Archives for December 2009

My Favorite Posts on Taste Like Crazy from 2009

Filed Under: Life

Since I don't feel like thinking about monumental moments of 2009 or the decade for that matter, I've decided to go through the posts of the past year and list my favorites. The list starts with my favorite of this month and goes down to January. Some months were better than others and picking a favorite was ...

Sleep Deprivation is Torture, People!

Filed Under: Life

The problem with going on any sort of overnight trip is it completely screws up the kids' sleep schedules. We've been home for four nights now and Cara and Ollie are still out of sorts. When we stayed at Tucker's parents' house, Cara slept with Tucker's parents and Ollie slept in our bed so that means ...

My Butt is a Good Hiding Place

Filed Under: Life

I'm sitting here on the couch and I'm a kid down. Tucker took Cara to the dentist this morning to get this weird discoloration thing fixed [I say weird discoloration thing since the dentist never said it was a cavity since it was hard] and I just know when she gets home that she's going to ...

Clutter and Stress Be Gone!

Filed Under: Uncategorized

I realized yesterday why there have been so many "BEST [insert something earth shattering here] OF THE DECADE!!!". Next year is 2010. Surely I'm not the only person who hadn't paid much attention to what next year will be. Right? I mean, I knew that next year is 2010 but I hadn't given it too much ...

What Books Do You Remember?

Filed Under: Book Related

I'm one of those people who marks moments in their lives with books. The Horse That Came to Breakfast reminds me of my mom and me reading in this big queen sized bed that smelled of moth balls at this cabin in Hardy, AR. My mom was dating this guy [who later became my step-father for ...

Santa’s a Sham and Tucker Does Everything Better

Filed Under: Life

I bitch at Tucker a lot. I realize this, he realizes this but doesn't complain about it too often. He's not henpecked or anything...mostly he just listens and files it away for future bitch sessions at me. My all-time favorite thing to bitch at Tucker about it how he's better at everything than me. Correction. I'm a better speller ...

Accidents and Laundry

Filed Under: Uncategorized

The problem with writing a reactionary blog is that you tend to only write about things that stick in your mind and not the day-to-day tedium. Last week I found a couple of journals from when I was younger. One was from when I was 11 and one was from my senior year of high school. My ...

My Sister’s Keeper Left Me Weepy

Filed Under: Book Related

If you haven't read My Sister's Keeper and seen the movie [affiliate links] and you want to read the book and/or see the movie without the ending being ruined then you should probably go read something else. My Boeuf Bourguingnon post wasn't half bad and if you're interested in fiction, might I recommend The Mirror and ...

Boeuf Bourguignon à la Taste Like Crazy

Filed Under: Book Related, Food and Drink, Recipes
Boeuf Bourguignon

A few months ago I listened to the audio version of the book Julie and Julia [affiliate link] and I fell in love with Julie Powell's writing style and could completely identify with her "how the hell did I get to be 30 and this is all I have to show for it" attitude. Every night ...

Rainy Trip

Filed Under: Uncategorized
Memphis Traffic in the Rain

Do you ever have those days when you know that you should write deep and thought provoking things to prove that you're giving proper reverence to events? OK. So a sentence that was supposed to be simple has turned into this cryptic, convoluted monster but I'm so sick of reading it over and over and trying ...

Really Cold Shower

Filed Under: Uncategorized

I'm sitting in the Starbucks at Barnes and Noble right now in Jonesboro, AR and I can't quit tapping my foot to the obnoxious Christmas music that's being piped in. It's not that I'm going all Scrooge or anything but when I have to plug one ear so I can hear my phone...well...the music is too ...

More Coffee, Please?

Filed Under: Life
First Snow 2009

Last night was one of those nights when having two parents around would have made things a lot easier. Actually, I don't know how much easier things would have been but at least I would have had someone other than myself to bitch to. I'm fairly certain that Ollie has developed a couple of ear infections again ...