Posts under ‘life’

One Month

It’s been a month since we settled into the new house. I’m happy to report that we are completely unpacked, although I keep feeling like I don’t belong in a place this big. For the first time that Talking Heads song (sort of) makes sense to me: “You may find yourself behind the wheel of […]

Let it be known

Today my niece Lily came with me to help me run errands. Since we’d be driving around a bit, as we hit the road I plugged the iPod into the stereo and asked her what kind of music she’d like to listen to. “Sad . . . and . . . angry music.” “Are you […]

Five Books

My sister asked me a few days ago which five books I could think of off the top of my head that I thoroughly enjoyed and couldn’t live without. Here they are: Informing my philosophy: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams Sheer pulpy funtime: Tarzan of the Apes, Edgar Rice Borroughs Comedy gold: […]

Best Thank You Card Ever

I got this from my brother to say thanks for his wedding gift. I think getting this card was almost better than being at the wedding.

How I Voted

My absentee ballot is in. Here’s how I voted. President/Vice President: Barack Obama and Joe Biden U.S. Senator for California: Dianne Feinstein Proposition 30: Yes Prop 31: No Prop 32: No Prop 33: No Prop 34: Yes Prop 35: Yes Prop 36: Yes Prop 37: Yes Prop 38: Yes Prop 39: Yes Prop 40: No […]


So I was out buying some organic unsweetened soymilk and I decided to drop by my friendly local Obama campaign headquarters to get something to wear for election night. I figured to make a joke about Big Bird-Gate I would take my Cookie Monster shirt that said “Me Want Cookies” and slap a button on […]

Leave Big Bird Out of It

Ah, Facebook. The place where I go to send party invites, see family photos, and read psychotic political rants. We all have that one friend from college, that crazy uncle, or that old roommate who seizes hold of the digital soap box that is the Internet and shares their very own special flavor of Kool-Aid […]