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Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 02, 2014 reads comments
How to Purchase Catnip - Our old friend Nicole wrote in to check up on us and to make sure we all know how to buy catnip, should the need arise. 2103 28
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 02, 2012 reads comments
I Like Small Things And I Cannot Lie - Nicole likes dollhouses, but not in a creepy way, the normal way. 3086 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 19, 2012 reads comments
1+1= Why Are You Asking Me? - Have you ever thought of numbers as people? Nicole has and she's explaining why she loves the number 12, but 10 is a jerk. 2360 13
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 05, 2012 reads comments
The Cat Who Loved Me - Nicole is jumping off the couch and back in the saddle and describing the Cat who loves her. 3586 20
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 22, 2012 reads comments
Not Running Yet - Still recuperating from bronchitis, Nicole dives into her love of cinema and reality shows. 2626 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 15, 2012 reads comments
OH, THIS IS HUGELY DISAPPOINTING - Recovering from a diagnosis of bronchitis, Nicole finds solace in a reality show about ballet. 2220 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 08, 2012 reads comments
Stuck In The Middle With You - Nicole is prepping for her big race, discovering a mind blowing director, and advising everyone to properly use sunblock. 2112 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 01, 2012 reads comments
Grief Gets Stuck In Your Teeth - Nicole tackles the difficult feelings associated with braces, grief and running for more than four minutes. 2850 9
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 24, 2012 reads comments
There's an App for That - Nicole is making strides on her couch to 5k program and wonders what other people think about when they run. 2506 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 10, 2012 reads comments
John Mayer is a Big Crybaby - Nicole strongly dislikes John Mayer and running, but recently signed up for Team T-Swift. 2874 8
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 03, 2012 reads comments
I'M BACK, BITCHEZ! - With much anticipation, columnist Nicole is back in action and gearing up for a 5k. 2526 20
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 28, 2010 reads comments
You Say Hello And I Say Goodbye - You Say Hello And I Say Goodbye: After two years of weekly columns, Nicole is leaving the Edhat community ... and it's not to lie around in a hammock in Hawaii drinking fruity drinks. 3969 52
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 14, 2010 reads comments
The Other Man In My Life - The Other Man In My Life: We've known each other for nearly 12 years now, through ups and downs, moving and redecorating, and just plain old life. 2845 31
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 07, 2010 reads comments
Peace, Love, and Lowriders - Peace, Love, and Lowriders: I was 23 years old and living in San Francisco, two blocks from the intersection of Haight and Ashbury. 4694 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 31, 2010 reads comments
Hot Yoga Mama or Mouth Breather? - Hot Yoga Mama or Mouth Breather?: I told him that I wasn't going to recreate the Bataan Death March, that it was just yoga - yoga in a very warm room. 5103 8
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 24, 2010 reads comments
Parenting Can Be Totally Harsh - Parenting Can Be Totally Harsh: My coping strategy thus far has been to just fall exhausted into bed at night, cursing under my breath and hoping the Lunesta kicks in quickly. 3432 16
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 17, 2010 reads comments
Parties and the Holocaust - Parties and the Holocaust: Miep Gies was the woman who risked everything to help hide Anne Frank and her family. She died this week at age 100. 2701 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 10, 2010 reads comments
Woolgathering With Rod Serling - Woolgathering With Rod Serling: Lying around the living room and fighting over the couch is a perfectly acceptable way to spend those last days of the year. 3063 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 20, 2009 reads comments
Best Of Worst Of - Best Of Worst Of: It's not going to be similar to the lists that magazines and newspapers usually put out around this time of year, because we're dealing with my personal lists. Which can be random. 3287 15
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 13, 2009 reads comments
Neighborhood Watch - Neighborhood Watch: Nicole has been stuck inside of late. To pass the time sit in a giant purple chair and watches the world through her big picture window. 2955 12
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 06, 2009 reads comments
Dear Reader - Dear Reader: Wake up. Take kids to school. Go back to bed. Sleep until 3. Welcome home oldest daughter. Go back to sleep. Get up at 5 or 6, greet husband. Go back to sleep. 2465 8
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 29, 2009 reads comments
More Zaniness From Chez Freire - More Zaniness From Chez Freire: Did you eat too much like we did? Did you try and hog all the stuffing to yourself like I did? Actually, Turkey Day is sort of a blur to me. Why? I knew you'd ask. 2581 17
