For now, my parents still live in my childhood home, and I think about what it means to “go home again” when I visit there. This month, I am enjoying a different version of going home again. I am on sabbatical for the semester in Somerville, MA, living around the corner from where I lived […]
You Can’t Go Home Again
“I know they say you can’t go home again.” That is true figuratively but not literally. I did “go home again” this summer to visit my parents. I slept in my childhood bedroom. I took the photo above, of the birdhouse light switch cover. That little birdie did not fly out of the nest. He […]
Playlist for Hubby’s Memorial
Pillow talk, 2018 version: Dear Husband (DH) (and yes, he is still in doghouse) and I were lying in bed, playing each other songs from our devices. I was sharing my enthusiasm for f-u songs. That made him a little nervous, but I assured him it was nothing personal. He reminded me of his wishes […]
Theme Songs for My Inner Rebel
Here are a few of my favorite motivational songs for coping with setbacks. Cee Lo, the safe for work version: 0:45: “Yeah I’m sorry, I can’t afford a Ferrari, But that don’t mean I can’t get you there.” Just the rhyme of sorry and Ferrari makes me feel invincible. The Sara Bareilles version is completely […]
One Thing That I Wish Someone Would Say About Me
This post is a companion to the previous one. One thing I wish someone would say about me, from this classic scene: At 1:32: “I’ll have what she’s having.”
Minions Sing 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall
Everybody sing along: “Malatikalano Polatina, Malatikalano Polatina….” This is a guaranteed smile.
Three Little Kittens (Despicable Me)
The bedtime routine for the harried parent, courtesy of Despicable Me. How is it that I identify both with Agnes (“pretty please?”) and with Gru (“Did you brush your teeth? Let me smell….You did NOT.”)? 1:40: “This is literature?!” 2:30: “Though while you sleep, we are apart, your mommy loves you with all her heart.” […]
Magic Coffee Table
This is really funny. It’s so funny that my sons even understood why it’s funny.
Toast for a Toddler
Toast for a Toddler It’s good to have a sense of humor about these things. Essential, really.