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Reflections on the year of the poop-eating puppy

I thought I’d peek my head out of the hole I’ve crawled into over the past week to check in and let everyone know that our holidays were some of the best we’ve ever had. Maybe because it was so low key, so absent of assignments and projects and security checks at the airport. I’ve [...]

Pink Marshmallow Bunny

I am the proud new owner of this adorable hand-sewn bunny from Loobylu, a stuffed animal who will join the other two in my collection, Molly and Ava. I haven’t thought up a proper name for her yet, maybe because I’m preoccupied with what we’re going to name the new human in June. Suggestions are [...]

Under a spell

Shhh! Don’t tell Leta. I’d like her to live to see her fifth birthday.

One of the multitude of pink things

Leta says this is her favorite thing that Santa brought, a cotton candy pink Nintendo DS that came with some sort of pointless princess game. Just now she wandered into the kitchen where Jon was making coffee and shouted, “I need you super-duper-really bad! I can’t get the green thing up the stairs, AND I [...]

In lieu of sending cards

Oddly, Chuck was the most uncooperative during this photo shoot and acted almost as if he were embarrassed to be associated with us. We’ll see how he likes it when I take him to the dog park, wait until several dogs are nearby, and then lick my finger and and use it to wipe his [...]

A Christmas Medley

Salt Lake City like many other parts of the country is getting pummeled by a severe snow storm, and since Leta is home from school for the next couple of weeks our inclination is to remain clothed in our wrinkled pajamas while snuggled between cushions of the couch. This would be much easier if all [...]

Free Range Chickens by Simon Rich

This collection of short vignettes is one of the funniest things I’ve read all year by an author (who also writes for Saturday Night Live) so young he’s still dripping amniotic fluid. It’s a book you could finish in an hour, one I forced Jon to read immediately so we could laugh together over some [...]

Making the yuletide gay

Baby Jesus won’t mind if Chuck shoots us in our sleep, right?

View from the kitchen sink

It’s been snowing for a few hours, and they’re saying we could get as much as ten inches with this storm. But since this is going on all over the country I don’t feel so alone, and look forward to breaking out the snow stats like a giant penis to compare it with yours.

Charley Harper Memory Game

I cannot count the number of people who have written to inform me of this (thanks to all of you), but there is a collection of Charley Harper children’s games, books, and t-shirts for sale right now at Old Navy, a line introduced by Todd Oldham who was named the company’s new design creative director [...]