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 22, 2009 reads comments
The Obligatory Vampire Column - The Obligatory Vampire Column: Vampires disliked garlic and crosses. As a young girl, I had no idea where to get garlic, but I sure could make crosses. 2402 9
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 15, 2009 reads comments
Unbridled Amounts Of Glee - Unbridled Amounts Of Glee: Now there are lots of things that make me happy, simple and complicated. I like hedgehogs. They're cute. I like sushi. I like being able to put on a pair of jeans that fit. 2784 18
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 08, 2009 reads comments
Bits of String, A Penny, and Some Lint - Bits of String, A Penny, and Some Lint: Guess what I just had as a little snack? Three small packages of Whoppers, two little bags of candy corn, and a small box of Junior Mints. 2607 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 25, 2009 reads comments
You Just Never Know - You Just Never Know: There are two books that I spent many hours with as a child - The Family of Man, and The Family of Children. These books of photographs affected me just as strongly as any book I ever read. 2265 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 18, 2009 reads comments
More Show And Tell - More Show And Tell : It was hundred and ten degrees inside Nicole's house. She was paging slowly through old books that she wanted to share them with us. 3153 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 11, 2009 reads comments
A Wedding Story - A Wedding Story : Nicole just celebrated 13 years of happy marriage, and she shares her wedding album with us. 4273 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 04, 2009 reads comments
Squishy In The Middle - Squishy In The Middle : To be perfectly honest, I still live in my head most of the time. I'm like a giant balloon head, floating above a tiny and annoying and mysterious body. 2855 13
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 27, 2009 reads comments
Dictionary Of Nonsense - Dictionary Of Nonsense : As a young child, I was convinced that my parents had friends named the Whoozits, because I would overhear conversations about these mysterious people who never came to brunch on time. 2397 14
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 20, 2009 reads comments
Eating At Moms - Eating At Moms: Powdered milk and zucchini seem to figure prominently in my childhood memories, as do endless bowls of Cheerios. My sister and I always had a bowl of Cheerios after our baths and before we went to bed. 2433 10
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 13, 2009 reads comments
Slothful To Eat Breakfast In A Housecoat - Slothful To Eat Breakfast In A Housecoat : Dressed in her charming black sandals, Nicole follows strands of DNA twisting through generations of women who write. 5144 10
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 06, 2009 reads comments
Show And Tell - Show And Tell: Let us put some other things on the table while you try to decide what you will do with your Labor Day weekend. 2979 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 30, 2009 reads comments
Plethora of Purses - Plethora of Purses: Some people might not enjoy spending two hours photographing their purse collection, but Nicole does. And did. So you get to see them! 3331 19
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 23, 2009 reads comments
Bubbles And Other Nonsense - Bubbles And Other Nonsense : Apparently part of my stomach has been hanging out with Deadheads, dropping multiple tabs of acid, while the other part of my stomach insists on daily infusions of that yogurt Jamie Lee Curtis talks about on television. 2678 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 09, 2009 reads comments
No More Babies - No More Babies: It feels like I've been eating Otter Pops for 12 years, and all of a sudden, the dessert gods are intoning, You may not partake of the Otter Pops ever again. 3242 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 02, 2009 reads comments
Liar Liar Books On Fire - Liar Liar Books On Fire : I have a secret, one I am finally willing to come clean about. I would like to say it is a good secret, but really, it is just an embarrassing one. 3020 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 26, 2009 reads comments
Weekly Round Up! Yee Haw! - Weekly Round Up! Yee Haw! : Nothing extraordinary happened, nothing too sad, nothing sidesplitting funny, just an average week at Chez Freire. But there are lots of little things floating around. 2404 8
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 19, 2009 reads comments
Let's Talk Smoking - Let's Talk Smoking : What with my eldest headed off to junior high soon, I'm practicing my, Please don't ever fill in the blank speeches. Or lectures. 3755 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 12, 2009 reads comments
Oh My Gosh You Guys! - Oh My Gosh You Guys!: Man, moving is stressful. I don't like change. Some people love to say they embrace change. They're totally lying. Nobody likes change. 3121 8
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 24, 2009 reads comments
Little Of This, A Lot Of That. - Little Of This, A Lot Of That.: Nicole is unsure when her column appears now. The beers didn't help. Today she has a collection of things that could fit any day. 4752 9
