The Cooties

One morning in first grade, the principal made an important announcement. “There is a severe head lice epidemic,” he grumbled through the loudspeaker. “The nurse will call classrooms in one at a time tomorrow to check for head lice.” Kelly, the pig-tailed girl that hated my guts from the moment she saw me in kindergarten, […]

Bath Time

Growing up, bathing was always an issue. Nagymama felt that excessive baths led to: -Red Hair (which makes you look like a whore) -All your hair falling out (well, at least it won’t be red anymore) -Kidney infections (resulting in death) I was allowed to take a bath once a week, but showering was forbidden. Nagymama […]

Explosive Red Pepper Soup Recipe

Okay,  like 25 people have asked me for the explosive red pepper soup recipe, so create this AT YOUR OWN RISK: EXPLOSIVE RED PEPPER SOUP 2 med. onions, coarsely chopped 6 or 7 lg. red peppers, seeded and coarsely chopped 3 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped 1 tbsp. butter (Vegan: Use olive oil) 2/3 c. chicken or […]

Happy Birthday, Nagymama!

Over the weekend (April 5th to be exact), Nagymama celebrated her 98th birthday! We had to tell her in every language she speaks to make sure she knew we were HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY: Happy Birthday! (English) Boldog születésnapot! (Hungarian) La mulţi ani! (Romanian) Alles gute zum Geburtstag! (German) Hartelijk gefeliciteerd met je vejaardag! (Dutch) Since […]