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Four weeks of allergic bronchitis has finally caught up with me.  It became obvious even to me on Wednesday that it was time to seek medical assistance.  This is a huge admission.  When you work in the medical field, you view doctors with a level of suspicion akin to that attributed to car mechanics.   You […]


Posted at: October 26th, 2007 - 12:04 pm - Number of Comments » 8

I want to thank Shep over at “Do Something!” for paying a nice compliment to my slack-blogger self.  He thinks I’m fabulous! What makes this so cool is that he and I share a special kind of relationship.  We are both people that have a deep appreciation for blunt honesty and the ability to respect […]


Posted at: October 26th, 2007 - 11:52 am - Number of Comments » 1

Just over a week ago, my son, at the relatively late age of 27 months, was given his first haircut by his aunt while sitting in a chair at her salon.  Amongst tears and the oohs and ahhs of his extended family, he completed the transformation to a full-fledged little boy, red gossamer curls floating […]


Posted at: October 23rd, 2007 - 1:17 pm - Number of Comments » 10

In an attempt to avoid watching “that racecar movie that shall remain nameless” for the 132nd time, last Thursday evening I introduced my son to “Toy Story.” I had apparently forgotten the parts that I, even as an adult, found darkly disturbing.  When we got to the surreal scene of the dismembered and bizarrely reassembled toys (which were […]


Posted at: October 19th, 2007 - 1:16 pm - Number of Comments » 5

Well, in a continuation of my incredible bad travel luck, they broke my plane.  My flight out of Little Rock was delayed because my plane was broken, and the part they brought in didn’t seem to fix it.  After an hour delay, they announced it was fixed, changed my connecting flight to a later one, […]


Posted at: October 16th, 2007 - 11:39 pm - Number of Comments » 5

The only aspect of having a two-year-old more mortifying than seeing your worst habits parroted in miniature is the fact that your FRIENDS see your worst habits parroted in miniature.  Trixie was watching my son on our anniversary (thank YOU!), and she happened to pop in a Toddler Yoga DVD that was sitting in the disc […]


Posted at: October 12th, 2007 - 10:58 am - Number of Comments » 8

In a moment of temporary insanity, I mowed the grass last week.  This despite knowing that I have raging allergies to only two things in this world – cats and grass.   The resulting bronchitis has left me with coughing fits that bring my co-workers to the door of my office with concern. So, to alleviate […]


Posted at: October 9th, 2007 - 4:24 pm - Number of Comments » 3

Whymommy grew up in the same city, just across town from my husband. Jodifur lives but two miles from my parent’s old house in the DC suburbs. And, Trixie is now working for me.  So if you read things about her crazy boss on her blog: Lies.  It’s all Lies.


Posted at: October 8th, 2007 - 2:32 pm - Number of Comments » 4

Forty-(cough, cough) years ago today my poor sainted mother was too drugged and tired to tell the nurse what name to put on the birth certificate.  I was supposed to be named Desiree.  Instead, my grandmother stepped in and saved me from my future career as a New Orleans pole dancer and wrote “Robbin” on the […]


Posted at: October 7th, 2007 - 7:19 pm - Number of Comments » 9

Ooooooooh!  Shiny.  Red.  Sleek. Sexy.    Sigh.  Talk gadget to me, baby.  I’m listening. And I take back all my prior irritation with Microsoft.  Because this may have just cemented my loyalty to my Zune. Poopy on you, Apple.


Posted at: October 3rd, 2007 - 5:50 pm - Number of Comments » 3