Archive for January, 2013

I know your child is perfect and would never instigate conflict of any kind. But it can occasionally be a useful exercise to reverse-engineer the incident: “MOM! She slapped me!” “I see. And what happened right before she slapped you?” “I just barely touched her just a tiny little bit. In the eye. With a […]

“Ah, here it is, ‘L. L. Bean Boot, Fit Information’.” ::click:: ::old-timey music:: “Here at L. L. Bean, we’ve made our boots the same way since the Cretaceous period. Hand-stitched by cranky old Yankees…” “OK, but I just need…” “… our boots are just God-awful ugly. That’s why they’re New England’s favorites: hard-working, waterproof boots […]