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 10, 2009 reads comments
How Well Do You Know Your Columnist? - How Well Do You Know Your Columnist?: This week we're all going to play a little game called, How Well Do You Know Your Columnist? If you've been reading my columns for a while, you should do pretty well. 3033 8
Quiz Answers - Quiz Answers: Here are the answers to the, How Well Do You Know Your Columnist Quiz. 1594 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 03, 2009 reads comments
Awesome! - Awesome!: What's that you say? You lived in the 1980's? You said things like, For sure, for sure? How about, Dude, that is so rad! Oh yes I did. And it was AWESOME! 3225 13
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 27, 2009 reads comments
Donald Franklin Worley - Donald Franklin Worley: It is called a POW/MIA bracelet. It is engraved with the name of a serviceman who was killed in action, but whose remains were never retrieved. Or suspected prisoners of war who were never found. 2895 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 20, 2009 reads comments
Heaven Is Full Of Butterflies - Heaven Is Full Of Butterflies: Some art is worth the seemingly large price tag because of the work that goes into the piece. This is why I like to buy handmade earrings and soap. 4184 13
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 13, 2009 reads comments
Grimacing At The Keyboard - Grimacing At The Keyboard: I had bronchitis last week and it wasn't getting much better, so I went to the doctor, but not my regular doctor because she was out, so I went to the doctor on call and he scared the hell out of me. 3538 13
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 06, 2009 reads comments
Happy Birthday From Vietnam - Happy Birthday From Vietnam: When I was born in Sacramento, California on a warm sunny Sunday on May 4, 1969, my father was nearly 7800 miles away in Long Binh, Vietnam. 3546 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 30, 2009 reads comments
You Smell Nice - You Smell Nice: I think my first foray into perfume was Jean Nate. I have a vague memory of telling my mom I wanted to wear perfume and her taking me to the drugstore and buying me a bottle of Jean Nate. I don't remember much beyond that. 3488 12
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 22, 2009 reads comments
You Always Have Your Sister - You Always Have Your Sister : But the real reason there is another picture of me in this column is the other woman wearing makeup standing next to me. That's my sister. 3445 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 15, 2009 reads comments
Sorry About All That Vomiting - Sorry About All That Vomiting : I tell you readers all sorts of things, so if you think I'm going to pass up the opportunity to tell you about my bout with the stomach flu, well, listen closely. 3847 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 01, 2009 reads comments
Co-Sleeping And Breast-Feeding - Co-Sleeping And Breast-Feeding : When I laid her down in the cradle, I thought to myself, She looks cold and lonely So I picked her up and brought her into our bed, and there she stayed for the next four or five years. 6151 10
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 25, 2009 reads comments
A Mouse At Chez Freire - A Mouse At Chez Freire: I’m still working on those ideas from a few columns back, so here is today’s. A Pet Brings Solace And Love But Our Landlord Won't Let Us Have One. 2578 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 18, 2009 reads comments
Auctions and Tea Parties - Auctions and Tea Parties : Today is all about school auctions and tea because I am still on my personal journey of green tea discovery. Yes, please listen to my tea feelings. 2722 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 11, 2009 reads comments
So... - So...: So, I’m still catching up on past column ideas that I had shared with you a few weeks ago. 2551 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 07, 2009 reads comments
25 Random Things About Me - 25 Random Things About Me: Nicole like taking the onions out of onion rings and just eating the outside part. 2980 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 04, 2009 reads comments
Holy Cow! Another Column - Holy Cow! Another Column: Nicole tells us why three-quarter length sleeves make her crazy, and that she is not having much success liking green tea. 2659 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 28, 2009 reads comments
I Promised You An Extra Column - I Promised You An Extra Column : I've been saving up topics all week for you readers, and I had so many things stocked up that they have to be sort of parceled out to you in small paragraphs. 2866 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 25, 2009 reads comments
High On Life - High On Life: I was white-knuckling my way through another headache, courtesy of my lack of graceful movement last week . I tried every remedy I could think of - over the counter and off the shelf. Then someone suggested a cup of coffee. 2499 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 18, 2009 reads comments
Hello Edhat Readers - Hello Edhat Readers: I had a much better column planned for today, which is why the photograph accompanying this brief article won’t make much sense. But never fear, I’ll write one later this week that ties in with the photograph. Whoo! A two-fer! And during a short week. 3019 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 11, 2009 reads comments
