Nothing Says “Road Trip” Like Anaphylaxis

Think I’m spotty now? You should have seen me before the epinephrine Ho-leeee crap. I’ve momentarily suspended my hatred of the “multiple vowel-typing in order to convey appropriate drawing-out of syllable for dramatic effect” blogging practice in order to convey just how stunned I still am by the events that transpired yesterday afternoon. Remember how [Read More...]

7 Quick Takes Friday!

Yay, yay, yay, it’s Friday! The Friday before Thanksgiving! I love this weekend already and it just started. Tonight my mom and I are going to have an epic Doctor Who marathon, tomorrow is Sasha Feroce’s monthly dinner party, Sunday morning the kids and I are loading up with my parents and driving to Austin [Read More...]

Remembering Jerry (Re-run)

I’ll be back later today for quick takes, but as today is the twelfth anniversary of the bonfire collapse, I thought it appropriate to re-run this. Prayers for my little brother, an Aggie freshman, and the entire A&M; community would be much appreciated.  Eleven years ago today, I woke up at 5:30 in the morning, [Read More...]


I almost burned my brother-in-law and sister-in-law’s house down last night. It’s my turn to make the meals this week, something I look forward to with great excitement. I adore cooking, and one of the things I miss the most about having my own house is being able to cook. So yesterday I spent nearly [Read More...]

The Difference Between “Its” and “It’s”

Or, Please Don’t Be an Ass-Hat in My Comment Box So earlier, just as I was on my way to my first-ever Creighton session (more about that tomorrow), my Tardis notification sound wailed on my phone, alerting me to a new email. It was a blog comment. I glanced at the title, “Anonymous…[Barefoot and Pregnant] [Read More...]

Me vs. the Weather

I am deeply unhappy and angry at the world around me right now. Why, you may ask? (Or you may just roll your eyes and X out of my blog, like my husband is surely doing right now.) Today Tonight Tomorrow Partly Cloudy AM Clouds / PM Sun Scattered T-Storms T-Storms 72°F 82° 65° 73° [Read More...]

I Love Being Catholic

every day, and twice on Sundays. Go see the Bad Catholic for a list of reasons why. It’s the tip of the iceberg, really. Every new thing I find out about the Catholic Church thrills me. I love this Church. It’s true, which is awesome, but it’s also awesome, which is The Catholic Church is [Read More...]

Boys and Their Toys

(Disclaimer: If the word penis bothers you, you might want to skip this post.) After six solid years of girliness reigning supreme as Chez Alexander, having a boy is quite the shock. Everything he does is so boyish. And none of it makes any sense to me. For example, if he wants to get from [Read More...]

7 Deathly Boring Takes Friday!

(I just re-read this post, and I have to apologize for what you’re about to be put through. I shouldn’t be allowed to talk about Europe, cause I can’t stop.) It’s been a while since I’ve been elated on a Friday. I loved Fridays back in Vegas because they usually meant the Ogre being home, [Read More...]

Theology a la Sienna

Sienna at St. Peter’s circa 2008 Last night, like the night before, was full of soup and tea with honey and lemon and Dancing with the Stars. (Sidenote: I used to be extremely derisive of people who watched this show. I have no idea why, though. It. Is. Awesome.) But first, I put the kids [Read More...]