I am absolutely terrified of anything with a stinger. Bees, hornets, wasps, whatever – my whole life, terrified. “I hate bees! Why did God have to make bees?” I remember asking when I was young. “To make honey and pollinate flowers,” the grown-ups around me answered. “Wasps and hornets don’t make honey or pollinate flowers, […]Read More Hate – I Refuse To Be a Zombie Caterpillar
I met my friend Angela my freshman year of college when we bonded over cat cadavers in Anatomy and Physiology lab. I was drawn to her delightfully odd sense of humor and ability to take jokes a bit too far in the best possible way. I was a heavy metal chick at the time, with […]Read More Friends – Laughter and Frosting
One night, months after my son was born, I awoke to find a very large spider working its way down an invisible thread right over our bed. I shook my husband and said, in a strangled whisper, “Don’t move! Spider!” My mind was racing. I had to prevent the spider from reaching the sheets, but […]Read More Sleep Spiders – And You Thought Sleepwalking Was Creepy…
If I were to pick a movie soundtrack that would define my baby years, I think I’d pick the “When Harry Met Sally” soundtrack, with jazz standards and big band favorites performed by Harry Connick, Jr. Now I’m not saying that I was a particularly “hip” or sophisticated baby, but the mood of the music…the […]Read More Colic – Holy Crap, This is One Crazy-Ass Baby!