Month: September 2013

What new parents and single parents have in common (or) I was crazy but it wasn’t my fault

September 22, 2013 / 2 Comments

New parents get an average of 5.1 hours per sleep the first year, losing about the equivalent of  44 days of sleep. According to some very half-assed Internet research I just did, the average adult sleeps the equivalent of 121.6 days (meaning 24-hour periods) per year. So new parents get about 77.6 day-units of sleep.…

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My insurance company called my son fat

September 20, 2013 / 4 Comments

I can’t stand hearing people discuss healthcare reform in a theoretical way. I don’t think you can truly make a case one way or the other unless you have some skin in the game. If you have health insurance through your employer, it’s like you’re living in your parents’ basement — you might know something…

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Me, Full-Length: A remedial shopper gets a makeover (part one)

September 15, 2013 / 2 Comments

Confession time. Lean in real close, would you? I lack the shopping gene. I never know what’s in style or what’s on sale or where to buy anything. I walk through stores with the same wide-eyed wonder that a third grader might have on a field trip to the Museum of Natural History. “Wow ……

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A Gentile does Rosh Hashanah

September 5, 2013 / 4 Comments

    I‘m bogarting Rosh Hashanah this year. OK, maybe I’m not stealing the entire holiday … but I’m hacking a little piece off just for myself. Yesterday I saw my Jewish friends wishing each other a Happy New Year on Facebook. They wrote about eating honey and wishing for a sweet new year. And I…

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