Category Archives: comedy

Class Pet: Pascal

Thursday, August 5th 2021 . So it’s my daughter’s turn to host the classroom pet until summer’s end. Pascal the Gecko promised to be low maintenance and we love animals, so it was a no brainer to agree. Some things … Continue reading

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At Rise: Mom at the Dentist

Monday, June 28th 2021 AT RISE: Mom is at the dentist’s office getting settled in the dentist chair. Assistant: Here you are. [Starts adjusting equipment in the room.] Mom: Thanks. [Starts feeling an almost imperceptible pulsing between the left and … Continue reading

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Five Stages of Grief: Golden Retriever Edition

Tuesday, June 22nd 2021 . Golden Retriever Shocked by a Kitten occupying his bed! [2:20]: . When I sent this video to my (13 y/o) son, he wrote: “he went through the 5 stages of grief! denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and finally acceptance! … Continue reading

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We Are Generation X

June 2021 . Even if my daughter says I’m in Generation “XL,” we still got a lot to be proud of. Survival and adaptation-wise anyway. Just the fact that the I N T E R N E T –and CELL … Continue reading

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At Rise: True

Thursday, June 3rd 2021 AT RISE: Momb is near the door trying to leave the house to for an errand with Boy. Boy is sitting at his desk wearing headphones, looking at his computer screen and tying his shoe in … Continue reading

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Carrot Talk 🥕

Friday, May 28th 2021 . 2021-05-28 Carrot Talk 🥕 [0:29]: . 🥕🥕🥕

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Supersoaking the Neighbors

May 18th 2021 . After 14 months of pandemic social *distancing,* I’m pleased as punch that the kids persuaded me to take them shopping for “Supersoakers” on this first hot day of the year. . 2021-05-18 Supersoaking the Neighbors [0:29]: … Continue reading

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UNMASKED & ENTITLED at NORDSTROM RACK

Friday, May 7th 2021 Simply too fun not to share. (And too short not to watch!) . UNMASKED & ENTITLED at NORDSTROM RACK [0:36]: .

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Gavin’s Animation

May 7th 2021 . On this day my son sent me an email from school with this link, titled “My Animation!” . I don’t know how he did it, but I do love it. Maybe sometime we can add sound. … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: The Epidemic’s Epidemic

Wednesday, April 28th 2021 . It’s no wonder I never managed to post about my first day back in person after a pandemic year of performing remotely; it’s the end of my second day back now and I’m pretty wiped. … Continue reading

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