Archives: September 2010

Saturday Awesomeness.

I’m pleased to say that Jerad got to see Scott Pilgrim and gave it his seal of approval. If you haven’t seen it, please go. As a movie, it’s just well crafted from the bottom up (from sound design to fight choreography to casting to the script). With a reported budget of $60m, it’s probably

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9/11. Thoughts from a mother, nine years later.

Never forget. I see that everywhere, and it makes me sad. If you were older than a child on 9/11, I doubt that it’s possible to forget what happened. The shock, the feeling of helplessness and numbness that followed. The fog of grief that clouded our lives for so long. On this day, and all

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Sleepwalking, I guess.

First, a million apologies to my Oldest Son when you read this in the future. It was just too strange not to share with the world. Last night, I put the boys to bed, and my oldest was happy because it meant that he’d be going to school the next morning. As I usually do,

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iTunes 10… why?

Lest anyone think that I’m completely anti-Apple, really I’m not. I like well designed programs and products and for the most part, I do believe that Apple delivers on that. There are a number of things I don’t like about Apple’s business practices, mostly in how limiting they are to app developers and that essentially

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Tolerance.

I’m going to take a break from discussing important things like my kids or the shoes I covet to talk about something even more important. Tolerance. As I’m sure you all know, Terry Jones, “pastor” for the Dove World Outreach Center planned to burn copies of the Quran on 9/11 because they believe that Islam

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First day of school!

That is what I was woken up with yesterday morning. Actually, that’s what I was woken up with a second time yesterday morning, because our cat (yes, we have a cat again- I’ll explain that in a moment) decided to wake me up at 3 am because his food bowl was empty. Then, at 5:45

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Well, that’s one less obsession.

As I blogged last week, I obsess over boots. I have way too many pairs of boots (someday I will take pictures to share). I am also obsessed with Scott Pilgrim vs The World (the movie- I haven’t finished the graphic novel series to become obsessed with that). More specifically: Envy Adam’s high heeled gladiator

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Ping.

This week, Apple released Ping. It’s a music social network built into iTunes. Given the number of social networks out there, I knew plenty of people who wanted to know if it was even worth signing up for it and giving it a shot. For those of you, I tried it out, and here are

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I’m not Steve.

I’m about to sound ancient. But is it so wrong to ask people to actually wait until someone’s voicemail is partially underway to hang up? I admit, I don’t do that when I call my family- but they’re on speed dial. I know I’m calling them. But when I call a number for the first

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Scattered bits of brain.

Sorry, this post is not about zombies. Gearing up for the three day weekend, are we all? I admit, my life mostly exists without days- at least it did. Starting Wednesday, we’ll have weekends here in the house. Since that’s when my oldest starts preschool. We drove down to Orange County yesterday and the traffic

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