I know what we can do while we wait for the rain to stop. We can play “Which car...– 9, while waiting in the car for a sudden rainstorm to stop.
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The other day Michele asked about our dreams. I was going to respond that I don’t usually remember the content of my dreams. What I do know is that I dream in color, with amazing details of minutae. I also can smell cooking in my dreams, as I often wake remembering not what was served but that there was sage in the recipe. This morning I woke up with a doozy. I was woken by the rain on my...
Mom, I think you’re “”growing out”” of those...– With air quotes. Who has raised this child? Wearing jeans because our office is getting a HEPA steam cleaning today. Ick.
Why am I awake?
9, The Good Neighbor
We are pretty close with our next door neighbors. Whenever a car is in the shop we’ll give the other a lift to the train station. We will grill together or have a beer or two on a Sunday afternoon. We hand down clothes to their 6 year old daughter or their 2 year old twin boys. Tonight I was riding the train home with E when he got a call from his wife. She is a teacher and we were talking about...
Hubs fast asleep: MEAT! Dog fucking meat! Me (to myself) he is either: 1- complaining about dinner 2-insulting someone who is obviously not me 3-witnessing a dog fucking meat and rooting for the meat.
things I did not do today:
• did not have sweet potato fries as planned for lunch • did not stab office douchbag for general douchbaggery • did not freak out when we got the notice that our office will undergo a super-cleaning because one bedbug was found 4 floors above • did not fall asleep during mind numbing status meeting
Boss just cancelled lunch meeting and she was buying lunch for us. Now, how am I supposed to be productive without FREE SWEET POTATO FRIES
Teacher's suicide shocks students, teachers and... →
girlvanized: jonathan-cunningham: As a teacher in an impoverished, gang-ridden area of South Los Angeles, Rigoberto Ruelas always reached out to the toughest kids. He would tutor them on weekends and after school, visit their homes, encourage them to aim high and go to college. The fifth-grade teacher at Miramonte Elementary School was so passionate about his mission that, school authorities...
A Rose by any other name, Truthful Tuesday style
Through a series of DMs, Mikey_M00n asked me whether my screen name was an anagram for Israel. Which it is, but that is not why I use it. The name Raisel is actually my Hebrew name, which is actually a Yiddish name. It translates to Rose in English. I was named for a Great Aunt Raisel - one of my grandfather’s sisters. They did not know her Hebrew name because everyone just called her...
Fiber - Friend or Foe?
I have been escorted offf the train because my...
Jack the hound
I thought about the doggie all night. I am smitten.
Smirnoff Ice and Snack Pack puddin
Fridge where's Waldo
Can you find the Soy Vey Hoisin sauce?
Getting ready for another 10 months of taking the girl to dance on Saturday morning is the new Dead Mom Walking
Wordfeud is to Droid as Words with Friends is to...
Songs shuffled up by my ipod this morning: Radio, Radio - Elvis Costelo Radio Song - REM High and Dry - Radiohead World’s Smartest Ipod
Bitch in heels
Me. I know, right? I’ve been cranky and downright unpleasant lately. I attribute it to work. I am just out of sorts there. Not comfortable in the job. Definitely not comfortable with the high school clique atmosphere. I’m going to try to rise above it. Not take everything to heart. Starting today. Put my head down; do my job; leave it behind at the end of the day. There are more...
Eating a Halloween Peep with extended pinkie
Because I’m classy like that
I just read that the venerable candy maker, Just Born has announced CHOCOLATE* COVERED PUMPKIN** PEEPS and I don’t know if I can contain myself until I find some. *milk or dark **orange flavored
Just call me Rose Kennedy
Both kids ran for and won elections as the Student Council Represtatives of their respective classes today. Now who’s gonna fix a gin and tonic for me?
Wike A Viwgin, touched for the vewy fiwst time. Wike a viiiiiiiiiiw-gin.
Whenever I work on a dull project I plug in my heaphones and sing the songs in my head with some type of speech impediment. This afternoon featured REM with a lateral lisp. Tomorrow will probably be Elmer Fudd as Madonna.
Me: *If* we get a female dog I want to name her Trixie Daughter: *When* we get a dog I want a border collie mix so her middle name can be Oreo Son: I’m *getting* a weiner dog Husband: *I’m not* picking up the poop from the yard
I'm watching Glee with the 9s
Am I a bad mom?
Activities my seatmate has engaged in during the...
• rooted through bag and produced a chewy granola bar (vintage unknown) • noisily ate chewy granola bar complete with finger and lip smacking • looked for train ticket, cursed • took 2 work related calls referred to spreadsheets • blew nose and gave me diphtheria, for sure • opened paper (NYT) for some quiet reading time • closed paper to take a personal call about a party she attended...
Someone needed a Madonna song for a presentation and 3 people referred that someone to me. I had the song. So very ashamed