Friday Funny: Women Laughing Alone with Salad

Not far removed from Sarah Haskins’s Target Women media series is: Women Laughing Alone with Salad. Somehow jokes about this have been the theme of the week. In fact, one day I really did laugh alone with salad. It was marvelous.   As if that were not funny enough, someone made this spoof: Tumblr Women
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So, You Would Like to Have Three Children…

I regularly speak with people who have zero children, or one child, or two children. And they tell me they might consider or would like to have three children. My first impulse, I will own, is to bark, “No, you don’t want three kids.” But that is not helpful, I know this. So here’s what
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Afternoon Off

sweet baby melted body dozy idle *** clean floor guests coming hide that *** warm dirt lazy sun kids inside quiet baby carrot cool, sweet
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Death Geese

I will admit, I have made some slanderous statements about geese in this blog (see All in the Family). However, I maintain that I was justified in calling them a$$holes. And if you do not already feel this way, I would like to tell you a story. My sister has always been afraid of geese.
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Friday Funny: Cat Bounce

Today’s Friday Funny is brought to you by randomness. It won’t take much time to look at, but you may want to spend a little time on it. It’s silly enough on its own, but you can also interact with it. This is funny on your phone, but it’s even funnier on your computer
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Go Home, Lassie, You Are Drunk

Valiant, rescuing dog stories are kind of a cliché. Even if you never actually watched Lassie getting Timmy rescued from the well, you have probably encountered all the stories about brave and noble canines out there. Meg, my childhood dog, was very good at being a Labrador retriever. She was well trained. She could have
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That Was a Sick Road Trip

Some of you have said that you are hoping for a blog post out of my trip to Mendocino with the three kids. Well, I’m not saying that won’t happen (we’ve only been here two hours). The drive sucked in the ways that all family drives suck. Nothing outlandish happened, however. But the fact that
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Friday Funny: SNL’s Lawrence Welk Show

I am going to let you in on a little inside joke with my friend Kristin. These skits are our guilty pleasure. There’s something terribly wrong with them. But what can I say? More Friday Funnies: Goats Yelling Like Humans Yelling Like Goats Cake Wrecks  
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The Things I Remember

My grandmother is my one remaining grandparent, and she is ready. Ready to go. She has been ready to go. She is not ill. She is 94. I don’t know when she will go, but in a weird way, to be on her side, I have to hope that maybe it’s soon. My sister thought
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Stuff That Happens When I Am Not Looking

Once you are a parent–or really, once you have even just conceived–the advice starts rolling in. “Don’t leave the baby on the changing table unattended.” “Use ‘natural consequences’ to discipline your children.” “Don’t tell your child that he will go blind if he touches himself.” Well, I could probably write a blog post about any
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