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Here’s a conversation I overheard at a swimming pool:

Small child: What’s your favorite color, Grandma?

Grandma: Blue. What’s yours?

Small child: Green. What was the scariest thing that’s ever happened to you, Grandma?

Grandma: Probably when Grandpa and I were asphyxiated and Grandpa died and I almost did.

Here’s a conversation starter I overheard at my house last month:

Five: Want to play head vs. butt? I’ll be the head…

Here’s more from that conversation I had with ideamensch: Wherein I discuss how I brought LTYM to life, what you should read and who entertains me on Twitter (cue the un-follows!).

Want to be part of the ideamensch conversation? They’re taking their conversation with entrepreneurs live with a 48-state tour Road Trip for people with ideas. If you’d like to attend their Chicago event this Thursday August 16th from 6pm-9pm you can use the coupon code “LTYM” to get $5.00 off a ticket. I’m not being paid to promote their event, I’m just attempting at menschkeit (and in saying so, failing).


Speaking of menschkeit, I want to thank mamadrama.com and porgyandbessonbroadway.com for treating me and several other bloggers to the incredible Tony-award winning show last weekend. The voices (Audra Macdonald! Norm Lewis! David Alan Grier!), the talent, Ohhhh the gorgeous be-muscled men singing glorious harmony! Could make an opera fan of me yet. If you’ll be in NYC I highly recommend. Bring tissues—and a fan (SIZZLE).

14 comments… add one

  • Andrea August 13, 2012, 12:41 pm

    Gotta love those grandmothers who don’t believe in sugar coating!

  • Sarah Miller August 13, 2012, 1:44 pm

    I kind of love that conversation overheard at the swimming pool. No, I definitely do.

  • Becky August 13, 2012, 2:15 pm

    Perfect interview. I love that Trader Joe is your hero.

  • Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog August 13, 2012, 6:17 pm

    Ack. So busy and hubby is out of town on Thursday! But I love the spelling and pronunciation of “ideamensch”. It just appeals to me.

  • LceeL August 13, 2012, 6:58 pm

    Tracey. Mensch. That’s you. That’s Melisa. And that’s most certainly Ann.

  • Fragrant Liar August 13, 2012, 8:31 pm

    Whoa. Grandma, thanks for the nightmares.

  • oh, jenny mae August 13, 2012, 9:26 pm

    what a fantastic interview! you’re cute. and granny is killin’ me.

    mazel tov!

  • The Empress August 13, 2012, 11:36 pm

    Why, Ann, I do believe this is the first time I’ve ever heard you speak of fanning yourself and dropping the word sizzle.

    This is exactly how it starts: the slow creep into cougarhood.

    All together now, RAWR!

  • Anna Lefler August 14, 2012, 7:15 am

    I feel like I should say something in Yiddish, but I’ve got nothin’.

    But next time you can be the head and I’ll be the butt. How’s that?



  • Heather August 14, 2012, 8:05 am

    That’s the kind of stuff my Grandma drops on me.
    “Oh, well…after my mom died in front of me I went to live with my Aunt and she was so crabby. Until she killed herself and I found her. Pass the whipped cream.”

  • Wendi August 14, 2012, 9:00 am

    Ouch, re: Grandma.

    Loved your interview and thank you for being so sweet to mention me. I’ll always be happy to play the butt to your head.

  • Jenni Chiu @MommyNaniBooboo August 15, 2012, 2:48 pm

    I always have to be the butt, and my preschooler always gets to be the head.

  • L-Diggitty August 15, 2012, 3:18 pm

    This just made me spit water all over my monitor. Oh, Grandma…

  • Julie August 16, 2012, 4:33 pm

    And now I’m a little worried about what exactly it was Grandma and Grandpa were doing to risk asphyxiation…

    Hopefully not playing head vs. butt.

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