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Well, it's that time of year again - you know, when I ask for help figuring out what subject to use for my Listen To Your Mother audition. Last year it was Rachel's reign of terror, with the decapitated stuffed animals and the toilet-stuffing and all that, and really, that piece came out great, but I am not sure whether I am allowed to use it again or I should maybe cobble together something from all my posts concerning regurgitation. It could be a sort of vomit retrospective, with an emphasis on the advisability of puking in place and the nightmare that is a top bunk covered in your formerly adorable child's dinner.

Vomit is pretty much my muse, really.

You know, it is so much fun crafting these essays and reading them out loud, I don't think I will even care much if I am passed over once again. Last year I lost to a GUY, for heaven's sake, and to several women who had actually meaningful stories to tell. And, yes, I am jealous, not because I wasn't chosen but because - unlike all these other mothers - my life consists primarily of chaos, with no meaning whatsoever; at least, none that I can discern.

I guess they still wouldn't want to hear about my refrigerator, eh?  Too bad, I've got tons of material for that...

In other news,

Brian's new alarm clock works (FOR NOW). I give it a year. It looks very spiffy, though.

Our handyman came by to put in some trim by our new front door, took one look at the mess Larry's made of his remodeled laundry room, and spent 5 hours down there re-organizing it. I sure hope that guy outlives us. I also hope we don't run out of money paying him for his services.

It snowed again, but it didn't stick. I don't even care, which means I am getting old. And boring.

Disorganized as Larry and I are, we actually managed to reserve last year's camping spot in Acadia for this coming summer; let me tell you, it feels weird not to be arguing for months over where we are going for vacation. True, my plan of towing the camper cross-country to see the national parks in Utah was not very practical. But, hey, a gal's got to dream sometimes, right?




I've actually read a few books over the past month - giveaways coming soon!




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  1. But those national parks are amazing! Whatever you pick for material will be great I'm sure.

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  2. Life is chock full of MEANING.....humor wins out for me every time! They BETTER pick you this time....
    :-)

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  3. What about a feature on leftovers? I thought those posts were hilarious, and let's face it...we've all been there.

    Maybe on this trip to Acadia we'll get to finally meet! You practically have to drive by my house to get there.

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    1. I know, right? Now I just have to convince Larry (aka Mr. The Internet Is Out To Kill Us) to stop for a visit with someone I only know from blogging. I'm sure he'll be all over that. I do think of it (wistfully) every time we are on 495, though!

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  4. Good luck with your audition! I have heard Acadia is beautiful. Someday...

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    1. Be warned - teenagers are somehow rendered impervious to this park's beauty. You miht want to wait until Margaret's in college and her little brother is still young enough to appreciate the place!

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  5. I like the stories about Larry doing major renovations at exactly the wrong moment.

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    1. What we need is a show called LTYS - Listen To Your SPOUSE.

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  6. You have a handyman and time to read books? I want your life. Seriously, I do. I now have serious handyman-reading envy here and if that makes me a bad person, so be it. Sigh.

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  7. Any post about vomit is always popular with mothers. You've probably picked one by now. Is it a video audition that you can share the link to? Would love to hear it. We're camping this summer too, but haven't reserved our spot. It's Bishop, California for us this year.

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  8. I love the one about Larry and his DIY timing but I also think the one where you write about Theo going off to college is just perfect. Depends on whether you're going for funny or not

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    1. I will probably go for funny for LTYM, but thanks for mentioning that post. It makes me feel good that you remembered it!

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  9. I think it was a vomit story that brought me here the first time, so I'm partial to a vomit retrospective. Color me weird!

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