Category Archives: silliness

Strange Places for Chatting

I was walking down the hall to the faculty room today – to refill my water bottle from the yummy water dispenser as opposed to the yucky drinking fountain that’s practically outside my door – and I passed by the restrooms. This is normal. The restrooms are in the hallway. But weirdness ensued when I […]

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Eavesdropping — A Dialog-Writing Exercise

So yesterday in my Novel Writing class, I sent the kids into the commons for the last 20 ┬áminutes of class, which happens to correspond with the lunch they don’t have. The commons was full of teenage humans. I instructed mine to sit down somewhere and start eavesdropping. They were to write down random lines […]

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Imma Tell You This One More Thing

I wanted to remember this: While Kid 2 and I were waiting in the “handicap access [1]” section of the lobby before Matilda started (this in on Broadway, remember? in New York? A few days ago? Remember?) we were watching people come pick up their tickets from will-call, and these two (let’s not sugar-coat this) […]

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My poor kids.

So the Boy (he’s 8 — for 3 more weeks) is the only one in this house (well, besides me, on occasion) who has had a Real Haircut in the past decade. He had a trim (with a Free Haircut coupon) at the beginning of September. So, for the past week, I may have *possibly* […]

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Again. Again. Again.

Do you ever feel like your life is on repeat? Those same things, again and again? Like, for instance, we watched the Les Miserables 25th Anniversary concert again this Sunday afternoon. And, again, it felt a lot like THIS. Also this time, I wanted the guy who designed the lighting to come out and take […]

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Did you know?

The following songs all have 112 beats per minute. As I discovered prepping my world for Kid 3’s science fair project. GO: Mozart’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra #26 Cake’s “Frank Sinatra” Goo Goo Dolls’ “I Wanna Get Married” The Cardigans’ “Love Fool” Aretha’s “RESPECT” You never know when that information is going to come […]

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Well, I Never.

(Did I sound like my Grandma to you? Just checking.) I’ve never had braces. My teeth are straightish on their own. I’ve never been to Europe, yet somehow The Continent keeps running without me. I’ve never taken voice lessons. I’ve never ruined an entire load of white laundry by including a red sock or towel. […]

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Gratitude Month, Day 21

It’s totally okay with me if you’re getting tired of this. It really is. I know. There’s only so much of someone else’s cheeriness that a normal person can stand. For today, I’m giving you a list of 21 things that make me glad. Just to change things up. 1. It’s snowing. (Yes, it’s really […]

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