A Drinking Problem

No, I don't have one. Not drinking is my problem. Abstaining from alcohol or not being fully committed to gettin slizzard seems to be less socially acceptable than being a raging alcoholic.  Why is that? The last time I drank a lot of alcohol was three years ago about a month before I met my... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: The Infinities – John Banville

The">http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6595136-the-infinities">The Infinities by John">http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/91.John_Banville">John Banville My rating: 5">http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/155011717">5 of 5 stars View">http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3028347-christa">View all my reviews I'm trying out this cut-paste review thing from GoodReads. I absolutely loved this book. I've read John Banville in his Benjamin Black guise (Christine Falls, The Lemur, The Silver Swan, Elegy for April) and love that Irish noir detective stuff. The... Continue Reading →

Deadlines

Here's why my house is a disaster: There is always something more pressing than cleaning. For instance, this weekend I planned to get some major spring cleaning done (at least as much as the baby would allow), but then a project came in late Friday that has consumed my weekend. This is my job; I... Continue Reading →

There’s Nothing Awesome About Charlie Sheen

Besides the fact that he's batshit crazy and self-destructive, let's talk about the people he hurts. Namely, women. He 'accidentally' shot his ex-fiancee in the arm. He threatened his most recent wife with a knife to the throat. His fits of rage cause New York hookers to cower in closets. This guy is "awesome"?  Beating... Continue Reading →

After the Quake

It's been ten years since the Nisqually Earthquake. Aka that big ass quake that broke the Viaduct and busted a lot of old brick shit in Pioneer Square. Aka the scariest day of my life. It was a normal day at work. I was a copywriter at Sierra On-Line and the creative team (8 zillion... Continue Reading →

The Calculus of Family

There are a lot of people in my family. I mean a LOT. My parents started out with two kids, completely average. They divorced and both remarried, but didn't have any more children. No "second batch" if you will.  Fast forward a large number of years and you have some pretty impressive and/or alarming numbers:... Continue Reading →

Hotel Hell

I will not name the hotel I stayed in last night; not because they failed in any way, but because I am afraid of reprisals from them. A lifetime ban for instance. This weekend I wanted to do something special for the kids. Saturday night I took the older two (19 and 15) to PUSAfest... Continue Reading →

Children’s Shows That Should Die in a Fire

Barney Children love this big purple dude inexplicably. Until they get to Kindergarten. Then they come home from school and solemnly announce that "Barney sucks." No shit. Not only is Barney a prancing dimwit, but the child actors are bottom of the barrel in looks and talent. I have personally endured more than my share... Continue Reading →

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