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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You know you wanted more! Here’s an afterthought on: "LR is afraid to use her coffee maker, doesn't know where grounds go!" Another problem with coffee that I've discovered, is that conventional coffee makers don't measure water in 8-oz cups. Instead, the markings on a coffee maker actually correspond to something like 5-oz cups (because … Continue reading LR Afterthoughts: On making coffee
So help me God, I don't think I've ever made a decent pot of coffee. I feel like this is the kind of thing they should teach you in school. Instead of learning about the layers of the ozone or where Portugal is on a map (next to Prague, right?) or how to use the … Continue reading LR is afraid to use her coffee maker, doesn’t know where grounds go
Snow Day Cinnamon Rolls In the morning, when it was still barely light outside, Daddy would come into my room before leaving for work and say "you can still sleep." I'd open my eyes just enough to see snowflakes blowing by the windows, then I'd hunker back down in my blankets for my favorite kind … Continue reading My childhood as told through breakfast foods
You know you wanted more! Here's an afterthought on: "LR & MB brave grocery store, end up wishing we'd just ordered off Amazon"! Turns out, grocery shopping is a whole debacle, even if you're not going to the store. Through the whole pandemic situation, George/Gramps/Pa has been doing his part by self-quarantining. So to ensure … Continue reading LR Afterthoughts: On pandemic grocery shopping
Is it just me, or has grocery shopping become a whole "thing" these days? It kindof feels like an event now, doesn't it? Like how going for a drive or getting a soda at the drugstore was a big night out in 1950. The last time MB and I went to the grocery store, I … Continue reading LR & MB brave grocery store, end up wishing we’d just ordered off Amazon
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.
If I could enact a law, I'd make it illegal for people to strike up conversations with strangers in checkout lines. Introverts, I know you know what I'm talking about. Call me antisocial, but to me there are few things worse than having to make small talk with a random stranger in a checkout line. … Continue reading LR doesn’t want to talk to you in the grocery store
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)
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