Occurrences Of Late

Mr. Sandwich: I’m developing legal arguments regarding why Ariel’s contract with Ursula isn’t binding. Me: Because she’s a minor? Mr. Sandwich: That, and Ursula keeps employing metaphors that Ariel cannot be expected to understand, like “Rake ’em across the coals.” … Continue reading

Book Talk: Things I’ve Read Recently

Your definition of “recently” and mine may not be quite the same. Whatever. It’s my blog, so I get to pick. Anyhow, here are some books I’ve read, with the occasional thought attached. The Book of Night Women by Marlon … Continue reading

Book Talk: The Emerald Key

Sponsored: I received a free Advance Reader’s Copy of The Emerald Key in exchange for writing a review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. So one of my friends has written a book! Co-authored, actually. The Emerald Key, … Continue reading

Rediscovering Disney: The Little Mermaid

We’ve started trying to add to Baguette’s movie preferences. We had no luck with Cinderella (she only likes “The Work Song”) or Sleeping Beauty, and Lilo & Stitch got no reaction at all. We tried non-Disney (or at least previously-not-from … Continue reading

Made-Up Rules for Our Imaginary Children

When Mr. Sandwich and I were married, but before we had Baguette, we made many pronouncements, as you do. Some of them still hold, like leaving the restaurant when we cannot keep her quiet and calm. Some of them remain … Continue reading

Change

Remember when I talked about how routine is important, but disrupting the routine is, too? No? That’s okay. Here’s a link. But you don’t necessarily need to read that, because I’ve got more examples from this weekend. Mr. Sandwich read … Continue reading

Book Talk: Station Eleven

Emily St. John Mandel’s novel Station Eleven is the book that really, really convinced me to stop reading post-apocalyptic dystopian fiction. Sure you might think that The Road would have done that. But while I found Cormac McCarthy’s father-and-son novel … Continue reading

BookTalk: Petunia, The Girl Who Was NOT A Princess

Disclosure: I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for writing a review. All views expressed are my own. Looking for new books to mix up your child’s library? Baguette really likes to revisit her favorites, but … Continue reading

Oscar Night

As they read off the nominees for Best Foreign Film: Me: It’s going to be Tangerines. Or Wild Tales. Mr. Sandwich: Oh? Me: I know nothing about any of them. I’m just going based on names, like at a horse … Continue reading