true life 2008

Be careful what you wish for…

by meanlouise February 10, 2010 art

She has this fantasy: Some calamity occurs and she must stay inside for weeks, drifting from her lofted bed to her easel, passing the days by painting, alone. That’s from a Washington Post article about Matt Sesow and Dana Ellyn’s gallery show opening/wedding on Friday night. My main regret about all of this snow is […]

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Hallelujua, It's Raining Moose!

by meanlouise May 13, 2009 true life 2008

I feel bad for both the driver and the moose, but I’d be lying if I said my first thought when I saw the headline about a moose dropping out of the sky onto a car wasn’t relief because it wasn’t me. The moose that “fell from the sky” Tuesday, in an observer’s words, landed […]

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blog365

by meanlouise December 31, 2008 true life 2008

Blog365 ends today and I haven’t got anything momentous to say. It was a year of posts about squirrels and Huckaphobia and Artomatic and Frankenstein and coffee and lolcats and movies and politics and pop culture. So, basically the same as every other year. I just tallied up my posts for the year: 533. Plus […]

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Santa stopped by yesterday

by meanlouise December 24, 2008 food and drink

Michele B gifted us with such a stunning and delicious array of cookies that Husband and I – and we’ll neither confirm nor deny this – may have growled at each other like wolves over the little chocolate cookies. Also the gingerbread man. Also the dainty little pastries that were like tiny tasty creme brulee […]

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Birth announcement

by meanlouise December 18, 2008 true life 2008

Husband and I are proud to welcome the newest addition to our household: our new HD Tivo. Lacking creativity, I named it OverLord II. Being products of the 80s, we have that compulsion to append the phrase “electric boogaloo” every time we say OverLord 2, so I suspect we’ll be dropping the 2 soon enough […]

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That whole yin and yang thing

by meanlouise December 16, 2008 true life 2008

I’m ridiculously organized. Martha Stewart doesn’t scare me. Sometimes I fear this could lead me to do bad things – like crime or drugs or scrapbooking. Husband, on the other hand, has never met a piece of paper he didn’t love. He’s by no means a horder, but let’s put it this way: Remember way […]

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Friday Five: FishInnards Edition

by meanlouise December 12, 2008 linkage

Today is Husband’s birthday so I thought I’d do a special FishInnards Friday Five edition. Husband’s website is fishinnards because once upon a time he asked me to register a name for him and I asked him what name he wanted and he said, “Surprise me.” I didn’t think of it entirely on my own, […]

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A new chicklet!

by meanlouise December 7, 2008 true life 2008

Faith had her baby! He’s 4 weeks early and so little he looks like he could sleep in the silverware drawer, but everyone seems to be doing okay and Faith hasn’t killed her mom yet. (That’s 4 weeks early, not 6 as previously posted. Math quiz. Fail.)

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Checkers

by meanlouise December 5, 2008 true life 2008

I believe I’ve finally scrubbed all of the historical political speeches from my ipod. I’m such a political nerd I had hours and hours of them, but no matter what I did I couldn’t keep them out of the shuffle. Nothing wrecks the rhythm of a run more than having your ipod shuffle from White […]

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Things

by meanlouise December 3, 2008 reader favorites

My brother has spoken approximately 27 words in his entire life. It’s possible he speaks at work, when he’s deep in the bowels of the Pentagon creating the dinosaur-human hybrid super-soldiers that you must pretend to know nothing about, but I can’t vouch for that. He gets this lack of verbosity from our father. Among […]

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