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(Taptaptap) Is this thing still on?

Man, so, BLOGGING — so 2007, right? This is the part where I should gloss over the 17-month gap in this blog with Valid Excuses (crippling workload, major illness, finally fulfilled that dream of high-seas piracy), but the truth is so much more excruciatingly benign: vague ennui, Hawaii, damn kids, family drama, travel, procrastination, holidays,…

A matter of perspective

I generally consider myself a “glass-half-full” brand of girl, even frequently perceiving said glass as completely full, sometimes o’erfloeth with the full, and occasionally outright “CHUG! CHUG! CHUG! CHUG!” that metaphorical glass just cannot possibly contain the fullness. So the past few weeks of household viral misery has been a wee test of all that…

Consumption Junction

Screw the surge: if we’re serious about eradicating the insurgents, we will immediately decommission all U.S. military facilities in Iraq. And repurpose them into DAY CARE CENTERS. Because as the past two weeks of unintentional research has learned me, there is no more powerful biological weapon than a sick day-care kid. I’ve never visited one…

Miss Misery

For the past 10 days or so, we the members of Team Glisson-Ortlieb have been engaged in a delightful yet spirited round of Bacteria Pong. Grammy got the viral ball rolling, deftly passing off to Eliot and Mama, who angrily spiked to Dada. Eliot then executed an unexpected hand-off to Nola, who regifted Mama AND…