Monday, May 29, 2017


Taking a moment to think about the meaning of this day. . .

Sunday, May 21, 2017


Apparently a 2x3 plastic box, pad, and baby blanket for 3 nights amounts to $5,231.85 of room and board charges at THR Denton, despite how Maddie was always in the same room as us as Alicia recovered (and how that room and board was separately worth $23,498.35)

Sure, why not.

So far, we're up to $35,409.55 for the cost of having a munchkin in Denton.

Very thankful we can afford reasonable insurance that knocks the total down 45% after discount, and the actual copay/coinsurance total from my wallet (so far) to just $967.06 + whatever this 5K claim ultimately amounts to.

No matter what the politics of the conversation might be, can't we all at least agree there should be a better solution -- one that balances the cost of the care, against the reasons for needing to receive it?

Saturday, May 20, 2017


So the science experiment using vinegar + salt + dish soap as an effective pet-friendly weed killer seems to work.

Awesome -- Goodbye roundup.

Friday, May 19, 2017


Forget what I said about Mylicon. I'm now convinced Gripe Water is the best thing medical science has ever created.

Hands down.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


All but positive society would easily survive without a "Candy Crush" gameshow. . .

Sunday, May 14, 2017


A little bit of karmic poetry today, given that our first 'rightful' Mother's day is also our wedding anniversary. . .

Good times


(Somewhat) seriously considering an email to @SarahMcLachlan explaining all 3 of my minions were rescued from tragic beginnings and how I make a monthly donation to the Denton Animal Support Foundation -- as reasons why I should be exempted from ever having to see her ASPCA commercials again. . .

Tuesday, May 9, 2017


Whatever your political leaning, this administration continues to be the best thing to further the art of journalism in at least 20+ years. . .

Holy crackers

Monday, May 8, 2017


So apparently the cost of having a baby in Denton is $30,401.51 (not including claims pending submission and before insurance reviews/approves/discounts). . . Good to know

Thursday, May 4, 2017


Clearly, the Denton Tax District is enamored with Fort Marcinko, based on this statement I'm looking at. I'll happily consider their offer if they care to send it as a check vs. a bill.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


One word - Mylicon. Thirty days in, and I'm convinced this is the best thing medical science has ever created. . .