If you know me, you know I'm full of opinions. If you don't know me, you'll learn that soon enough. All of what you see here represents just that: my opinions. Not those of any employer, family member, group or association. Just me.

Comments are most welcome from real people.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

If only I knew how to spell "ngaaaaaah"


What the actual fuck *are* those?
A horrifying cross between Tanning Mom, the weird Swedish Muppet lady with yellow yarn hair, and Keith Richards. Times two. 

Monday, April 28, 2014

Ahhhh, parenthood.

Conversation with Kyle on the way to school this morning:

Me:  "Wow, Buddy, you stink. Did you fart?"
Kyle: "I don't think so..."
Me: "Well is it your breath?"
Kyle: (breathes into hand, sniffs) "Oh, god."
Me: "Good grief. Let me see if I have a mint or some gum or something." (rifling through my newly streamlined purse, and finding only Tums)
Kyle: "Or maybe it's this chicken salad" (pulls a large container of some type of food substance, with the lid slightly dislodged, out of his backpack)
Me: "Gross. How long has that been in there?"
Kyle: "Since Friday."

Saturday, April 26, 2014

...and this is where he gets it.

A week or so ago, I posted a picture of the chip dip where Kyle had "put it back."  Imagine my dismay upon returning home today after running errands to find this:

The kicker is that there isn't anyone else to blame but myself. Scott really couldn't have done it from crutches or wheelchair, and I'm pretty sure Napoleon couldn't manage it... And I also distinctly remember picking it up to put it away just before we left. 

Hmmm. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Today's sign I'm getting old and wretched

... Having been without my Zantac 150 for the last two days, I find myself in the Walgreens parking lot, fumbling around in the bag and ripping the seal off the bottle like a junkie, and gobbling a few of one of the two kinds of antacids I just bought.  Along with more Zantac. FML.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Daily Dose of Disturbing


This gave me the giggles all weekend, but I didn't dare post it yesterday amongst all the Jesus posts.

W. T. F. ????

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Proof that my kids pack my ADD gene:

This is where the chip dip ended up the other day, after Kyle was finished with his snack.

Monday, April 14, 2014

How about...

...you get some assistance with your spelling, eh?

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

So the government is sponsoring sequels now?


Really? Since when are government agencies in the business of sponsoring movies? Is that why postage costs keep going up? And what's next? "Ocean's 17," brought to you by the IRS? "Twister 3" compliments of FEMA? "Grumpiest Old Men," sponsored by the Social Security Administration?  As if the horror show brought to you by Obamacare wasn't bad enough…


(this morning's rant has been brought to you by chilly temperatures, no coffee,yet, and a to do list four miles long)

Sunday, March 30, 2014

I can think of worse ways to start a Sunday


It's already a pretty day on the Front Range. Soaking my sore bones from 8 hours of raking yesterday; only half the backyard to go. :-)

And I'm a little giddy because I finally figured out how to clone Disney Cruise Line coffee, which was possibly one of my favorite onboard gastronomic delights.  Now if I could just nail the mango panna cotta...

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Today's Sign of the Impending Apocalypse


Here's something sobering: the assumption that kids will all have a smartphone with scanning app handy.  Because probably, most do.

Ah, I'm so grateful for my simpler childhood.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Request for a quick "no" vote

Beloved readers - the Denver Post is currently running an opinion poll on whether the state of Colorado should pass a law that would prohibit freestanding emergency rooms from charging emergency room rates, even though they provide the exact same services and care as a hospital-based ER, in most cases more quickly and efficiently.

If you agree that such a law is a bad idea, both because it could limit care options for patients, and because the entire ridiculous matter stems from what is essentially a turf war between the medical establishment's status quo and what some see as an up and coming competitor, would you please visit the Post's poll and vote "NO" if you have a second?


I'm happy to answer any questions anyone has - obviously this subject is near and dear to my heart and I have plenty of opinions.

Thank you in advance!