Author Archives: larva225

About larva225

Working mom. Is there any other kind? Geologist. Nerd.

Zoo’s On First?

Dear people who were visiting the swamp area at the New Orleans Zoo Sunday afternoon, I’m the woman in the black dress you saw trying to yank a screaming, wailing, flailing girl into the ladies room.    I know you … Continue reading

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Count Rushmore

The beginning of the school year is approaching fast.  Too fast.  I’m not ready. I’m already disappointed in Felix’s new school.  When you have a kid who needs some extra care/support, everyone loves to tell you to “be proactive.”  How … Continue reading

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Girls Just Want to Have Fungus

Y’all know I’m mad about a Christmas Story. That’s a fantastic movie. One of the best ever. If you don’t like it just close this post and walk away. While Ralphie is the star of the show, my personal fav … Continue reading

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Fairwell

I must admit I’ve had my head in the sand.  I’ve been avoiding stuff.  Stuff around the house.  Stuff at work.  This stuff.  School stuff.  That’s the root of it all, the school stuff.  I’ve reached that point where it’s … Continue reading

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A Kong Day’s Journey Into Night

I’m not going to lie: it’s been a rough few days. We’re one of those modern households with a cut cord, meaning we do everything via the internet. Without the net to power our Roku and devices, there is no … Continue reading

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Auld Hang Syne

I was spending time at the kids’ camp on Monday afternoon.  I volunteered to come in and do a demo on geology and groundwater, ending with edible aquifers – a hideous sugar bomb of marshmallows, chocolate chips, gummy bears, and … Continue reading

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Strike a Poseur

Warning:  I’m allowing my ADHD family to rub off on me for this one.  Brace yourself and follow along if you can. Speaking of ADHD, I’ve been joining several online support groups, as I feel that’s something I need.  I … Continue reading

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Handing Me the Ease to the Kingdom

You know that old saying about how sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees?  I’ve had a parental version of that in the last 24 hours.  I suppose I tend to be incredibly detail-oriented.  I’m not sure if … Continue reading

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Would You Like Some Fries With That Snake?

Offices are strange places.  I’m sitting at my desk in my office.  Who am I kidding?  It’s a damn cubicle.  It’s that horrible pseudo-privacy in which you’re in there alone but everyone that walks by is typically peeking in to … Continue reading

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Pots and Plans

So here we are.  I guess for those of y’all keeping track, I owe you an update on what’s going on with the Dude.  After trying everything I could think of, and exploring every possible plan B through Z, Felix … Continue reading

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