I believe, I realized recently, that there are two kinds of trips you take: the kind you plan for months in advance, and the kind that just appear in front of you. Both are good, or at least no worse for how they come into being, and I think the variety is, in general, a … Read more
When I was assembling the previous post, I typed the word “people” into the YouTube search box (as the first word of “People Ain’t No Good”) and came up with the following list of most common searches on that word: People singingPeople getting scaredPeople getting ownedPeople dyingPeople are strangePeople farting Yep, more people are trolling … Read more
I was perusing my iTunes library the other day, as I often do when I am supposed to be writing. And one thing I noticed, because I was getting deep into my writing avoidance, was that of the top six songs in play count, three had “Ain’t” in the title. We have: Trick Pony, “Ain’t … Read more
Did you know that the chimpanzee who played Cheeta in the Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan movies is still alive, seventy-six years old and living in Palm Springs? I found that surprising, all things considered. Not only that a chimp could live that long, or that his retirement would so closely resemble a human’s (apparently that’s encoded … Read more
It’s bad enough not being able to shop, missing out on nice sweaters, cute skirts and sharp jackets. But now Sigerson Morrison has a collection for Target? That is simply cruel.
Because you can only turn twenty-nine so many times before it starts getting sad.
Honestly, I had no idea. When I decided to take a break from shopping, it never even occurred to me what kind of wide-ranging consequences it might have. But now here we are, on the brink of world-wide economic meltdown, and I have to say, I feel just terrible.
This morning, I got in to work to find that, of the fourteen plates I had transformed on Friday and left to grow over the weekend, nine had worked and five didn’t. (Not terrible, but I could have hoped for better.) And as a result, this song has been playing in my head all day: … Read more
On Sunday I ran my first half marathon. Ran-walked, actually, there being no way I was actually going to make it running all thirteen-point-one miles. And for the last quarter mile or so I’m not really sure you would call that running. The race was the San Jose Half Marathon held, in a shocking twist, … Read more
Well, that last post was kind of a downer. How about something a little more upbeat? There. That’s better. Of course, it would have been even better if they had included these guys. (Original version here)