Margi

Doing my part to keep Austin weird. I write because it's cheap therapy.

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
Sunday's Small Stones: http://themhalf.blogspot.com/2012/11/small-stones-sunday-edition.htmlmore

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
Of Cats and Breakfast: http://themhalf.blogspot.com/2012/11/small-stones-of-cats-and-breakfast.htmlmore

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
The M Half: Reader Appreciation: http://themhalf.blogspot.com/2012/11/reader-appreciation.htmlmore

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
Small Stones Kickoff: http://themhalf.blogspot.com/2012/11/small-stones-beginning.htmlmore

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

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The M Half does NaNoWriMo: http://themhalf.blogspot.com/2012/11/nanoo-nanoo.htmlmore

Are Those Real?

After overhearing a few conversations, listening to my own internal dialog, chatting with friends, and doing some basic research, I've decided it's time to talk about boobies. In a large enough crowd, it seems there's always one woman who has "impossibly perfect" breasts. Maybe she's in excellent shape. Maybe she's lucky. Maybe they're implants....more
 @Darcie  Agreed! Thanks for commenting!more

Dear Dr. Blogheimer,

Today's post is a parody as assigned by the amazing, talented Elizabeth Grace of Word Nerd Speaks for the GBE2 Blogging Group. ...more
I'm not sure how I missed this, but it is EXCELLENT! :-)more

Damn you, Matthew McConaughey. Why'd you have to take your shirt off?

There I was, innocently watching "The Lincoln Lawyer." I was busy working while watching. I was, in fact, organizing my homeschool materials for next year. I was feeling pretty good about being so far ahead of schedule. I was thinking about our country's great government, and how I was going to teach my children all about it next year....more
I'm sorry, did you say something in between the pictures of the hotness? I wasn't listening.more

Leaving While Standing Still

Four years ago, I had a couple friends in the area. Over the coming year, I formed this deep friendship with a group of about 6 women. Slowly, we began to see less of each other, as first one moved away, then another got a job (we were formerly all homeschool moms), then one went back to school, and then another. We found that we didn't have time for each other. No one was available to go to park days anymore. The evenings were filled with family things....more
Ugh, I've been there. It's a painful part of life.more

5 Things NOT to Say to the Childfree

I was recently interviewed for an article in womansday on what not to say to the childfree. Writer Charlotte Lavala asked me about "cringe-worthy" things women can say to their childfree woman friends. I gave her a boatload of ideas, and a couple landed in the article. Here is more of what I told her:1. Asking, "Is/Are your ______ ok with you not wanting kids?" Fill in "husband" or "parents" or "grandparents"....more
Oh boy. This is close to home. I had people asking as soon as I got married when I would start ...more