Category Archives: just for fun

With My Apologies to Anyone Named Mark

For a few months now, I’ve been keeping a list of all the crazy puns I’ve been making just by using Mark’s name. I’ve been cracking myself up (and feeling a bit sorry for Mark and anyone else named Mark.)  … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Google Reader. Hello Feedly.

This is my obligatory post in which I warn you that Google Reader has less than a month to go before it dies.  And I’ll also remind you that if you read my blog through Google Reader, you’ll need to … Continue reading

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Merry, Mary, Marry

How do you say, “Merry, Mary, Marry”?  Do all three sound different to you?  They do to my sister-in-law, who grew up in South Jersey.  She recently posted a video of her saying them and indeed, when she says them, … Continue reading

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Comments = Answered!

To Jana, Karyn, Elizabeth, Mom, Nicole, and anyone else who has left a comment in the last few weeks: I think I’m finally caught up with answering your questions/comments (and in a few cases, asking new questions of my own).  … Continue reading

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I Am Doing Better!

I got this [spam] comment yesterday on this post: You need to take part in a contest for one of the finest blogs on the net. I will highly recommend this website! Yeah for me! 🙂  I guess the KIOS … Continue reading

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I Thought I Was Doing Better

Over a year ago, I got a pretty scathing comment on my blog.  I’ve tried to improve since then.  I even started my KIOS series.  Evidently it hasn’t worked though because I just got this comment yesterday: I used to … Continue reading

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What? Your Newborn Isn’t Sleeping in a Real Bed Already?

In attempt to take the mommy wars to the next absurd level, we decided that because we don’t have a crib for Mark, he should just be sleeping in a real bed already. Sorry, Ellie, your baby will have to … Continue reading

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Go Ravens! (she says with some reluctance)

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a quasi-important football game going on tonight and the hometown team is playing in it.  I’m feeling a bit conflicted about cheering for the Ravens.  I know, I know, I’ve lived in Baltimore for … Continue reading

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Our New Home (Again)

Before Ellie came, Nik surprised me with a new house.  And now he’s gone and done it again!  He decided that our new house wasn’t big enough so he upgraded.  He surprised me with the new house today.  I was … Continue reading

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OK, Fine, You Figured Me Out

Just as Ellie didn’t really have rabies and we didn’t really feed her pizza for her first food, we are also not planning on naming our child “Buster” or “Busterina”. I still think that “Baby Bus” would be a cute … Continue reading

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