October 2011

laughter: the best medethine

October 30, 2011

Part of my mass worldwide appeal is that I am funny. Well, I like to think I’m funny. I’ve mentioned before that humor is, of course, as it is for all comedians and jesters, just a clever way of hiding insecurities. But at least people laugh, and I love to make people laugh, and so […]

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everybody’s a cynic

October 28, 2011

A while ago, my dad visited us in Pittsburgh. And he said, “Are you okay?” I said, yes, why? I thought I was okay, and he said something along the lines of “you used to be funny with an edge, but now you’re mostly edge.” I took that to mean I was sounding more cynical […]

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October 27, 2011

I am totally magic. I just thought you should know. I used to suspect that I was, when I was sixteen, and I could get boys to stare at me in a car just by looking awesome (like I thought I did) and by being an awesome driver (this means peeling out and laying rubber […]

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crazy train

October 26, 2011

The thing about wanting to have more than two kids, for me, is this: I want to have more than two kids. I spoke with many other women about their number of children, and they always said “I knew I wasn’t done during the last pregnancy, but this time? I know I’m done.” And they […]

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infinite questions

October 25, 2011

kids are awesome. I love how they talk. “Why are you so cute,” I asked Lilly, and she replies in her 2-year-old lisp, “I dunno I gottoutta my bed and I watch TVDVDs.” TVDVD is how she says “television,” so what she was saying in response to “why are you so cute” was: “I escaped […]

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October 24, 2011

I have a sister. Do you? You should. Well, not all sisters are great sisters. Here are the three things you have to have to be a great sister, or to qualify yours as great: 1) totally will listen to you about anything, and is willing to be honest 2) does not judge you, even […]

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Repost: Baby Shower

October 23, 2011

I was looking through some oldies-but-goodies, and thought you might like to see ’em again. Enjoy! ________________ I know two or three pregnant people right now and I am expecting baby showers soon. And that means I am going to have to buy some presents. It never ceases to amaze me how we, as women, […]

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the man song

October 21, 2011

I don’t usually post things that could be…like…described as forwards. But you should really listen to this to get you in the mood for the weekend. Who sent this to me? My great husband. Enjoy! This is for you, husbands! The Man Song This is another good one, what you don’t say to your wife. […]

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it’s a family affair

October 19, 2011

Lillian, age (almost) 2 and 1/2, asks to go potty each and every single night when I’m about to put her into bed. Sometimes she yells “I’M PEE-PEEING” at the top of her lungs after I put her down, but often she just freaks as I’m putting her into bed and says “I gotta go […]

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October 18, 2011

I went alone to my college reunion this last weekend. Now, that might not strike you as odd, unless you are a parent, and then you might not be able to remember a time when you could listen to the radio you wanted, eat what you wanted/when you wanted, go shopping alone, and just have […]

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