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Signs that I need to get out more

Actual dreams that I had in the last few days:

1. I was at the supermarket.

2. I put shampoo on my hair before wetting it. Weird!

3. That dream above, about the supermarket? That was it. The whole thing. I bought chicken.

4. And salad.

5. I was writing an email. I can't remember to whom.

6. I was sitting around with Scott, and we both realized we were in a dream, and I said we should do something crazy. We couldn't come up with anything. And then I fell asleep. In my dream.

Topics that I've considered addressing in my next post:

1. My kitty cat sure is getting fat!

2. Uh…

3. Really. She's fat.

4. Uh, Easter?

5. Well, Scott told me his work might dry up soon, and I was hyperventilating into paper bags for a while, but then he started a new project. So. Never mind.

6. If there's a cheese I dislike out there, I'll tell you, I haven't yet found it. Go, cheese.

Wake me when it's April. What are you people doing? Anything good?

Reader Comments (91)

I am so sleep deprived I forget my dreams before my feet hit the floor.

Your life sounds like a picnic compared to mine. Wanna trade?!
March 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDee
In the exciting world of the single girl plus dog plus job working for a non-profit... well, not much exciting. I'm fundraising! Anyone wanna donate big money to the Boy Scouts? Get that Henry in Cub Scouts when he is old enough (1st grade).

And yes, gooooo cheese!!
March 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKaty
Maybe boredome is my problem, too. My husband would probably pay me good money to settle into boredom for the month of March in favor of my current hobby of starting evening discussions with such lively kick-offs as... " I think I need to quit my job right now..." and "Maybe I should ditch this whole office job thing and follow my bliss into a culinary apprenticeship which pays 1/3 of my current earnings...."

You may want to try this to liven things up at your house. Nothing is boring when your breezy evening conversation begins with these showstoppers.
March 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTracy
I dreamt that someone told me I had another four children and it was about time I came to collect them, they had been babysitting for 7 years and that was long enough. I have never had such a terrifying dream, I have six children, I am already quite worn out and befuddled, I was weeping a whole lot at having to go and get another 4.Somehow, having woken to discover it was a DREAM YEAY! Life has been great and happy. It was even sunny today so I had lunch in a country pub, with roaring fires and no children, and I only have 6, not 10. Life is good.
March 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHelen
You're all much more noble than I. I'm watching the rain in CT wondering how much time I'd get if I killed either of my kids. The 2 year old just gave the 6 year old a bloody and soon to be black eye.I love (?) my boys.Alice, you make me laugh - I wish I could tell you 6 is better than 5, but around here, we're wishing for 18. You know, 18 - when they LEAVE.
March 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLynne
I've been contemplating how fat my cat's getting.
March 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPants
I am freaking out about full day kindergarden being in jeopardy.
March 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjohn
I just tried to read all the comments on this entry - but couldn't! The eyes - they just glaze over! Help.

I dreamed that there was a mistype in my blog post. Woke up covered in cold sweat.
March 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterollka
I recently dreamed I had a small child, but it was really a fetal pig. I was on my back, playfully tossing it into the air. It giggled. Alot.

I told my mother - who often hears about my odd dreams - and she said I was "a bit weird". I'm not sure that's a good sign. My mom is a Psychotherapist.
March 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNikki
There must be some kind of kink in the blogging universe because I too am encountering a slump as it pertains to blogging ideas... You my dear, seem to always pull something interesting out of your hat! Keep up the work!
March 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermargie
I've been cooped up with my own little Henry & his twin sister, and am totally having the "doing normal things" dreams, too. In the past week I've dreamt that I was a) updating my MySpace profile, and b) discussing brie with my sister (yay cheese!)
March 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer
Well, my daughter is home for her first spring break since going to college and I've seen her for approximately 4.356 hours since she came home on Saturday. Most of the time I could be dreaming, I'm spending wide awake waiting for her to get home.
March 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLiz
We'll be taking a weekend to drive to Chicago (five hours from here) just to eat lunch, dinner, breakfast and then lunch again at our all time favorite Mexican restaurant. One, maybe two weekends in April.
March 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWaiting for Spring too
All I can say is, you most definitely are NOT pregnant. My dreams consist of ball gowns, flying, sex with Matthew McConaughey (and no, he did not smell badly), misplacing the new baby while I play with daughter (oops!), sex with exes, sex with the occasional female movie star (and no, I will NOT tell you who!), more flying and of course, more sex.

Lady, I'm tired!
March 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMeegan
My husband and I read this post together because he is sitting next to me and we both laughed out loud.

Also, I like cheese.
March 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertorrie
I'm trying to finish an e-portfolio so I can get my Masters.

I had dream last night that involved work AND grad school. It involved a lot of research on both fronts.

Also: I'm out of good cheese.

March 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCorinne
I just want you to know that as I sit here stuffing envelope #267 out of 300 for my non-profit event, and gorging on rice krispy treats, I am laughing so hard that I can't even see the envelopes for the tears running down my face. Thank you for that. Last night I dreamed of stuffing envelopes--go figure. Maybe tonight, I'll dream of you buying chicken. Thank you for that. :-)
March 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMultiplesMommy
I've had some weird dreams too, but hey... cheeeese! Cheese trumps everything. *Sharing the cheese love*
March 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermarie
I went to Target yesterday and bought rain boots...spring has barely started and we have flash floods.

Also, I've spent the last three weeks as the Easter Bunny at a local mall. How's that?
March 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBri
Your Twitter message is he-frickin'-larious. A YouTube video perhaps? And why aren't dreams all fun/sex all the time? They are dreams after all...
March 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGinny
Latest excitement is that my 6 yo son is starting baseball for the first time, and the coach sent an e-mail listing all the things we need to get in advance, one of which is an athletic cup. Not surprising, I suppose, but I'm kind of freaking out. I should mention that I signed him up for baseball because of the cute parade they have up 7th avenue to kick off the season, without really thinking through the fact that there would be weeks of games to follow. And now, penis protection!

I could not agree more about cheese. Love all cheese, but my all time favorite is Epoisses. Yum!
March 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKaren
I want to hear about the fat cat. Bet mine's fatter.
March 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaura
Just dropping by to tell you how frickin hilarious you are. Your blog makes me smile.

Happy spring... and go cheese, indeed. Especially Havarti.
March 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne
My son threw up Cheeto's last night on the airplane. That's kind of cheese-related, isn't it? It was such a crappy flight, I don't blame him for barfing, but I wish I had had something to catch it in other than my $150 Peruvian wool shawl. Which still smells like vomit despite 3 washings in Woolite.

Other than that, I'm doing things like getting the oil changed on the car and preparing for The Visit of My Mother, which promises to be dramatic and involving far too much wine.
March 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichele
I started my blog,

I haven't had any good dreams lately, but then, my children are older.

As far as cheese goes, we live on emmenthal, gruyere, and parmesan. Where would we be without cheese?
March 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJeannette

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