Monthly Archives: June 2011

who is it

Remember that skit from The Electric Company where the plumber comes to fix the sink, but the homeowner’s parrot “answers” the door? The poor plumber is left exasperated after repeating who it is over and over. It reminded me a … Continue reading

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breakfast with dad

Recently This American Life put out a call for their father’s day show. I submitted a version of this story, but it wasn’t selected. They said they were overwhelmed by the response. I thought I would share it here. During … Continue reading

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we could get a new zip code

Without even moving. The universe really does enjoy messing with me. The area where the house is, is serviced by a post office that is technically is in a different city. We received a letter tonight that they are considering … Continue reading

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a funny book about grief

Today I finished reading This is Where I Leave You. It was an interesting read to begin the Father’s Day weekend. The main character, Judd, gets stuck with his family for a week after his father dies. It sounds like … Continue reading

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father’s day is sunday

I have friends who have lost their dads. Others who, like me, haven’t spoken to their fathers in years. There are also many who have difficult relationships with their fathers, and of course some that have wonderful relationships. Unfortunately I … Continue reading

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gregor mendel who

Today I was thinking how it can be rough on siblings that attend the same school with the same teachers. The oldest sibling sets the stage in a way. For whatever reason, teachers seem to think that students produced by … Continue reading

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sometimes marketeers are totally clueless

Received an email today with the following subject line: “Christine, Make Father’s Day Extra Special”. I haven’t openedĀ  it. Unless it says look out for the pony your father is sending you with a note around her neck that says, … Continue reading

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dobos torte

When we were in Berlin, B discovered this really amazing cake called the dobos torte. Unfortunately I was in the hospital (recovering from the chicken pox (that I caught from him)) when he found the cake, and despite going back … Continue reading

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sign of the times

Today B had to run to Kinko’s to scan more documents for his visa application. I waited in the car as Kinko’s always makes my blood pressure rise. It was fairly busy for a Sunday afternoon. There was one guy … Continue reading

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some days are hard for no reason

I really didn’t want to get out of bed today. And I am not going to admit when I finally did. I know part of it is that I haven’t been sleeping well. I am lucky if I drift off … Continue reading

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