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February 2016

February 18, 2016

An Ode to My Lumberjack


photo: nadia pandolfo

Alternative title- I married Ron Swanson

admin-ajaxIt has been 15 years, and I am still completely in love with my husband.


I am bewitched.

I am ensorcelled (Aaron Sorkin used this word in an episode of the West Wing and therefore it must be a real word).

I’m surrounded by a lot of male models and actors.

I realize, to some people, this sounds appealing.

Now…there is nothing wrong with someone who knows that foundation is something that goes on your face as well as something you build a house on, who wants to be in magazines and likes to wear stylish things and have pictures of his face, who is clean and groomed and wears skinny jeans. These people are wonderful, and I love them…

I just don’t, particularly, want to have sex with them.

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Husband and Wife
February 11, 2016

My Baby is a Shit Machine


So newborn poo is fickle.  Some babies poo once a week.  Some a few times a day.  According to our pediatrician, anyways.

Our son is a poo-er.  He came out poo-ing.

No, really.


As he was being born (via c-section), this is what we heard:

Doctor- “Ok! We have a baby butt! (He was breech) Oh! And we have poop!  Oh …woah….so much poop….holy….he’s still pooping! (Laughter) ….holy shit…well, he has no more poop in him!  Aaaaaand we have a baby!!!

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my baby is a shit machine

photo: caitlin custer

You’re pregnant.  Uncomfortable.  And super grumps.  These things will help.

admin-ajax (2) 1. Comfy MATERNITY clothes

I can’t comment on work clothes, since my job is weird and I can basically live in pajamas, and I foolishly thought I could get away with wearing my own yoga and pajama pants throughout my pregnancy.  I would just wear them really low, under the belly.  HAH.   This sort of worked for about 6 months…meaning I decided that constant pelvic pressure was normal and not from the waist band of my favorite leggings.  Then I went up to San Francisco to shoot for GAP, and they gave me actual maternity yoga pants to put on…and my brain exploded from happiness.  The pants above are my favorite… harem style, light as clouds.  I had to get a second pair after a month because I’ve worn them almost all the way through.  Anything from the “modal” line is super soft and awesome.

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