Thanksgiving Stress

A Tale of Two Thanksgivings, Part 1

Growing up, I never understood why grownups got so stressed about Thanksgiving.  I mean seriously, what’s the big deal?  You eat turkey, you shove some vegetables around your plate so that it looks as though you’ve eaten them and then you watch Miracle on 34th Street.  Everyone goes to sleep happy and the next day…

moving furniture

More Matress Moments

We have 13 people coming to the Black Friday Martini Bar Soiree this year, including my brother, our grandparents and The Wedding Date and his two children.  As nine of the guests will also be staying overnight, I decided to get a jump on the preparations while The Wedding Date and I were down at…

Indiana Jones

A Case of Multiple Indianas

Evidently, when you’re celebrating Halloween at an archaeology museum, Indiana Jones is a rather popular costume choice.  The Wedding Date and I spent all after working on our outfits (he even helped me blow dry the glitter paint I decided to add to my Marion Ravenwood shirt at the last minute) only to discover that…

cookie monster

Reasons (Not) to Get Married

I watch enough reality TV to know that there are some very stupid reasons to get married.  That hasn’t stopped me, however, from compiling the following list: (Keep in mind its late and I’ve just come from baking 160 cookies for Parent Observation Night at the studio.) Health Insurance: The Wedding Date works for the…

couple arguing

The Other Woman: “I” vs. “A”

The Wedding Date has a lot of friends.  A lot of female friends, and between the ex-girlfriends, the co-workers, the former classmates and the students, I find myself getting a bit tetchy—not to mention paranoid— at times. I know I’m his girlfriend.  And frankly he doesn’t have the time to cheat on me but how…

sexy breakfast in bed

Breakfast in Bed: The Final Frontier

Ladies and gentleman, we’ve had a break through.  It all started Sunday morning when I found myself snuggled in bed with The Wedding Date for the third installment of the 1995 Pride and Prejudice miniseries. (Yes, we’re watching Jane Austen together.  It was part of the deal I made to watch Star Wars.) The only…

Dungeons and dragons board game

A New Strategy…

Last Friday, I joined The Wedding Date and his youngest at his parents’ house for a round of Lords of Water Deep.  What is Lords of Water Deep?  Why I thought you’d never ask. Lords of Water Deep is the next step on my descent into total geekdom.  In other words, it’s a board game……