Category Archives: Kids in all their glory

You know you’re getting old when 1) your coworkers have to explain what a “Jager bomb”*  is and 2) when you get home your children lecture you about how dangerous it is mix alcohol and stimulants. *Red Bull and Jagermeister. … Continue reading

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Poor Parenting.

This morning the family and I went to Starbucks.  I was not looking my best: the events of the past few days had caught up with me. My hair was not neat, and at the best of times I am … Continue reading

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Writing. And the college admissions process (actually unrelated)

I am doing a lot of my writing offline.  There is a problem in using Starbucks Wi-Fi, and not just with security: depending upon the Starbucks and the time of day, the network can be horribly slow.  I was in … Continue reading

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Hello, Kitty is not historically accurate. Who knew.

I love driving my kids crazy, sometimes. For those of you are unfamiliar with the concept, LARPing (Live Action Role Playing) involves running around the woods (or the local park, depending upon your access to a car), usually waving fake … Continue reading

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That’s my boy.

I talked to The Red-Headed Menace’s English teacher this evening. She showed me the first paper he turned in this fall, based on Nate Silver’s The Signal and the Noise.  The paper’s title? “Dilemma Me from Evil.” Ah, yes. We … Continue reading

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I’m a good mother.

[I wrote this yesterday, but had no Internet.] I am sitting in Woodward Park in Fresno, California.  At this point, I have been here a little under an hour and a half.  I got up at 3:45, and left the … Continue reading

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On my youngest son’s Facebook: On today’s SAT: my blood. Guess who had a nosebleed during the fifth section? Guess who had to say to their proctor “NO I’M FINISHING THIS SECTION, YES I CAN CONTINUE” with three minutes left … Continue reading

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