Monday, October 30, 2006

Say It Isn't So!

Word on the street is that Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe are calling it splits. I'm really sorry to hear that because they seemed so grounded and committed to their family.

If You Say So

Vanity plates I spotted during my travels over the past week or so:





Sunday, October 22, 2006


One way to avoid traffic tickets.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

"I Got Them At Marshall's for $19.99!"

That's what her shoes screamed at me as she leaned into the doorway of the office. She's known for wearing outfits that look like ... that I wouldn't be caught dead in, especially at work. Today it was a little black jacket and skirt - cute enough except the skirt was WAY too short. She accented things with a red leather croc type bag and the shoes - four inch high shiny red vinyl stiletto pumps. With the Marshall's price tag still stuck to the bottom of the shoe. I kid you not.

Monday, October 16, 2006

The Call of The Wild

Every year I play this game with myself to see how long I can go before I turn on the heat. This year, it was Saturday, October 14 - five days earlier than last year. And then I went outside and raked a huge pile of leaves even though there are still many trees where the leaves have not yet completely turned, much less fallen. And today, as I was walking home, the sound of geese flying south filled the air.

I hate fall.

And oh, yeah - the fridge is totally on the fritz again.

Sunday, October 15, 2006


In the past 30 days, my gmail account accumulated 1,701 pieces of spam. And that's what got filtered out! If I'd had to go through those and delete them, I would have killed the account. Just not worth the hassle when you can easily get a new email address.

Monday, October 09, 2006


Because SOCCRMOM was already taken.

Three Strikes

I can't win.

Was determined to start on a project this evening. All I wanted to do was install some old software on this PC. CD drive not working.

Wanted to create a birthday card for a friend. Grabbed the printer from the basement and hooked it up. Power supply not working.

Add to this the fact that AudioBlogger will soon cease to exist, and I've got three strikes against me.

Not a very cheery and/or uplifting 1,000th post, now is it?

Saturday, October 07, 2006

10,368 Miles Away

I love checking my site stats to see who has visited and how they got here. Just a few minutes ago, I saw that my latest visitor was from Alice Springs, Northern Territory, AUSTRALIA. That's 10,368 miles away.

It's a small world after all.

Take last night, for example. I had a cocktail party and once again I tried to mix things up. I invited new co-workers, neighbors and friends. It's interesting to see if/how the different worlds collide. So I was surprised to see Rich's friend Ed immediately walk up to my boss's husband and say hello. Turns out they used to hang out together in the same dart league. And then later, I saw my yoga friend Lisa chatting with my friend Cindy and they grabbed me to ask Jill's last name, and I remembered that Cindy was friends with Jill who used to also be in our yoga class. And it was fun to see Jim and Jane arrive at the same time - I didn't know they knew each other and neither one of them knew that the other knew me!

All in all, another great party. There was a steady stream of people all night long - the first guests arrived right after work at 5:00, a second round of folks who don't work in town came between 6:00-6:30, it was almost 8:00 by the time Susan and Julie arrived and then things were a blur until 9:30 when things started breaking up but it wasn't over yet - Amy arrived just before 10:00. Everyone else said their goodbyes and then it was just the two of us, chatting until almost 11:30.

We talked a lot about relationships and community and identity and I realized that I am still struggling with that last piece - identity. Who am I? I'm not what I do, yet it's hard for me to define myself outside of the context of my job. I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Do I need to be anything? How can I find a job that I love and still make a living at it? Questions that were fine to toss out when I'd been drinking for the last five hours ... a little too weighty for me this morning.

Back to cleaning up the porch ...

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

... The Ice Cube Maker Is Broken

So that's why the ice cube trays made the sudden appearance.