Proof positive that I have the best support system a gimp-armed girl could ask for.
Today it takes many forms: Buttons and zippers (are sweatpants considered business casual?) Knobs Graphological apparati (watch the video below) Stairs (had to find that out the not-so-easy way) Plastic baggies Anything that requires manual dexterity Good thing I have: Friends who are always willing to pitch in Family A phone No modesty Rather substantial… Continue reading The enemy
Today is a big, huge day. In fact, it's probably the MOST IMPORTANT DAY OF THE YEAR, worthy of screaming it in all caps. No, not the end of the Iraq war, although that is pretty significant. Nick graduates from college today with a master's degree. (Happy dance!) To give you an idea of how… Continue reading Milestones
You might have seen this video already. Only about 14 million and counting have. It made me cry. Twice. I knew what it was about before I watched it, but what I wasn't prepared for was the part where he talks about his mom having MS. Gulp. In my ideal world, we all have the… Continue reading Family
When I was younger and a "Serious Dancer," ie, still believing that I was destined to make it my life's work, my dance friends would have mini-competitions. Like, who could hold the six-inch killer the longest? Because I have a competitive streak a mile wide, I always made sure I won. Or at least tied.… Continue reading Motivation, or why Jillian Michaels is a bully
Today we went to the birthday party for our best friends' twin girls. Last year, they were being born in one hospital as I was in another. Not that they missed me or anything, they were all of 2 hours old. But I missed that moment. Today was bittersweet in a lot of ways. Of… Continue reading The light and the dark
I actually found myself going all Danny Glover the other night. It was around 11:30 p.m., and I had put in about 12 hours of work, all told. I was done for. "I'm too old for this shit," I told my younger co-workers as I sauntered hobbled out of the newsroom. Which is such a… Continue reading Is it bedtime yet?
I must preface what I am about to say with this: I maintain good personal hygiene — really, I do! But I can't stand taking showers. Sometimes, I'll skip a day and go for the good old college bath. And weekends? If I'm being a homebody, then I'll wait until Sunday night to hop in… Continue reading Squeaky clean
We are embarking on a new journey that will test mind and body. Into the heart of darkness we shall go. Day 1: The instructions were brief, though not cursory. The steps seem easy enough. Our first outing was successful, with nary a misstep in the stomach. Day 2: Entering new territory today. The leg… Continue reading The Copaxone Trip: A Captain’s Log
We are a consumer culture. We live in a material world, and I am a material girl, especially when it comes as a sleek white shiny gadget. I make no apologies for my love of Apple products, which is deep-rooted. I own nearly every iDevice there is. I design on a Mac, talk on one,… Continue reading iWant