When I got home from work last night, the power was out.  It didn’t come back on for 15 hours.  FIFTEEN HOURS.  Right as I was walking out the door for work this morning, all of the lights kicked on – so then, I had to put down my purse, put down my Vera Bradley quilted lunch bag, put down my laptop, put down my gym clothes, and do a walk-through of the house to turn everything off.

My bedroom is upstairs, where, sans air conditioner, it is at least 12 degrees hotter than the rest of the house.  Needless to say, last night was sheer misery.  But that’s all I’m going to say about that, because this summer, I haven’t been complaining as much about the heat (proud?).  It doesn’t mean that I’ve been enjoying it any more, or even hating it any less – just not verbalizing my suffering as often or as strongly.

But just because I won’t talk about the heat doesn’t mean I won’t talk about other things.

Yet another brilliant segue by Annie Parsons.

But.  I don’t know where to take it.  So I guess that this is the end – unless you’ll allow me to add these things: it’s really difficult to read white letters on a black background, crouton rhymes with futon, and vote for Gabe.



  1. becca on August 20, 2009 at 3:29 PM

    EEEE! greebs made it on the blog!

    i hate it that they make you sign up for an account, but let me just say that, if every reader did, gabe would absolutely blow all the other dogs out of the water. (not that he doesn’t already).

    as it stands, he is in second place! up from fifth yesterday. he might as well rise to first – the dog in the lead isn’t even facing the camera >:o(

  2. dn on August 20, 2009 at 9:05 PM

    Do you have a problem with gray letters on a black background? If so, I might have a problem with YOU.

    Also – gray or grey? Where do you stand?

  3. Annie on August 20, 2009 at 9:06 PM

    So I read “crouton rhymes with futon” and then I sit here and wonder: “How did she think of that?!?”

  4. Greta on August 21, 2009 at 12:23 AM

    By the way, did I tell you I met someone at a cafe the other day who recognized me through your blog?

    Annie Parsons’ BFF: famous through association.

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