May 2009 Archives


a coming of age tale, part 2

Fresh-out-of-high-school DanO Will you please look at that smile? This is continued from ‘a coming of age tale’, which you can read here (or by scrolling down). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ And then there was this ‘some boy‘. He was tall. And blonde, and had the most gorgeous blue eyes. The kind of blue eyes that make a… Read more »


a coming of age tale

When I think about how much has changed for me in the last 5 years, I have to laugh. My first day of college, 2004 ¬¨¬©Papa Rabe And not just because I paid $65 dollars for those jeans from Abercrombie and Fitch that were meant to look old. Look at 18 year old me, rockin’… Read more »


hoity to the toity

This article ran this month in a local Twin Cities magazine. It is about the maternity ward at the hospital where DanO and I are planning to deliver Nugget. And it makes me feel kinda… yuppie. First of all, it is not a ‘Hospital’, it is a, ahem, “Health Campus” where they have “birth experience[s]”… Read more »


summer jams

While DanO and I sit here on this beautiful summer evening, him watching the History Channel and the educational programming thereof, me feeling the stabs, jabs and pokes of Nugget, it feels like a good setting for some candor: I paid way too much for something in order to feel good about myself. No, not… Read more »