Protecting marriage HOW, exactly? – or, Prop 8 Round 2

(Parts of the following were originally posted on the Los Angeles Moms Blog, and this issue isn’t going away for awhile.) I celebrated my wedding anniversary on October 21 – the second anniversary of my second marriage, which is also the second marriage for my second husband. I’ve heard the saying that getting married again, particularly after divorce – which is what ended both of our first marriages – is a triumph of hope over […]

It’s all in the game, so stand tall! More Quiz-o-rama

It’s all in the game, so stand tall! More Quiz-o-rama

I will get back on track with posting more content soon, really I will! Meanwhile, let’s just have some fun, and be sure to tell me how these quizzes turned out for you! ======================================== My favorite board games are actually Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble, and Monopoly (but not for more than about two and a half hours). I don’t even know how to play chess, but I can’t deny that the description is flattering, if not […]

Weekend Assignment #241: Talk of the Town

In this Weekend Assignment, Karen is curious about what other people are talking about: Weekend Assignment #241: It’s not uncommon to overhear snippets of strangers’ conversations in grocery stores, restaurants, at the gym, at the park and in other places people gather. We may even have conversations with strangers ourselves, especially when sharing in some common experience. Tell us what you’ve been hearing – or, if you prefer, some interesting bit of eavesdropping you recall […]

Saturday Review: A post-move, post-election post

“I certainly am not one to ever waste time looking backwards.” – Sarah Palin. Well, there’s one more thing the Alaska governor/former (!!) VP candidate and I do NOT have in common. I try not to live in the past, but I do think reflection on it is essential in order to understand and learn – and, on occasion, to provide blog fodder! – and is often a very worthwhile use of time rather than […]

TBIF: Thank blog it’s Friday! 11-7-08

Hey, folks! A couple of people let me know yesterday that my blog was crashing Internet Explorer on their computers. After this Firefox gal got over her shock at the fact anyone still uses IE (!), I suspected the culprit might be the new commenting system, Intense Debate, that I installed a few days ago. I have uninstalled it, and thanks to Karen H. and Mike for bringing the issue to my attention. If you […]

Quiz-o-rama Thursday

Quiz-o-rama Thursday

Thanks to the move and being offline for a few days, this post comes to you courtesy of our quizzical friends at Blogthings. We’ll return to our regularly scheduled book-oriented Thursday programming as soon as possible, but hopefully by next week! Meanwhile, help yourself to any or all of these, and please share your results in the comments! ============================================== Well, what do you know? And what don’t you know? Apparently, I know everything. (Yeah, right…) […]

A case of the Mondays, on Wednesday

A case of the Mondays, on Wednesday

You Are Monday Like this day of the week, you are ruled by the moon. More than anything, you are flexible. You are moody and impressionable. You are easily influenced by the world around you. And while you can be temperamental, you eventually adjust. While Mondays tend to be the hardest day for people, you don’t mind getting back to regular life. You’re the one waking up early and making the coffee while everyone else […]

Ten on Tuesday on Wednesday: Talk talk

This week’s Ten on Tuesday theme was “10 Things You Love to Talk About,” but since I was talking about Election Day yesterday, I thought I’d hold this post till today. Besides, if these really are things I love to talk about, I can talk about them any time, right? In no particular order, although the first item really does belong at #1: My family. My husband, all three of the kids, my nephews, my […]

I voted.

Half of California’s population is expected to vote by mail this year. I guess I’m in the forefront of a trend. I’ve been a “permanent absentee” voter for several years now, inspired by my sister and brother-in-law, who have been doing it even longer. I’m not really absentee, of course – I’m right at home, not going anywhere. There are definite advantages to completing your ballot at the kitchen table. I have voted in four […]

“Why buy the cow?” An overview of economic systems

This pre-election quick course in economics showed up recently in my e-mail. My high-school history teacher actually used the “cow” example to explain certain socio-economic systems, but this list has had a few additions since the late 1970’s. SOCIALISM You have 2 cows. You give one to your neighbor. (“From each according to ability; to each according to need.” It’s actually not a bad concept of community, in my opinion – it’s not unlike the […]

Saturday Review 11/1: Transition Edition

Today’s the day we officially take possession of our new residence! The movers are coming on Monday, and we’ll be bouncing back and forth between our current apartment and the new townhouse for the next few days. I’ll be offline during the transition, since we have a cable modem and we’re having the cable shut off today at our old place; the new access won’t be hooked up until Tuesday. I have posts scheduled to […]