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I couldn't give him everything

I couldn't give him everything
The word of the day is “guilt.” Since we said goodbye to our fourteen-year-old lab on Monday, my mood has swung wildly from acceptance to despair, hitting every emotion in between. I know we did the right thing for him. Even if I wasn’t ready for him to go, it was time. At the very... Read more »

Top 10 reasons why people answer the first HQ question wrong

Top 10 reasons why people answer the first HQ question wrong
10. They just honestly didn’t know that “dog feces” is not a popular breakfast cereal. 9. Their two-year-old child was holding their phone hostage. 8. Ten seconds is not a lot of time to process the idea that the Earth revolves around the “sun” and not “Donald Trump’s magnificent, healthy 71-year-old body.” 7. They always... Read more »

Oprah should be president

Oprah should be president
Since the last election, I’ve been very anti celebrities thinking they can be president. (Or not necessarily the celebrities themselves thinking they have the stuff, but the public at large–usually on Twitter–deciding that this person is the answer to all our problems, because reasons. So-and-so/So-and-so 2020 is the new #TrueDetectiveSeason2. And we all know how True... Read more »
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Baby, It's Cold Outside--Movies to watch with your kids this winter

Baby, It's Cold Outside--Movies to watch with your kids this winter
It’s supposed to warm up here in Chicago tomorrow, but oh well. It’ll get cold again. For the past few years we’ve been hosting “Family Movie Night” at our house. We each take turns choosing movies, and no one can argue with the choices. When it’s your pick, it’s YOUR PICK, hence the reason why... Read more »

Challenge 2018

Challenge 2018
I am a New Year’s resolution girl. I’m also a post-Labor Day resolution girl. And a first day of the month resolution girl. I relish the opportunity (real or perceived) to look back at what I’ve done, how I want to improve, and take steps to do better. 2018 is already shaping up to be... Read more »

The Best Kids' Movies --2017

The Best Kids' Movies --2017
Our kids have seen most of the young people movies released this year (and some they probably shouldn’t have seen–hello, Jumanji!) This morning I asked them for their superlatives. Best Movie of 2017: Hammergirl (age 7): A Dog’s Purpose. Because it has a doggie in it and it goes to many different jobs when it... Read more »
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When your hero touches someone inappropriately...

When your hero touches someone inappropriately...
I’ve been sitting over here waiting for the bomb to drop. While story after story of sexual assault broke over that past few weeks, I remained safe in my little bubble–“Well, duh Harvey Weinstein is awful” or “I never thought Louie was all that great anyway, and now I feel vindicated.” But I knew eventually, just based on sheer... Read more »

The Democratic candidate who will definitely beat Trump in 2020

The Democratic candidate who will definitely beat Trump in 2020
In this era of increasing idiocy, everyone’s a pundit–SO WHY NOT ME? This thought occurred to me yesterday while listening to Pod Save America’s post mortem on this week’s election: If they want to win FOR SURE in 2020, the Democrats need to run Joe Biden. I know it’s not a sexy or original thought. It’s... Read more »

This Is Us, I quit thee

This Is Us, I quit thee
Dear This Is Us, It’s not you, it’s…well, it is you. Let’s be honest. I knew this would happen. I saw it coming all last season. You burned too hot and too fast. You were always going to have to pull back the reins in the second season, and now you are. You’re engaging in fifth season... Read more »
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Which TV show currently brings me the most glee? The answer may surprise you.

Which TV show currently brings me the most glee? The answer may surprise you.
I’ve been thinking lately about how much joy I used to get from TV, from the whole act of watching TV. The start of the fall season used to be an event. It had its own feeling. There were shows I could not wait to watch–that I’d spend days getting excited about. I’d sit on the... Read more »