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Archive | May, 2009

The rain in Spain falls not at all

25 May

The rain in Spain falls not at all

As previously mentioned, Scott and I went to Spain. As you can see, we had a horrible time and annoyed each other to no end. (more…)

Mission: possible

24 May

Moving to the new neighborhood has changed my experience of the city immeasurably. Generally speaking, I always lived just outside of the happening neighborhoods, exchanging activity for lower rent. It was fine as long as I had two-wheeled transportation and, more importantly, motivation to make the trek to whatever activity was going on. But my homebody tendencies are strong, and more often than not, I’d wind up lollygagging at home instead of socializing. (Exceptions were made for shows at the Empty Bottle, a three-block walk from my house.) (more…)

Betty quote of the week

23 May

“The chipmunks are EATING my pansies !!”

For decades now, my mother has been losing the war against a small army of rodents. She hates the chipmunks for burrowing into her garden wall, for wiggling their tiny bodies into her store of birdseed, and, now, for EATING her pansies. I am not a hippie, but I think the universe is trying to tell her something: that no matter how much humankind would like to triumph over nature, cute little rodent bandits will always prevail. And they’ll have flower-breath.

Pining for the past

6 May

Pining for the past

It had been a long, long time since I’d checked my old e-mail address. I miss that address, actually, but I couldn’t handle the copious amounts of junk mail that hit it due to sneaky spam crawlers, so I switched. But for some reason, I thought, “Huh, I haven’t logged into Metafilter for years. Maybe I should do that.” (I know, this is all scintillating, but I’ve already worked something like 34 hours this week, and my mind is fuzzy.) But then I couldn’t remember my password, and I had to sssssssh over in a shhhhhhhell to have my password hint delivered. (more…)