Well, yeah, it’s that time of year. I get to re-read a year’s worth of posts and try to figure out which are my favorite 10. Here they are — and, by the way, happy new year to all of you:
— Death of Erotlicism on Channel 3 — A rant of a complaint about those icky Cialis commercials that make you want to join a convent. Love this one.
— The Unexpurgated Story of the Dining Room Table — Marriage is about compromise, capice?
— The Times, They Have Changed a Whole Bunch — Even though my parents are dead, I still find myself trying to explain the world to them. I’m pretty sure I’m failing. We always did have communication problems.
— You Can See the Milky Way From There — Reflecting on a good life.
— I’m Not Having a Nervous Breakdown, I Am Just Trying to Write — The story of someone who looks odd, sounds odd, but is only trying to produce a few sentences. How hard can it be? Why does she look so panicky?
— Who You Are and What You Keep — At a certain age, you realize all you will leave behind are keepsakes and stories.
— Recalling that Long-Ago Moment When Everything Changed — There’s a time in everyone’s life when something changes and you’re never quite the same. Here’s mine.
— On Not Being a Tiger Mom — Ode to mothers who call themselves pussycat moms, since that sounds so much better than terms like slacker or slipshod. We’re proud of ourselves, kind of.
— The Sweet Little Texas Housewife Speaks Up — A famous writer called me this. She may have changed her mind.
— Speaking of Brazilians — Here’s another trend I’m glad I don’t have to explain to my parents. Hell, I’m not even sure I want to know about it myself.
— The Ballad of the Sick Husband — Household drama in 4/4 time. Catchy and catching.
NOTE: I see I have 11, not 10. As Rick Perry would say, Oops. I’m leaving it that way.
(Copyright 2011 by Ruth Pennebaker)
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