A Love Letter Of Sorts - A Love Letter Of Sorts : I love that even though Santa Barbara is a small town, there are a few ballet companies, some lovely theaters, a few world-class universities, and some really good Indian food. 3185 9
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 04, 2009 reads comments
Eating The Bacon - Eating The Bacon: I am doing something I swore I would never do. I am keeping a diary. Not a diary where I write my special secret thoughts for posterity, no, this diary is strictly boring. 2720 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 28, 2009 reads comments
Sorry About Those Bananas - Sorry About Those Bananas: Yeah, I kind of disappeared last week. My mother called right away, demanding to know where her column was. Co-workers asked me where my writing was. My patient editor, Ed, sent me an email that simply said, "Article?" 2782 17
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 14, 2009 reads comments
Headaches, Roman Polanski, and Pretty Pictures - Headaches, Roman Polanski, and Pretty Pictures: I had intended to write an article about Roman Polanski today but I was up all night with a migraine so big that it had to have come from Texas. 4162 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 07, 2009 reads comments
Not Really My Dog - Not Really My Dog: I do not have a dog. But I wasn't lying about having a dog as much as I was appropriating a dog for conversational needs. And the dog does exist; she belongs to my parents. Isn't she pretty? 2806 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 31, 2008 reads comments
Notes, Errata, End of 2008 Roundup and Other Stuff - Notes, Errata, End of 2008 Roundup and Other Stuff: Happy New Year Edhatians! Before this column devolves into a marginal wrap up of the year's events, here is a picture of Melanie, our big holiday cookie winner. 3598 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 25, 2008 reads comments
Christmas Card Picture - Christmas Card Picture: It took awhile to get Nicole's Christmas card picture just right. There were dragons, skulls, t-shirts, and embarrassed children. 3709 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 17, 2008 reads comments
Pretend Villages and Free Cookies - Pretend Villages and Free Cookies: This little village, while being incredibly cute, is not something I ever thought I would own. I used to think it fell squarely into kitschy land until I had one of my own. 3400 14
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 10, 2008 reads comments
Going With Cookies - Going With Cookies: Nicole was told that when times are tough, everyone still needs cookies and bread. Especially cookies. 2590 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 03, 2008 reads comments
Ode To Breakfast - Ode To Breakfast: If I had to rank meals in order of how excited they make me, breakfast would be number one. I don’t really know how to rank lunch and dinner, because, eh, they're not breakfast. 3240 20
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 26, 2008 reads comments
Knitting In Anger - Knitting In Anger: Nicole is very angry. You might not want to read this column. 2965 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 19, 2008 reads comments
Glitter - Glitter: Last year Nicole's daughter wanted to eat lots of meat. This year she wanted a slumber party, a starry night sleepover. 2827 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 12, 2008 reads comments
The Last Of The Malasadas - The Last Of The Malasadas: Nicole says, I have finally eaten the last of the malasadas. It's been almost 8 days and I've had to eat at least four or five every day to make my quota. 3774 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 29, 2008 reads comments
You're Scaring Me - You're Scaring Me: Nothing too scary or creepy because I hate Halloween. That sounds almost anti-American, doesn't it? I think that spending $30 on candy at Walgreens is pretty patriotic though. 2825 10
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 22, 2008 reads comments
Can Of Great Joy - Can Of Great Joy: Every house, every office, and your grandmother has a variation on this green can. At Chez Freire we call it the "Happy Can". 2762 8
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 15, 2008 reads comments
Claire And The Giant Rockslide - Claire And The Giant Rockslide : I present to you a first person account by my daughter Claire. She, along with her classmates, survived the gigantic rockslide in Yosemite last week. 3435 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 08, 2008 reads comments
Let Me Help You Out With That - Let Me Help You Out With That: I have been rethinking my usual - I am so broke - strategy,. which is to wish fervently that I will win the lottery. My new strategy is to come up with big money making ideas and pitch them to you. 3154 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 01, 2008 reads comments
Shiny Field Trip - Shiny Field Trip: By the end of the night we were all exhausted. I went to bed feeling poor and tired of politics. I needed distractions! Something shiny! Pretty! Air conditioned! So naturally, we spent the next day at the Ronald Reagan Museum. 6779 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 24, 2008 reads comments
