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amalah
Washington, DC
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One very notable difference between the New Pets vs. The Ones I Still Can't Really Talk About Without Getting Weird is how many stupid nicknames they have. Although "nicknames" isn't really correct, since I keep taking their existing one-syllable names... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at amalah . com
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ANSWER: Just one, but it'll cost ya a Lego table. Oh the brickmanity! Amazingly enough, I had absolutely nothing to do with this. Jason decided to install one of those fancy app-controlled, color-changing light bulb systems and thoroughly misjudged the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at amalah . com
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Jason spent almost the entire weekend at work, supporting a round-the-clock launch of multiple Very Important Website-y Things or Something Or Other, I Dunno. Like, they booked him a hotel downtown and everything, although they probably shouldn't have bothered, as... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at amalah . com
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Yesterday, a brief errand out with the boys abruptly turned scary, slightly dangerous and mind-numbingly boring, all at the same time. (UNIVERSE TO AMY: STOP GOING OUTSIDE.) When we left the house I saw some clouds rolling in. "Looks like... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at amalah . com
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I got pulled over on Friday morning. I haven't been pulled over in a damn decade at this point -- no tickets, no warnings -- and I was completely caught off-guard by the sight of flashing lights in my rearview... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at amalah . com
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Thanks to all the snow days, Noah and Ezra's school added a full extra week to the year. However, I am officially calling foul on this extra week, because it appears to be utter bullshit. There's no homework, band practice... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at amalah . com
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Ike had his first "real" birthday party this weekend, aka the kind of party where we sacked up and invited his entire preschool class to an actual organized party, rather than just half-assedly inviting a bunch of our friends over... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at amalah . com
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It's Friday! Seems like a good day to laze out and just post random photos of my pets. Especially since there's currently a tail on my keyboard and a butt on my mouse. The cats have settled in, I'm happy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at amalah . com
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As a generally optimistic person (or just a naive dumbass), I naturally assumed that there was nowhere to go but up after the Monday morning clusterfuck. And yet I was in no way surprised when Tuesday morning kicked off promptly... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at amalah . com
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In retrospect, I'm not sure why I thought it would be a good idea to schedule a doctor's appointment on the same morning Ike started summer camp. I mean, I can see it from the perspective of a normal human... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at amalah . com
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This post is sponsored by Hologic, Inc., the makers of the Genius 3D MAMMOGRAPHY exam. This Sunday is National Cancer Survivors Day, and while cancer has managed to take quite a lot from our family over the years, I’m super... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2016 at amalah . com
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I don't mean to alarm anyone... ...but according to our math... ...Baby Ike is five years old. I don't know how that happened either, but here we are. A fully-formed little boy with a big personality, who smiles with his... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at amalah . com
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WORLD'S MOST CONVOLUTED DISCLOSURE: We went to Hersheypark this weekend as part of sponsored campaign with AlphaMom.com, which is where my "official" (and hopefully servicey-yet-entertaining) sponsored post will appear, probably sometime early next week. This is a non-sponsored post about... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at amalah . com
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What a week. With all the dog eyeball drama, cats jumping out of second-story windows and babies graduating from preschool, it's all been A Little Much. Make that way too much. Ike's preschool did a whole proper graduation ceremony, with... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2016 at amalah . com
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So I was going to write about how I had to take Beau to the vet yesterday because he got an (admittedly much-deserved) swat to his eyeball from one of the cats, but then that pet antic got roundly and... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2016 at amalah . com
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I found this in the back of the refrigerator today. Okay, that's kind of a fib. I've known it's been there for awhile. Probably since the day after Max died. I just...couldn't deal with it, so it slowly got pushed... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2016 at amalah . com
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At some point last night, both cats (now mostly officially known as Finnie and ReyRey, shutup) emerged from underneath our bed and decided it was time for a takeover. OF PERSONALITY. They played, they nuzzled, they cuddled, they had some... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at amalah . com
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The cats! The cats are here! I bet you want to see some cat photos. Good because I have a lot of cat photos. Outstanding camera work, self. We brought them home last night and they immediately fled under the... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2016 at amalah . com
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So on the one hand, it's probably some form of public service to immediately let visitors know that yes, a crazy person lives here. On the other hand, I'm totally HA HA-ing myself, Nelson style right now. What a dork.... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at amalah . com
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I'm having a minor-to-possibly-fatal case of writer's block this week. After tackling a Real Grown-Up Type Article (That Required Me To Read Science-y Stuff And Talk To A Fellow Grown-Up On The Phone And Everything) for AlphaMom on Tuesday, I... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at amalah . com
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This post is sponsored by Blue Apron. I just had to do math on my fingers to figure out how long we've been using the Blue Apron service. It was either that or count the recipe cards, which, I mean:... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at amalah . com
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I sent a gushing series of updates to Beau's foster mom and the rescue's adoption coordinator last week, letting them both know how well he's settled in and how happy we all are together. He really is doing SO GREAT.... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at amalah . com
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This week, our elementary school challenged students to go screen-free for seven days. No TV, video games, phones/tablets, the whole shebang. Anyone who participates gets a certificate and an invitation to a special ice cream party at school. ME: GUESS... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2016 at amalah . com
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This post is sponsored by CANIDAE®. When we adopted Beau, his foster mom gave us a small container of his current food, just enough for us to transition him over to the food of our choice. She said this, then... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2016 at amalah . com
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This morning Ike insisted on bringing his current-new-favorite-toy-ever in the car on the way to preschool. It's a crappy plastic toy from a Happy Meal (come at me bro) and also kind of creepy: It's the dog from Adventure Time,... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at amalah . com
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