21st-century

Things for which I am grateful

August 8, 2010

I have the best family and friends on the planet. Just saying. Photo: Grandma Sawyer’s apple tree, which likes to produce three-apple clusters. Photographed by me with an iPhone and the Hipstamtic appon August 7, 2010 in Palos Verdes, CA

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No One Has Got Permission to Be Here

August 8, 2010
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Saved by the bell, so to speak

July 17, 2010

I had an interesting idea last night, as I was settling in for a night’s sleep. I considered grabbing my phone and recording a voice memo, but talked myself out of it, believing I was still plenty awake to recall my thought in the morning. Yep, you guessed it. This morning I had no clue [...]

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By a Thread

June 30, 2010

I’ve just lived the worst two or three months of my life. I believe I am on a good track of improvement, but some days still I’m not so sure. It wasn’t the flu, although it felt quite like it. Intense, immense body ache, foggy brain, and constant need for a nap. Soooo tired. Of [...]

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Exit Through the Gift Shop

April 23, 2010

Following on yesterday’s post about the street art under the First Avenue Bridge, tonight I watched the Seattle premiere of Exit Through the Gift Shop. I admit that I have a more friendly attitude toward street art than many folks do. Probably this film will be condemned because it honors “vandalism.” I think the movie [...]

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Just in Case

April 21, 2010

The members of my family all received Disaster Kits for Christmas a few years ago. We did a lot of research into compiling them—to be expected what with a couple of professional safety pros and a Virgo or two in the family. Here are the documents from which we worked. I hope they are useful [...]

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21st century, rules change, rules stay the same

April 14, 2010

A few things to cover today. Succinctly, sex, sex, sex. ∞ First up, dating and sex and the infernal question, “Who Pays?”. As in, we are on a first date, who pays? And the question is answered with humour and insight by Single Ape. I especially like how he says When you ask someone out, [...]

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Marriage.2

January 2, 2009

My task tonight, explaining the nigh-on unexplainable. If you’ve been following along at home, you know that on November 7th, my husband of 16 months announced that he didn’t want to be married. I’ve posted here now and again about the “process” of adjusting to his announcement–my sorrow, my bouncing about amid friends’ homes, my [...]

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