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Um, like, so yeah…y’know what I mean?

I was driving into work this morning listening to National Public Radio and a segment featuring two teenaged boys discussing their education came on after an update on Egypt. The presenter gave them a glowing introduction, mentioning that they both wrote for VOX (Voice of…

Chick-fil-a: What Makes America Great!

I am easily impressed. Unless an individual or corporation makes a deliberate and obvious attempt at epic failure (like those douche water enema bags Delta Airlines), I generally find the good in most people and services. But this week, Chick-fil-a hit it out of the…

Juror No. 5

I was already pissed off because I had to take a day off from work and lose 8 hours’ worth of wages for the week. Coming off the heels of a fabulous birthday and birthday weekend, the news that I had been selected for jury…

Oh La La, That Woman is GAGA!

I have openly admitted that I’ve lost a fair amount of ‘cool’ since I became a mom. I think the last time I was considered hip and up to date on anything was in 2006, when my second daughter was born. That being said, I…

I Got This Job Because of My Accent, Thank You

In America, as with the rest of the world I’m sure, accents are a fascinating thing. They tell us where people are from, possibly where they’ve been, and what caste/class that person is a part of. Foreign accents in this country are considered charming, which…

Contractor Status

Say what you will about being a contractor: It’s short term; they can cut your project at any time; it’s unstable; there are no health benefits; blah blah BLAH! For all the negatives, I can rebut with a good number of positives: The autonomy, the…

OMG: Commit ME!

As a rule, I generally don't watch reality TV shows anymore. They all 'jumped the shark' a long time ago in my view. But last night, my baby boy wouldn't go to sleep and the only thing that was of any interest on TV was…

No Refills for YOU!

I used to work for a recruiting firm in Marietta that hired a casserole of characters to serve as "recruiters". It was a glorified call center, painted with slate blue walls and outfitted with slate gray cubicle-ettes (half cubicles that offered 0 privacy). 8.5 of…

Jive Turkey!

This week my grandmother-in-law threw her middle finger in my face. I mean, she totally flipped me and my family 'the bird.' And by 'bird', I of course don't mean a cuddly, colorful parrot used for entertaining guests. In the 14+ years that I have…

It's My Blog-a-versary!

Today I've been blogging on M.O.M for a year. *Insert the fanfare and naked acrobatics here!* Of course there was cake, but my children decimated it before I could get a picture of it. For my one first blog-a-versary, I tought it would be fitting…