Monthly Archives: January 2010

If you want to kiss Betty White’s butt, you’re going to have to get in line

Over HERE, kissing up to Betty White. I’ll be back to myself soon, keeping this blog alive. In the meantime, you could watch more TV.

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The drunk Oscars could’ve used more booze

I’m HERE today, writing about the Golden Globes. Do you think Ricky Gervais hates me now?

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Snakes and snails and puppy dog tails (and princess shoes)

Last month, on the way to meet Santa, I decided that Maggie’s scuffed, red, hand-me-down, patent-leather shoes simply would not do. In a pre-Christmas fit of unchecked spending, I ducked into StrideRite to remedy this imbalance with a shiny new

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Posted in kids, Oliver and Maggie, shopping

A snowsuit made of fat

I’m over HERE again, writing about grunting. Please comment–it makes me look good. Which is more than I can say for the three chocolate chip cookies I consumed while watching.

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Reader, I married him

I’ve had a couple requests for pictures of the Mister’s annual Christmas beard. So here you go, a pictorial history. You remember where we started. Well, we shaved. And shaved a little more. And in the end we decided to

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Posted in photos, the MIster

Just take my word

Do you have a notepad? Go get a notepad. Seriously. I’ll wait. Now write down these two things because they are going to make you very happy. 1.) Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann. It won the National

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Posted in a thing I like, books

I am not the Biggest Loser. I am only a medium loser.

I’m HERE today. The new gig requires that I sit on the couch for two hours every Tuesday night watching reality TV and taking notes. The eating chocolate pudding* while I do it part is entirely my own idea. *If

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She can do it!

Maggie has been working on this for months, years really. And now she can cross the monkey bars all by herself, just like a real girl. Oh the years of competition and broken arms we have ahead of us. The

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Posted in kids, motherhood, Oliver and Maggie

Everything I’ve been meaning to tell you

Nice of Rambo to help with the lights, don’t you think? There were so many, many things I wanted to tell you while I was on my blogging hiatus. I wanted to tell you about Ollie deciding that Leon Redbone

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Posted in Christmas, kids, Oliver and Maggie

In with a whimper

Happy New Year! I hope the first three days of 2010 were awesome. I hope you were one of those deservedly smug people up before 6 on the first day of the year, doing your calisthenics and looking forward to

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Posted in lists, resolutions