Don’t you know?
When life gives you lemons,
make lemon bars. They are delicious, y’all!
My grandfather was completely lucid,
so it was a merry Christmas.
I hate it, especially this year.
Dad: Your mother wants boots. Boots, boots, boots - she’s all about boots. Where can I get her some brown boots and in what size? Decoded: Go get your mother some brown boots, and I’ll pay you back on Christmas Eve. Me: I’ll just get her a gift card.
I told my brother's wife
about the culturally confused guy I saw on the bus, and she said, “I can tell you exactly what he is…an art major.” (This - coming from someone who majored in art, wears Manolo’s, and wouldn’t be caught dead in plaid.) I said, “No, he gets off at the [School of Music’s building] and has a small, black instrument case.” “Well, that makes...
I'm tired, y'all.
Someone put me to bed.
I admit it:
I have no clue who Christopher Hitchens was. His death would mean less than nothing to me, except that so many of you are upset by it. And this is the thing about death that upsets me: not that someone has died but that others are so hurt and angry and saddened by it. So, although I can’t be sorry for the death of someone I know nothing of, I can wish I could comfort those of you who are.
Don't you hate it
when your nice flat screen monitor blows a capacitor and you have to dig out an old cathode ray monitor? Everything looks wrong — curved at the edges, bent in the middle, small, unreadable words and numbers, distorted icons and webpages. <now, resetting screen res to 1400 x 1050> Better…better than no monitor. <sigh>
Cookies are in the oven
so all is well.
I feel like crap. I have a sinus infection, but I know if I go to the doctor, I’ll catch something even worse from the really, really sick people in the waiting room. So, instead of getting the antibiotics I need, I think I’ll just go make some rice krispy treats. That should fix me right up.
Why do people choose cocker spaniels as pets?
I have never encountered a cocker spaniel that didn’t have severe separation anxiety. Currently, I can hear my two-houses-down neighbor’s cocker crying from inside her garage. I’ve seen the dog, talked to it, petted it, etc, but I would know it’s a cocker from sound alone. They all do a dog howl version of a kitten mewl - a hewl if you will. Hewl Hewl Hewl until she...
scottowilliams asked: Same question I always go to in these cases: What websites do you have open?
Because I'd rather answer mail than work
ask/tell me something.
On the Bus: Cultural Confusion
‘Boggan covering hair that fell halfway down his back, Combined with the full beard, read as hippy/LynyrdSkynyrd. Nose ring. Flannel button down with a navy cardigan. Mist-gray skinny jeans, sagging. Three wallet chains. Black low-top Chuck Taylors.
I like giving books as gifts,
especially to children. Once I discovered my nephew (my brother’s son) loved to open and close things, I bought him several books with compartments, sliding doors, and/or lifting flaps. One book in particular was of vehicles and had panels that slid inside the pages to reveal the type of worker that drove the vehicle (e.g. firetruck and fireman). My parents and my brother’s wife went...