Archives: February 2011

Today is weird.

Rain is a big deal here in Southern California. With the slightest bit of moisture, all the news channels are on StormWatch [insert year here] and they have nearly every tiny reporter they can find out in the street wearing rain slickers and waiting to tell you how wet it is out there. Last night

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Date Night

As I’ve said, I am fortunate to live with my in-laws. First, we get along. I’m not making this up simply because they can read this blog. It’s the truth. They welcomed me into their arms when I was their son’s first girlfriend and have never been anything but wonderful. Anyhow, the advantage of living

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Boycotts, Gay Rights, Soapbox time?

Recently, a friend of mine posted that he was boycotting Chick-Fil-A for their direct involvement in groups supporting bans on gay marriage. I have been boycotting them since these allegations popped up. It’s saddened me that so many people say that they weren’t surprised, since Chick-Fil-A is closed on Sundays… but you know what? There

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Sick Sickity Sick

Yesterday we bought annual passes for Disneyland. We went (TheBoy and I for my birthday), and it just seemed like the right time to get passes again. We used to go regularly (we also used to live about two miles from Disneyland), but when the boys were littler, it was tricky. It was a great

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A few things to think about…

Rather than write about one subject (I’ve been a little brain dead this week), I thought I’d post a few links to news stories that I thought were interesting. Serene Branson, the KCBS reporter who suffered from asphasia on camera while reporting on the Grammys had a migraine that mirrors a stroke, but didn’t have

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Gender roles? I stomp on them.

This week, I saw two things that made me wonder how we’re raising our kids these days… and why we haven’t come further. First was an old advice column from 2002 on Dr. Phil’s website. In the column, a woman asked for advice about her 5 year old boy who had two older sisters and

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Valentine’s Day Past.

I’m not very big on Valentine’s Day. Sure, when I was a kid it meant special treats and Valentine’s from my friends… but as I grew up, I admit I soured on it. Not because I didn’t have a Valentine (though through high school I never did have one), but because it seemed like forced

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The Super Blah.

Yesterday was the Super Bowl, the highlight of American sporting events and home to the edgiest commercials that ad agencies can put together. Right? Meh. I admit, I’m not a big football fan. But I am a big fan of great advertising (I am in love with The Man Your Man Could Smell Like) as

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Raising Strong Girls.

I know, I have two boys. Writing about girls might seem silly, but well, I was a girl. Raina Telgemeier, artist/author of “Smile”, tweeted that she’d gotten her first mom-rage review of her book. An autobiographical look back at her own experiences, it’s received plenty of accolades and has gotten lots of girls into reading

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LAUSD wimps out.

Jamie Oliver is passionate about teaching children to eat better. He revolutionized school food in the UK and his reality show “Food Revolution” had a very well received first season here in the US. The first season had Jamie Oliver trying to change the minds of Huntington, West Virginia about how they see food. Huntington

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