We’re here to disappear, therefore let’s be as vivid and generous as we can.– Anne Waldman (via littleheart)
Is that a book you got there?
fridayreads: Well you KNOW we want to hear about it! Reblog this post with a line about what you’re reading this week, and you’ll be automatically entered to win wonderful books and prizes. This week’s giveaways include 20 book cover t-shirts from Out of Print clothing! Last Night in Twisted River, by John Irving. It’s taking me a while to get through this one because I always take my...
Snow day again
They’re saying we’re getting another foot, and I think the groundhog was delusional.
Here we go!
What the what?
Who called me from Big Timber, Montana and didn’t leave a message? Don’t you know it’s bad manners to call from such a beautiful place on earth without extending an invitation for a visit?!
Something dark and ugly stepped aside today and let the light out. Or in. Maybe both. Anyway, work wasn’t nearly as painful as it was last week and yesterday, and it wasn’t because something about work changed. It was because I stopped being ashamed of myself for going back there for just a few minutes this morning after I realized that shame was fueling my rage. Just a few minutes...
for my friend who reminds me that I have gifts that I’m not using because I’m stuck in my hurt, and anger, and disappointment. thankful for her message this morning, which reinforced my desire to face this day with open eyes, open heart, and open arms.
How did I forget?
How horrendous it is working in an office where everyone bathes in shitty perfume before they leave their houses? Headache. And my ginger tea tastes like a cheap whore.
Truthful Tuesday: thank you life
It started a few hours before bedtime last night. Scratchy throat, prickly feeling all over, slight headache, sinuses gearing up. Sleep was a spotty situation at best, and when Chris woke up at 3am to use the bathroom, that woke me up for an hour or so. I was wide awake for the day at 5:30, but stayed in bed feeling the toxic flow through my body. My heart is beating too fast, which tells me...
I had no idea
but apparently Ghostbusters 2 is a thing, and my family is watching it while eating shrimp tacos on flame-toasted, sprouted corn tortillas with homemade guacamole and Spanish rice. I think there’s a reason I didn’t know this movie existed.
Almost sixty degrees out today. Most of the snow in the yard is gone, and the driveway is only icy at the crest of the hill. I spent my day in a cubicle with poorly controlled temperature and air flow, and when I walked back out to my truck to go home, the air was different. I could feel the moisture in it. On the drive, I was amazed at the sight of everyone’s yards with streams of runoff...
How does a night devolve so quickly from peaceful groove to hateful silence? I don’t even.
IF EVERYONE CLICKS THE MAKE A DIFFERENCE BUTTON →
atsirhc: atsirhc: $1.00 WILL BE DONATED BY LUNDBECK INC. FOR THE RESEARCH OF RARE DISEASES. THINK OF ALL THE MONEY LUNDBECK INC. WILL HAVE TO PUT FORWARD IF THIS GETS REBLOGGED AND EVERY REBLOGGER AND HEARTER CLICKS THE “MAKE A DIFFERENCE” BUTTON. MY DISEASE IS ONE OF THE RARE ONES. YOU JUST HAVE TO CLICK A BUTTON SO THERE’S NO REASON FOR YOU NOT TO! reblogged for the morning crew. one...
Yikes! Sorry about the triple beer post. I’m on the train now…starving and twitching from the kid who screamed like a torture victim 3 seats back for the last 30 minutes of the flight. Made the earlier train so not grabbing food and more beer. Dammit. So hangry right now.
Ya, Captain Morgan was all Happy Friday last night
and this morning he’s all Happy Seasick Saturday, now swab the deck and main the sails and scratch my balls. Dumbass.
Captain Morgan and I are no longer on speaking...
I really need/want to book my CHSH stay, but I also really feel like I first need to start this part-time freelance gig with my old job (yes, I’m going back because I’m too lazy to find new clients). I also want to try to coordinate this trip with a couple of days with my good friend Lisa in Urbana. So, I’m waiting a couple more weeks to book. I hope I can still get a snazzy name...
I watch most TV on Hulu (why do we have cable? oh right for the rest of the family), and on Friday nights I like to watch 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation. I always watch Parks and Recreation first. Just because I worked at Rockefeller Center for a decade doesn’t mean I’m really a big city girl. I mean, I am, but I’m not. You know?
We've had this conversation before
But OK, Itchy Edison
Masa Crepes - as promised
3 eggs 1 1/2 cups milk 1/2 cup masa harina, roasted corn flour, or fine cornmeal 1/2 cup flour 1/2 tsp sea salt 3 tbsp melted butter or oil put all ingredients in blender, blend until smooth, scraping down the sides once or twice as needed. Pour into 4 cup liquid measuring cup and let rest 20-30 min. make crepes! These crepes go with any savory filling, and they’re everything...
I'm glad you guys are awake
Because my family is sound asleep and I’m just vibrating worry for my stepdad who has been more of a dad to me than my own dad. I spoke with him for a minute. In 30 years I’ve never heard him cry like that. I’m glad he has my mom, who is amazing grace under terrible pressure always, and will do all she can to keep the path clear for him to grieve the death of his first born. ...
All 3 brothers, his parents, my mom, and his 16 year-old son were with him. there are no words.
Living the Romantic Comedy: Groundhog Day →
monsterbeard: Since today is Groundhog Day and everyone is talking about Groundhog Day, I would be remiss if I didn’t point you over to one of my favorite screenwriting blogs, where you can read of Danny Rubin’s incredible account flying with Bill Murray in the middle of the night to Punxsutawney to experience the day first hand. Included is a bunch of helpful insight from Billy Mernit as to...
Know what's really tasty?
Spiced rum and orange-tangerine juice. It always pays to move the carton of milk in a side-by-side fridge.
They're waiting for a med flight to Boston
But his BP is 48 and dropping and he’s totally septic and they’re not sure he’ll survive the flight. Why would the ICU team suggest a flight if there isn’t hope?
Galaxie 500 – Snowstorm
Holy jeebus it's cold out there
Just brought a bucket of scraps, some warm water, and a new layer of dry straw to the chickens. The wind just about sucked the breath out of me and my gloves are apparently decorative-pretend-gloves because I was only out there for ten minutes, but I can’t feel my fingers. The last squall that came through was a total white-out and now the sun is shining and the north-western sky is that...