disney darth vader

I’m Kind of Embarrassed to Admit This

So like I said on Wednesday, it gets worse.  Except this part is more embarrassing than anything else, and I’m the one who’s embarrassed. Little-Miss-Junior-Frappucino’s mother is all excited about the new Star Wars movies.  She’s never seen Star Wars, and she knows nothing about Star Wars, but she’d like to take Junior Frappucino and…

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If You’re Too Young to Flush the Toilet…

I’ve been trying to be more understanding about children in coffee shops lately.  Really, I have.  I know it’s unhealthy to sit around thinking so many homicidal thoughts, and for all I know, they’re living with a grandmother afflicted by Alzheimer’s as well.  Maybe they have work to do: coloring books to fill, patrons to…

public displays of affection

Get a Room!

The Wedding Date and I are currently in Bermuda– sans internet– but don’t worry.  I wrote the following last week so you’d have a little something to tide you over until we get back. I’m at my favorite coffee shop, and even though I love the drinks, love the ambiance and love the music, I…

Chucky Cheese Might Be a Nice Alternative

My brother and I had a rather phenomenal tree house when we were growing up.  It had three levels complete with a sandbox underneath, a bright yellow slide, three ladders and a professional-grade trapeze set.  (At least I’m pretty sure it was professional grade; we performed some pretty amazing acrobatic routines.) My dad built it…

Of Hurricanes and Hipsters

I should be in a hot tub overlooking the Chesapeake right now.  But like President Obama, I too have cut my vacation short in order to prepare for the onslaught of Hurricane Irene.  So far, I’ve closed a few windows and had a chai latte.  I also spent five hours “evacuating” from the Eastern Shore…