The Barnes and Noble People From Hell: A Rant

These people show up to the cafe section with their child– and before you scoff, I’ve got two children of my own– and you know what they do upon their arrival? Proceed to disrupt the thought processes of everyone around them. I get it. People have got to eat. And people have got to keep their kids entertained. But, tell me, what sort of self-absorbed … Continue reading The Barnes and Noble People From Hell: A Rant

Talk Like a Lady

I know you probably haven’t met me in person, but if you had, I could probably ask you that question in the title andΒ you’d probably have an answer for me. The reason for this? I’m pretty damn sure I have an inner ear problem because I apparently can’t not talk loudly. According to various sources– some near and some far away– I am always the … Continue reading Talk Like a Lady

Grumpy Mom

  Parents, let me ask you a question. If your kids had to come up with a nickname to describe a negative personality trait of yours that, to your chagrin, you haven’t been able to shield them from, what would that name be? Bossy Pants? Angry Man? Toilet Hogger? Screaming Banshee? Mr. Hypocrisy? Β Endless Talker? Or perhaps, Ms. What-does-listening-mean-I’ve-never-heard-of-it? A recent conversation with my daughter … Continue reading Grumpy Mom

I’m An Embarrassment to My Mother and Women Everywhere

This, of course, is according to my mother. As most of you know, it is World Cup season. And as many of you also know, I have a problem with ladylike quiet. I am also a huge sports fan, an adrenaline junkie and a nut for competition. Combine all of these with my inner ear problem and a mother who is my exact opposite and … Continue reading I’m An Embarrassment to My Mother and Women Everywhere