British People and Their Accents

One of these things are not like the others…yeah, that would be you, American Captain Jack.   I’ve been watching Torchwood lately, and I just have to say it. I love the way British people talk. Can I be British when I grow up? We sound like backwoods country bumpkins of whom the classy Brits [Read More...]

In Which I Want to Smash My Head in with A Hammer

Oh for the love of all that’s holy. I have the flu. And even more unfortunately, if that’s possible, this inane discussion over the relative status of my alcohol usage is still raging. Now the commenters have turned against each other, I guess because I decided not to get more involved, and then I decided [Read More...]

Happy Halloween!

The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of my all-time favorite movies. It is, in my opinion, just everything a movie for children should be. Imaginative, scary, whimsical, terrifying, heartbreaking, and heart-warming, all at once. This year my sisters-in-law and I got together with our kids and let them eat pizza and M&M;’s and watch the [Read More...]

Fondue and Ferrarelle

…the heavens part and choirs of angels sing. No, really. My wonderful mom watched the female minions last night so that I could put Liam down early and fully enjoy my brother-in-law and his wife’s monthly supper club. Sasha Feroce made fondue, which she’s been dying to make for us for ages. She spent a [Read More...]

Sonic Saturday

It’s Saturday, and I love you.  Here you go. You’re welcome [Read more...]

7 Super Quick Takes Friday

It’s Friday. I’m in a bad mood. I haven’t had ANY time to blog lately which is making me very angry and sad. I miss my friends. And I do not care how pathetic that makes me. But right now Sasha Feroce has the little nipotini at the doctor, so I have approximately 14.3 minutes in [Read More...]

Bright Sun, Cool Air

No snow, but you get the idea These are the two things that make me happiest in all the world. I think I’ve known that for some time, but it was just driven home today how deeply my mood and general outlook on life is affected by the weather. Last night the Ogre and I [Read More...]

Spanking and Me

When it comes to discipline, spanking has become sort of like quicksand to me. My own particular quicksand.  I almost never spank my children anymore. I’ll make the rare exception for things that are truly dangerous, things that they must learn right this second to never do again, like wandering out into the street or [Read More...]

7 Quick Takes Friday

#7 Simcha’s post this morning at the Register cracked me up. I firmly believe that when people do something idiotic intentionally, like name their child Apple or La-a (pronounced La DASH a) the rest of the world has a moral obligation to make fun of them. How have I come to this conclusion? Let me [Read More...]

In Which I Threaten to Stab My Eyes Out

So…well…er….I picked a fight over at Virtuous today. Wanna read it? As an added bonus, you’ll get to see a Demotivational Poster of Jeff Bridges as the Dude! On to more important things. Sasha Feroce has started watching Buffy, of her own volition, completely without my insane pushing. (No, really, she actually has.) I [Read More...]