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Fall is Fabulous: An Ode

Fall is Fabulous: An Ode
For a moody layabout like me, Fall’s the season I long to see. You can keep your summer steeze. I’ll embrace the autumn breeze. In sweaters I will wrap my arms, For apples I will visit farms. I know the sun has its delights, But I want early autumn nights. Don’t worry ’bout my health,... Read more »

Sorry, NFL. We'll be watching the Sky on Sunday.

Sorry, NFL. We'll be watching the Sky on Sunday.
I, admittedly, pay no attention to the WNBA. That’s not saying much. I pay no attention to most sports these days. It’s all a bunch of whiny drama and hero worship. I listen to WGN a lot during the day, but I turn it off when the Cubs come on or whenever I hear the... Read more »

TV is making us fat and stupid

TV is making us fat and stupid
I clicked on two articles today that, when put together, prove that we as a society are currently on the express train heading straight for Those-fat-people-in-Wall-E-ville. The first one, via Pacific-Standard Magazine, cited a study in which people asked to watch scenes from either The Island (the much-maligned Michael Bay movie starring Scar Jo and Ew... Read more »
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34 Revelations from The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story

34 Revelations from The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story
Yes, I watched The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story on Lifetime, which was based on Dustin Diamond’s (Screech’s) memoirs and was also (quite obviously) produced by Diamond as well. In case you didn’t watch (you really didn’t need to watch), here are some things I learned: 1. Dustin Diamond is one of the most... Read more »

7 more ways children can have fun at the shooting range

7 more ways children can have fun at the shooting range
Shooting ranges have gotten a bad rap lately, what with the whole “letting young girls loose with Uzis” situation. It’s unfair, really. Shooting ranges are safe, wholesome places the whole family can enjoy. They’re like Chuck E. Cheese, but they replace the scary, mechanical animal band with scary, mechanical weaponry. The NRA knows this, and... Read more »

13 Sexiest Halloween Costumes for 2014

Nothing says "sexy" like Ralphie's bunny costume from A Christmas Story.
It’s that time of year again. It’s time to start thinking about all the sexy things you can be for sexy Halloween. I scoured BuyCostumes.com to see what’s new for 2014 (i.e. I did my research). Ketchup bottles are So Out. Humanoid turtles are So In. Don’t even think about showing up in last year’s... Read more »
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My kids are starting school and I'm terrified

My kids are starting school and I'm terrified
I’m losing my identity this week. For the past six years I’ve been a stay-at-home mom. Yes, I’ve done other things as well. I’ve written blogs and books and whatnot, but, as much as I’m loath to admit it to people I’ve just met, “mom” has been my main identifier. “Mom” is the reason my... Read more »

All the posts Facebook has hidden from me in the past 24 hours

I check Facebook regularly. When I’m on my laptop at home, I keep it set to “recent stories.” When I hop back on Facebook from whatever I’ve been doing, I start at the top and basically scroll down until I start to see posts I’ve already seen before. I figured, heck, I check this shit... Read more »

Kids, meet The Simpsons

Kids, meet The Simpsons
The Simpsons will be playing non-stop for the next twelve eleven days on FXX (one F, two X-es). Since my son already spent the first week of his summer vacation building Mommy her Lego Simpsons house, I figured this marathon was the perfect opportunity to introduce him (and the girl one) to Homer, Marge, Bart,... Read more »
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Celebrities doing the ALS Challenge right

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/5Hh9NrOPppU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br><br>Ben Affleck<br><br>I love how natural this video feels. I love how, at least in this moment, Affleck and Jennifer Garner seem to generally have a good time together. I love how their kids are obviously cracking up in the background. If Ben Affleck ever finds himself having public image issues, he needs to make sure this video is rereleased.
I’ve mostly been a casual observer of the ALS Challenge. John did it, and I shot the video. If you’re someone I know and you’re in my Facebook feed, chances are I skimmed past your post without a second glance. But I have been drawn in by some of the celebrity videos. This is such... Read more »