Articles from March 2006

I hate waiting.

I know my due date isn’t until Sunday, but I honestly thought I’d have had the baby by now. Without going into too much detail, things have been steadily moving in the direction of getting this baby here for about three weeks. My doctor thinks I won’t go past my due date, and she even […]

Haircutting it close

Sorry about the bad, bad pun in the title. Actually, if I were really sorry, I would have avoided it instead of leaving it and adding a token apology. Hm. I got a haircut today, which makes me happy. I had a specific look in mind, but I wasn’t sure it would look good on […]

They’re setting me up for insecurity.

Yesterday was my baby shower. Four of my friends brought children under the age of 18 months with them, and all four children were unbelievably well behaved. The only child who cried in the two-hour period was my nine-month-old niece, who had been happily sitting on my mother-in-law’s lap until my sister-in-law (my niece’s mother) […]


My first job was as a server at Boston Market. One of my favorite regular customers was a man I thought of as Meatloaf Man. Really, this was not the most inventive name I could have come up with for him, but it suited him. You see, once a week he came in for lunch […]