something new

Today is Jacob’s first day of teeball. He’s never played before. His friend Ryan (the two of them get into trouble in the bathroom at school a lot, apparently) is on the team with him, and Ryan’s dad is the coach. These are both good things, I think. We made a trip to the store […]

coming soon to an april near you

April is just around the corner, so you know what that means: National Poetry Month! Woo! Here is the official Academy of American Poets page for NaPoMo – there are awesome events planned nationwide, and stuff taking place online too. There are things you can do alone, things to do with groups – even things […]


Tomorrow is a Spirit Day at my son’s school. The theme is “Mixed Up/Dress Backward Day,” and there were no suggestions or guidelines offered for what types of clothing the administration, PTO and teachers expect to see on the kids tomorrow. I imagine they’re thinking some kids will come in with their shirts and pants […]

i smell the smelly smell of something that smells smelly

Don made a list, randomly, on his blog last night of his ten favorite smells. I’m all meme’d up lately, so here’s my list of my ten favorite smells, in no particular order: 1. the Pine Barrens2. baking bread, cookies, cakes3. oddly enough, Keba4. new car5. Jacob (after a bath)6. Play-doh7. cilantro8. the raspberry lotion […]

blargh, again.

I don’t like it when work takes my blogging muse away. However, Sunday I’m going to Dallas, where I’ll spend the week interviewing new employees, playing on the interwebs, and hopefully spending some quality time with a good friend. 🙂


I’m ready for the weekend, and it’s only Monday.And that’s funny, considering I’m going to be giving up my Sunday next week to get on a plane and head to Dallas.

friday poem

Rachel Mallino posts a poem every Friday and I like that idea, so I’m stealing it. originally published in Boxcar Poetry Review 4 Sentenced for Smashing Bluebird Houses Associated Press—October 22, 2006 There’s a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out but I’m too tough for him, I say, stay in there I’m […]

oh, here’s a funny meme

here Ten Top Trivia Tips about Rachel Bunting! Some hotels in Las Vegas have Rachel Bunting floating in their swimming pools. Rachel Bunting is the only one of the original Seven Wonders of the World that still survives! The Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter is made entirely of Rachel Bunting. To check whether Rachel […]

look at me!

New hair, new glasses. Yay!(My glasses are not actually that crooked. Just the angle, I think.)