It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving.* You’re back at your desk, bleary-eyed and wondering what it is you actually do for a living and if it is really possible for a person to eat her own weight in turkey, when you happen to open your email. Immediately, your eyeballs slam to the back of your head, … Read more
Labwork: FinishedGrocery List: ComposedLoins: GirdedShoes: Sturdy Eyes: On the prize Dates: ConsumedMedjools: Preferred to these degletsLive and: LearnWhere was I?: Oh, right.Fire: In bellySong: In heartElbows: Sharp Okay boys and girls, let’s do this thing.
Since it seems to be the moment for such behavior, I thought I’d use this time to mention a few things I am thankful for. (I suppose, in the true tradition of the holiday, I should find some Indians to thank for providing my with food, and then send them to live in South Dakota, … Read more
Recently, I mentioned to Cameron that really I liked the song “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz. It’s fun and upbeat, the sort of thing that would make good workout music, and it had a lyric I particularly enjoyed, about getting ready to go to a club “wearing on my favorite pants.” Unfortunately, on a further listening, … Read more
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this, but I got an iPad* for my birthday. (I did? Well, you might have forgotten.) And the first thing I did, after holding it up over my head and dancing around with it like Clara at the beginning of The Nutcracker, was to install the Books app and … Read more
Someone over at the fine mystery-writers’ blog The Ladykillers must have suffered at least a minor head injury recently, because they asked me to stop by today and blog about the weather. Naturally, I made it about shoes. And gave it a weird title. Please stop by to offer your comments and condolences, and talk … Read more
As it happens, I’m a big fan of words. (Pause for Cameron to say, “Really?” in a deeply sarcastic tone of voice.) Big words, little words, words I don’t know how to pronounce because I’ve only ever seen them written. Which is why this project appeals to me so much. It’s an attempt being made … Read more
(I’m sorry the picture is so terrible. My camera has been dying a slow and painful death, and will be put out of its misery as soon as the new one I ordered from Amazon arrives. My pictures will still be bad, but at least they will be well-lit and in focus.) I am not, … Read more
Lately, I’ve been trying to come up with a way to make a lot of money without doing any work (because, frankly, the other way around hasn’t been doing it for me). But rigging the lottery would take too long, and hassling people for spare change outside of Draeger’s requires too much human interaction, so … Read more
You thought I was exaggerating about my cubicle neighbor‘s insanely sycophantic conversation style? Well, I have here a transcript of the majority of the things she said in about two minutes of conversation that proves that I wasn’t: “Okay.”“Absolutely”“Yeah”“Yeah”“Yes, exactly”“Right”“That’s interesting”“Interesting”“Right”“Right”“Sure” Can I start screaming now?