All in All Okay

Day 2 of Todd Johnson’s two week absence: # of hours slept last night: maybe 6? #book reports completed: 0 # cat poops cleaned off carpet: 2 # cats still living: 2 # pissed off neighbors: 1 # of favors owed Lauren Sullivan Shankman and Scott Shankman: 4 # times i cried about 9/11: 3 […]

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Favorite Albums of 2010?

What are yours? I am starting to think about mine, and since i don’t have as much time as I once did to sit around and read about music, I started wondering what great albums I am missing out on.. . . What are your favorites?

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Canonical List of Evil Baby Names

I don’t know why, but this just cracked me up: the imagery of some expectant parent/mad scientist wanting to bestow upon their baby a name that will ensure intrinsic darkness, world domination, or evil genius. The Canonical List of Evil Baby Names

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Uneek Vampire Name Game

BabyNameWizard picked their annual Name of the Year for 2009: Renesmee. HATE it. (It’s a Twilight thing, in case you are completely dead.) Renesmee is the (spoiler alert, in case you are dead) child of the two main characters in Twilight and is named after her two grandmothers, Renee and Esme. Her middle name is […]

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Dead Men I Crush On

I’ve always had a bit of a crush on Lord Byron. (I think this is pretty normal for literature lovers, male AND female,) and so I really enjoyed this short NPR piece on his letters to a friend in the clergy. Who wouldn’t be drawn like moth to a flame to a man whom a […]

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What’s Up with Me

Not sure how I always end up so overwhelmed in the Fall. For one thing, school starts at the beginning of August, which, in my head, is still summer. So it catches me off guard. Rollie is in school, and he has his first cold of the school year. It is the second week of […]

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Going Gray

So, in the course of any given day, I have about five to ten main things I want to get done. I am terrible at completing tasks. TERRIBLE. I get very overwhelmed by a pile of tasks at hand, and if I don’t just concentrate on only my top priority, I will make myself crazy. […]

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On Mom: By Rollie and Tiller

I think that this was supposed to make my kids look awesomely creative and fun. It made them look boring. Ask your child(ren) these questions and enter their answers…Quite amusing! Tiller (3) 1. What is something Mom always says to you? I don’t know. 2. What makes Mom happy? Being nice. 3. What makes Mom […]

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Soundtrack: Fairport 1979-1980

I skim the New York Times online just about every day, and the last thing I look at is the “On This Day” feature. From the New York Times today: “On Feb. 22, 1980, in a stunning upset, the United States Olympic hockey team defeated the Soviets at Lake Placid, N.Y., 4-to-3. (The U.S. team […]

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