Something’s Gotta Give

You know you’re really feeling the effects of two weeks’ nonstop insomnia when, with your one-year-old strapped in the back seat, you go the wrong way down a one-way street while on a routine trip you’ve made countless times, and don’t realize it until the SECOND person honks and yells out their window at you. […]

Pros and Cons

Bad things about going to the State Fair:1. All the park-and-ride lots full. WTF?2. Bastard fellow-humans refuse to help friend get her stroller off the shuttle.3. Freaky Canadian geese in parking lot blocking off available spaces.4. Cranky one-year-old means no time to look for cheese curds. Bugger.5. Cranky one-year-old refuses to stay in stroller or […]


Summer is waning. The State Fair started last week, always a harbinger of autumn. School is starting, people are taking their last vacations before gearing up for work again, and the lazy August days will soon turn into crisp September. This is usually my favorite time of year. I love autumn, from the smell and […]

Random Tidbits + Friday Videos

1. The Hatchling loves her crib so much it’s not even funny. During the day, when she wakes up from her naps, her favorite thing to do is stay in her crib after I’ve turned on the lights and writhe around with her blanket and a few board books while I watch her and talk […]

The Little Things

Today I had the luxury of dropping off the Hatchling at a friend’s house for the afternoon. (Doubly appreciated because Mr. Squab has been out of town since the ass-crack of dawn Monday morning, so the Hatchling and I needed a little time apart, you know?) This meant that I could:

– Go to […]


So. I’m officially 36 years old. So far it seems a lot like 35, I’ll be honest. On the day itself (Thursday), Mr. Squab and I went out on a FABULOUS date. First we went to Pierre’s Bistro in southwest Minneapolis. OMFG, do they ever make some good food. Like, lean your head against the […]


My normal weekly schedule:Hang out with the Hatchling, get out of the house in the afternoons to run errands or go to the park, maybe one or two playdates with friends.

This week:Mon-Wed: Mini-Reunion with 7 college girlfriends and their families (collectively, 13 kids under the age of 9. Oy.)

Thurs: Lunch with glamorous blog-friend. […]

Friday Video Blogging

Ah, Friday. It’s funny how even though I no longer work a M-F/9-5 job, I still look forward to Fridays. Oh, wait, that’s not funny, IT JUST MAKES SENSE. Best part about Saturdays? Mr. Squab gets up with the Hatchling and I get to sleep in. I will NEVER grow out of that.

Anyhoo. Here […]

Review: Becoming Jane

Last night a friend and I went to see Becoming Jane, a new movie starring Anne Hathaway as Jane Austen. The movie depicts, among other things, a fictionalized romance between Jane and a prepossessing young law student played by James McAvoy. I can think of maybe three reasons to make a film like this: 1) […]


The prodigal cat has returned. Apparently he DID get out of the house, probably when the plumber left late yesterday afternoon (did I mention the sewage backups we’ve been having? no? well, add that to the mix), and Mr. Squab found him outside near the neighbor’s deck. He seems to be just fine, his usual […]