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Not to be your mom, but please listen

I wasn’t planning on blogging today, and I never plan to ask you guys to promote my posts, but this is one exception. Please, please pass this one on. Last night, my former roommate told me she

Dinnerpalooza

Crossposted from Foodiepalooza (regular programming to resume soon…promise): One of the things we aim to do here at Foodiepalooza is to turn those of you who might be a little kitchen timid into culinary rock stars. Though

Sure, she looks innocent…

You wouldn’t figure tons of potty-borne humor is flying from those delicate little lips these days. Well, it is. “It’s about poop,” she’ll scream, laughing herself silly. “Poop, I tell you. Poop!!!” And it’s also about pee-pee,

Words

He cannot speak in complete sentences now. He cannot remember words. And yet, for some reason, my father walked out of a hospital in Biloxi, Miss. last week and drove 150 miles down I-10 to an apartment

Tiger in the Bayou

A couple of years ago, my father gave my mother this $500 picture of a tiger in the bayou. The print was done by Louisiana artist George Rodrigue, who is known for his Blue Dog paintings. Proceeds

In Retrospect

All in all, it was a very good trip. We got to get away from the city for more than a night. Avery got to experience new surroundings and, though there were some hiccups, she fared well

Date Night at My House

When we don’t score a babysitter for a hot night out on the town, Friday night around these here parts is about making a terrific meal, sitting down with a drink (or 7,000) and enjoying a movie

Ode to English Peas

Someone called Professor Kathy’s house yesterday and asked when she’d be getting her next shipment of English peas. For the record, Professor Kathy is a professor of architecture, not a farmer or green grocer or anything like

Music Makes the Nerdballs Come Together

Once upon a time I thought it would be cool to start an all-girl rock band named Liquid Bitch. I thought it would be cool even though I can’t really sing too well or play anything but

Incognito

So the other night, I was in bed, half-awake, the drool just sliding out of my mouth as I was watching an E! True Hollywood Story on Eminem because I was too fucking out of it to