Jaded Optimist

Mothering, making, and generally blathering on

We Like Snowdays, and Snowgirls January 31, 2008

Filed under: Personal — bonniep @ 11:16 pm





I thought all brains came with a filtering mechanism January 23, 2008

Filed under: Personal — bonniep @ 4:41 pm

But clearly I was wrong. Witness this list of things actual people have said to me:

1. "Are you *sure* it isn’t twins?" [said by more than one person]

2. "I don’t mean to be rude but…the belly isn’t going to get *bigger* is it?"

3. "I’m pregnant too, but I don’t carry like you–*I* am sucking it all in."

I am trying to have a sense of humor about things though, and just waiting for the day I can fall in the cafeteria and yell out "Is anyone here a marine biologist?". (In the meantime, I re-read point 10 of this post frequently.)


So the only problem with having high standards for yourself… January 22, 2008

Filed under: Personal — bonniep @ 2:46 pm

is not being able to meet them, feeling crappy about that, and also having a high standard for not allowing self to feel crappy.


And….we can cure the criminal mind! January 17, 2008

Filed under: Personal — bonniep @ 10:16 pm

Oh wait, no, the criminal mind expert is this guy: Tom Cruise, scary laugh guy.


Could do with a wagon wheel right about now January 16, 2008

Filed under: Personal — bonniep @ 2:30 pm

C doesn’t read my blog (mostly because she doesn’t read), but this one’s for you sweetheart!