10 years ago, +/- a few minutes, my wife wondered out loud in bed whether we should get a divorce. I said yes, relieved that she was thinking what I had thought for a while. That was all I needed – to not be the bastard imposing this change on her. Now it was “our” […]
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and life on earth (or maybe not, not that I read the lyrics)
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Your kid needs to print something on Sunday night at 8. Your printer is out of ink. Replacement ink costs about $75. Staples has your ink. Staples is closed. Best Buy probably has your ink. Best Buy is definitely closed. Target is open, but doesn’t have your ink. Target does sell printers that come with […]
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a breakfast treat at Safeway or a horrible (yet hilarious in the the Safeway check out line) exotic male affliction.
Like last week, driving the kid to school is an adventure in poltergeists. This time, we hop in the car and this starts playing. Immediately. Spontaneously, on my phone. On Pandora. In my pocket. Is it an electronic glitch related to Kid 2’s failing phone? Is my phone possessed? Since it only happens in the […]
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So I am kid 2 us driving to school. We stop at the Kwik-E-Mart for a beverage and some cash. We hop back in the car. As the car starts, from somewhere, the first few bars of this… start blasting. However, the radio is off (because: kid driving). WTH? Where’s that music from? Kid 2: Dad, that’s […]
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Deja Vu All Over Again – My little one has some teen (and other) angst going on for a while now, and thinks the path to peace is following the example of the older sibling a few years ago. The whys and whethers and if/when to call in FEMA are for another time Highlander. Anyhoo… Just […]
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the Bear has jumped out of the pot of slowly boiling water that was life under mom’s roof. So, I declare victory. My kid is out and taking on the world more directly. Yay! Am I thrilled that gaining that measure of independence did not come with true independence (there is a BF/roommate in the […]
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are doomed to repeat it. Sometimes, so are the people who remember it. I got my start behind the wheel in a parking lot, at one point with a ginormous floaty Lincoln. Never on the street – escalation is bad, mmkay? Then more lots, and then finally on the road with Dad. So too with […]
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