Obsolescence - Obsolescence: All the electronic machines in my house are all falling apart simultaneously. We're just this side of being without anything that plugs into the wall and provides pretty pictures and music. 2601 8
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 17, 2008 reads comments
Death Of An Author - Death Of An Author: There are many articles online and in print about the untimely death of David Foster Wallace, all written much more eloquently than this column will be. 3460 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 10, 2008 reads comments
Raggedy At The Edges - Raggedy At The Edges : Some weeks I come by your house and when you open the door I'm clutching a cup of hot chocolate that I paid too much for at Starbucks and I look a little peaked and so you invite me in and I sort of sag onto your couch and moan gently while I turn on your television so I can watch "Law and Order: Criminal Intent". 2864 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 03, 2008 reads comments
Born To Be Disappointed - Born To Be Disappointed: Before Nicole's father retired as the City Librarian for the City of Santa Maria he drove up to Sacramento, and delivered a four-inch stack of paperwork and grants for a new public library. 2741 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 27, 2008 reads comments
Your Side of The Bed - Your Side of The Bed: It's Nicole's firm belief that if you really want to know somebody, really delve into their psyche, you have to see their side of the bed. 2820 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 20, 2008 reads comments
Rite Of Passage - Rite Of Passage: On Saturday my husband went to get his hair cut and took our eldest daughter along for company. They had been gone about 45 minutes when he called me ... She wants to get her hair cut too, something she saw in a picture. 3620 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 13, 2008 reads comments
Hanging Out With Old People - Hanging Out With Old People: Last Thursday my husband and I got a babysitter for our daughters and went with my parents to the Santa Barbara Bowl to see Joe Cocker and the Steve Miller Band. 13030 27
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 06, 2008 reads comments
Beer Failure - Beer Failure: This column originally was going to be about one of my neighbors, who is an alcoholic. Instead I'm going to talk about beer. More specifically, my beer lameness. 4150 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 30, 2008 reads comments
Washcloths on Tobacco Road - Washcloths on Tobacco Road: One day I had to go through my closet and purge it. It was easy enough to get rid of things that I never liked anyway or didn't fit anymore and soon my destined for the thrift store bag was filling up rapidly. 3049 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 23, 2008 reads comments
OMG Granola! - OMG Granola!: Hey Internet, hey Edhat readers. Guess how I've been spending my weekends? Besides the sleeping in and the 9 loads of laundry, I've been making my own granola. 3934 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 16, 2008 reads comments
Cookie Jarvis Where Are You? - Cookie Jarvis Where Are You?: When I was 12, I made a three-year foray into the wilds of public school after many impressionable years at a Catholic school. I was terrified. On my first day at my new school I spied a girl wearing a t-shirt with a picture of Cookie Jarvis on it. I was enthralled. 2790 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 09, 2008 reads comments
From High To Low - From High To Low: I'm here to talk about your feet, not mine. My photograph is merely an example, the "Do" portion of the article. I'm not including any photograph that shows the "Don't" portion. 4163 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 02, 2008 reads comments
My Hardest Class - My Hardest Class: When I was 12 years old, I had one all-consuming passion. I loved ballet. Especially toe shoes. I wanted to be on-pointe so badly. I took ballet classes but was never very good and my instructor would always say, "Well, your ankles just aren't strong enough for pointe shoes." 3501 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 25, 2008 reads comments
Too Much Going On - Too Much Going On: I have too much going on in my tiny brain this week. I'm on a little hamster wheel of activity and stuff and hey, let's look at my new shoes. What do you think? Do you like them? Are they cute in a carrying a baguette through the streets of Paris way? Or are you looking at them and thinking to yourself, those look like clown shoes? 3907 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 18, 2008 reads comments
Are Those Things Real? - Are Those Things Real?: I was tired, it was after 7pm, the kids were starving, and somehow we ended up at a place I like to call "Orange Chicken All The Time". You know what I'm talking about. Don't pretend you haven't eaten there either; it's a big guilty pleasure. Also? Nothing about it is vegetarian. Not even the vegetables. 3168 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 11, 2008 reads comments
Wishing For Expensive Cheese - Wishing For Expensive Cheese: I'm still recuperating -- yes, it is taking forever - but now I'm mixing Western medicine (hello antibiotics and Percocet!) and Chinese medicine (hello weird seeds and aloe juice!) in a last ditch attempt to heal this darn throat before my extended stay at home ends. 3131 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 04, 2008 reads comments
