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Five minutes for fighting

August 9th, 2010 · No Comments · Venting

Bob and I have had our share of disagreements regarding the Chicago Blackhawks over the years. We are both fans, don’t get me wrong – they have just been on the periphery of a number of arguments. On one of our first dates at a Blackhawks game Bob attempted to impress me with a story […]

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Bro-mance – a summer fling

July 19th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Stuff

I learn something new about my husband from time to time, even after almost 12 years. Not often mind you – I graduated years ago in my immersion course on everything Bob. But this I did not know. Bob is one of those guys who can’t break up with someone. Recently Bob entered into a […]

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We are just Patriotic

April 7th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Stuff

I thought I knew what our financial situation was. I mean, I am the accounting department, you’d think I would have a firm grasp of this stuff. Yeah, well, more like my hand was in the general vicinity and maybe touching this concept. We recently had a slight reduction to the incoming cash flow and […]

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A Public Service Announcement

March 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Stuff, Venting

The Internet can be a dangerous place for the innocent of all ages; even adults can be lured by shiny promises. The following is a cautionary tale, a public service announcement, if you will. Bob (he’s just so cute) saw what he thought was an “article” on what he thought was WebMD’s website. The story […]

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The Hard Work

February 19th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Stuff

Marriage can be hard. It can also be fun and silly and joyful and rewarding. But sometimes marriage is an uphill climb, over broken glass, in the snow, without shoes. The idea that two people who grew up with different parents and different families under different circumstances and who have different expectations and dreams can […]

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Happy Anniversary to Us

April 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Stuff

Today I have been married for eight years. To the same guy. For eight years. For some that may seem like a very short time and for others an eternity. Our marriage has outlasted both my mother’s marriages, though to be fair only one ended in divorce. I have never lived in the same house […]

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My Discontent with Winter

April 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Stuff, Venting

I know that by writing this I sound like a spoiled brat. But that isn’t my fault; it is Bob’s fault. On our first “road trip” he took me to Maui. He also took me to Paris, Rome and Barcelona while we were dating. Granted those were business trips when he worked for an airline, […]

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No kid(ding)

March 5th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Stuff

I recently read a bit about the “Child-free by Choice” movement (is that what it is? a movement?). On the heels of reading about women who want there to be child-free areas like smoke-free areas in restaurants (Illinois is completely nonsmoking, so it doesn’t look good for kids), I read that I might not be a woman if […]

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Pump up the volume

February 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Stuff

I am not normally a nag. I am a lot of other things: impatient, moody and sometimes an all around pain in the ass, but not a nag. After months and months of listening to the television on volumes meant for sports bars not homes, however, I started to nag. Bob claimed that at normal […]

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Blog-pology

February 15th, 2009 · No Comments · Stuff

I owe Bob a formal apology. For Valentine’s Day he made plans for us to see Jeff Tweedy in an acoustic performance for charity. I gave him a hard time for this because I decided it wouldn’t be romantic. Now let be me clear: I like Jeff Tweedy very much – that wasn’t the issue. […]

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