Giving: All The Ways I Am Bad At It

If you are a parent at my child’s school, please click on something else right now (like maybe some Palin Porn). Everyone else, get ready to change your opinion of me. I am not a giver. I do give, but not with my whole heart. I’m a selfish giver. I give to Project Angel Food because they gave to me. I give to LLS, because people I love need that research. I give to Epic Change because they bring me joy. I give to many other organizations, and I almost …

Cyber Monday Recommendations

This morning I’ve been shopping. I’ve scoured the web for a few things that I need to own (shaddup I do too need these things), and I’m sharing three with you. Hurry, because these deals are done today. Get a free G2 phone with a two year contract at T-Mobile. Really. The G2 is the most nerdtastic android based phone to hit stores this year. People in my neighborhood love the T-Mobile 4G network, and I am absolutely thrilled to dump my old provider (who never did provide much anyhow). …

I Spent $85 for Dinner at CPK and All I Got Was a Grumpy Husband

I just got home from CPK, and since my friend Marsha Collier is writing the book on Customer Service I thought I’d amuse y’all with a bit of corporate policy that ensures no one will ever be happy at California Pizza Kitchen. It’s Sunday night and I’m beat, so we decide to take the kids to dinner. CPK is a good bet for all, because there’s something for everyone on the menu. We have grown accustomed to their abominable customer service, so we were delighted to find the store half …

I Tried Omegle So You Don’t Have To

I heard recently about a site called Omegle. It’s where you go to chat anonymously with strangers. I decided it try it (so you don’t have to). I’m not brave enough to try videochat (I imagine there are many Farve-eque guys there), but I did have these chats. You can decide if it’s a good way to spend your time: Omegle Chat Number 1: You: hi Stranger: Who are you You: i’m a mom. you are? Stranger: A mom. Stranger: Really. You: really? where? Stranger: Shush, new fag. You: and …

The Soccer Mom Culture: Turkey Tournaments

Jane played in a soccer tournament these last two days. For those of you unfamiliar with tournament play, in most children’s sports the most talented kids play post season games in and around their regions. There’s usually an A (All star) team, a B team (almost all stars), and a C team or two (kids with some potential and/or involved parents). Tournaments last one or two days, and the teams will play two to three games a day. The games are usually a few hours apart. Families really need to …