Archives for June 2009

Eat Healthy, But Save Money at the Same Time

As someone who is ultra-busy and on a budget, I’m always looking for ways to both eat healthily and save some money, so more often than not, I ‘brown bag’ it. My kids often take sandwiches to school and summer camp, too. I’m guessing I’m a lot like many of you in that respect, so […]

Things That Bug Me About the Way You Talk

Look, I write the way I speak. I am no grammar nazi, by any stretch of the imagination, but this stuff really bugs me. I don’t know why, it just DOES: 1. supposebly It’s “SUPPOSEDLY.” That’s a “D,” not a “B.” 2. I could care less If you COULD care less, then please, by all […]

Grandpa Max's Clock Repair

When I was growing up, my grandparents had a mechanical mantle clock built in 1967 that would play the Westminster Quarters on the quarter hour. I loved it, and even though they usually kept the chimes turned off, they turned them on when I was visiting. So when I moved out on my own, Grandma […]

Either You’re In or You’re In the Way: Podcast Interview with Logan and Noah Miller

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I don’t know why I’m so smitten with the independent filmmakers, Noah and Logan Miller. Maybe it’s because they finish each other’s sentences and often speak in stereo.  Maybe it’s because when they refer to each other as ‘Bro’, as in, “Bro said …” Or, maybe it’s because they’re identical twins, like my own twin […]

The Zen of Junior High Dodgeball

Here in Seattle, it’s known as Soak ‘Em* and back in 1979, when I was in the seventh grade, it was more brutal than any other game our emotionally damaged gym teacher could select from his vast trunk of torturous and humiliating activities. Hands down, Soak ‘Em was more painful than touch football, more dangerous […]

Skinny Women are Real Women, Too!

We are supposed to be a nation of tolerance. If you criticise someone for being gay, for being fat, for being black or being female you will (quite rightly) cop a severe tongue lashing for your lack of empathy. However, apparently it’s quite okay to criticise people for being thin. The phrase ‘real women have […]