Category Archives: awful

(Not Actually) Quickly!

Earlier, Soren wanted bubbles, so I made a batch of bubbles. “I bow bubble!” He said. Then he blew his first successful bubble. Our church teaches from Baby Wise. Let me say that again: OUR CHURCH TEACHES FROM BABY WISE. … Continue reading

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I feel sad

One of my nostrils is all sniffly and runny. The other is not, but it bleeds intensely when I so much as gently blow my nose, even just the one side that needs it (because no one can really just … Continue reading

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But seriously, do not babywise your children

‘Babywise’ Linked to Babies’ Dehydration, Failure to Thrive (oh, just another well-written article on why Baby Wise is the worst thing that ever happened ever except for maybe the Holocaust). There are a bunch of additional links at the bottom … Continue reading

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Panties in a Bunch

On Sunday, I nearly walked out of church. If I had been sitting on the aisle, I would have. There was a veterans thing during the service, which, if done properly would have only elicited a slight twinge of perceived … Continue reading

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well, shoot

Damn it, NaBloPoMo! Why you gotta be like this? I’m tired. It’s Antarcticanian cold here. I’m exercising restraint and not raising the thermostat (and instead tumbling the fleece sheets in the dryer- is that really an improvement in the energy … Continue reading

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Ch- Ch- Ch- Chia! I mean, Cheater.

I cheated ONCE in my educational career, and it is an event burned into my memory for all of time. I was sitting on my right knee, seated across from Mallory J., who everyone knew was the smartest kid in … Continue reading

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Watch that. Then read this. Then stop buying bottled water and donate that money to get clean water for people who actually don’t have access to it. After you use your first ten bucks to buy a reusable bottle. Ok, … Continue reading

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400th Post! Celebrate!

I’ve discovered that Waste Your Life television is good for the gym. All of the machines at the facility to which we belong (the one with the super awesome googling department) have televisions with CABLE! on them, and TLC is … Continue reading

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This one comes with a contest

When did patriotism become a Christian virtue? No, I’m serious; this totally baffles me. If you have a genuine answer to that question, like what part of the Bible mandates it, I’d like to hear. Louis sings through his old … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court, however, IS essing around.

I know some of you enjoy my periodic rants about things that make me crazy with rage. This is going to be one of those rants, so you who fall into that category can begin rejoicing right about now. First, … Continue reading

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