Monday, July 21, 2008


I was just reading about "Obamania" and his "Obamaura" and remembered that when Mario Cuomo considered running for president (in '92?) that the code among media pundits was that it would be a long time before we had a president whose last name ended in a vowel.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Better idea

I was reading Snow White to the kids and they said, pointing to the queen disguised as a peddlar, "If I were her, I'd make a poison apple that would just kill her, not make her fall asleep."

Wednesday, July 02, 2008


Yesterday, the kids wanted to eat some candy from the goodie bags they got at cousin Gavin's birthday party this weekend.

Julie wasn't home; I was tired, I said, Okay.

Austin found his goodie bag and was deciding between peanut and regular M&Ms. Mari was going nuts looking for her goodie bag, and when we found it, there were only a few toys in it and no candy.

"I want candy!" she said.

"Sorry, you must have eaten all of yours," I said. We all knew that at some point this weekend she had sneaked candy behind the couch for a secret pig out.

So she had to watch as Austin ate M&Ms. He gave me one and Mari begged him and finally he gave her one.

When he was done, he threw the wrapper away and said, "Thanks, Mari."

"Why are you thanking Mari for?" I asked him.

"She gave me that package of M&Ms from her goodie bag," he said.