I was watching 'Suits' this morning and actually paying close attention for a change. There was a close up of Rachel (played by Meghan Markle) taking the LSATs. I saw her freckles and hair and immediately and excitedly blurted (out loud, sadly), "OMG! She's biracial!" For some reason, I always had assumed she was Hispanic, … Continue reading I am the Biracial Whisperer (or Maybe I have Biracialdar?)
I Judge Parenting Styles Like I Judge Comma Syntax
Today one of the pages I follow posted an article from the Huffington Post entitled "10 Uncomfortable Confessions From an Imperfect Mom." One of the confessions, which the page featured, was, "I know that every time I feel defensive or judgmental about someone else's parenting choices, it's because I am less than confident about my … Continue reading I Judge Parenting Styles Like I Judge Comma Syntax
Miley Cyrus and the Question of Priorities
Miley, Miley, Miley... WTF, girl? Honestly, there isn't much I can say about her train wreck of a performance at the VMAs Sunday night than has already been said in many many places and by many people (including myself). So this is only partly about Miley. I want to talk about... priorities.This afternoon, one of … Continue reading Miley Cyrus and the Question of Priorities
This Week I’m Loving… Cartwheel by Target
"Ma'am, that'll be 269--," the cashier started to tell me. "Wait! We're not done yet!" I interrupted, and I handed her my phone. The register verified that I had saved $10.41. Then I swiped my debit card, and my total bill went down to around $240. Not bad for two seconds work. What's my magic … Continue reading This Week I’m Loving… Cartwheel by Target
You’ve Been Lawyered!
This afternoon, I received an e-mail from a collections agency, containing a PDF of a delinquent account settlement offer. The offer wasn't for me and wasn't related to one of my accounts. The e-mail and letter were addressed to a woman with the same last name as me and a first name starting with the … Continue reading You’ve Been Lawyered!