Why Halloween Is a Nightmare on Elm Street for Introverts

Someone just asked me what we plan to do this evening for Halloween, and my knee-jerk reaction was “Turn off the porch lights, lock the door, and pretend we aren’t home.” I have nothing against Halloween, or kids, or giving away candy. When I was a kid, I didn’t take issue with getting free candy. … Continue reading Why Halloween Is a Nightmare on Elm Street for Introverts

A Night Out with the Barrys

Or, a Reality Show without Cameras We’ve tried a few times to get into Pomodoro East but have never been able to find a parking spot. Seems the best time to go is Monday night. Tonight was the night for some serious pasta—or pizza in Liam’s case. As you might imagine, most dinners out end … Continue reading A Night Out with the Barrys

Hypochondriac by Grey’s Anatomy

Liam and I somehow missed the Grey’s Anatomy train the first time around, so we’ve spent the last several weeks catching up on over 150 episodes on that amazing thing called Netflix. Yes, the Roku box is held in high regard in our household, just after beer and the cats…and the remote control. There’s some … Continue reading Hypochondriac by Grey’s Anatomy

I Found My Superpower!

Everyone wants a superpower, whether they admit it out loud or not. Do you want to be invisible? Maybe you want to be able to fly. Who doesn’t see the X-Men and wonder how to make the most of the mutant abilities? I don’t think about it often, but I do think about it. It … Continue reading I Found My Superpower!