Welcome to my adventure. This blog started out focused on parenting and school but now that Katie's nearly baked, it's way more about me these days. My experiences, more likely my point of view and good times to share.
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Monday, June 17, 2013

Wow - Just Changed the Blog Title to "It's High School"

First day and last day of school. Damn.
Hard to believe the time has come.

Middle school graduation was last week - I can't believe how much this kid changed in one year. Who knew eighth grade would mark such significant developments. For a kid who really had one friend in middle school, she ended with a posse! In fact, her great milestone, a zillion signatures in her yearbook - compared to last year which only had signatures on one page.

Katie considers this to be her greatest 8th grade achievement. I can't say she's wrong. She did great academically but thankfully that's never been that hard for her. But making new friends, that's proven to be much more of a challenge. She likes kids who are savvy and interesting and willing to try new things. She's not interested in stoners or followers or people who have no imagination.

She's off and running and I find that I am the one left facing a bit of "development." 

Saturday, June 1, 2013

LTS is the YOLO for the Over Forty Crowd

I think his nickname is OJ...just sayin'...
If you have been living under a rock or simply been too busy working or listening to the kids squabble, you could have missed YOLO. (You can watch this Jimmy Kimmel video to help you feel better about being so out of touch). 

It’s the current excuse to do anything that you would normally not do if you were using judgement. You Only Live Once is what YOLO means and the internets are loaded with videos of youngsters pushing the envelope to prove they’ve got what it takes to YOLO (great POV video here: warning, he uses adult language to make his point).

I suppose the upside of YOLO is it pushes you to step out of your comfort zone. And that push doesn’t have to be toward the negative.