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Monthly Archives: December 2010

the hot zone

Me: Bassie, we were thinking of maybe going to this Muppets exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry. Bassie: No. I don’t like the Muppets. Me: What?! You love the Muppets! Bassie: Not anymore. Me: Adults love the Muppets! Bassie: Exactly. Adults and little kids. I’m nine, Mom. Me: Ahhh…so you’re in the hot [...]

New link to funny

Hey, you! Merry Christmas! Also…scroll down, waaaaay down. I put a link to a new posterous blog I started for my comedy writing. Cuz, you know, I don’t want to throw off the AF branding (danger: you will start talking about yourself in terms of “brand” when your husband leaves his old business school books [...]

Introducing: The LOLsiepops!

Well, we knew this day would come. The day that Basya and Dina decided they want to make the funny like their Mom. So, they formed a two-person sketch team and named it The LOLsiepops. This is their first video. They’re planning one a week until they make it big. I’m pretty sure they’ll be [...]

Basya blames everyone.

Basya: What’s that prison island? Me: Alcatraz? Basya: Yeah! Yeah. They stole that in Harry Potter! Me: Oh, cuz of “Azkaban”? Basya: Yeah! “Alcatraz”. “Azkaban”. And it’s a prison surrounded by water and you can’t escape. Me: You think those are too close? Basya: Yeah. I don’t like that they did that. Me: You mean [...]

Not a Gleek, but still…

…I love everything about Kurt Hummel. The guy who plays his dad, Mike O’Malley, should get an Emmy for playing an openly-gay teenager’s father with such honesty, complexity, and love. Kurt’s voice may very well be the most beautiful on the show (and if they’d stop autotuning it maybe we could hear it!). And now [...]

here’s the thing…

…I know I haven’t been posting frequently enough. I know. I’m bad. But I’ll tell you a secret: I tweet a lot. And a lot of the tweets are funny things the kids say. So if that’s why you read AF, you should just bite the bullet and get onto twitter. I’m @racheleklein. You’re welcome.

I wrote this the other day.

…It’s about Jewish Day School. I told them I wasn’t sure they’d like what I’d write, that my own kids didn’t go to Jewish Day School, and that maybe I wasn’t the right person for the task. but they said they wanted me to do it anyway. This is what I wrote. They published it. [...]