Tuesday, March 20, 2007

About Me

I am a working stay at home mom in my 30s with a husband, 2 kids and a cat (oh, and a vicious fish that refuses to die). I spend my weekdays at work with a commute that is at least an hour each way trying to figure out my new SAHM schedule. Evenings are wasted away in front of the TiVo. And, in an ideal world, I would say in my pjs all weekend long (actually, ideal would be pjs on weekdays as well). I've recently started to work on cooking actual food for my family as we adjust to Sean's allergy to milk. This has been a challenge because my previous cooking mantra was "cheese makes it all taste good".

Here is a list of things you never asked me to write. I'm told it should total one hundred. Let's just say it is a work in progress.

  1. I live in New England
  2. I was not born in New England
  3. I am married to Ryan
  4. Ryan was also not born in New England
  5. We both attended college in New England and just...stayed.
  6. I don't know why we stayed. I hate the winters.
  7. We have 2 kids. Meghan is 4 and Sean is 1.
  8. We have a cat named Madison
  9. I work full time outside the home recently left work to stay at home with the kids.
  10. I used to have a job managing software-y type stuff.
  11. My taste in music jumps all over the spectrum
  12. When I have time, I like to read books, generally anything by the following authors: Jonathan Kellerman, Patricia Cornwell, Janet Evanovich
  13. I could watch (bad) TV for hours. My Now Watching list is on the left.
  14. I could sleep for days. Seriously.
  15. I am NOT a morning person.
  16. I cannot drink plain milk. Yuck. Chocolate milk is allowed.
  17. I love strawberries but must limit my intake due to an allergic reaction (2 strawberry margaritas are okay, 3 cause an itchy rash. I know my limit.).
  18. I love to vacation in warm beachy places.
  19. I've seen some celebrities in real life
  20. I've been to a few concerts
  21. I've visited these states
  22. I've been to these countries
  23. I attended a private high school
  24. I love my TivoHD
  25. I could eat pasta every day without getting tired of it.

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Sunday, March 18, 2007


Here is a list of sites I visit on a regular basis and have saved in my Google Reader. Most are parenting blogs, some celebrity gossip and others just make me laugh:

Want Not
I'm Not Obsessed - Celebrity Gossip
The Mom's Buzz-Tips for Busy Moms
Boston Mamas
Thrifty Mommy
New England Mamas
i am bossy
Work It: a blog for Working Moms
Blog Fabulous
Tot Snob
Absolutely Bananas blog: Parenting a son in Seattle. Mother, wife, and stay-at-home-mom.
Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle
Parent Hacks
The Mom Crowd
Stuff White People Like
Lag Liv
She Just Walks Around With It
Manic Mommies
slackermama . com
Working Moms Against Guilt
In the Trenches of Mommyhood....
Money Saving Mom
Joy Unexpected
Baby Cheapskate
Celebrity Gossip, Entertainment News & Everything Pop Culture - MamaPop
Life As I Know It
Occasional Rambling
So Sioux Me
Diary of a mad, mad housewife
Suburban Bliss:: Birth Control Via The Written Word
A Mommy Story
Oh, The Joys
Her Bad Mother
amalah . com
Adventures in Chaos
Chicky Chicky Baby
Untangling Knots
T.O.M. Reviews
Motherhood Uncensored
MaNiC MoMMy - WHaT i aM iS WHo i WaNNa Be
Mom Voyage
A child is born
A Hole in the Fence
THE WOMEN'S DISH with Diane & Friends
A Suburban Mom: Notes from the Asylum
Suddenly Frugal
Mamas Like
The Random Rebel Coffee Blog
Fear and Loathing in Stepford
Miss Doxie

Celebrities I've seen in real life

Here are people I've seen in real life. I'm not including those seen in concerts or on a stage unless I somehow got close enough that I thought it should count. And yes, calling some "celebrities" may be a stretch.

  • Janeane Garofalo - Hugging a traffic light pole in NYC
  • Alec Baldwin - While at Boston University
  • Bill Cosby - in Penn Station NYC. I actually recognized his voice before I saw him.
  • Susan Lucci - Also in Penn Station looking very tired and very small. She is a tiny woman.
  • I went to high school with a girl who was in two after-school specials, a failed tv show, a bad eighties movie and an episode of Kate & Allie. But I am not going to include her here. Oh wait, she was also on an episode of Spencer for Hire. That may just qualify her. I'll have to think about this one .....
  • Murray Wiggle - Yes, this was at a Wiggles concert. But Murray came out into the crowd and Meghan gave him a rose for Dorothy.
  • Wally Kurth - At a charity event in Boston. I have a picture I'll post if I can find it.....
  • George H. W. Bush - I was just a kid in NYC for some sort of trip. May have been Girl Scouts.
*Last Updated: 5/13/008

Concerts I Attended

Here is a list of concerts that I have been to. I'm sure I forgot a few. I have a lot to remember. I think stuff starts to fall out.

Last Updated: 8/23/08

Where I have been outside the US

In no particular order:

  1. France

  2. England

  3. Turks & Caicos

  4. Jamaica

  5. Bahamas

  6. Bermuda

  7. St. Lucia

Last Updated: 5/13/08

Where I have been in the US

In absolutely no particular order other than the way my brain chose to remember them.

US States:

  1. New Jersey

  2. Pennsylvania

  3. Massachusetts

  4. Delaware

  5. Maryland

  6. Maine

  7. Connecticut

  8. New York

  9. Florida

  10. District of Columbia (I know, not a state)

  11. Virginia

  12. Utah

  13. Hawaii

  14. Texas

  15. California

  16. Minnesota

  17. Georgia

  18. Hawaii

  19. Iowa

  20. Rhode Island

Last Updated: 5/13/08