Nov 2005


Some people have asked me why I don’t have comments enabled on this blog. Here is the thing. I am actually quite insecure, even through all my bravado. I feel like if someone has something nice to say, they will bother to email me… otherwise who cares what they say cause they are just freaking idiots, right? Um, err, I mean, constructive critisicm is always good to hear too.

Nov 2005

We’re So Stereotypical

My therapist was telling me today that she was reading a recent study that confirmed what we all knew. Men are the daredevils and women are the snugglers.

She said that in childrearing, men generally did better at the exploration tasks (as in, letting them fly across playground equipment at frightening speeds) and women were better at nurturing tasks (as in, giving oodles of hugs and kisses when they have an owie).

We totally proved this theory in our house this weekend. My son, who will 99% of the time pick Dad over me for ANYTHING, wanted me all weekend while he was sick.

Am I wrong if I admit I enjoyed it?

Nov 2005

What I learned today…

1). Do not go to the pharmacy at 9am on Mondays. Millions of old people are already there in line ahead of you.

2). Do not trust that your insurance and your prescription benefit company are actually talking to each other, even though they appear as a united front on your insurance card.

3). The pharmacist at the local grocery store seems to think she knows my health insurance plan better than I do. (She was wrong).

4). Do whatever it takes to get the meds your son needs, because life is so much better after he takes them.

Nov 2005

Bushism of The Year

Go to About Political Humor to vote for the most insipid, inane thing our so-called leader said this year. There are some doosies!

1) “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job.” —to FEMA director Michael Brown, who resigned 10 days later amid criticism over his handling of Hurricane Katrina, Mobile, Ala., Sept. 2, 2005

2) “See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.” —Greece, N.Y., May 24, 2005

3) “I don’t think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees.” —on “Good Morning America,” Sept. 1, 2005, six days after repeated warnings from experts about the scope of damage expected from Hurricane Katrina

4) “You work three jobs? … Uniquely American, isn’t it? I mean, that is fantastic that you’re doing that.” —to a divorced mother of three, Omaha, Nebraska, Feb. 4, 2005

5) “I think I may need a bathroom break. Is this possible?” —in a note to to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during a U.N. Security Council meeting, September 14, 2005

Nov 2005

Story from the park yesterday…

Bryan took Declan to the park yesterday… As Dex was playing, Bryan struck up a conversation with a mom there and they started talking about Declan’s school (which mixes special needs and non-special needs kids). Bryan told the mom that one of the things he loves about the special needs atmosphere is how all the kids really help each other. At that exact time, Declan was standing on the other side of the jungle gym, next to a kid who looked to be about 18 months old. Bryan watched him lean over and say something to the boy and before Bryan got a chance to investigate what was up, Declan leaned back and yelled to Bryan, “Daddy!!! He needs help getting on the bridge!”

Sniff, sniff.