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My Brain is on a Vacation

November 21st, 2008 · No Comments · Gripes

We leave for vacation in one week. My brain however has decided to start its vacation earlier.  I am sick once again. I have a sinus infection. It feels like thousands of armed dwarfs are marching around my entire head.  Mines of Moria was released, so expect lots of Lord of the Rings references. I […]

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Washington Mutual and Gluttony

September 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Gripes

photo by: Joshua Lott Pete and I opened our Washington Mutual account two years ago when we relocated from Austin to NJ.  We needed a local checking account because no one in NJ seemed to want to accept an out of state check.  We selected WAMU because they offered free checking and they had a […]

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I don’t like hormones…

July 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Gripes

You know that commercial with the little girl who keeps saying she doesn’t like chicken or broccoli. Well I don’t like taking hormones. We started the fertility process a bit sooner than I was planning and at this point, I am starting to understand the flood of American women who are going to India to […]

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The Friendly Skies?

June 8th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Gripes

I use to love flying. Flying now ranks up there with getting my annual pap or going to the DMV. Monday evening I had a direct flight from Newark to Austin. The weather was perfect and I was going out to Austin for getaway with my girlfriends. The first hint of a problem came when […]

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Yes, I have breasts

May 1st, 2008 · 7 Comments · Gripes

photo by: ilmungo The inside of my vehicle needed to be vacuumed and wiped down badly. This afternoon I took it to a car wash that had vacuums and cleaned out the inside. My friend Nicole told me not to wash my car because it is suppose to rain for the next few days. This […]

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Do you ever have a problem with pronouncing a particular word?

April 19th, 2008 · 13 Comments · Gripes

I can’t say wrought iron. My husband always giggles when I say those words. He will point it out and ask how do you say this? Part of the problem is that the combination of those two words makes my southern accent very noticeable. The words are drawn way out. When I speak slowly, my […]

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Hospitals Scare Me

March 29th, 2008 · 11 Comments · Gripes

I have spent the last two days at the hospital with my mother. I am so glad I came down to Richmond. I had to pull a Terms of Endearment moment during my mother’s care. I can understand that nurses are busy and that there is potential for confusion when you transfer a patient from […]

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Honey, Meet Michael/Michael Dawson/Kevin Johnson/Harold Perrineau, Jr.

March 22nd, 2008 · 12 Comments · Gripes

“Who is Michael?” I ignore the question and try to follow the characters interaction. “Who is he?” I give the husband my best Can’t you see I am watching television and trying to keep up with what is happening? look. It doesn’t work. “Who is Michael?” I hit pause on my TiVo and say, “If […]

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Anniversary Gifts

February 28th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Gripes

I am starting to feel better from my episode of the death flu that has been running around town. During the past two weeks, I haven’t really paid close attention to the calendar. I was looking at it last night and all I could think was, “Crap, my anniversary is next week. Crap, my sister’s […]

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Global Warming Creates Driving Hazards

February 11th, 2008 · No Comments · Gripes, New Jersey

Note: If you expect validation for the theory of global warming, this may not be the blog entry for you. I like to drive. I am a good driver who hates bad drivers. You know who you are. You like to drive in the left lane 10 miles under the speed limit. You like to […]

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