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Awfully Chipper: Snow, with pictures 01.21.2015 by Maud_Gonne
It snowed, and there was school. The perfect day.
Awfully Chipper: Writing it down 01.15.2015 by Maud_Gonne
That which must not be named.
Awfully Chipper: Dramatis Personae 01.11.2015 by Maud_Gonne
Mabel is still astounded by the child-sized Anna-from-Frozen doll we saw at Target today.
Chaos Attraction: Glee Is Back 01.10.2015 by Jennifer
But they took the fifth season of Community approach of "get rid of the newbies, bring back the beloved first cast, let's bring back the glee club that got banned," and it was working wonders. Go figure!
Awfully Chipper: A slow snow week 01.9.2015 by Maud_Gonne
“Poor kids," I thought. "A full week, straight in, no respite; they’ll be exhausted by Friday.”
Chaos Attraction: It's Mood Swing Week 01.8.2015 by Jennifer
I got paid to sit around knitting and reading and doing a crossword puzzle.
Megan knows arse-all about... 01.6.2015 by blau
Well, 10% was not nothing for me to work with, right?
Awfully Chipper: New year to-do list 01.5.2015 by Maud_Gonne
What's on your to-do list?
Awfully Chipper: Write your own New Year's blog post 01.3.2015 by Maud_Gonne
I'm pretty sure I know how this one goes.
Chaos Attraction: The Usual New Year's Meme 12.31.2014 by Jennifer
The most valuable lesson I learned this year was that I must be Perky and Cheerful At All Times at work, because the complaints roll in if I am not.
Chaos Attraction: Purple Hair 12.31.2014 by Jennifer
Anyway....this is the first time I've been excited about a new hairdo in YEARS. I've always wanted to go funny color. Whee!
Awfully Chipper: Questionable moments in parenting #267 12.28.2014 by Maud_Gonne
So we stood there, he and his little sister and I, watching Miley cavort salaciously with the sledgehammer in her undies.
Chaos Attraction: Frozen Lights Show 12.27.2014 by Jennifer
They played the usual hit songs, AND had smoke AND a water show going on in addition to the lights. After the show ends, the owner does a little talk about how they're being recruited for the third season of The Great Light Fight.
Chaos Attraction: Hallmark Movie Reviews: Royals, Elves, and Trees Edition 12.27.2014 by Jennifer
"Well, that was my first Christmas lynch mob! I kept waiting for someone to yell, "Kill the Beast!"
Awfully Chipper: Assorted culinary disasters 12.26.2014 by Maud_Gonne
What we ate for Christmas, and how I messed it up.
Chaos Attraction: Hunting for Christmas Lights 12.26.2014 by Jennifer
A house that had an inflatable snowman as frat boy wearing a "Just Chillin" shirt and a hat with ear flaps. He's accompanied by two penguins, one of which appears to be drinking and the other is BLOWING A HAIR DRYER AT THE SNOWMAN, WITH A MELTED TRICKLE LIGHTUP IN THERE.
Not Travelling At Speed: Six Inch Trail Marathon 12.25.2014 by kju
I needed to keep my mind off running so I analysed the sound of my noisy exhale and decided it was like a combination of the sound of a metal chair leg scraping on a concrete floor, and the sound of a fat, old, overheated rottweiler dog.
Awfully Chipper: Christmas Eve 12.24.2014 by Maud_Gonne
How is it in your house?
Chaos Attraction: Nativity! 12.24.2014 by Jennifer
At one point a James Brown Angel just descends from the top of the cathedral to sing about good news. There is a random helicopter out of nowhere for....some reason.
Chaos Attraction: Last Days Of Work 12.23.2014 by Jennifer
Here's the thing out of nowhere: Mom said she booked me a hair appointment TO GET MY HAIR DYED BLUE. Kevin has picked out a nice shade of turquoise, he said.
Megan knows arse-all about... 12.22.2014 by blau
(Holidailies Day #22-2.)
(Keeping up with the somethings.)
Here's the final round (aka the Tenuous Links and Segues Round) of the pub quiz I wrote for my work Christmas party. Answers are in tiny print at the end.
Chaos Attraction: A Very Whiny Solstice 12.22.2014 by Jennifer
They're all so impressive and then here am I, lameass clerical worker with no goals.
Chaos Attraction: Christmas Graduation 12.22.2014 by Jennifer
He also started the speech out by addressing various people in the audience, including "less successful siblings...." To which Alicia and I, sitting next to each other, were all, "Yeah, that'll go over well at the graduation party."
Awfully Chipper: Odds and ends 12.20.2014 by Maud_Gonne
The perils of everyone shopping at Amazon.
Chaos Attraction: Hallmark Movie Reviews: Pets And Dead Spouses Edition 12.19.2014 by Jennifer
This movie has Brandon Routh cuddling an orange kitty cat. I freely admit that both factors up my love of this movie by like, A LOT.
Megan knows arse-all about... 12.19.2014 by blau
(Barbarism.)(Holidailes Day #18.) Good weather, good food, unruly apes; I don't think Gibraltar's changed much in 200 millenia.
Quite Contrary: Ten! Wow. 12.18.2014 by maryann
My husband and I went on our first date ten years ago today.
Chaos Attraction: Hallmark Movie Reviews: Last Year's Wrapup Edition 12.18.2014 by Jennifer
Even worse, Will takes that as the time to tell Alice he's pretty much already sold her business for multi-millions. Alice is very tactful about quietly walking out of the room instead of having a rage meltdown.
Chaos Attraction: Avoiding Family Holidays 12.17.2014 by Jennifer
Your family LITERALLY THINKS YOU ARE WORTHLESS AND SAID SO TO YOUR FACE AT CHRISTMAS. Do NOT go back for Christmas unless they apologize and kiss your ass up the wazoo.
Chaos Attraction: A Discussion of Holiday Breakup Season 12.16.2014 by Jennifer
What we are arguing about here is whether or not there is a crucial difference between "break up before and ruin their holiday" and "break up after and ruin their holiday."
Quite Contrary: An Adventure 12.15.2014 by maryann
Riding the bus with a small child on a Friday night.
Chaos Attraction: Good Car News, Bad Car News 12.15.2014 by Jennifer
I'm not even going to try bailing out the water until the weekend because what's the point of trying now?
Awfully Chipper: Christmas past 12.15.2014 by Maud_Gonne
Traditions are memories we can make over and over again.
Chaos Attraction: Dickens Fair 12.15.2014 by Jennifer
"I was watching Ellen. I had a glue gun. And this happened."
Awfully Chipper: Christmas: I'm doing it wrong 12.14.2014 by Maud_Gonne
I remarked to a friend on Facebook this morning that I’m unsuited to modern life.
Chaos Attraction: Mike Birbiglia 12.12.2014 by Jennifer
Nathan Lane's verdict was, "If it's funny...and it's true...then you gotta do the joke."
Megan knows arse-all about... 12.12.2014 by blau
(Time spent/wasted.)(Holidailies Day #12.)
I couldn’t find non-speculative-geek-in-a-basement confirmation in the limited time I spent throwing this list together.
Chaos Attraction: Stormageddon 12.11.2014 by Jennifer
I don't even bother to open my umbrella, but it's not actually THAT bad out. Sure, it's dark and wet, but not horrendous.
Megan knows arse-all about... 12.11.2014 by blau
(Phrasing.)(Holidailies Day #11.)
I think it’s safe to say that I’m not going to be hopping on a flight to Los Angeles for trivia glory any time soon.
Awfully Chipper: The Facebook Parenting Generation 12.10.2014 by Maud_Gonne
This generation is the first to raise children communally in a way our parents never did, thanks to social media.