The Honey Badger of West London

Mom, wife, MBA student, advocate, bon vivant, asskicker.

That Thing You Do!

That Thing You Do!

I’ve always wanted an excuse to embed one of my favourite songs, from one of my favourite guilty pleasures/summer silly flicks, in a post, so here’s “That Thing You do”, from the film of the same name. Fun fact, Tom Hanks wrote, co-starred, and directed it!

*sigh*. That was nice. Anyways…

I had a term paper due for creative…

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Fred Rogers and being human.

Fred Rogers and being human.

Cracked, purveyors of videos that lead you down a rabbit hole of ‘Oh yeah, I remember “Are You Afraid of the Dark”!’ moments at 3.30 in the morning, has a really cute compilation video of adorable, make-you-feel-good clips, opening with one of my childhood heroes, Fred Rogers. I am old enough that I watched the 1979 run LIVE as a toddler (do the math), so anything with Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood…

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Properly yummy study break.  Cafe food (what we in the States would call greasy spoon) is hands down the best food. #fishandchips #saynotomushypeas

Properly yummy study break. Cafe food (what we in the States would call greasy spoon) is hands down the best food. #fishandchips #saynotomushypeas

#ladygarden #snerk The zucchini (courgette) plants are about to bloom! Container #gardening FTW! #DIY

#ladygarden #snerk The zucchini (courgette) plants are about to bloom! Container #gardening FTW! #DIY

Life with a toddler, in GIFs

Life with a toddler, in GIFs

Me in the kitchen, making breakfast for the kid. Kid in the living room, with explicit instructions not to touch the buttons on the fan.

Suddenly, sound from living room of fan clicking on.

Me:  “KID.”

Kid:  *comes into kitchen*

Me:  “Did you just touch the fan?”

Kid:

no gif

 

 

 

 

 

Me:

bones disapproving look gif

 

 

 

 

Kid:

The office  NOOOOOOOOO gif

 

 

 

 

Me:

bones disapproving look gif

 

 

 

 

 

Kid:

guilty loki gif

guilty look gif

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SIGNAL BOOST: Card-senders needed for very special little boy.

SIGNAL BOOST: Card-senders needed for very special little boy.

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Danny Nickerson is turning 6 years old in 4 days, and all he wants is a box of birthday cards. Last October, he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and has gone through hell and back. Doctors estimate only a 10% chance of beating this disease past 18 months. Danny has had to stop going to kindergarten due to all the radiation treatments, so is quite isolated, but can recognize his…

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Rain and #Microstories

It’s 4 am. No sleep is occurring tonight. The world wants to rain, to just let go, but for whatever reason it won’t, so the neighbourhood is up. I can hear voices in back gardens, all wondering why the hell they’re up in the middle of the night, all smiling and cursing a storm that won’t seem to arrive. The kid can’t get comfy, he’s been up since 2.30. He’s got winter in his veins, like his mum,…

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Heat be damned,  #dimsum for dinner. But because I had to stand over a steamer, you get a pic I’ve filtered the hell out of.

Heat be damned, #dimsum for dinner. But because I had to stand over a steamer, you get a pic I’ve filtered the hell out of.

#london has been drenched in sun, perfect inspiration for today’s installment of 90 days of #microstories (link in comments)

#london has been drenched in sun, perfect inspiration for today’s installment of 90 days of #microstories (link in comments)