Monthly Archives: June 2009

In lieu of flowers, I forgive.

It is said that somewhere in Iowa, a small town’s football team still takes a knee before each game.  The players and coaches join hands and bow their heads, and they defy the laws that tell them that they cannot … Continue reading

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Murder in Parkersburg, Iowa.

I am from Parkersburg, Iowa. I wasn’t born there, I don’t live there now, but it is, without a doubt, where I am from. It is – and will always be – integral to who I am. On Wednesday morning, … Continue reading

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Fragile

I’m not used to being fragile. I am, as a general rule, the strong one in almost any situation.  I’m the one who makes decisions and get things done.  I’m the one who bounces back and pushes on.  I’m the … Continue reading

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A Shmairy Tale

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there was a girl named Shmritt. Shmritt was best friends with a boy named Shmadam, and they did everything together.  Shmritt and Shmadam had other friends – lots of friends, … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: The Puppy Monster

Two years ago today, the world lost The Puppy Monster. Dawg, I am thinking of you today, and remembering with you. We have not forgotten.

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Strange and Unusual Tests: A Photo Essay

“Your test results were a little… unusual.” Awesome.  Because that’s exactly the first thing you want to hear your doctor say when he walks into the room. “Unusual?” “Yes, well, there’s some things that are… strange.” Strange and unusual.  Again … Continue reading

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The Wedding Incident

Somewhere there is a newlywed couple enjoying their honeymoon and trying to forget about the obnoxious woman who interrupted their wedding. That woman is me. I spent last weekend sharing a hotelroom with Hilly and Becky at the Doubletree hotel … Continue reading

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Parties, Pedicures and Panic Attacks. Oh my.

I woke up this morning dreading writing this post. I got back late last night from a long weekend in Lexington, Kentucky.  I went to Lexington for “ConFab, Baby!” – a blogger houseparty hosted by Turnbaby and the man formerly … Continue reading

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The Baby Shower Where I Got My Tattoo: A Photo Essay

Saturday afternoon, I went to a baby shower. I’ve been to a lot of baby showers, but this one was different. This baby shower was for my beautiful friend Faiqa, who is a Pakistani American with a butt load of … Continue reading

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Next Time I’m Taking My Little Black Dress And Leaving My Husband At Home

I blame it on the little black dress. The little black dress makes you think you can do anything and be anyone.  Take one little black dress, a pair of red heels, and a bartender pouring free wine, and you’ve … Continue reading

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