A dongle.Source: Unicorn-bi.com "Have you seen my dongle? I can't seem to find it." Gorgeous stared warily back at me, convinced that she was being subjected to yet another sophomoric innuendo from our junior high days, some 50 years prior. If anything, the last year has only increased the lengths to which I will stretch … Continue reading Language Barriers
Wanted: Endurance and Stamina. Will Pay Handsomely.
Would you buy a used car from this man? "No Diggity" by Blackstreet streamed out of my ear buds, and for two beats I almost felt like my former self. I was back on an elliptical for the first time in over a year. Just like riding a bike (or so they say -- I … Continue reading Wanted: Endurance and Stamina. Will Pay Handsomely.
One of these things is not like the other! It is said that turning a blind's eye to a loved one's addiction is the equivalent of enabling the behavior. While I'm sure that's true, I nonetheless have no misgiving in absolving myself for any blame in the tale I'm about to share with you. First, … Continue reading Addictive Habits
SING A SONG OF …?
Source: Debs Despatches In response to an invitation from the always engaging Deb at Debs Dispatches, I am joining her in sharing the songs which perhaps best represents me as a person. Deb's choices are all really good, not to mention the fact that I was delighted to see she chose Dvorak’s “Slavonic Dance," which … Continue reading SING A SONG OF …?
Source: Clipartkey.com I just spent a tidy sum of money for new eyeglasses. Wait, that's only half right. Let me be rephrase: I just spent a tidy sum for new eyeglasses that I don't technically need. There. I always feel better with a full disclosure. It's easier than converting to Catholicism. I'll explain the "technically" … Continue reading Pure Magnetism
Restraining My Mansplaining
Source: Getty Image via DailyMail.com Who knew a trip to the local grocery could turn into an exercise in self awareness? My only goal had been to avoid the Hostess aisle and scheme a way to quietly re-enter our home to put away the store brand items without Gorgeous seeing them (for some reason, she … Continue reading Restraining My Mansplaining
Eat Your Fried Chicken, ‘Wink Wink, Nudge Nudge’
Source: People.com Are we having fun yet? A few of us are. As I write this, the CDC has just issued a new recommendation that the wearing of two masks will help protect against the more contagious variants of the coronavirus. So if you're keeping score at home, this gives us one more item to … Continue reading Eat Your Fried Chicken, ‘Wink Wink, Nudge Nudge’
New York Times front page, Afternoon of January 6, 2021 I lived and worked in Washington, DC for 20 years. My first job there was in the early 1980's at what was then known as the General Accounting Office (it's now called the Government Accountability Office), a part of the legislative branch. I worked as … Continue reading Words Matter
Continued Idle Thoughts: Anyone For a Holly Jolly Christmas?!
Santa, self-isolating somewhere in Florida Who says it isn't a normal Christmas? Why just this morning we watched on the news how airports are again teeming with people, ready to travel back home and infect Mom, Dad, Auntie, and Grandpa. 'Tis better to give than receive after all. Health experts suggest getting a covid test … Continue reading Continued Idle Thoughts: Anyone For a Holly Jolly Christmas?!
Another Covid Delay: A Kitchen Cries for Help
Our "Ghost" Ice I'm big on ignoring tasks. If there was an olympic event for procrastinating, I know I'd win gold. Front door area needs sweeping? Yeah, I'll get to that after there's a vaccine. Some things we have no control over, though. For instance, news reports tell us that hospitals continue to feel an … Continue reading Another Covid Delay: A Kitchen Cries for Help
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