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Monthly Archives: May 2008

Situational Awareness Is Key

Still struggling with my hard work to fun ratio. I was semi-productive over the weekend, but took time out for Cupcake Saturday, the Modern Radio 9th Anniversary Gallery Opening, to finally see Persepolis, and to host a Memorial Day BBQ. Last night I did some more post-party cleanup and then built myself another fire. Tonight [...]

Sneaking Her Superhero-Centric Worldview Into Every Topic

There’s something so appealing to me about the imperfect superhero (is there a term for this genre?) so I’ll admit, I’m excited about the upcoming Will Smith movie, Hancock - the superhero everybody loves to hate. And a co-worker has been reading the Noble Causes comics, the “superhero soap opera” series. Now I need those. [...]

Keep The Cosmic Trigger Happy

Along with my crazed Spring cleaning, I’ve had a serious Spring fever infection. The antidote? Five good things to do out and about:

Mini-golf returns to the Walker Art Center this Saturday.
It’s been at least 25 years since I’ve been to Spring Lake Amusement Park, but I’d like to go back. Especially to see the octopus [...]

Murmuring is Wasted Breath

Been trying to keep it all under control lately. Finally took my car in for repairs. Signed a contract to have my boiler replaced. Called a plumber about coming to check out the leaky bathtub faucet tomorrow. Made significant headway in clearing the clutter out of my house (with the help of friends, again, one [...]

I’ve Got to Be Unstoppable

Happy Mother’s Day to me! This morning I had to coax the little man…to turn over the top secret project he’d made for me at school. Turns out he was embarrassed by it (though it was adorable) and implored me not to read what he’d written, to just look at the pictures. That was sad. [...]

The Clock of The Long Now

Nineteen years ago today. He has now been dead longer than he was alive. But I will never forget my brother.
I am sad, as I am any time I think about him (which is often) but my life goes on. And how! So much to do but I’m trying not to let myself get overwhelmed [...]

The Path is Unsafe

The one good thing about getting sick last weekend? It’s allowed me to cut back on my caffeine intake. The monkey on my back was getting out of control. But now I’m down to one cup of coffee in the morning, and that’s it. It’s already helped with the whole sleeping thing. I like sleeping. [...]

There Is No Silver Bullet

My body rebels and I’m left with no options. Other than to stop. And wait. Waiting it out is hard, especially when it means missing so much. My plans for the weekend had to be scrapped. No Free Comic Book Day. No Cinco de Mayo. No cupcakes. And, worst of all, bailing on a photography [...]

Profound Leaps Forward

Earlier, when I was on the phone with J, he let out a hearty giggle. A very specific sort that sounds much like an “I-told-you-so” laugh. He said it wasn’t and clarified, claiming it was more of a “you-brought-this-on-yourself” laugh. It was regarding my Saturday morning cartoon dilemma. In the last year I’ve allowed the [...]