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Monthly archive January, 2009

Pelo Loca

My friend’s 40th birthday is next week. Because she likes things just so, she decided to pre-empt any sort of surprise by throwing herself a party. A large one with 70 guests. The party was last weekend at her house. My friend is Cuban, her husband is Honduran. And they are two of mine and...

Jelly Doughnuts

A few months ago, my sister-in-law sent me a pair of Hanna Andersson pajamas. She does things like this when she finds an item that she really, really loves. She’ll send me my own version. And she has the best taste of anyone I know. Honestly. (MG, you come in a close second but you’re...

Circus In My Laundry Room

One of my jobs as a pseudo-housewife is doing the laundry. For years, I fought the fact that this was my responsibility. I pretended that I did it because I wanted to do it, not because I had to do it. But I guess when you work part-time and your husband works 50 hours a...

Bedtime

My children have never been the types to fall asleep right away, even when they are beyond tired. My 11 year-old stepdaughter falls asleep right when her head hits the pillow. I guess it’s her clear conscience or her ability to be thinking about absolutely nothing. I used to envy her mother, having a child...

iPhone Monster

And I hate how much I love you boy (yeah…)I can’t stand how much I need you (I need you…) That’s Rihanna singing about a guy but it might as well be me singing (though not as well) about my new phone. A 3G iPhone. I didn’t want an iPhone. I’m not exactly anti-technology. I...

1/17/1964

Michelle Obama will turn 45 years old 3 days before her husband is sworn in as President of the United States. Wow. I just turned 43. What the heck am I doing with my life? Not that my life is bad, but wow. Way to make me feel under-accomplished. And aren’t First Ladies supposed to...