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Surreal Housewife of Amador County
I Love You, Long Timers

Recently, I was invited by my mom and aunt to be their guest at the Long Timers’ Luncheon. This group gets together once a month (some say it takes the place of that other thing that happens to women once a month that none of the members have to worry about, “thank Heavens!”). These...

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Hybrid Rasta Mama
How To Tackle Unpleasant Odors South of the Border

Apr 18, 2014

What on earth is THAT smell wafting up from your nether regions? Now THAT is NOT what you ever want to have someone tell you. Am I right? I mean, not only are personal odors embarrassing and make you self-conscious but they can definitely ruin the mood...

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Chronicles of Nothing
Help a Minnesota Maker Succeed: HAMMS Event, Saint Paul

Help a Minnesota Maker Succeed: HAMMS Event, Saint Paul

Finally, it’s spring time! In Minnesota that means a bunch of really interesting events are about to spring up.  Get it? Sorry, the crazy winter has made me loopy. Anyway, one such happening is the HAMMS Event. It’s a one day market that features local and micro merchants. Formally, it’s called HAMMS – Help...

Surreal Housewife of Amador County
Commuting to Work, Vegas Style

It isn’t often that my job requires me to travel; in fact, it isn’t often that my job requires me to get out of my pajamas. But once a year, the biggest trade show of the year for electronics manufacturing takes place. For the last two years it was held in San Diego, but...

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Chronicles of Nothing
A year in my life: Fortune favors the bold

A year in my life: Fortune favors the bold

A year ago today, I was at the airport in Sacramento picking up Paul.  We were about to embark on the adventure of our lives because both of our lives were about to change drastically, but for the better. I was moving to Minnesota for love. Yes, I was taking a huge risk, which...

renegade mothering
When did we decide kids shouldn’t suffer?

When did we decide kids shouldn’t suffer?

You know what I realized recently? My kids aren’t suffering enough. Oh, come on. I don’t mean like that. Not suffering abuse or neglect or whatever. Get your head out of the gutter. I’m talking about healthy suffering. Toil. Good ol’ fashioned WORK. I’m talking about discomfort, doing things repeatedly that are physically, mentally...

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The Blue Muse
‘How to be a Woman’ an accessible and funny discussion of the other f-word: feminism

‘How to be a Woman’ an accessible and funny discussion of the other f-word: feminism

"You can tell whether some misogynistic societal pressure
is being exerted on women by calmly inquiring, 'And are
the men doing this, as well?' If they aren't, chances are
you're dealing with what we strident feminists refer to as
some total f*&^ing bullshit." --Caitlin Moran
She tossed the article down on my...

renegade mothering
Sometimes life is about becoming unstuck, and that’s it.

Sometimes life is about becoming unstuck, and that’s it.

You may remember we were burglarized last September, twice. In one week. They stole my laptop and essentially every piece of jewelry Mac had ever bought me during our 13 years together. They stole my grandmother’s ring, the only thing I inherited from her. It took months to “get over it,” but recently, the...

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The Blue Muse
5 things I hated about the movie Gravity

5 things I hated about the movie Gravity

Accurate description of Gravity: A 90 minuteanxiety attack. Thank you "Funny or Die" for thesealternate title movie posters.I won the Oscar party pool by voting Gravity across the board (except Best Actress, there was no chance, Sandy). After actually ...

Chronicles of Nothing
The Great Chillow Debacle

The Great Chillow Debacle

Back in the early 2000s, my best friend, Maria and I saw an ad for a Chillow. It sounded like a miracle!  Who hasn’t woken up sweating because their body warmed up too much while sleeping? Just me? I’m a … Continue reading 

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