I Told My Doctor I’d Get an Abortion

I have RA. That’s Rheumatoid Arthritis. Had I become symptomatic twenty years ago I’d be disabled by now and unable to type. Because of science and research (and insurance) I’m in really good shape. I take a handful of pills each day and an injection each month. Once in a while you’ll hear me moan about the medicine, but for the most part I love the medicine, hate the disease, love the medicine. At my last visit with the rheumatologist we decided to add another pill to the mix. Like …

The Day that Oprah Called: Well, her People Called

Almost two week ago you might have seen this on my facebook timeline. And to be fair it wasn’t Oprah that called or I might have actually been nice when I answered. It began like this: ME: This is Jessica OWN NETWORK: Hi this is [a really nice lady] from OWN the Oprah Winfrey Network. ME: [still not interested, sure that it’s going to be another craptastic pitch] How are you doing? OWN NETWORK: Great. I’m calling because of Oprah’s Lifeclass. She went on to explain the Lifeclass for this …

Loews Coronado Bay Review: San Diego Area Hotel

Us Gottliebs spent President’s Day weekend at the Loews Coronado Bay hotel. There are two things that are important to note. Presidents Day Weekend is a busy weekend with many area hotels sold out, and the hotel’s lobby was under construction. I had lowered my expectations. Apparently not quite enough. I called the Loews just a few days before the holiday and explained to the reservations agent that I’m a high maintenance traveler. I like nice things and I make no apology for it. I also explained to him that …

Overabundance With Our Feet on the Ground

This weekend we snuck out of town for some family time. Since we’d unplugged Jane from her friends it seemed only fair to take the family funishment to the next level and make her spend quality time with us. We had a blast. What was interesting about this trip is that we stayed in a hotel I wouldn’t recommend to anyone. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t one I’d recommend. It wasn’t budget friendly, and no matter how much I lowered my expectations they simply couldn’t be met by the …