Archives: November 2010

Stop saying that!

This is a Geeky Confession post- there is something that most geeks do that drives me up the wall. Not just drives me up the wall, but makes me want to start punching people. These days, you can’t mention liking Star Wars in a group, without at least one person using the phrase “George Lucas

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Happy Thanksgiving!

On this day, I’d like to take a moment to mention what I’m thankful for. I am thankful for my family and close friends, who keep me sane. My mom is wonderful, and while we don’t see each other as often as we’d like, she’s almost always just a phone call away- whether it’s to

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Monday Madness!

I’m still battling my cold, but getting better! I went out to take the Oldest Kidlet* to school (driven by TheBoy) and stopped at the grocery store to get ingredients for our Thanksgiving cheesecake. I managed to forget heavy cream, so I’ll just have the in-laws pick that up for me. The highlight of my

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I’m dying, I’m dead…

…okay, I’m exaggerating. But those who know me know that I’m fairly healthy. But when I do get sick? I get unbelievably sick. I’m sure that it’s because I push my body fairly hard with my daily life, so when I get sick, my body just puts up the white flag right away. This would

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How search engines actually work.

This post is prompted by an “editorial” piece from PopEater, where the author was shocked that when he searched for Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman that it took ages to get past links that weren’t about their love scene in Black Swan. Whining about how difficult it was to find anything that wasn’t about the

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Children shouldn’t live in a bubble.

Every day I look at the BlogHer ad bar in the sidebar of my site to see if any of my blog posts are linked. And then I click on the post titles I find interesting. So when I saw “Why do we freak out about Bratz, but not violent video games?” I was intrigued.

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Inevitability…

I remember flipping through my mom’s high school yearbook when I was a kid and saw all the inscriptions from friends that said that they’d keep in touch, and friends forever. These were people that I’d never heard of, so I knew that high school friendships didn’t always survive graduation. I had a best friend

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The Power of Social Networking

Wow, last week was a slow blogging week. Not intentional, I assure you. As I blogged, the little guy had a rough week, which meant that I had less computer time and mostly wanted to go straight to bed as soon as they were in bed. He seems to be doing better- either that or

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How rude!

Yesterday, I mentioned that I’m going through a bit of a trying time with the Little Kidlet. It’s a little like Jekyll and Hyde- he’s mild mannered Mister Mister or the screaming, limp bodied Mister Monster (nickname courtesy of TheBoy). My back, which was injured during my tenure at Disneyland and has never quite gotten

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The Terrible Threes

I remember when the oldest kidlet was just hitting 2. I expressed concern about his tantrums to my mom. Okay, I was whining about how tantrums and worried that the temper he’d inherited from both TheBoy and myself was now coming back to bite me in the ass. My mom told me this- “No matter

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