LR turns 32, still demands Macaroni & Cheese and singing telegrams

My birthday is this weekend, and if you're a member of the Green Gang, then you already know what's about to go down. People say birthdays get less exciting as you age, and while I'm not as enamored to celebrate 32 as I was for 22, I'm still pretty excited. Birthdays have always been special … Continue reading LR turns 32, still demands Macaroni & Cheese and singing telegrams

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LR’s #1 Tip for Keeping a Clean House: Don’t compare yourself to your mother.

I come from a long line of strong, overzealous cleaners. My mother's interpretation of daily "straightening up" is basically my version of a whole-house cleaning. And she tells stories about how her mother used to do a yearly "spring cleaning," which involved removing and washing drapes, unloading the contents of closets to wipe down shelves, … Continue reading LR’s #1 Tip for Keeping a Clean House: Don’t compare yourself to your mother.

LR Can’t Pull Off A Vest (And more reasons why I’ll never be a real adult)

I'm 31 years old, and I can't remember the last time I felt like a grown up. Come to think of it, I don't know that I've ever felt like a grown-up. Once, I sent one of those Yellowstone National Park eagle cams to my dad. I told him the chicks had hatched and were … Continue reading LR Can’t Pull Off A Vest (And more reasons why I’ll never be a real adult)

LR tries social distancing, refuses to return to normal human interactions

Social distancing is my ideal lifestyle. I'm not saying I like Coronavirus or anything, and of course I hope we get through this crisis as soon as possible. All I'm saying is, if this whole don't-touch-each-other, don't-leave-the-house, just-order-takeout thing became a new way of life from now on, I wouldn't be mad. As a self-diagnosed … Continue reading LR tries social distancing, refuses to return to normal human interactions