Gen X, growing up, houston, old pop culture references, theatre, tween, tweens

Freaky Friday: New, Improved, and LIVE

My oldest daughter is not yet a teenager, but I can see the current tween version of her teetering towards her future teenage self. She is becoming fluent in sarcasm and subversion. Occasionally she has accused me of “not understanding” her. Her scowl is well-practiced. But she’s a good kid. Aims to please, has good grades, good friends, good intentions. My first…

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college, concerts, current events, death, Gen X, long live rock 'n' roll, old pop culture references, Pearl Jam

seasons

When I was feeling ragey and confused during my college years, I would blast music from my CD player. I probably annoyed the other residents in my dorm, but I was the RA so I didn’t care. The Singles soundtrack was my go-to CD to blast for tracks like “State of Love and Trust,” “Birth Ritual,” “Would,” “Battle of Evermore,”…

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death, distractions, email, Facebook, housekeeping, houston, long live rock 'n' roll, old pop culture references, Texas

floods and prince and email. oh my.

I just thought I was having a rough week when the kids were unexpectedly home from school due to flooding last week. Little did I know Prince would die, thus ending a craptastic week craptastically. I’m not going to address all my Prince feelings in this post. He gets his own post. But I am going to say that I…

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