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Tag Archive: Humor

You Can’t Taste Your Own Spit and Other Words of Wisdom

I found an old paper in my desk drawer with a list of stuff my daughter had said when she was six or seven. I had meant to post it on my blog,… Continue reading

A Post-Halloween Trick

My ten-year-old daughter’s substitute teacher asked her what she was going to be for Halloween.  My daughter responded, “Lucy Ricardo, from I Love Lucy.” The substitute responded, “Hmm. I’m not familiar with that.”… Continue reading

Why I’m Not a Mom Blogger

In July, I explained why I’m not a craft blogger. Today I’ll explain why I’m not a mom blogger. Yet technically I am one, because according to Mashable, a mom blogger is any… Continue reading

How Poe Wrote “The Raven”

“The Raven” (1845) is a poem nobody can escape. Whether you had to memorize certain stanzas or just participate in a read-aloud session in seventh-grade English class, it is a classic poem you… Continue reading

Why I’m Not a Craft Blogger

I tried to make my daughter curtains.  Out of a tablecloth.  That sounds simple enough, and I know how to sew, thanks to 4-H, but they turned out horribly. And it wasn’t exactly… Continue reading

Freshly Pressed Is the Kiss of Death

Have you ever noticed that once your favorite blog gets Freshly Pressed, the posts stop coming?  I’ve seen this happen with several blogs, particularly those that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed and loved. There was… Continue reading

Don’t Sit on Tumtum with Your Bum Bum!

Okay, that’s some really bad potty humor, but it made us laugh.  My daughter and I had been reading Tumtum and Nutmeg: Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall (2008), a lovely adventure story about domesticated… Continue reading

What I “Learned” While Traveling This Week

I’ve spent the last few days traveling because of an academic conference in Toronto, Canada.  It was my first time presenting at a big national/international conference, and I felt that it went well. … Continue reading

Lines for Adults in Curious George

My two-year-old recently turned three, and it looks like she has finally grown out of wanting to watch episodes of Curious George over and over and over (and over).  They are all on… Continue reading

Seven Annoying Things People Say to Pianists

I was talking to one of my friends recently about the problems with being a pianist.  She plays the piano like I do, and we are often asked to accompany people at our… Continue reading