Conference Pass PLUS the Pathfinder day (Media Company)--$200

I'm on and then off....One minute it looks like a go and then the next something comes up that makes it impossible for me to go.  Looks like it just isn't going to happen.  I am willing to sell my pass plus the Pathfinder Day (with Ree Drummond) for $200--to someone......Please let me know ASAP if you are interested.  karla@fortycakes.comfortycakes.com Karla

Ladies, kindly STFU already

As most people close to me know, I have a verrrry testy relationship with marriage. Some aspects of deeply trouble me: its religious foundations, its patriarchal history of a woman being ceded by one man to another, even — I’ll admit it — its permanence. For me, marriage represents a certain end to a narrative possibility....more

Tracy,

The legal divorce process is such a fickle beast and the outcome, at the mercy ... more

Ladies, kindly STFU already

As most people close to me know, I have a verrrry testy relationship with marriage. Some aspects of deeply trouble me: its religious foundations, its patriarchal history of a woman being ceded by one man to another, even — I’ll admit it — its permanence. For me, marriage represents a certain end to a narrative possibility....more

I particularly agree with your comments in response to Elizabeth saying she had to write the ... more

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Biden in the Doghouse

When frankly-speaking Joe Biden first entered the political race, there were bets about his first gaffe. Well, it's finally here - though much cuter and fuzzier than expected. Jill Biden made good on an election promise and got her husband a long-desired dog, thereby, beating Obama to the puppy finish line. However, Biden's choice of a pure-bred German shepherd puppy from a breeder has upset a number of animal lovers, including PETA. ...more

As the proud owner of three pure bred RESCUE border collies, who came from a breeder who ... more

Five Easy and Painless (I Promise) Tips for Reducing Spending

Do not scoff when you are asked to write on a topic you swear up and down you know nothing about. It may be a message from the universe that you need to pay attention. I got one of those wake up calls when asked to post about tips for reducing expenses. I like to think that I've cut everything I can or will but now that I'm focusing on it, I've noticed all sorts of tips and tricks I've used, I could be using or I should be using more. ...more

In an effort to reduce spending and increase efficiency, I recently (gulp) cancelled my monthly ... more

It Could Be You, Lady! (Dem Edition)

It wasn't weird for me to type out a post last week about how McCain was possibly leaning toward -- and would do well leaning toward -- having a female running mate. Not only would it capitalize on the disenfranchised segment of moderate Democrats who were dead set on Hillary, but it would give a nice, refreshing foil to his old-man-ish-ness to have a lady in the House. But that got me thinking...what about if Barack Obama picked a woman for Vice President. ...more

Wouldn't it be a hoot if they both ran with their wives as vice presidential candidates??? I ... more

A Definition of Bitter Divorce

Now I know what "bitter divorce" means. It means that you can't look at the person you used to long to look at and be looked at by; and when you do, you quickly look away with a feeling of contempt and a lip curled in disgust at the sight of that person and your own incomprehensible attraction to him at some point in the distant, the oh so distant past. It means that every interaction is painstakingly drawn out, complicated and fraught with maneuvers, games, and posturing. ...more

Oh!  The bitter divorces I've witnessed are tragic. Spouses fighting over the smallest ... more

Surviving Separations: I’m about to try, and I’m a little scared.

This summer, I’m leaving the Bay area for a few months to work on a project (okay, it's a start-up). While I am incredibly excited about what I am about to do, ands think it’s a good decision; aspects of this choice totally fill me with terror. You see, in the past I’ve been an escape artists of sorts, someone who (unconsciously) used work and travel and career momentum to put enough distance between myself and ambivalent relationships to make them bearable. ...more

Don't forget all of the great things a separation can do!!! It can:

- invigorate you ... more

Someone's cruising for a bruising.

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ROCKS!!!! Thanks for sharing it with ... more