My week: I’m breaking up with karma, she’s a bitch

I was a great believer in karma. I trusted it to get the bad guys in the end.

But you know what: she who is meanest and dirtiest wins, and I don’t see any consequences.

What else explains my month of disaster while the mean girls thrive?

Last week one of my enemies (sadly I’ve collected a few totally delusional/maniacal ones) suggested I was akin to the devil. Ah, how I wish I had the energy for such evil. Sadly not.

I wasn’t always so whatever-will-be. In a blog called Revenge I wrote: “Revenge is a dish best served cold, whatever that means. According to The Urban Dictionary it’s an old saying from the Mafiosi in Sicily: “The best payback is the one that comes with planning, and that brings the most horrendous pain to your enemies when they are not expecting and are just enjoying the fruits of all the dishonor they brought upon you. One must wait so he can really inflict pain to those who wronged him. Careful planing is necessary so your enemies will suffer terribly, but you won’t be harmed by the Law or by your enemies’ allies.” Deliciously brutal …”

That was then … this is they’re-so-not-worth-it now.

Anyhoo … last week was mostly spent in Los Angeles for work, nursing a bugger of a flu that virtually stole my voice. But I still managed to struggle to the stores to buy the youngest some sneakers with flashing lights, a spotty dress and popping candy, while the eldest scored a David Bowie t-shirt, spider-web leggings and thongs with skeleton bones on them.

I also found the energy to further indulge my obsession with orange fashion, adding chinos and sneakers to my extensive collection. Yum!

 As for the blog …

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>> I had chicken nuggets and $300 champagne in a friend’s hotel room.

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>> I begged for tipping tips while lounging poolside at my Pasadena hotel.

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>> I bemoaned being poorly in Pasadena.

>> And I started to think Mulder was right with the whole trust no-one thing.

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>> Oh and then I moaned a bit more about my laryngitis, with a gory throat pic.

Meanwhile, over at ivillage …

The funny stuff

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>> This was my favourite meme.

>> If there’s a toddler in your house, you’ve probably suspected they operate according to their own set of rules. The good news is, we’ve found it – click here to read the Toddler Code of Conduct >> http://bit.ly/1e4qmcD

Photo: The video of a husband waking up from an operation and seeing his wife that has everyone laughing >> http://bit.ly/1b32wwK
>> The video of a husband waking up from an operation and seeing his wife that has everyone laughing >> http://bit.ly/1b32wwK
Photo: Most people who experienced the 1980s first-hand are probably content to look back on the decade with a smile, rather than re-live it. But not this family. Click here to read why >> http://bit.ly/14AgpAy
>> Most people who experienced the 1980s first-hand are probably content to look back on the decade with a smile, rather than re-live it. But not this family. Click here to read why >>http://bit.ly/14AgpAy
Photo: And now, for your daily dose of cute: Dog meets hedgehog. What happens next will make your heart explode. Watch it here >> http://bit.ly/1aZsqlb
>> Dog meets hedgehog. What happens next will make your heart explode. Watch it here >>http://bit.ly/1aZsqlb

The stuff that made me think

>> “I can see the headline now: Dad Takes Daughter to Urgent Care for Cramps. And that’s exactly what I did.” Click here to read how a single dad dealt with his daughter’s first period. 
>> Melissa Puchalla couldn’t handle her “difficult” adopted daughter, so she found her new parents… on the Internet. Welcome to the terrifying world of “re-homing” >> http://bit.ly/17XQZK9
Photo: My son likes "girl stuff" - and that's OK with me >> http://bit.ly/16k5s4y
>> My son likes “girl stuff” – and that’s OK with me >>http://bit.ly/16k5s4y
>> How I solved my daughter’s lonely recess problem >>http://bit.ly/18T41rf
Photo: Is this the most surprising – and honest – wedding announcement ever published? >> http://bit.ly/1ap0JiF
>>  Is this the most surprising – and honest – wedding announcement ever published? >> http://bit.ly/1ap0JiF
Photo: Meet the 42-year-old mum who fell pregnant to her teen lover and doesn't have a single regret >> http://bit.ly/15cyfIi
>> Meet the 42-year-old mum who fell pregnant to her teen lover and doesn’t have a single regret >> http://bit.ly/15cyfIi
>> 18 things kids can teach us about happiness >>http://bit.ly/1avfRyz

And the stuff that made me drool …

Photo: What's better than fresh strawberries on a balmy day? These delicious recipes will hit the spot >> http://bit.ly/18aqjJX
>> What’s better than fresh strawberries on a balmy day? These delicious recipes will hit the spot >> http://bit.ly/18aqjJX
Photo: 5 dinner recipes that will have your family begging for seconds >> http://bit.ly/14EezJN
>> 5 dinner recipes that will have your family begging for seconds >> http://bit.ly/14EezJN
Photo: Ever heard of s'mores? They're an American campfire tradition - toasted marshmallows sandwiched with chocolate and biscuits - that I've been dying to try. This recipe gallery has given me lots of mouth-watering inspiration - Kahla >> http://bit.ly/13po8Ro

>> Last, but not least, ever heard of s’mores? They’re an American campfire tradition – toasted marshmallows sandwiched with chocolate and biscuits – that I’ve been dying to try. This recipe gallery has given me lots of mouth-watering inspiration >> http://bit.ly/13po8Ro

How was your week? 

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