I am happy to say that I have solved the age-old conundrum: the answer is ALWAYS sleep. (Short-sleepers, you can kiss my ass. Then you can travel way back in time and sleep with my ancestors — that’s BONE, not actual ZZZs sleep — so I too can possess your miraculous genes. Get thee hence, jerkos) … More Cake or sleep?
I know I included Baby E in my Resolutions post, but I’ve got more to say about him. This year, I plan to: Be more assertive with his doctors and therapists and any other caregivers he might acquire. Research. Okay, I’ve been researching his various possible maladies and various possible treatments. I will keep on … More 2016 Baby Thoughts
Resolute Thoughts A. and Baby E. and I visited family in Minnesota for Christmas break. While we were there, I went to see my great aunt. She’s 98, she lives in an assisted living apartment complex, and while she’s frail and starting to forget some things, she’s still reasonably independent. She’s one of the last surviving … More Resolutions for 2016
When I was little I loved Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, Bernard and Bianca from The Rescuers, The Great Mouse Detective, The Witches, hell, to go way far back, The Mouse Twins and the Scary Night. I was of the firm opinion that mice were great creatures. They ate noodles and cheese! They were loyal and clever and they … More Squeak squeak, you little shit
Yes, that subject line is cryptic. I don’t expect much traffic because I’m not a consistent blogger in subject or in posting frequency. But I refuse to give more traffic or words to a crappy attention-seeking “movement.” Instead, let’s talk about the Nebulas! So happy to see Annihilation won for Best Novel. It’s been a … More Delighting in Omission; Memories of Trauma
Huh. So I thought the previous couple of weeks were stressful. Ha. Ha HA HA. It turns out that not only did I not know what actual stress was, I was in fact experiencing the equivalent of a delightful island vacation with free top-shelf margaritas. In the event any of your loved ones have the … More Deep breaths! Deep breaths. Deeeep–screw it, just pass the cherry slices.
A few years ago, my siblings and I bought a speakerphone for my folks’ Christmas present. I think my brother was the one who came up with the idea for it–probably because of the typical story repetition that goes on when you call home and your folks aren’t both on the line. You know how … More Parental Jokes
Ex-GOP Operative’s Cancer Struggles Make Him An Obamacare Supporter A bit: Murphy was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2000 but, after four rounds of chemotherapy (covered by his insurance), it had gone into remission by 2004. He wasn’t in the clear quite though. Because his sleep apnea qualifies as a “pre-existing condition,” Murphy explained to … More Golly gee!