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What’s Love.

What’s Love.

By Michelle Tamoush Watson.  It was originally published April 14, 2011 in mimi & lu It’s never too late for true love. Ask my grandma. Sometimes I’d catch my 90-something year old grandparents flirting. Sometimes it was hard to remember that their 16 year marriage started when they were in their late 70′s/early 80′s. My “real grandfather”...

Keepin’ it real

Keepin’ it real

Last night Peter and I went to see one of our favorite bands from the halcyon days of Clinton, MST3K and the Internet Bubble – Pavement.  When we were rocking out to them in the 1990′s we had no idea who the other was.  Peter was busy hanging with his college radio buddies and I was busy pretending to like black coffee in suburban Maryland.  Only gaining fame within the...

Geek love

Geek love

Do we choose our obsessions or do they choose us? Before the internet, cell phones, cable television and Activia, there were two telephone numbers anyone could dial — sans area code — that provided weather and time.   When I was a child, I had four telephone numbers memorized – my home, my best friend’s, weather and time. At the tone, the time will be...

My husband is my best friend?

My husband is my best friend?

Marrying primarily for love is a recent phenomenon.  Scholar Stephanie Coontz explains: For most of history it was inconceivable that people would choose their mates on the basis of something as fragile and irrational as love and then focus all their sexual, intimate, and altruistic desires on the resulting marriage. In fact, many historians, sociologists, and...

Marriage, Lost and Life

Marriage, Lost and Life

What is the point of getting married? Lost This past weekend, my cousin got married.  Weddings on my mother’s side of the family adhere to a strict mythology that has been decades in the making.  I know without a shadow of doubt that during the ceremony I will see my aunt Cindy sobbing uncontrollably.  My father, armed with his glitzy camera, will have positioned himself at the...

Shout Out!

Shout Out!

And now for a video dedication… My life has been completely upended by a stomach virus over the past three days.  My husband and I live in a tiny apartment with very little privacy.  Over the last few days, he has seen and heard terrible things.  Sounds that would make a child cry and a cat run out into traffic.  Despite the thick haze of gas, he has been by my side, ready and...

Watch out or I’ll sting you!

Watch out or I’ll sting you!

Peter and I don’t have cable TV.  So, if you invite us over and all we want to do is watch television you now know why.  Because of this little detail in our life we watch a lot of PBS.   Not that there’s anything wrong with that… Last night, as we ate dinner in front of the TV (another little detail) we were watching Globe Trekker.  The host was visiting...