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Monthly Archives: January 2011

A Vacuum Of The Unexplained

No, I didn’t watch Obama’s SoTU address last night. And not *just* because I was feeling ill and in bed by 8:30. I’d just rather catch the highlights after the fact rather than have to sit through the whole dog and pony show, and the spin afterward with follow-up responses from idiots like Michele Bachmann [...]

A Better Reflection of the Human Condition

Perhaps I was a bit too upbeat yesterday. That post was made just after unloading groceries, but long before I realized I’d left my car unlocked. We had a quiet night in. I kept meaning to run back outside to get one more thing out of the trunk (cat litter) but I was already in [...]

Serving Many Masters

Yes, my plate is full. But it is manageable. As busy as I am I am reeeeeally loving my weird life right now. And it’s a great feeling.
Five more good things:

Now serving, breakfast with a side of cartoons at The Suburban World Theater.
In The Trees: TWIN PEAKS 20th Anniversary Art Exhibition - discovered via Tim [...]

Chasing After Shadows

This week has seen much more social activity than last, but I’ve still been getting to bed early. Which explains why I’ve been wide awake between 4-5am most mornings. Eventually I’ve managed to drift off again but the movie projector in my brain has been working overtime, firing up vivid technicolor dreams. In one I [...]

Fire In My Eyes

Yesterday my son lost his very last baby tooth. A major milestone. I may have gotten a little misty-eyed. But this doesn’t mean he’s growing up *too* fast. Well, he may be remarkably tall, especially given the smaller stature of his parents. And he has made a huge amount of progress academically and socially in [...]

Off The Map

We spent much of the long holiday weekend at home or close to it, and that was a-ok. We stepped out for a showing of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (not worthy, but now we know), sampling the new breakfast menu at Cake Eater, and sledding in an amazing nearby [...]

Substituting Optimism for Reality

Last night I skipped out on happenings around town to catch up on sleep, which seemed like a solid plan, except that I then woke up at 5:30am this morning. Just as some friends were going to bed. And now the bulk of the day has been spent multi-tasking to the point of distraction, with [...]

Rhythmic Articulation of Feeling

I’m bouncing back after recent battles with the sewer main and other big life stuff. But it’s been such a head-spinning-ly busy week with more deadlines looming on the horizon. My dance card has been full and then some.
Oddly enough it’s turning out that 2011 may be the year of unexpected succor in many [...]

Chaos is a Friend of Mine

My Monday morning began with a bunch of men tromping around my basement, and a backhoe out in front of the house. What will the neighbors say? I had hoped to get some work done from home while this sewer repair proceeds around me (the culprits - old clay tile and tree roots). But I [...]

Thank You Sir, May I Have Another?

We’ve had a rough start to the week, and year. Seems to have become an annual tradition. 2006? My son Felix was stillborn. 2007? My ex-husband moved out and my cat died. 2008? Projectile vomiting (with no alcohol involved). 2009? A broken picture window. 2010? An injured appendage. This time around it’s my potentially broken [...]