Archive for the ‘stories’ Category

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Down and Dirty Mothering

Yesterday, after work, I had to brave the grocery store to get last-minute Valentine’s Day supplies for my kids. I wanted to get a surprise gift for my boyfriend, as well, but nothing at Kroger looked …

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Posted in parenting, stories on 02/15/2007 03:23 am

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Rainy Saturday

I feel virtuous this morning because I started on my taxes. Mostly, that means I skipped through TurboTax steps while making notes of information I need to find in the pile of papers on and in my file …

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Posted in stories on 01/27/2007 05:02 pm

Friday, December 1, 2006

Christmas Gift Expectations and Inadequacy

I have this friend. Let’s call her Trudy. (Trudy, you’re going to know I’m talking about you when you read this. But no one else will know unless you tell them. Don’t be sad. I …

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Posted in Christmas, stories on 12/01/2006 03:07 pm

Monday, November 27, 2006

Manufactured Drama, Part 1

I never do the Black Friday thing because I hate crowds, especially crowds of grasping, mannerless conformists. Not that I’m saying everyone who shopped Friday was that. But I think you know what I mean.

However, …

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Posted in domestic, stories, venting on 11/27/2006 03:00 pm

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Disappointment, thy name is Benassi.

Very quickly, let me tell you. Semi-recently, we went to see Benny Benassi at a club. I was the one who wanted to go most. You don’t know who he is? Okay – you know …

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Posted in Houston, pop culture, stories on 11/15/2006 03:49 am

Wednesday, November 1, 2006


Today I accidentally dressed like Alice in Wonderland. I put on a pleated skirt to minimize ironing time, then added tights to keep from having to shave my legs, then the flat Mary Janes that that hurt my corn …

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Posted in health, psychobabble, stories, vanity on 11/01/2006 07:14 pm

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Thank the Baby Jesus

So, last night at 2 AM I made a decision that removed approximately thirty-seven kilograms of weight from my shoulders. Namely? I decided not to buy a house. Not this year, at any rate. Next year, …

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Posted in domestic, stories on 06/18/2006 03:08 am

Friday, April 7, 2006

Star Struck Dumb

Let’s say you’re exiting a cafe with your friend at the end of your lunch hour, crossing a parking lot to get to your vehicle and head back to work. Let’s say, then, that you turn and …

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Posted in stories, writing on 04/07/2006 01:54 pm

Monday, March 27, 2006

I Suspected the People Downstairs Were Drug Dealers

But now I suspect it for sure.

My only evidence, before, was that they partied all night and slept all day, and fill their hedges with cigarette butts and Jack Daniels …

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Posted in health, stories on 03/27/2006 07:13 pm

Saturday, February 25, 2006

How to Survive White Trash Hell on New Year’s Eve
an illustrated story by Gwen

When Tad told me that the gang wanted to attend a New Year’s Eve event sponsored by a particular local radio station, I was skeptical.…

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Posted in culture, Houston, photos, stories on 02/25/2006 05:29 am