Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

Empty Sink

If you know me you know how huge a deal this is!

(Psst...if you REALLY know me you know that there is a pile of pots and pans stacked just outside the frame of the photo!)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Things I Probably (Most Definitely) Should Have Learned Before I Did

There are moments in life when you accept something as fact simply because you did not know any better. I have many of these moments.

For example:

While reading To Kill A Mockingbird in high school, it took me an exceptionally long time to realize that Scout was in fact not a boy, but a girl. Did I skip over all of the pronouns in the first 9 chapters? Who knows. The book is now on my list of books to revisit in the future.

Until 9th grade I thought…assumed…was sure that Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh was named IGOR. This was one of the more memorable things I learned in 9th grade. I distinctly remember being astonished that I had been misled/misinformed for the last 14 years.

More recently, I heard about this new young singer that was putting the Jonas Brothers to shame named Justin Beaver. For months every time his song was on the radio I laughed a little inside. Come to find out that either my hearing is going or my mind is in the gutter when it comes to 13 year old pop singers named Justin BEIBER.

Also, coco van…mmm…who doesn’t like chocolate? Turns out coco van is actually coq au vin which is chicken, mushrooms, and wine. Thanks Julia Child!

Let’s hope the cliché of “better late than never” applies here.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Living Alone: Year One

Today marks the one year anniversary of living in my apartment on my own. This year has passed very quickly and has certainly had its highs and lows. But as always, taking time to look back and reflect has provided me many a life lesson.

These are the things I have learned while living alone:

1. I will watch almost any TV show that is presented to me in marathon form.

2. No one else is going to take out the trash.

3. All the hair in the tub really is mine. (Yikes! How am I not bald?)

4. Plants need water. They don't subsist on air and sunshine.

5. The fridge is always empty yet the sink is always full.

6. Apartment walls are thin!

7. There is NEVER a wrong time for an impromptu dance party.

8. Just about anything will rust if you leave it in the sink long enough.

9. I use an astronomical amount of toilet paper.

10. Living alone can be both wonderful and incredible lonely all in the same day.

Friday, August 20, 2010


I told you I’m back!

Okay, so I am all for sharing the road with those pesky bike riders that insist on making driving more of a contact sport. I try to slow down as I pass riders and veer to the English side (read left) of the road in order to avoid scaring the crap out of them. BUT…the roads where I live are heavily traveled yet kept poorly.

Yesterday evening while traveling down one of these roads (for you Chelmsford kids think North Road with no sidewalk) at rush hour I come up to a bike rider who is riding quite far into the road and swerving to avoid pot holes.

Two things….
A. If your road bike is that fragile pick a BETTER KEPT road to ride on!
2. WEAR A HELMET! Do you really think your baseball cap is going to keep your brain inside you skull when you accidently veer into my traffic pattern causing me to run you over causing damage to my car, driving record, and general psyche?

That is not a rhetorical question.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Blogging Sojourn

So I’m back after like 85 weeks of nothing.

I wanted to describe my absence using the word sojourn, but I wasn’t technically clear on the meaning of the word. So after Googling* it I have found that sojourn in fact means “to stay somewhere temporarily” which is not at all what I meant. The word I was looking for was in fact hiatus.

So now that the word dilemma has been resolved I am ready to dive back into the world of blogging. I read that a blog should try to focus on one general topic in order to fit into a niche but when have I ever been a joiner? The correct answer is never.

This blog is just a collection of things. That is my topic area…is it specific? No. But is it open to interpretation thus lending itself to finding some direction and focus in the future? Sure.

So stay tuned for who knows what.

*The noun is Google which I can also use as a verb as in the sentence, “Did you Google him?” And I suppose if you did this yesterday one could reply with, “Yes, I Googled him.” But what about actively Google-ing? Googling? Hmmmm….thoughts?
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