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One Hump or Two?

19 Sep

As I stated in my last post – I am all work and no play these days. Which is why, for lack of anything better to post, I will be one of those annoying people who drones on, recounting every detail of a  particular dream. In all actuality, it is the most interesting thing that has happened in awhile. This one is recurring, for more than ten years, and I have never reached a conclusion. What do you think? Continue reading

Fashion Update: the Burqini

5 Aug

I am posing a serious question here – and I want your feedback!

On our glorious trip to Sweden, where it was raining and in the 60’s for 8 of our 10 days (not exactly Phuket) I was introduced to a new piece of swim fashion – the Burqini. I was left with some confusion, however, because it was a picture of a cartoon duck* wearing a Burqini, so in my limited Burqa experience, it looked like any other Burqa that a cartoon duck might be wearing. It has been on my mind ever since, so I finally had a free moment to Google it. Image search blew my mind. Continue reading

Only Little Girls Handle Baggage in Copenhagen

1 Aug

That’s right, folks, you heard it here first. Apparently, the baggage handlers at Copenhagen’s Kastrup Airport are all little girls, between the ages of 7 and 11, possibly under-fed, and certainly incapable of advanced thinking. Unbelievable, I know, but you know how Scandinavians are about equality and labor laws. Continue reading

Geographically Single

15 Jul

I have been introduced to a new term – “geographically single”. It very accurately describes the left-at-home spouses who have mates in the military, are pilots, or have travelling jobs that keep them away more than 50% of the time. I think fire-fighter spouses should be included, too, but arguing who qualifies for this unique title is not the point. The point is, if your partner is a workaholic, but you don’t need to consider what time zone they are in before you call them, you don’t really get it. Captain has just returned from an extended trip; he was home 7 non-consecutive days in nine weeks. Continue reading

Does this guy get paid by the character???

30 Jun

This building has 24 floors…

The best laid plans…

5 Jun

With our introduction to two-dom, the East Side Plinkas are becoming mommy’s little helpers. TwinXY is obsessed with the hand-vac and TwinXX likes to organize yellow toys and wipe things with towels or towel-like objects. It was these little hearts of pure intention from which today’s terror originated. Continue reading

The Mother of all days

9 May

For any woman married to a technophile/engineer type… I feel your pain. Although he is absolutely brilliant at spontaneous displays of appreciation and romance, and celebratory events for no particular reason, Captain has been notoriously bad at requisite celebrations and holidays – Valentines, birthdays, Christmas… and my first two Mother’s Days. Seven months pregnant with twins, a fundal height of 52cm, and no longer capable of either sleeping longer than two hours or getting myself in or out of a car, he stated so matter-of-fact-ly, “You aren’t  a mother yet.” The next year (with a look of genuine confusion)… “You aren’t my mother.” (Yes, I considered dosing his spaghetti.) Needless to say, this year, my expectations were low. Which is why, when a month ago  Continue reading

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