School supply season and the Great Cycle of Beer

We got the kids' classroom/teacher assignments for school last weekend, and the house is temporarily stocked with shiny, new-smelling school supplies that everyone seems to be mooning over.  Speaking of which, seriously, what is it that makes everyone get all gooey over new office/school supplies? It's like the moment someone sees an unopened, shrink-wrapped pack … Continue reading School supply season and the Great Cycle of Beer

The last day of school and how it’s Just. Not. Fair

The kids came home from school today, finally released from another agonizing year of boredom, stupid rules, assorted nonsense, and cafeteria gruel.  At least, I'm sure that's what it seemed like to them. To the Puddinette and I, though, it seems that we blinked and somehow lost 9 months of time.  On August 18th, 2011, … Continue reading The last day of school and how it’s Just. Not. Fair