Month: March 2009

All in the name

Facebook has these silly quizzes that are always circulating: Which city do you belong in?  What kind of a dog would you be?  What kind of cocktail are you?  Which TV mom would you be?  Let it be known that I do not participate. But last night, a friend of mine completed one I hadn’t…

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Marching on

Hey, remember when I used to post every morning, Monday through Friday – and not at all on the weekends?  Well, listen up, my little parakeets: those days are over. I don’t know what days are upon us.  But the fact of the matter is that my life is different.  I don’t know where it’s…

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Kristy girl

Sometimes, someone you’ve never met can give you the biggest gift. Kristy Behrs of Wreckless Photography has been a second soul to me. She lives far, far away in California, and although we’ve never met face to face, I feel that we have a bond – an understanding – a trippy connection that bridges the…

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The first three calls were funny

The first call came at 12:45am. “Hi, I’m wondering if you still have the cat mailbox?” Um, what? “The cat mailbox! I just saw the ad on Craigslist.” Excuse me? “Posted about a half hour ago – it’s darling.” Lady, it’s the middle of the night, and I have no idea what you’re talking about.…

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Nicked floor (in the nick of time)

So there I was, cutting apart the Costco salmon fillet that I had just taken out of the oven. When I came back from Kansas City at Christmas, my mom took 6 individually vacuum-packed frozen fish and stashed them in various corners of my suitcase – and these precious little gems have been carefully rationed…

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Avoiding lists

I write every day.  For me, it’s like drinking water, or breathing air – I have to do it, or I feel like I’m going to fade away.  Sometimes the things that I write get posted here, sometimes they turn into songs – or scraps of songs, sometimes they exist for my eyes only.  And…

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Julie made a great joke

Me: How can they tell how old an eagle is? Her: They measure its crow’s feet!

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Karen

I took myself on a walk this morning. Some days, it is so easy to feel the love of God – in the dappled sunshine, the cool, crisp air, the chirping of the birds. My bouffant ponytail bounced on top of my head, and I soaked in the hope. It’s hard to believe what is…

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Not exactly waxing poetic

I apologize for the lack of substance on this blog this week.  I promise to resume some substantial, witty, entertaining posting someday soon.  But until then, this is all I have for you: – I’ve filled out 3 March Madness brackets.  In one of them, in honor of Andy Bernard, I chose Cornell to win…

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A new day

“If you had no job, you could be so productive!” This is basically the biggest lie since “There are no cats in America.” I believed it. I fell for it. I spent my working days fantasizing about all that I could get done if I didn’t have a job: reading, writing, exercising, cooking, cleaning, organizing…

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