Planning for the Abyss

Yesterday’s haiku left a lot to be desired in the humor department.  That’s just how Microsoft makes me feel sometimes.  I had one big project that I needed to finish, and my computer decided that it wouldn’t open the Excel file that was necessary for that one project.  It made me grumpy. Today is new…

Cool Cat

I was writing an uber serious post today about connection to people and places, but it’s Saturday and I’m at work.  I don’t need serious.  What this blogger needs is a ridiculous cat.  Yup.  So courtesy of someone else’s blog, here is a ridiculous(ly cool) cat: That did make me feel better, and since I…

Passing Notes

This week provided solid proof that some things do get better as you get older.  I’ve been sharing notes with friends since way back when.  In high school, they were mostly about how great it would be when Integrated Physics and Chemistry was finished for the day and we could just play tennis.  Or they…

Fairy Tales and Dragon Tails

Your family might be perfectly normal.  You never laugh at (imaginary) people’s pain or when the make-believe dragon eats the make-believe policeman, and I’m very happy for you.  It must be nice to be that well-adjusted.  But if you aren’t that well-adjusted or if you want a glimpse of my slightly weird family for a…

Summertime ADD

Happy thoughts at the moment: fields, the World Cup and Wimbledon, and my front porch. I’m actually pretty predictable in the “happy thoughts” department… except for the World Cup.  That one’s a fluke. Perfect evening plans: time on the porch and a viewing of Field of Dreams. Perfect soundtrack to current daydreams: George Winston’s Ballads…

Pink Tights

My first official stint as a ballerina was at age 6.  It went really well until I realized that the older girls in the class didn’t appreciate my fine self-choreographed dances.  I decided it would be more fun to just dance around the house for the next few years, so I stuck with swimming and…

Treehouse Naps

There’s something just right about a rainy day at the library.  Getting out of bed is kind of a struggle (and that’s an understatement, since you could say that I have “kind of a struggle” getting out of bed every day), but once you’ve made it from the cocoon of pillows and sheets to the…