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Curry with a Side of Stupid
At Bombay Coast Indian Restaurant from customer to cashier: "Hey, is the owner here - what's his name - Vindaloo? ... Oh, wait. That's a chicken."... Read more >
The Varmint's True Colors
Tam, from the Living Room: "Um, Shan? What the hell is the TiVo recording? What in tarnation is "Dungeons & Dragons: The Wrath of the Dragon God?" The Varmint, from the Bedroom: "Hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee!... Read more >
Overheard - It's All About the Boob
Deb and Tam are trying to get underway for their morning walk. Deb keeps dropping stuff as she loads up the stroller. Deb: "Damn, I'm so discomboobled." Tam: "Uh... discomboobled?" Deb: "Yeah. I'm totally discomboobled." Tam: "You mean discombobulated, right?"... Read more >
Overheard
Girl #1: "What I'd really love to give her is a self-help book on how to control her out-of-control, passive-aggressive behavior." Girl #2: *drily* "Sadly, I doubt she'd get the irony." Girl #1: *oblivious* "I know. She so totally wouldn't."... Read more >
Overheard
 Tam: "Man, it's freezing in this house this morning! Thank god I have so much hair. It's amazing what a great insulator it is." The Varmint: *glaring* "Yeah. Why don't you just go ahead and tell me all about it?"... Read more >
Overheard - Christmastine's Day
Tam: "I have to go home. We're taking down the Christmas tree." Jenny: "You said that three weeks ago. It's January 14th. Maybe you should just hang some hearts on it and call it an early Valentine's Day decoration." Tam:... Read more >
Overheard - The Nightmare Client
Today at work, The Varmint and I have been negotiating the trickiest of all clients: The Frustrated Graphic Designer. He wears the dark-rimmed glasses. He waxes on using words like "minimalist" and "organic" and "Warholian" in the same sentence. He... Read more >
Overheard
The Varmint: "Careful! Don't kiss me right now, babe, I'm really stinky." Tam: *coughing* "Dude! That's not even right - you're right, you reek! Go take a shower, why don't you?" The Varmint: *guiltily* "I can't. It's, uh, even stinkier... Read more >
Overheard
The Varmint to The Baby, as he stands in front of the refrigerator and shows her all of the photographs posted there: "Just look at your daddy. Isn't he just the coolest? Look how stylish your daddy is, you lucky,... Read more >
Overheard
 Meg, the baby and I are walking toward Target when a shark-like Cadillac with a stumpy, cigar-chomping driver cruises by for the second time, seeking out a parking space with his window down and his arm hanging out. Us: "Hey.... Read more >
Just Like Daddy
So Deb and I are Christmas shopping at the bookstore. It's packed. We've got Ethan her itchy-footed toddler with us, and I'm playing zookeeper while Deb fervently seeks out appropriate gifts in the space of 3 minute increments, between demands... Read more >
I am a writer and lazy artist who loves travel, architecture and design. Right now, I'm into photography. My fabulous husband (a.k.a. The Varmint) and I are also the principals of a San Diego-based creative agency - and new parents to the divine Baby Mak. Read More >