What I’ve Been Doing Instead Of Law School

I have been having a crisis of motivation. It doesn’t just extend to law school; it encompasses my job, the holidays, and the myriad household projects that have sat neglected for the last couple of months. Procrastination is an amazing thing. It’s not that you do...

Adorablepants, Preschool and Ensuing Insanity.

I’m back. I don’t really have any good excuse for my absence, other than bronchitis, ear infections (not mine – Mr. Adorablepants) salmonella (not me, The Husband) surgery (not me, the kitten) and The Walking Dead (all me, zombie ate my brain). I the midst of all...

Why The Muppets Matter

It was Jim Henson’s birthday last week.  It has literally taken me a week to articulate the impact this had on me.  He would have been five years older than my mother who celebrated her 70th earlier this month.  Therefore, it is difficult to see him as having been...

Jane is Back

There are a few of you who know exactly what this blog is about just by the title.   This means you are probably female, somewhere between 30-45ish years old and grew up dreaming that you could be could be a wildly successful professional while also juggling your...

I Am An Obnoxious American

My name is Kathleen and I am an annoying American.  I’m just going to say it upfront.  I do all sorts of annoying American things.  I switch my fork to my right hand after cutting my meat so I don’t have to attempt to deftly shovel my food in my mouth with my left...

3 Tips To Prevent A Break-In

Not surprisingly, I watch a lot of crime shows. Which is why, when my neighbor knocked on my door on Sunday and told me that her house had been broken into, I was on high alert. I played out the events in my head. Had I seen any suspicious vehicles? Any unscrupulous...

There Are No Stupid Questions, Just Stupid People

I recently followed a colleague’s advice and gave my kids a ‘teacher evaluation’ survey. It asked questions such as “Ms. Kaufman helps us to do our best and doesn’t allow us to turn in below average work” and “Ms. Kaufman expects we work to our full potential and...

Movies That Make Me Yell ‘Hooker!”

It’s well known around my house that I tend to overanalyze movies. I find it difficult if not impossible to properly suspend my disbelief when faced with absurdity. For example, my son, Mr. Adorablepants, insists on watching Cars at least once a week. It raises a few...

Questions You Should Never Ask

Recently, a good friend told me that he had learned a valuable lesson from Tina Fey.   In short, he learned that you never, ever ask a woman about their reproductive prospects.   Meaning, you see a woman with one kid and you ask ‘So, when are you having another?’   ...

How To Survive The May 21st Zombie Apocalypse

Everyday I drive past this giant billboard that states with all sorts of confidence that the world will end on May 21, 2011. Tragic, right? And also a little hopeful. Speaking as one of many who filed for an extension on their taxes, I’m pretty psyched at the thought...