Thanksgiving Flu By

We had a good, if germ-filled, Thanksgiving holiday with Mike’s family. My mother in law had a stomach virus, then my niece came down with a bad cold. I spent the majority of our first day there curled up in a tiny ball with my hands over my face, mentally willing all germs to stay…

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The King of Impractical Gifts

You know what’s awesome about having a two year old? Their Christmas wish list is a piece of cake. “Can Santa bring me a can of Play-Doh?” Annie asked me yesterday. “Pwease?” Since a can of Play-Doh costs around a buck fifty I told her he could, and Annie was thrilled. Unfortunately, it won’t always…

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Corso vs. Spohr IV

Ah Lee Corso. We meet again. Our relationship began eight college football seasons ago, when Corso tried to get me arrested. He may have been “defending his honor” or “stopping rumors” or whatever, but that was the day he made an enemy for life. He’s visited me several times since that cold December day, but…

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Mickey Mouth

This post is sponsored by Disney’s Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two the video game. Thanks, Mickey! A few months ago we took Annie to Disneyland and it pretty much blew her mind. She met princesses, sang “It’s A Small World,” and rode the carousel, but what really made an impression on her was…

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The Mission For Pumpkin Pie

We had a nice Thanksgiving in the San Francisco Bay Area with my family, and we gorged on all of our favorite holiday fixings – turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce,  you name it. Annie and her cousin, Michaela, however, were interested in none of these things. They were interested in one thing and one…

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