Annie Up

Annie Up

Not a great weekend for our family. My dad got rushed to the hospital because of severe pains in his lungs, which turned out to be a plethora of blood clots caused as a side effect from hip replacement surgery he had a couple months ago. My mother couldn’t be the one to rush Dad ...
Oh

Oh “O” 1

Happy Birthday, Moom! No, that extra “o” isn’t a type-o. We call our mom “Moom” because she’s such an awesome mom she deserves an extra “o” in her name. Actually, this term of endearment came about when our mother was 39 years old and pregnant with our only brother while we four sisters were between ...
Mr. Le Mis

Mr. Le Mis

Naysayers, off with your heads! I loved it. After hearing all the commentary from my friends and family who’ve already seen it, I finally went to see Le Miserable over the weekend, slightly worried. Some have loved it, some have not, and I wanted to love it because I love the story of Le Mis ...
Waiting Room

Waiting Room

The population sample in a car service department waiting room at 8 a.m. on a Monday in January does not represent our species very well. These people look straight out of bed—like me. I haven’t brushed my teeth. I haven’t brushed my hair. I’m wearing my pajama top under my parka because I was hoping ...
2012

2012 “Kari On” Top 10

2012 has been quite a year. We’ve survived three apocalypses, but we’re about to fall off the Fiscal Cliff, so maybe it would have been better if the world had come to an end. With the end of a year, there are always lots of highlights, lists, and countdowns for movies, sports, songs, events, stories, ...