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In order: ^ I returned those cleats to the hot pink hell from whence they came (at least that was my intention; Frodo was looking a little peaky as he set off with the UPS box but I'm sure he'll... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Julia
After a return to soccer following my eighth grade retirement from the sport, many analysts thought that that would be the final curtain on my career. How wrong they were. Temporarily maddened by the triumph of knocking over children while... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at Julia
Wonton filling.
Toggle Commented Nov 17, 2015 on Miss Marple And Me at Julia
Patrick ohhhhhhhh sooooooooo casually asked me how a person might go about talking to another person if they - let's call them A and B - always sit at different tables at lunch. [Allow me to stop here and list... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2015 at Julia
We aren¹t getting that one until later tonight. I¹m watching Ireland play Bosnia right now and I¹m about to throw up. In a good way.
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2015 on Just Asking at Julia
I was in the shower trying to decide whether or not to shave my legs when it occurred to me that the larger question is what I want to do with the rest of my life. The first thing that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at Julia
Walking from the car to the house Caroline suddenly shrieked, "Mom! Mom! Don't look!" This - because I am human - caused me to stop in my tracks and immediately start looking all over the place "What?" I asked. "No.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2015 at Julia
I waited in the carpool line and watched as Caroline trotted toward me. Although the DC public school kid in me believes that elementary school uniforms are fascist; I have to admit that she looked adorable in her crisp white... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2015 at Julia
GREAT question. I will ponder it.
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2015 on Gar at Julia
Next up in the random question queue (number 39): How you are coping with Chelsea's poor performance this season? I have nothing to say. Heh. Mourinho's post game interview? Anyone? After their 3-1 loss to Liverpool at the Bridge? It... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2015 at Julia
My writing paralysis has extended to the point that I had to use a random number generator to figure out what question to answer: 37. Which by my possibly inexact stubby finger to the screen method brings us to: Toni... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2015 at Julia
OK. I give up. Weeks and weeks of writer's block. What on earth did I find to say to you every day before I fell off the wagon? Prompt me. What do you want to know? Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2015 at Julia
When a child deliberately misunderstands what is said, it is obnoxious. Mrs Piggle-Wiggle, I believe, called it I-Thought-You-Said-itis and treated the afflicted by filling their mouths with frogs. Or something like that, it's been a while. Anyway. When a parent... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2015 at Julia
Do you think it is possible to have a really prolonged build up to a migraine? I have been feeling flat and sleepy and unfocused for almost two weeks and as I am sitting here waiting for Patrick it is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2015 at Julia
"Madam," Edward said to me this morning as I tried to expedite his zippering, "I can put on my own jacket." Every time I think of it I start laughing all over again. Madam! I think the Dickens must've seeped... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2015 at Julia
WelllllllŠ Steve called from the road and asked if I had put any toothbrushes into the bags and I said WHY ARE YOU CALLING ME? DON¹T YOU KNOW THAT I AM ALONE NOW? No, no. I really said, toothbrushes? No. And then there was a long pause. But he did remember Edward¹s kilt!
Toggle Commented Oct 14, 2015 on All Alonely at Julia
Awwww, I¹m so glad. It¹s been a process for me too but I¹m glad we¹ve all found each other.
Toggle Commented Oct 14, 2015 on All Alonely at Julia
I might have been speaking metaphorically when I said that I decided to watch the Euro qualifiers this past weekend rather than attend a giant party but I was not. It was the literal truth. Also - and this is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2015 at Julia
Patrick's (co-ed, rec league, very low key and surprisingly - to him - enjoyable) soccer team had their last practice tonight and the coach sent an email asking everyone to bring a parent with them for a team v parents... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2015 at Julia
Jenny F Scientist (who I always picture in a lab coat, pencil skirt and expensive shoes) wrote - "Speaking of handwriting, I went to school in the Dark Ages when we did cursive handwriting exercises- and, in fact, I first... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2015 at Julia
I know, I know. But I had to start somewhere. And I find that by watching Champions¹ (and now, shhhhh, Europa) I am getting a nice sampler from the rest of Europe so that I will know who to follow after the premier league teams get inevitably eliminated (although Manchester United is looking really good so far you must admit.) Juventus maybe? Porto? I haven¹t yet forgiven PSG for knocking Chelsea out last year.
Toggle Commented Oct 2, 2015 on All I Need Is A Good Recipe For Meat Pie at Julia
Holy hannah, I do love you so much. So many excellent ideas about Edward the (Unsub)Scribe. As for your questions, the short answer is: yes, everything you said seemed possible if not probable. Yes, I looked up dysgraphia and my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2015 at Julia
Ha! I got up at eight on Saturday to watch US vs Scotland. And despite the fact that rugby is incomprehensible I found it very soothing. I have written a note to myself to find out what a maul is before Scotland plays again.
Toggle Commented Oct 2, 2015 on All I Need Is A Good Recipe For Meat Pie at Julia
I know it's been at least five minutes since I mentioned football and I suppose you think that I have been sulking. Au contraire. I don't mind that Chelsea is awful. Really. It's fine. Delightful even. I take morbid satisfaction... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2015 at Julia
Did you ever see The Kids in the Hall where the magician asks someone to pick a card, any card and that person says: no. And then the assistant shrieks, "Evil, evil, impolite and evil!" Because the social contract states... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2015 at Julia