My Alma Mater Loves Money

Mamacita says: At least once a week, I get a phone call from my alma mater’s alumni association asking for money. I got another one tonight.  Don’t calls like this fall into the “Do Not Call” category?  Apparently not. Hark, … Continue reading

Girl Scouts, Cookies, and Why I Don’t Give To The United Way

This was originally posted in 2008, but a friend’s problem with the Girl Scouts reminded me of my own problem with the Girl Scouts and specifically with the United Way.  I’m sure many Scouts love selling cookies and I’m sure … Continue reading

10 Things I Care Absolutely Nothing For

Mamacita says: 10 things I care absolutely nothing for might seem like a negative topic, but it’s actually quite therapeutic. Almost like a purge. 1. The Kardashians. Honestly, if there was never another word or picture of a Kardashian or … Continue reading

I Am Too Ornery For Organized Religion

  Mamacita says:   I am a sincere believer, but I am also a questioner. I don’t have a problem reconciling science and religion, but I do have a problem with people who do. I do not enjoy sitting in … Continue reading

Ten Things Tuesday

Mamacita says: 1.  Why does every packaged food item contain so much sodium?  It’s ridiculous!  Even the supposedly “diet” or “healthy” stuff is loaded full of salt.  I’m serious; why IS that? It’s really difficult – and in most cases, … Continue reading

Things I Haven't Done Yet

Mamacita says: 1.  I haven’t picked the ten thousand pictures we’re going through, off the living room floor yet.  We’re still looking at them.  Plus, we’re expecting family to come down any day now and look through them with us. … Continue reading