Sorry Seems To Be the Least Accepted Word — How Lemony Snicket Got Screwed

– Posted in: Conservatives are Funny, Foot in Mouth, Mean People, Media, Politics
If a perfect apology like the one from Daniel Handler isn't good enough, then there's no point in ever apologizing. Or even starting the conversation.

This week, we saw two white men thrust into the public spotlight for saying and/or writing what was deemed offensive remarks. Ira Hansen -- the Speaker Designee for the Nevada State Assembly -- and Daniel Handler -- author of the wildly popular Lemony Snicket children's books -- both ended up in hot water for their remarks. [...]

Dear Eric Bolling: I’ll Try Not to Let My Boobs Get in the Way When I Smack You in the Head

– Posted in: Conservatives are Funny, Mean People, Media, Tammy Thinks
"We are men of action, sir. Lies do not become us." -- the Princess Bride

I've been avoiding the news lately. In an effort to de-stress a little, I decided it just wasn't in my best interest to follow the midterm elections too closely or see precisely what was on fire (with the exception of the trees burning a few hundred miles from my house and causing the air to [...]

Why I Could Never Work for Hobby Lobby (Other than the Obvious Answer — They’re Total Jackasses)

– Posted in: Chronic Pain, Mean People, Tammy Thinks, Women's Issues
You can't attach an asterisk to part of my body and expect me to be okay with it.

One of the awesome little side problems I've experienced during my whole fibromyalgia/atypical facial pain mess has been menstrual migraines. For those who don't know, a menstrual migraine -- at least for me -- is a series of days-long headaches that occur like clockwork before your period. In my case, they lay me out for a [...]

5 Things That Have Changed Since You Watched Grease

– Posted in: Beauty, Bullying, Elfie, Getting Older, Growing Up, Mean People, Mouths of Babes, Movies, Nevada, Okay That's Funny, Parenting, Things To Do with Kids, Unsolicited Advice, Women's Issues
Grease the Movie

The other night, we all sat down and watched Grease. As far as my husband, Tenzin, is concerned, it’d be embarrassing to become a full-grown U.S. American without being able to sing along to "Summer Lovin'" and "You're the One That I Want" (and no, it's his brother who's gay...) Anyway, it became pretty clear [...]

How to be Famous: Go Get Shot

– Posted in: Complaining, Life is Dangerous, Mean People, Media, Nevada, Reno, School, Tammy Thinks, World Gone Crazy, Worst Mom Rants
How to be Famous: Go get Shot

I woke up to a Facebook message from my friend saying there was a shooting at Sparks Middle School and her husband was fine (incidentally, Sparks is right next to Reno, where I live). She wrote this in all caps at least four times and with about five exclamation points behind each "fine." I see [...]

The Tree Doesn’t Fall Far from the Apple

– Posted in: Bullying, Conservatives are Funny, Elfie, Family, Growing Up, Kid Friends, Mean People, Mouths of Babes, Newt, Parenting, Women's Issues
Why my kids are better people than I am

So I'm happy to report that the kids not only survived camp but had a fabulous time. Apparently the first night was a little touch-and-go: Newt wanted to come home very badly, and Elfie got stung by a bee. But they sucked it up, and the memorable stories have been trickling out of them since [...]