So your ride-or-die keeps veering towards the latter and it’s starting to get a little ridiculous. Don’t worry, I got you. I’ve compiled this handy guide to answer your burning questions. Wait…what?! It’s simple, really. In August, my husband stepped on a bee/wasp/stingy thing nest while on a hike with our two kids and dog, … Continue reading FAQs About Dealing With a Loved One’s Near-Fatal Bee Attack and Subsequent Triple Bypass and Mini Stroke
Do we even say “Happy Festivus”? I mean, “happy” doesn’t seem the right emotion for our annual* airing of grievances. So allow me to wish you a satisfied and vindictive Festivus. Without further ado, let’s begin the airing of grievances! Vertigo – Vertigo’s like getting super drunk at a total rippahhh and then trying to … Continue reading Happy (Day After) Festivus 2020! Sponsored by Vertigo
It’s (the day after) Thanksgiving, the time when we reflect on all we have to be grateful for. This is the third installment in our critically disregarded Gratitude Series. You might think I’m running out of things for which to be grateful (I do know proper grammar; I just choose not to use it), but … Continue reading Things I’m Grateful For/Pandemic Edition – Faster and Gratefuller III
(A guest post from the Bert & Duke blog.) Hey guys, guess who just turned 9? If you guessed George, G$ or Duke, you’re correct. If you were like, what? Weren’t you just a baby like a minute ago? You’re also correct. What’s it like turning 9 during a pandemic? Let’s just say when my … Continue reading George on Turning 9: “More Challenges, More Questions, Funner”
Normally, the Back to School routine is pretty basic: 1) Fail to get official school supply list so wing it with endless supply of pencils that they will never use, Lysol wipes and tissues. It’s 2020 and our kids use computers for everything, but somehow they always convince me that they need 75 pencils with … Continue reading It’s Back to (Home)school Time!
Do you know why I went into advertising? Because I saw the movie “Crazy People.” In the film, Emory Leeson, played by the fabulous Dudley Moore, gets so stressed out by his job as an “advertising executive” (which, like in most ad movies, is actually a hybrid account executive/creative director/media planner role), that he gets … Continue reading Adventures in Advertising – Part 1
After social-distancing for the last seven weeks with the same three people (and one dog), I’m starting to get a feel for the different types of quarantine personas. Take this simple quiz to find out which O’Rourke is your quarantine style twin! 1. My quarantine fashion can best be described as: a. athleisure, same as … Continue reading What’s Your Quarantine Style?
The last time I posted on this blog, it was the last day of 2019. A simpler, easier time, that we foolishly did not realize was a simpler, easier time, because we could not have imagined we’d be living in a real life Station Eleven in a few short months. And yet, here we are. … Continue reading The 7 Stages of Self-Isolating (with Children)
Happy Festivus, everyone! We’ve been here before. But has it really been 3 years since we last aired our grievances? Don’t worry, I have plenty. Why does a poker set need to weigh a million pounds, and why did it need to be leaning on the file drawer, and why did I have to be … Continue reading The Airing of Grievances
A couple of years ago, I posted my list of 50 things I was grateful for. And I’m still grateful for all those things (especially you, TJ Maxx), but since gratitude is good for you, let’s turn this thing up to 11, shall we? Here are 20 more things I’m grateful for: My family. This … Continue reading Things I’m Grateful For (continued)