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Category Archives: Esteban Is Awesome


  When you enter the hospital from the fourth floor parking garage, there’s always only one song on the Muzak: a flute-only version of “From a Distance”. Whenever I enter or leave the hospital, it gets stuck in my head. I think it’s supposed to be comforting, but when your husband is lying in ICU […]

Let my Cameron goooooo……

Yesterday I woke up with a massive sore throat. “I’m sick!” I croaked at Esteban, which carried along with it the unspoken request that he would take the dog out for her morning constitutional, take the garbage and the recyclables out the curb and then drive the dog to day care. There was a lot […]


One of the annoying things about traveling is that your life keeps happening off screen while you’re away. For instance, Christmas is just two and a half weeks away from today! How did you guys let that happen? Also, Esteban’s truck has been misbehaving for about a year. The mechanics at the dealership haven’t been […]

A little drafty

Something important happened last night. I finished the first draft of my novel. Well, perhaps we shall say “finished” in that I got to the end and wrote the final scene, all as part of the NaNoWriMo push. Long time readers may remember (and let’s face it, all this blog ever attracts are long time […]

Slurm for all!

We went through an entire summer of experimenting with Sugar-Free Kool-Aid replacements. Using the unsweetened stuff with Splenda was crazy. Splenda is light and fluffy, like Hollywood snow, and it doesn’t want to mix into our giant Kool-Aid pitcher. It refuses. It says “Unhand me, madam, I said good day!”and then makes a huge mess […]

The roof. The roof. The roof is on fire.

Did you guys know that things break on houses? It’s absolutely true. But did you know that they all conspire to break at the same damned time? Also completely true. Case in point: Casa Bix tried to pretty much mutiny over the past several weeks. We were feeling pretty good about ourselves, actually, so we […]

Setting myself on fire

On top of all of the crap going on in my personal life, I also got a call a few days ago from the SVP that started out with “So, they’re eliminating your role before 2011…”. I shouldn’t be stressed by it, as I know damned well that they are still going through the corporate […]

A short critical dissertation on the prevalence of happy fairy candy

I have lost some weight. Not a lot of weight, certainly not bucket loads of weight like my friend Anne, who writes the incredible Body of Work diary that’s part of the new Elastic Waist thingy (which, by the way, is where I’m updating three times a day Monday through Friday like clockwork, although sometimes […]

Guest entry from Esteban

Esteban thinks that he’s not a writer, but he sent me a link to an entry on his own blog and I beg to differ. Out of courtesy, we don’t read each other’s blogs unless the other specifically sends a link, and out of the same courtesy, I’m not going to give you a link […]

Curiously Strong

(Driving home from getting coffee on Sunday morning) Weetabix : Look at how that chick is running. Esteban : Aw, be nice. She’s getting some exercise! Weetabix : If you run like a spaz, maybe jogging in public isn’t the best idea. Esteban : Maybe I should stop the car and we can get out […]

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