Archive for April, 2011


The Royal Wedding and the hats from Hell

Posted by Laurie on April 30th, 2011
filed in Weird things I do

So my sister and I just got done watching the highlights of the Royal Wedding on BBC America. I just have to say it. I love the English. I love their disdain for dentists. I love their pomp and splendor. I love the way they speak. Everything they say, even swear words, sounds refined.
Their hats [...]

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Please. Is it that difficult to load a dishwasher?

Posted by Laurie on April 27th, 2011
filed in Weird things the husband does

The other day I discovered something so horrifying I believe it may have just challenged my belief in…well I don’t know what it challenged because frankly nothing can challenge my core belief which is that a good purse and a fabulous haircut can get you anywhere in life, but let’s just say what I discovered [...]

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Seriously, how hard is it to get a kid to brush his teeth?

Posted by Laurie on April 25th, 2011
filed in Uncategorized

I hate tooth brushing. Oh, I didn’t always hate dental hygiene. Sure, there was that time between birth and adolescence when I didn’t think it was as important as say, daydreaming about marrying Jon Bon Jovi—but I didn’t always hate brushing my teeth.
Maybe I hate it now because I’ve spent the past 15 years yelling [...]

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The Easter Bunny, tequila and chocolate

Posted by Laurie on April 20th, 2011
filed in Uncategorized

It’s spring—or what passes for spring this year. Thanks to all the rain, Californians may need rowboats for their traditional Easter egg hunts. But—rain or not—it’s Easter and that means it’s time for lamb, Easter bonnets, family, unlimited amounts of chocolate and, of course, that darned Easter Bunny.
What’s the deal with the Easter Bunny? Is [...]

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Why is my teen always late?

Posted by Laurie on April 18th, 2011
filed in parenting, teen

“I’m late/I’m late/For a very important date/No time to say ‘hello’/Goodbye/I’m late, I’m late, I’m late”

The White Rabbit, from Disney’s Alice in Wonderland
I’m going on record with something just a bit embarrassing. When I was a teenager, I was always late. I took forever in the bathroom, painstakingly applying green eye shadow and [...]

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Flashback Friday: Becoming Martha Stewart

Posted by Laurie on April 15th, 2011
filed in Flashback Friday

I have a love/hate thing for Martha Stewart. So you can imagine my horror when I realized I was becoming her.
I started small. Her magazine looked so pretty and I’d always wanted to learn how to make really good fried chicken. And wasn’t it fortunate that the issue had an informative article on linen closet [...]

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Parenting Survival Tips

Posted by Laurie on April 11th, 2011
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

As I wander through the Land that Time Forgot-parenthood-I realize that I don’t know anything about it. Oh, I’m sure I’ve made mistakes. But frankly, I’ve always believed that any horrifying mistakes I’ve made could be corrected if I just got Junior into the right therapy. Well, I’m hoping for that at least.
Anyway, it did [...]

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