Jello With A Side Of Jello - Jello With A Side Of Jello: Hey, I'm back! I bet you thought I'd been abducted by angry West Virginians, didn't you? No, I did something much much worse than being abducted by angry racists. I had my tonsils taken out. 3082 17
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 21, 2008 reads comments
State Of Shame - State Of Shame: I'm about to insult some people right now I think. Actually, I'm about to insult an entire state, specifically, the state of West Virginia. Because West Virginia? You suck. You were pretty embarrassing last week, and I'm still mad at you for it. 3687 49
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 14, 2008 reads comments
Hiding It From The Kids - Hiding It From The Kids: I know that my daughter isn't my clone. She is her own person and will have her own experience of this disease. She will be helped through this with love and lots of inappropriately timed jokes. She will be fine in the end. I was. But right now I feel like I've been kicked in the stomach and I'd really like to kick someone back. 3353 8
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 07, 2008 reads comments
Hooked On Froot - Hooked On Froot: My weakness is Froot Loops. And craving Froot Loops on a daily basis isn't a weakness confession that will get me any sympathy beyond some arched eyebrows and a suspicious, "Really? Froot Loops? Don't you think that's a little weird?" 3806 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 30, 2008 reads comments
I Do Not Have Small Children - I Do Not Have Small Children: I do not have children from birth to age 5. They are older, much older and I am only now realizing that I have been utterly winging it for the last few years. I have no book for these years and I'm starting to panic just a little. 3092 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 23, 2008 reads comments
Photos Photos Photos - Photos Photos Photos: Nicole discovered a few things while browsing for photographs in her iphoto folder. 2871 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 16, 2008 reads comments
100 Things That Annoy Me - 100 Things That Annoy Me: I read quite a few blogs in my precious spare time. The new fad is lists of 100 things to do before I die. And I find it unbearably annoying. 4700 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 09, 2008 reads comments
Of Dirt and Dustbunnies - Of Dirt and Dustbunnies: Wouldn't you want your house clean if a book club was meeting at your house? I had my house cleaned. And not just cleaned. It was detailed from top to bottom. And I have a very healthy amount of guilt mixed up in this. 2995 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 02, 2008 reads comments
May I Smell Your Car? - May I Smell Your Car?: My first car was a 1967 Volkswagen Squareback. I'm a tad obsessed. I want to sit in a old Volkswagen and sniff deeply and remember what it was like to have one of my very own. 3350 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 26, 2008 reads comments
Notes and Errata - Notes and Errata: A few questions have come my way and since I'm all hopped up on sugar, why not address them now? Besides, I still have strep throat and not even my mom wants to hear about it anymore. 3016 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 19, 2008 reads comments
Monkey on My Back - Monkey on My Back: Coffee! Elixir of the Gods! Why half and half was invented. I did not plan on stopping the coffee express, it just happened. I was so so so sick that coffee never crossed my mind. 3296 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 12, 2008 reads comments
Heavy Topic to Lighter Fare - Heavy Topic to Lighter Fare: Dermatologists love me because of my freckled Irish skin, the kind that requires measuring freckles and looking at them under magnifying glasses and jotting notes and prescriptions for sunscreens. 3308 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 05, 2008 reads comments
All In My Head - All In My Head: I have spent my life seemingly lurching from one health crisis to another. Braces on the feet. Braces on the teeth. Enough x-rays of my spine throughout childhood that I'm pretty sure that I glow under a black light. 3177 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 27, 2008 reads comments
Tale of Bad Shoes - Tale of Bad Shoes: I tend to exhibit some extremes when it comes to my wardrobe choices. Sometimes I like to blame Catholic school for this, as years of wearing uniforms can dull one's dressing skills. 3498 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 20, 2008 reads comments
Calling Out Sophia - Calling Out Sophia: My blood pressure has been high lately. So high, in fact, that yesterday I googled "high blood pressure". Could it be a stroke? A brain bleed? How about someone named Sophia trying to charge $844 at Target WITH MY DEBIT CARD? 3248 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 13, 2008 reads comments
Defending the Valentine - Defending the Valentine: Jettison the notion that Valentine's Day is reserved only for your sweetheart and that if you don't have one you're not entitled to enjoy the holiday. Valentine's Day is an excuse to tell people you love them. And give them candy if they want it. 3109 2

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