Category Archives: NaBloPoMo

7 Quick Takes – Sisters



I am pessimistically suspicious of the possessed floor fountains …



… but I will go anywhere if my big sister holds my hand.




(More quick takes here.)


Filed under My girls, NaBloPoMo, Quick takes

Mostly not Wordless and definitely not Wednesday

You guys. I never want to forget today.

Football hero and a little princess

Flying on magic carpets!

Roo is unimpressed by royalty

I promise I’ll just get my feet wet!

Oh, my sweet girl

Never ever want to forget today.


Filed under NaBloPoMo, Photo essay

Hit play now so the commercial will be done by the time you finish reading all my reasons for why you should click!

All the talk about movies everyone needs to have seen in order to understand pop culture references got me to thinking about NON-movie things everyone needs to have seen in order to understand pop culture references. Like those horrid WAZZZZUPPPP commercials from the late 90s. Or the sunscreen song.


Or this clip from Saturday Night Live. It’s 10 years old, but it remains — HANDS DOWN — the funniest thing I’ve ever seen on that show. Plus! It’s semi-topical again, because we’re in another Census year!

So if you’ve ever wondered why I reference bobcats or passports to Florida …

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Because there’s more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good-looking

You know what’s really annoying? I mean, INCREDIBLY annoying. Like when you get a hair hanging down from the back of your sleeve and you’re walking and then the hair brushes up against you so you try to scratch your arm but you can’t EVER FIND IT and you have to go on like that, possibly for HOURS? It’s this level of annoying I’m talking about.

As annoying as someone who just WILL NOT get to the point.

I just want you in the right place to fully appreciate HOW ANNOYED I get in this situation.

Are you ever in the middle of a conversation and you make a reference to a very well-known movie or teevee show, and the other person doesn’t get it?

Like, “Oh my GOSH, that dude is so a Ned Ryerson!”

Blink blink blink.

“Yeah … if you could go ahead and do that, that’d be great.”

Blinky blink.

“Flames … on the sides of my face … burning … heaving breaths …”


It’s enough work just being witty and charming, you know? Without having to deal with other people’s pop culture failings. There are just some movies EVERYONE should have seen.

Unless, you know, I haven’t seen it. Then probably it’s not that important.


Not really.

If I were making a LIST, which I’m not, but if I were, because I AM, I’d add the following to the four I’ve mentioned thus far:

  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
  • Spaceballs
  • Ghostbusters
  • Back to the Future (at LEAST the first two)
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Pulp Fiction (full disclosure: I HAVE NOT SEEN THIS.)
  • The Princess Bride

There are definitely a whole hunking lot more than that, but that’s all I personally OWN, and my memory isn’t extending beyond that. Besides, I have to pack: I can’t do ALL the work around here.

What are the movies EVERYONE should see at some point? Surely I’ve left off a ton. (And if you list one I haven’t seen, I promise I’ll watch it so I can get all your jokes.)


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