I got all my work stuff done this week!

Woohoo! I actually got all my work stuff done this week. I had a lot of things to do to meet some important deadlines, and I got it all done! I wasn’t sure I’d make it. Despite having very productive days, my to do list kept ending up longer at the end of the day... Read more »

My Sunday best and my best Sunday

My Sunday best is not a nice dress and heels. That’s my weekday best. My Sunday best is what I can wear on my best Sundays, which are lazy. My Sunday best is leggings and a tshirt dress. My Sunday best is soft jeans and a cozy sweater. My Sunday best has little make up... Read more »

Would you be the elevator rider or the door operator in my game?

Yesterday after getting some coffee in the cafeteria I found myself in a mildly comical scene with a stranger who also works in my building. There was an elevator at the far end of the elevator bank that was going up, where we both needed to go. It had beeped. The green up arrow was illuminated.... Read more »
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Why aren't more Chicago babies conceived during the winter?

Why aren't more Chicago babies conceived during the winter?
My kids have been invited to 7 birthday parties since the start of the year, and that doesn’t count their own February and March birthday parties. I can hear other parents nodding their heads in recognition, but here is the weird thing: My kids weren’t invited to any birthday parties in the fall. Were there not... Read more »

Missing: A box where time stops

Missing: A box where time stops
I sometimes want to put in family in a box. A special box where time stops. If my husband and children were in the box they would be blissfully unaware that I am off doing my own things. If they were in the box I could do my own things without missing time with them.... Read more »

Getting the Sunday New York Times delivered improves my whole week

Getting the Sunday New York Times delivered improves my whole week
A month or so ago my husband make a sexy proposition. Well, I thought it was a sexy proposition. He said, “We should subscribe to the Sunday New York Times.” To be clear, we are talking about a largely digital subscription that includes delivery of the hard copy Sunday edition. My husband got the idea because... Read more »
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40 new euphemisms for female masturbation

40 new euphemisms for female masturbation
I made a list of 40 new euphemisms for female masturbation. (You’re welcome.) I can’t promise that none of these have been used before, but I did try to avoid the most obvious/common phrases. Warning: Some of these make absolutely no sense, but they all amuse me. Taking selfies at The Bean Playing chess without a bishop... Read more »

Women Pulitzer Playwrights, a short book for a short list

Women Pulitzer Playwrights, a short book for a short list
I often joke about wanting to win the Pulitzer Prize. Heck, winning a Pulitzer Prize was item number one on the list that was my very first post when I started this blog. Five year later and, no, I still haven’t won a Pulitzer Prize. To be fair I haven’t been trying very hard. To... Read more »

Social media contract templates for these contentious times

Has your relationship with your social media contacts changed for the worse since the election? Perhaps these social media contract templates can help return your feeds to what you expect. Copy the contract that fits your situation, and select from the bracketed options. Choose all that apply. Dear person I follow on [popular social media platform],... Read more »
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A Valentine's Day pledge

A Valentine's Day pledge
I promise not to get you anything for Valentine’s Day (as we discussed). I also promise not to be disappointed when you don’t get me anything for Valentine’s Day. Seriously. This is what we agreed to. Do not let advertising and mass media and friends’ Facebook posts manipulate you into thinking that because I have... Read more »