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Refrigerator mystery

October 4th, 2016

The people I live with. OMG, if it wasn’t so funny it would be maddening. I cut up a watermelon and put it in the fridge in a plastic container. When I went to eat it the next day, there was NOTHING in there but one seed and some juice. ?!?! This is worse thanREAD MORE


Mr. & Mrs. Soda Bottle

October 4th, 2016

Slumber parties sure have changed since I was a kid. At Olivia’s big sleepover, ( http://smalltalk.staradvertiserblogs.com/2016/10/10/girls-slumber-party/) I found out one of the reasons the girls were up at midnight was “to get married.” To one liter soda bottles. They were talking about boys, and two of the seven girls decided they just looooved their crushes so much,READ MORE


Fourth graders create day spa business

October 4th, 2016

Olivia and six of her friends created an entrepreneurial venture – a day spa, which is appropriately named because it lasted for just one day. It happened during Olivia’s recent slumber party. (  http://smalltalk.staradvertiserblogs.com/2016/10/10/girls-slumber-party/) I was in the pool, when the girls beckoned me into the hot tub. I had heard them having some kindREAD MORE


Chinatown excursion

October 4th, 2016

I took Olivia to Chinatown one morning for a cultural excursion. She’s been before, but either for a quick errand, or she was too young to really remember. It’s just so different from our usual Western haunts, I thought it would be fun. And it was. We bought dim sum at Char Hang Sut and aREAD MORE


Girls slumber party!

October 4th, 2016

We did it. It’s over. I’m still alive. We had a big slumber party. Six guests from school. Only after the fact did the experienced moms confess I was nuts. It is nuts. I almost want to warn you never to do it, but it’s also very rewarding and fun. So do it, but beware.READ MORE


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