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Archive for November, 2009

PROMPTuesday #84: I Never

Monday, November 30th, 2009

You know that game “I Never?” I’m the absolute worst at it. Mainly because I’ve never done anything outlandish or too illegal or controversial. I avoid the game at all costs without fail, because at the ripe old age of 41, I still end up looking like a lame Puritan. It’s embarrassing.   I mean, [...]



The Note

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Should I put it on her car?   **********************   Hi:   As you know, we (the moms on this street) have an issue with how fast you drive down our cul de sac. We know that you feel that because you are driving the speed limit, you are being safe. However, we want to [...]



Better to Be Happy, Than Right, Christine Baranski

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

I don’t often enter into chick fights. In fact, I tend to avoid altercations altogether if I can at all help it. I’m a people pleaser in that way, and it totally blows. That said, there have been a few times I’ve had my rankles up, talked some smack and got ready to rumble. One [...]



PROMPTuesday #83: Sentence Starter

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

“In the thickest center of the woods, a circle of stones waited.”   Please post your submission in the comments OR post in your blog and leave a link to your blog in the comments.   First time to PROMPTuesday? Read a bit about it here. Want to see what’s been written in the past? [...]



I Did Math!

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

I have a guest post up over here. It is probably the only cost comparison I will ever do in my entire life.   And a teaser: I get to give away a holiday dinner package! For people to eat! There will be eating by people. Of the holiday package. Of course, someone will need [...]



Boot Jewelry! (Giveaway)

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Treat your boots like a lady. My LA Stylist friend (aren’t I cool because my friends are?) (don’t answer that please), is doing a giveaway!  



PROMPTuesday #82: Is Almost 41

Monday, November 16th, 2009

  I’ve long been frustrated by my astrological sign. As a November 22 birthday, I dangle on the cusp of Scorpio and Sagittarius, and oft wish to be one or the other so I’m not loafing about in no man’s land. I feel identity-less, especially when people say, “He’s such a Taurus,” or “Well, what [...]



Now’s Not Good

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Toots: Mom? There’s something I can’t tell you.   Me: OK. Don’t tell me right now.   Toots: Enrique tried to kiss me last week at school.   Me: And?   Toots: I told him it wasn’t a good time.   Me: When did you tell him would be a better time?   Toots: Later. [...]



Sunday’s Music

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

I used to do this Playlist thing on here, and I miss it, so today I am resurrecting it for my own amusement.   Recently, I decided to give a listen to some “world” music and other tunes completely foreign to my element because I wanted to jump out of my skin a little. I [...]



It All Comes Back Around

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Back in 1996, I moved to Los Angeles from Chicago. I had lived in LA before, from 1991-1993, but in the married-with-children Valley, and as a young single woman, I vowed never to make that mistake again. So this time around, I found a studio apartment in Brentwood, bought a used Lexus, and tried to [...]



Hello Everyboddeeee!

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Seems I’ve been outed. Not gonna say by who, but her name rhymes with this link. It took me by surprise too, until I was called into the living room last night (unceremoniously I might add) and asked to explain my blog to a room full of woman who know me only as Toots’ mom. [...]



Incommunicado

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

I’ve been having blogging issues lately. Some existential, some not. I especially hate the way I’ve neglected my very own PROMPTuesday and after much reflection, believe it’s because I don’t want to do much reflection. More specifically, I haven’t really wanted to plumb the depths of my subconscious. Or, more realistically, just haven’t had the [...]



PROMPTuesday #81: Open It Up

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Sometimes the simplest things nudge us irrevocably in one direction or another.   That’s my thinking this week as I introduce today’s PROMPT.   Start off with an uncomplicated, “I never knew…” and see what path you travel down as you write.   Please post your submission in the comments OR post in your blog [...]



One From the Vaults

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

Usually our postman thrusts the mail through our slot, haphazardly and dismissively, leaving envelopes, catalogs, and unemployment checks splayed every which way but neat. Once, I found a wedding invitation, weeks later, dustily bent behind the water heater.   Anyway, today, as I aerobicized to “Digging Your Scene” by the Blow Monkeys, I spied our [...]



Need a New Sitter?

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Care.com starts its “Free Weekend,” today (Nov. 6), where you can search for babysitters, nannies, etc., and also post jobs, get contact information, check references, review background info, and so on.   My wonderful longtime babysitter is now in her early ’20s and pretty much outta here, so I need to use this care.com dealio [...]



Want to Spend Less on Groceries? Like for Real?

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Check this out San Diego! (And surrounding areas!)   You can get ALL THAT FOOD for $27. Wha-? Ho-?. I am going to make my Thanksgiving dinner with their $36 holiday pack and I never even knew grocery co-ops existed until now! Why isn’t everybody doing this? I don’t get it.   Is the food [...]



PROMPTuesday #80: The Minutiae

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

I’ve decided that I overstimulate easily. Too much “stuff” and I shut down. This came to me one day when I was getting ready for a night out and couldn’t process or assimilate the kids asking for a book, the husband wondering what to wear, and the babysitter wanting to know bedtimes. I laser focus [...]



Easy Like

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

It’s 5:45AM and the weight of my daughter’s shadow teases my eyes open. Her nose brushes my ear, and a beat later, a soft tug on the covers tells me she is waiting to gain entrance to our bed. I open the sheets and she slides in, placing her head like a Jenga under my [...]