Too many ponies.

19 Oct

Realizing that I wear a bun or pony tail far too often:

I had my hair down today.

The Plinkas decided that I had “lost my ears” and spent the next 5 minutes searching the apartment before looking under my hair. They found it very disconcerting. I was more troubled by the prospect that this was more plausible an explanation than that my hair was merely different.

You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till It’s Gone…

14 Oct

Captain, the Plinkas, and I have just returned from Thailand. On several occasions, I found myself contemplating how unexpected it all was and wondering – if my expectations were so far off, had I suffered a recent head injury resulting in a severe drop in IQ that would affect the way I imagined the trip to go? At multiple junctures, I would think, “Ahhh. There is a lovely couple on the trip I thought I was taking. Look how nicely her toenails are painted.” I am pretty sure she looked at me and thought, “Does she really wear a pony tail every day? Perhaps I should give her the pamphlet to the spa. She must not know there is one here.” In the end, it really was a glorious trip, and like everything in life, was a learning experience. This was our first trip with kids, not including all the trips to family and friends’ homes, who make so many special exceptions – bedding, toys, baby-proofing, readily available milk and food, etc. – prior to our arrival. I know I have said thank you to each of you in the past, but once again and with a whole new level of sincerity – THANK YOU!!! Continue reading

Why I Support the Use of the Oxford Comma

4 Oct


Just getting around…

27 Sep

A few weeks ago, I asked someone if they would like to meet for lunch. She responded, “I’m sorry. We have a doctor’s appointment that day.” Genuinely concerned for what would constitute an entire day to be consumed with a doctor’s appointment, she explained that it was just a routine check-up, but that is was “on the island“, meaning Hong Kong island, and we both live on “the Dark Side”, aka Kowloon. I felt a bit dissed but let it slide. After all, I can get to the island by train in under ten minutes. Whatever. “Another time” we both agreed and the subject was closed. Misunderstandings are always opportunities for enlightenment, aren’t they? Continue reading

On being “Caucasian”

24 Sep

I have often objected to being classified as Caucasian. What is it even supposed to mean? I have searched the globe tirelessly for a land called Caucasia and have not found it. There is no documentation of my ancestors originating from a country or region formerly known as Caucasia, either. Near as I can figure, it is just a way for the government to lump all of us crackers together.

But alas, I may have certainly found it! Continue reading

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

Conversation with a 2 year old

11 Sep

All work and no play makes Elizabeth a very boring blogger. I KNOW. But this was worth sharing… Continue reading

Recipe: Urban S’mores

22 Aug

OK – If you haven’t figured it out by now, I am a bit of a Foodie. I am also a huge fan of the current food trend of taking comfort classics and dolling them up with modern ingredients and exotic flavors (ie: truffle french fries, jalapeno mac n’ cheese, chipotle caramel corn, etc). Perhaps, that is what makes this recipe one of my all-time faves – that and the fact that I made it up about 15 minutes ago. Continue reading

From One Southern Mom to Another…

19 Aug

I know you are expecting some mildly off-color joke here, so I won’t disappoint:

What did one Southern Mom say to the others?

Ya’ll should check out Galacto Kidz!

OK. Not funny, but oh so true! Check out what School Psychology PhD candidate, blogger, and Southern Momma,, said here. Continue reading

The Mother Ship Has Landed!

11 Aug

Check out my first interview!!! Please feel free to post, forward, tweet, share, etc….



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