Monthly Archives: May 2011

Santa is dead.

I am easily disappointed. I tend to get very excited for and attached to things or plans. When these things or plans change, I’m told my face and demeanor looks something akin to a child who’s just lost his puppy. Meredith, who most often gets to take the brunt of my disappointment, rarely has any […]

Famous Foremothers: “Come to my Box o’ Dicks”

I don’t have much time to write this week. The Memorial Day weekend will be filled with as much relaxation as a rectal exam thanks to our move. It’s always stressful packing up your life and moving it to another location. And even though we’ve hired movers to do all the heavy lifting, it’s boxing […]

Peeing your pants.

On the whole, quarterly department meetings are a chore. To make things worse, I work in accounting, meaning the power points are filled with charts and graphs and numbers and dollar signs and jargon that makes me sleepy.On Wednesday afternoon, I sat around a long, conference table with the rest of the accounting department. My […]

Seeking Professional Help

The list of things that Meredith and I agree on is … short. Finding common ground can be challenging but makes for a very interesting relationship. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. A short list of discrepancies might include: 1. Music: Meredith generally hates music (although more recently has taken to singing renditions […]

Famous Foremothers: Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes, 47, struck comic gold – in my opinion – as Larry David’s antagonizer in HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” In April of 2009, her wife, Alex, had twinsies: Olivia Lou and Lucas Claude. Why she didn’t choose the name Krazee-Eyez Killa, I’ll never know.

Lana the Nana

We spent the weekend at our new house, which is in a fairly desperate state of reconstruction. We closed on the house April 15, and started work on it almost immediately. In another three weeks, our apartment lease will be up and we’ll be living at the house full time. For now, Meredith, Duncan and […]

Conversations about making babies: March 1, 2011

3:56 PM me: do you know what is lovely about office life? 3:57 PM Buddy: lazing about on the internet me: oh yes that is good too but I love most free food! i think it will come in handy while preggers 3:58 PM Buddy: i want preggers time 4:05 PM Buddy: when are you […]