Monthly Archives: March 2008

Eating Standing Up

Tonight I’m eating Phad Thai and downing my Pinot at a record pace. This is when I realize that I’m eating my dinner standing up in my kitchen. The K’s are at the table eating their meal, and I’m taking a bite, then loading the dishwasher. Then I take a drink, and wash out the […]


Democratic Bumper Stickers for 2008

Had to share this with all you Shells out there… Democratic Bumper Stickers for 2008 1. Bush: End of an Error 2. That’s OK, I Wasn’t Using My Civil Liberties Anyway 3. Let’s Fix Democracy in this Country First 4. If You Want a Nation Ruled By Religion, Move to Iran. 5. Bush. Like a […]

Just another weekend…

Can’t wait for this coming weekend – oh wait, it’s EASTER!!! Better start planning when I’m going to paint the eggs (after the slumber party but before the dentist appointment? Or should it be after the baseball practice but before the haircuts in the city? Or perhaps after the city visit but before the in-law […]

Marvelous Mini Van

It’s just so sexy, isn’t it? Wanted to pass along this bit of info from to my shells… To say the least, your car may reveal a lot more about your self-image than you’d care to admit. The New York Timesreported Monday that researchers commissioned by various manufacturers have found that while buyers of […]


Warning! If you, like me, were a fashion stylist, or designer perhaps, in your past life I want to caution you; to make you aware of the hazard that may await you if you, like me, are a parent in your current life. It can begin innocently enough. You take your small child to the […]

Actually, Tupperware is the Old New Frontier

Re-Use it ladies! Doesn’t everyone have a tupperware drawer? As far as I’m concerned my old tupperware has outlasted any other product that I’ve ever bought. I even have tupperware that I stole from my mom’s house when I left for college that is alive and kicking ass 20 years later. Is there a woman […]

It Ain’t Easy Being Green

Sing it, sister. When the little stat came out that in Swank County, USA we produce one of the highest rates of waste at 1000 pounds of garbage per person my jaw dropped. Living in the land where the housing prices have just “Tumbled to $830,000” I was surprised that such an educated and eco-conscious […]

Tupperware is soooo last century

Last night was the EcoMom Alliance party. The 21st century mom-gathering excuse to sip Veuve and scoff some catered organic bites while chatting with friends and checking out the latest fashions. Oh, and respond to a “mom call-to-arms” to start “Being Green”. Most of us have at least made an initial effort. An attempt to […]

When the Husband’s Away…

When the Husband’s Away   When the husband’s away I do crazy things—like go out and do the kind of shopping that makes owning a mini van respectable. I am not one to buy things and hide them from my husband. There is no sneaking Bloomingdale’s Big Brown Bags up the stairs and pushing them […]


We were raised on chocolate as kids and even into adulthood. I will never eat it again. I hope from now on you will throw yours away whenever you are given any. It seems as though nothing is safe to eat anymore. This is what happens when you eat chocolate. THIS IS A MEDICAL WARNING. […]