Mrs. Flinger: Based on a True Story

Can I tell you a secret? 09/Jun/2005

I’m afraid to go check on her. We laid her down after some Tylenol, still feevery, and I’m scared to walk in there. Why? Because “what if…”

Do you ever think that?

I’ll go look in on her and get ready for bed. Obviously, it’s been a long day. ‘Night y’all.

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My blog and my baby are broken *updated* 09/Jun/2005

#Rants and Raves

Yet another reason I know women kick ass. The following conversation occured last night:

Mrs. Flinger, “She feels warm. I think she has a fever.”
Mr. Flinger (groggy and asleep whilst *I* take care of the baby) “um? Nah.. she’s ok.”
Mrs. Flinger, “Was she warm when you fed her earlier?”
Mr. Flinger, “..... n… o…”
Mrs. Flinger, “Ok, well, look at her, she’s flushed now. I think she has a fever. I don’t want to wake her all the way just to check, though.”
Mr. Flinger. “zzzzzzzzz”
Mrs. Flinger (to nobody in particular) “fine then, I’ll go lay her down. Maybe I’ll just give her Tylenol if she wakes up... Read more

Um, that can’t be good 08/Jun/2005

#Rants and Raves

Apparently, I’m as hip as a 50 year old grandma. Ack.

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Womens Lib, my ass 07/Jun/2005

#Getting to know me#Rants and Raves

Do you find that the majority of parenting fall on you, the mother? Do you find that the home stuff is all to be done by you because women belong in the kitchen cooking, cleaning, and feeding/caring for the child you bore? Do you find that when she is up every night, regardless of time or duration, that it is you who has the maternal instincts to get out of your peaceful slumber, stumble into the nursery and care for the baby and regardless of poking, crying, or throwing things, the mister can sleep? It’s annoying, really.

All that work for women’s equality. All those fights for women’s rights. Women can vote. Women can work out of the home. Women can make money as the primary bread winner if they want. Women can raise a child alone. Women can hold offices.... Read more

Don’t insult my writing 05/Jun/2005


Have you ever considered taking off, starting over and making yourself new again? Being anything you want to be? Going to a place nobody knows you, knows your past, who you really are and being something fantastic?

I do. I used to do this physically when I was younger. I’d actually move across the country (ok, I did this twice, don’t let me sound too cool now) and just started over with a new job, new group of friends, a new life. Mostly.

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New summer reads 02/Jun/2005

I just got done reading, “Little Children”.  It totally goes in the “trashy summer read” category. I’m in the mood for trashy summer reads, now that summer is starting next week and I have days ahead of playing, cooking, laundry, teaching LB and scrounging for money ahead. Yes, truly there will be ample time to read. < end sarcasm >

Seriously, though, isn’t summer supposed to be about reading? I’m so excited to read books, y’all. Real, non-educational, brainless books. The type of sloppy books that you can’t turn down. The kind of books that you forget you are a person in the real world for a while.... Read more

I’m already a little Seattle-Sick 01/Jun/2005

You know how you love vacation? You know how you hate to go home? Well, think that but then throw in the fact that you *hate* where you live. This town is the slime of the state. Seriously. Everyone knows it. Meth addicts love it. Rapists love it. Oh, yes, we harbor everyone here, fair and balanced.

So, I wanted to virtually share with you some of my favorite Northwest Washington Stuff:

The Mountain radio station.
My favorite church.
Views of UW (Mr. Flinger’s Alumni)
Favorite Coffee House.
My best friends who live up... Read more