Friday, March 16, 2007

The revamped is now live and I hope you'll stop by for a hearty helping of Scrambled CAKE, my blog about Eating Around Chicago with Kids.

Join my hungry boys (ages 6 and 8), my dear husband, and I as we eat our way around Chicago. We'll take readers from the uber-casual Cereality cereal cafe to upscale dining at places like Chicago's Bistro 110. Along the way we'll tackle all-important matters like what to do when your child wants to spit out his escargot and which restaurants have baby-changing facilities (in the men's room, no less). In addition to highlighting unique Chicago dining options, we'll serve up family-friendly foodstuffs including trends, cookbook reviews, and maybe a few tempting photos.

Stop by soon, and often, for a slice of CAKE at

Friday, March 09, 2007

The best and worst days of Splinter's life

Splinter, my snuggable six year-old, recently told me that the best day of his life was the day he was born.


Then he told me that the worst the day of his life would be the day he got killed.

Excuse me?

"Well," he explained, "what if I have that shaking disease [Parkinson's] like A's grandma? Remember she was shaking all the time and couldn't stop, and couldn't walk or talk. Maybe it would be better to get killed than just wait to die."

Does this happen in other people's houses? I mean, do you start off talking with your kid about the best day of his life and end up talking about euthanasia?

At least I know he'll support me when I retire to Oregon. It's still a "right to die" state, isn't it?

I just realized I've asked all these questions, but I've disabled comments--too much spam.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Fun links

Some links courtesy of Jenni from that are too good to keep to myself.

Feeling artsy? Try this Jackson Pollock site.

Feeling under the weather or just not at your best? Check another hilarious short flick from Jib-Jab, The Drugs I Need.

And, all joking aside, consider donating a new box of tampons or pads to a local women's shelter. Learn more about the needs and what's being done to meet them here.

Now get back to work, already.