I’ve Waited 20 Years to Watch 'Fresh Off the Boat'

My family doesn’t watch much network TV, but that may soon be changing with the premier of ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat. I’ve waited 20 years to see a show that even vaguely resembles my own on the screen. ...more
I liked it. I didn't think it was as funny as I expected, but I'd watch it again. I'm not sure ...more

Ageism, Politics, the News, and YouTube

Almost one year ago, I published a post about ageism as it relates to politics. A week and a half ago, I was reminded how this issue is evolving and how far we still have to go. On January 22nd, President Obama gave his State of the Union address for the year. Most media and social outlets thought it was a good speech, agree with the content or not....more


The hot-catch Bachelor feigns somber nervousness as the final, trembling-lip Bachelorettes approach his stage. Teetering on stilettos and wrapped snugly in revealing duds, these women look like overeager Barbies. Their sparkly costume jewelry radiates the very hope in their hearts: each wants that rose....more

The Candlemas Cold

Who would have thunk it? I managed to get the baby’s cold when all she did was repeatedly kiss me on the mouth and stick her germy widdle fingers in my face all day, every day.*snorf*...more

Looking for a few good women

I went to a college with a much higher ratio of women to men. This was by choice. All the schools that I considered had a higher percentage of women in attendance. Something about that made me feel safer, and since I was dating my eventual husband at the time, I was quite happy with the breakdown....more

Yolanda Foster Bashing Doctor-Author Forgot To Research Lyme Disease (Part One)

This is part one (focusing on the science) of a response to a recent article which questioned Real Housewives star Yolanda Foster's Chronic Lyme Disease diagnosis and claimed that there is "no good evidence" that Chronic Lyme Disease exists....more

The Face of Childhood Communicable Diseases

From time to time, I get sucked into the mommy wars about vaccines.  "Are you pro-vaccines? or anti-vaccines?"  and then of course there are all of the stereotypes that go with each label.This was a big week for that since the big measles outbreak in Disneyland.  What tickles me to death though are the moms who eloquently write about how dire the childhood disease of measles, mumps, pertussis and chicken pox were - how children were at death's door or severely disfigured by these diseases....more

The Importance of Role Models in Tech Diversity

I first realized I was the exception, not the rule, around the age of 19. I was a second-semester freshman taking Intro to Programming at Johnson C. Smith University, a small HBCU in Charlotte, NC. At the time, I intended to major in Marketing and minor in Computer Science, so this was the first of my minor requirements....more

Are Yoga Pants Any Worse Than Skinny Jeans? And Should We Be Policing Either One?

Perhaps some of you have heard about the controversial article author Veronica Partridge wrote regarding thewearing of yoga pants in public? Turns out her husband has an issue with it.  I guess he got fed up with men staring at his wife and women in general.  As a result he asked his wife to fold up the pants and not wear them in public settings ...more
Live life to the fullest and wear what you want regardless of anyone else's opinion. Liberation ...more

Goodbye Parenthood. Hello Ugly Cry.

I am ... Queen of the Ugly Cry.Yes. I'm pretty sure that I invented the ugly cry many years ago.It was 1994. And it was called, "Party of Five."...more