Archive for the 'Life' Category

Burger report: We’re not alone

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Apparently, the quest for an elusive burger is not ours alone (mine, Dan’s, and my mom’s, I mean). I previously mentioned that our gold standard was from a bar in Empire, MI, which we don’t know the name of and definitely couldn’t find again if we wanted to. The exact same story line formed the […]

The next Batman movie

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

I just want to get out ahead of this, since there are rumors going around about what and who’s going to be in the next Batman movie. Dan, Kelly, and I were discussing the next installment after we took in The Dark Knight for a second time (but, hey, who’s counting?). I think the Riddler […]

Who’s the Chosen One, again?

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

I don’t Twitter, so I’m sort of live-blogging John McCain’s speech tonight. There’s been quite a bit of hoopla from the right suggesting that Barack Obama is the anti-Christ. McCain himself even ran an ad lampooning the idea that Obama is the “Chosen One.” So I can’t help but notice the language in McCain’s biographical […]

Who wants to be a Republican?

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

After watching Rudy Giuliani’s and Sarah Palin’s speeches last night, I have to wonder. I didn’t hear substantive arguments or positive plans; I heard negative, mocking speeches from both of them. Now, I didn’t watch or read Joe Biden’s speech at the Democrats’ convention, so maybe he took on the attack dog role that both […]

Women’s hand soccer

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

While picking up lunch at Pappadeaux today, I was perplexed by the Olympic sport running on MSNBC behind the bar. It was played indoors on a large court marked like a soccer field, and it had nets on the ground, guarded by a goalie. The players carried the ball around, though, and basketball-style dribbling seemed […]

Joint venture

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Nathan now has his own blog, complete with pictures and anecdotes. Dan and I both will be updating over there, although I reserve the right to make parenting-related posts here still, too.

Notes from parenthood, vol. 1

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Note 1: Upon leaving The Dark Knight on Saturday, I noted my appearance in the bathroom mirror. As I rejoined Dan on the way out, I commented that I must be a mom now, because no one else would think a hot pink shirt went with a baby blue cardigan. And yet the perpetual juxtaposition […]

Victim of the economy?

Monday, August 4th, 2008

I’ve been noticing that all the fountain soda I have consumed lately has tasted terrible. Basically, every mix seems to be off in the direction of too little carbonation and too much syrup. This is a particularly sad joke on me, because I’d really laid off all soda while pregnant. Because of my risk for […]

Escape from reality

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Dan and I made it to The Dark Knight on Saturday finally. It was the first time we left Nathan, three weeks after his birth. (He was with Grandma and Grandpa, so not very “left behind,” really. My review of Batman in a nutshell: “How soon can I own this movie?”) I realized after the […]

My boys

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

I have in the past referenced the show My Boys, which is one of the best sitcoms on TV. This summer, however, I got my own gang, with the arrival of Nathan on the scene. My house is now tilted hopelessly in a male direction, especially when you throw the cats in. We’re a house […]