Currently wishing I didn't have to do any grading. Before that, graduate student and new mom. Now an actual Dr. of Something or Other and the Kid is two and some months. Before that, a Southern girl in the West. Now a Southern girl in the South, dreaming of being in the West. Before that, I can't remember. Still waiting for the flying car.


SEPTEMBER 15, 2008 11:38AM

In answer to a friend's question about love

"All the virgin eyes of the world are made of glass."

Mina Loy, Magasins de Louvre

To answer your question: I want to say, right off the bat, that I can't describe love. This will not be about love. Not really.

The truth is, actually, while I like to hear… Read full post »

So, let's see, with the exception of one ghost, and let's put that one aside until Halloween, because it's a pretty good ghost story, if I do say so myself, let's discuss roommates. Some of this may be uninteresting. Feel free to skip the dull parts.

I've had roommates who were… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 13, 2008 1:44PM

Don't mess with the Atom Smasher


According to the Telegraph, hackers broke into the database in this last week just as the atom smasher was turned on for the first time:

"Now it has emerged that, as the first particles were circulating in the machine near Geneva, a Greek group had hacked into the facility andRead full post »

Let's see. When last we left our intrepid heroine, she was circumventing her way around a screen door with a stick from the yard. What a maroon she was. ;)

 Back to ghosts. Some of these ghosts aren't mine, but are part of subletting experiences I have known. Sometimes, I think… Read full post »

A little note: I've been away for a bit dealing with my child having her first stomach flu, followed immediately by her first cold. May I say I do not recommend the experience of a sick child in any form? Because it's both intimidating and worrisome. And I hate to seeRead full post »

So, before continuing with the ghost stories, I'm going to take a moment to examine a horror story--the US election in action. I'm angry, okay? So, this will be me being angry. 

These last eight years have really, truly sucked.

The country has gone into massive debt from a major… Read full post »

This next part has to do with a set of curses that I am under. These are not exactly serious kinds of curses. So far, we have all lived. They are more ... unusual than dangerous.

I actually almost didn't talk about them at all because they're 1) weird 2)… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
AUGUST 31, 2008 6:55AM


Insomnia: (from the OED) the inability to sleep; sleeplessness

I suffer from insomnia. I'm not sure why this is so. I've had it, in some form, since I was a teenager. Sometimes, like tonight, I wake up in the middle, and my mind won't stop turning. Katrina, Gustav, so I flip… Read full post »

AUGUST 29, 2008 11:14PM

Freaky Troll for President

Tequila and donuts, I so admired your friend, Freaky Troll, that I nominated Freaky for President. 

Also, this is so juvenile, but it was funny.  Sadly, also potentially an advertisement, but you can avoid that.

http://www.inews3.com/play.php?first=Freaky &last=Troll



FREAK… Read full post »

As a disclaimer, I have to say being a landlord is probably often a thankless enterprise. People lie to you, skip out on their rent, tear up your house, sublet your house to other people without your permission (which was happening in my latest house before I moved in--so

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Before I continue with my next installment of my misadventures in renting, the one where I talk about how I am cursed by the water demon and crazy landlords, I want to take a quick foray into the neighborhood and my fellow renters.

Frost wrote that "good fences make good… Read full post »

AUGUST 23, 2008 1:54AM

A View from a Rental/Chapter One


Okay, I know a lot of you rent, and I'm certain you've had problems with your rental at one time or another. But I have to say I really hope that my experiences in the world of rentals have only been bad luck. Please let that be true. I… Read full post »

Some ridiculous friend sent me this picture. I actually think it's from a t-shirt company. Unfortunately, I have no idea which one since they got it from someone who got it from someone and so on. It's small, but you get the point.


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AUGUST 21, 2008 12:39AM


The kid goes to bed super early. Around 6 or so. I started putting her to bed at this time because she's at an age where she needs lots and lots of sleep. I want to support that. Her pediatrician and I spent a lot of time talking about it, and… Read full post »

AUGUST 17, 2008 12:01AM

Backseat Parenting

I made a maddening discovery after I had the baby.

 Everyone wants to help me raise her.  Well, kind of. 

At first, I saw this as helpful. I mean, it is helpful. It was good in the NICU to hear the best ways to burp and feed from the nurse,… Read full post »