have you got? No, seriously. WHAT HAVE YOU GOT.Reading – Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo. Because my brain isn’t that fried. Although I can only manage about 10 pages before I fall asleep.Wearing – only stretchy jersey-type fabrics. In […]

“A” is for Answers meme

Because, like Christopher says, hell if I’m going to do this and not re-purpose it for blog-fodder!

Rules: It’s harder than it looks! Copy to your own note, erase my answers, enter yours, and tag 10 people. Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following questions. They have to be […]


Ha! Got this from my friend Alex. Had to share. Thanks for the home remedy suggestions! I will try them all.more music charts

New Year’s Rejections

So, while I get the principle of New Year’s resolutions, they mostly make me feel like a failure at some point during the year, and lord knows I don’t need any help with THAT. I’m having a bit of a downer of a week anyway, partly trying not to get freaked out about the second […]


The Hatchling has been sick since yesterday with what we this evening determined is probably a double ear infection. No one has gotten much sleep the last two nights, and tonight isn’t looking much better. Mostly all she wants to do is cling to my side and watch PBS kids. So … not so much […]


Here are some things to distract you from those election day jitters:

1. Take this quiz on the Obama and McCain campaigns. I got 19 out of 30. Can you beat me?

2. Check out this cool NYT gadget. I love the differences between the Obama and McCain words.

3. Lookit my new nephew!! Born […]

Oh, what? I haven’t posted in a kajillion days? Quick, look – here’s a fluff post!

You Are a Comma

You are open minded and extremely optimistic.

You enjoy almost all facets of life. You can find the good in almost anything.

You keep yourself busy with tons of friends, activities, and interests.

You find it hard to turn down an opportunity, even if you are pressed for time.