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Brutalism · 9M ago

Something Doesn't Feel Right

In the past few weeks, I've mistakenly worn my underwear inside out two times. I feel like I should be embarrassed about this, yet I've simply accepted it as the next phase of my life.Both t...
Brutalism · 9M ago

I Need A Stiff One

In my daughter's 11 years, she has (unfortunately) learned to cope with death.We've lost beloved family members, friends, neighbors, and pets.And it breaks my heart.For the loss of life, of ...
Brutalism · 9M ago

I Also Hear Tito Has A Nice Vodka

Recently, I was editing a document at work.The writer had described something as "being germaine [sic]" to some of the findings on our program.I'm still trying to determine how a founding me...
Brutalism · 9M ago

Qu'est-ce que c'est?

A while back, I was in my home office watching a TED talk by Sally Kohn where she described herself as a "talking head."My daughter, who was on the other side of the desk and could not see t...
Brutalism · 11M ago

Brutalism's Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Almost too late for the 2016 holiday season -- it's the Brutalism Holiday Gift Guide 2016. (Remember how much more timely and hilarious these were in 2013 and 2015? Whatever, 2016 has been a...
Brutalism · 1Y ago

Tough As Nails

A short play:Scene: nail salonDramatis personae: Nail technician, meNail technician (inquisitively, while massaging my hands): "Do you lift weights a lot?"Me (somewhat proudly): "Yes, I do. ...
Brutalism · 1Y ago

Figure It Out

A word problem:Yesterday, my husband went on an 80 mile bike ride. At the end, he felt great and is excited to plan a 100 mile ride.While he was doing this, I was working at my sedentary off...
Brutalism · 1Y ago

No So Charming

Remember that time I wanted to register my domain name, yet instead of typing the URL for domain registry web site GoDaddy to do so I typed "DoDaddy" by mistake?  Or the time my daughter was...
Brutalism · 1Y ago

And you thought Ramsbottom was bad...

While chatting with friends over the weekend, we discussed summer camps in which our kids participated.Our friends noted that a few years back, they had registered their son for a week-long ...
Brutalism · 1Y ago

All That Jazz

Chicago is one of my all-time favorite cities - I have traveled there so many times I have now lost count - including for the Chicago Tribune Peeps diorama contest finals in 2011, and a trip...