My mother lives on Long Island (My accent changes when I speak to her but that may be another post.) Last week, she said 'a storm is brewing, but it won't be as bad as a hurricane.' Today, I awoke to news reports of the East Coast closing off and shutting down. I got worried. … Continue reading Don’t Wake Up In Kansas
Some of you may remember Coffeegate 2011. Well, it's become an annual event. Earlier this week, I picked up my coffee with my left hand. And promptly dropped it. On my computer. Again. Maybe it was the weight of my engagement ring. Or maybe it's because I am seriously not left-handed. At all. Ever. Anyway, … Continue reading Please Stay Tuned
I don’t have a day-job at the moment. Every Monday, I have to go to down to the Jobcentre and report on what I’ve done to ‘look for work’. Last week, my ‘activity’ equaled 36 hours. This week’s projection is also 36. That’s a full-time job. For me, this involves drinking coffee while clicking through … Continue reading Little Boxes
On Monday, I finished Where’d You Go Bernadette, which was my 43rd book of the year and my 701st listed on Goodreads. And it really needs a question mark at the end. Because questions without question marks annoy me. As well as a grammatically incorrect title, it was the first hardcover book I’ve read in … Continue reading Do You Read Naked?
In an effort to get a little closer to the dream described in this post, I’m going back to school. Well, I’m not actually going anywhere. The course is online. But I will be reading, studying, using highlighters, making notes, writing essays, drinking coffee and possibly pulling my hair out like any other student. The … Continue reading Back To School. In My Pajamas.
Regular readers will know that Sarge likes to play Go. He plays it online and is also a member of a local club. Though I believe the first rule of Go club is you don't talk about Go club. Anyway. We've traipsed around game shops looking for what Sarge calls 'a real Go board' and … Continue reading Penguin On Board
This was going to be yesterday's post, but all the fresh air from the weekend left me too tired to crank up the computer last night. Anyway. September's book group selection was Pontypool Changes Everything. Since the Afterword basically states the movie is better, and people really shouldn't have read the book, few of us … Continue reading How Many Pillows Can You Fit In A Washing Machine?