Y’all Told Me You Wanted to Know About Shopping

Jane had a soccer tournament in Santa Barbara this weekend. Well, it’s actually in Goleta on the UCSB campus, but that’s splitting hairs. I’m not crazy about traveling to soccer tournaments. This is what happened to us in last year’s tournament season. It wasn’t pretty and I wasn’t prepared to stay at a roadside motel in Santa Barbara so I called ahead to the Bacara Resort and got a couple of rooms for us and for our friends. Jane played four games. I saw one. Here’s the thing… I’ve watched …

1% Problems

I just got an email that reads: This is friendly update to let you know that Alexander’s application for grade 06 is complete at this time and ready for review. Decision letters for Middle School will be sent on Friday, March 23rd. Please continue to check our website for [redacted] happenings! Alexander blew his ISEE tests, but if they look at his grades and see the A’s or at his ERB scores and see the 95th percentiles they’ll see a kid with strong academic successes. If they don’t, then I …

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly Buys Signatures in Hopes of Repealing the DREAM Act, Charming

From the Pasadena Star News we find out that  Assemblyman Tim Donnelly spent black Friday bribing constituents with the chance of winning a gift card. Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Hesperia, tried to make the most of the spend-and-save frenzy on Black Friday – urging “patriots” to sign his petition to repeal the California DREAM Act. Promising that the effort can “put money back in the taxpayers’ pockets,” Donnelly also plied constituents with the chance to win a $505 gift card from Target or Best Buy. “To qualify this measure for the …

It’s My 14th Anniversary and the Only Man Fucking Me is Jerry Brown

Today is my 14th anniversay and my husband is in New York on business. I was kind of bummed about being alone on our anniversary but we spent last weekend in a resort so plush that I didn’t think I’d have the ability to be bugged about anything for a year. Until this. You see in the next few days Jerry Brown is poised to sign  the Affiliate Nexus Tax and 2 related nexus bills: AB 153, AB 155 and SB 234. They will go into effect immediately upon signing, …