Wubba Sesame

| November 4, 2009

In the spirit of Christine the Soccer Mom, and My Charming and Patient Husband, I will celebrate Sesame Street’s birthday by posting a couple of my favorite clips. I guess you could say I have a soft spot for the big cast all star numbers. I still miss Kermit, though. And I chuckle to myself […]

St. Anthony to the Rescue

| October 2, 2009

My Charming and Patient Husband has to carry a cell phone for his second job, driving dialysis patients to their appointments. Unfortunately, a month ago he lost the cell phone and we’ve struggled to find it, to no avail. This week, there were hints of threat from the boss regarding his finding it; it really […]

Heard around the house

| November 10, 2008

Me: Just think, if you were related to Esmeralda, you’d have to have Esmeralda at every family dinner. Artgal: But if you were related to Aunt Clara, you’d have to have Henry the Eighth at every family dinner.


| August 16, 2008

And now, a game break. If you know the answer, please just raise your hand and say “I know it” but don’t give away the answer. For the rest of you, guess or make it up. But no Googling. What is an ebelskiver?

Note to Hypertot

| July 24, 2008

Convention holds that the “magic word” is please, not abracadabra. Really.

Maybe I’m a hypocrite.

| July 4, 2008

It’s a holiday weekend, and you know what that means: Coasties. Now don’t get me wrong, some Coasties are nice. Take Aunt Betsy, for example. She’s genuinely pleasant, fun, polite, and good company. Of course, I don’t think she’s a native of Seattle, so maybe it doesn’t count. At any rate, every holiday weekend our […]

Parody Contest: Annie’s Song

| January 18, 2008

For a little bit of fun, I offer to you a parody contest. I’m sure most of you remember Annie’s Song, by John Denver. Who can come up with the best spoof? You have till next Friday, in the comments field. The winner gets … well, a hearty pat on the back, a link, and […]


| September 25, 2007

Movie piracy, as many newly purchased DVDs will remind us, is a crime. I have no problem with that message; but what really bugs me is when I’ve spent the money and bought the movie, and then I’m forced to sit through the nagging reminder each and every time I view it. You can’t forward […]

Put down your coffee if you value your nose.

| September 10, 2007

Thanks to Therese at Aussie Coffee Shop for this one.(And by the way, if you haven’t checked out her blog yet, do. She’s utterly charming.)

Caller ID Made Fun

| August 17, 2007

I think maybe next time I get a call from my mortgage company, instead of answering with “hello” I may answer with “this call may be recorded or monitored for quality assurance.”