On my work being called cute.

I'm really not cute.  I know that I draw cute stuff, and it is all adorable and shit, but seriously, I don't know where it comes from. I suspect I may have a precious darling alternative personality that comes out when it is time to draw things, because in reality I am coarse, and vulgar, and get in trouble all the time for being inappropriate in public.  I mean, not in legal trouble or anything, but my mom gets on my case all the time for cursing, and talking about rude things, and generally being "un-cute."...more

Can "Playing House" Sound Too Much Like Real Life?

My children have a friend that we see quite regularly. Recently, though, I have noticed that on EVERY occasion the pretend play revolves around playing house. Normally, this would be fine, however, the "couple" (sometimes a princess dating a race car or a regular family with baby doll children) seem to be rather whiny and fussy towards one another. I feel that I might be hearing private conversations from this child's house. Am I being overly concerned about this area of imaginary play? Should I just leave them alone? I’m just worried that the neighbor child, who is rather young, is overly concerned with boy/girl relationships. Or is that normal?...more
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My Dear Oprah

While waiting for our local NBC news to come on at 5 pm, I thought I would check in on my dear TV pal-Oprah. It has been years since I caught up with her. Well, my my how her show content has grown up! Get ready for adult humor during primetime. This week Debbie Reynolds and daughter, Carrie Fisher were on Oprah sharing their life stories and Carrie's latest HBO special. Mind you I only watched for 5 minutes, mid-show, before I quickly turned the channel. My five-year-old daughter and six-year-old son were in the room. Look kids, Princess Leia I pointed out to them....more

Please Apologize to Tucson

I wrote this post as a comment on Faustasblog when I followed a link on What's Hot here on BlogHer back to her rather nasty post and the echo chamber in her comments.  I tried to post it but I got nothing saying it would be moderated or that posts were closed.  So I am posting my response here. ...more


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I See You're Pregnant, So I'll Be Rude and Stupid

While out running errands this weekend I came across a heavily pregnant woman waddling her way through the mall.  As I reminisced about those final weeks of my own pregnancy and wondered how I managed, I heard a very familiar comment directed towards the expectant mother.  "Oh my, you're gigantic!", exclaimed some insensitive passerby.  ...more
allisononeill I actually said to someone once "My a$$ got bigger due to this pregnancy too....do ...more

McCain's "inappropriate" relationship

I've watched with interest the swirl of controversy surrounding the revelations that Republican presidential candidate John McCain had an "inappropriate relationship" with a female lobbyist — one who has been described in the media as "fetching" and who is 30 years his junior. Putting aside how Vicki Iseman's position may or may not have influenced McCain politically, the question of what is considered "inappropriate" is one that intrigues me. ...more

Ghetto Fabulous Role Models

We just got back from the store and I'm a bit scared. These hoochies on the left have taken over an isle and a half in the toy section at Target! They're like Barbie but ghetto fabulous and they look like little plastic sluts. Am I the only one who is uncomfortable with this?! They are in cartoons and music videos, coloring books, a MOVIE...I even saw a Halloween "costume". I put costume in quotes since there wasn't much to the costume and it was for a two year old! What the hell? ...more