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Ten Things About The Hurricane

So the hurricane happened; here are ten things about it. 1. SonnyeBoy came home! If there was anything good about having a hurricane, that was it! He had texted us that he would likely show up on Friday, but he surprised us and showed up on Thursday. When he knocked on the door Thursday evening, Joe said, "Oh, it's probably just someone selling something. Don't answer it." So naturally I answered it, and it was... Read more →

Not About The Hurricane

Yes, yes, yes... there's a goddamn hurricane bearing down on the east coast. Ocean City is under a mandatory evacuation order, blah blah blah. I will, no doubt, write about the goddamn hurricane, but not now. Now I want to talk about how I helped set a new world record! My great good friend Andrea posted on Facebook about UkeFest 2011 and asked if anyone would like to go with her. Now how, I ask... Read more →


Holy smokes! There I was, sitting at my desk preparing for my weekly one-on-one meeting with my manager. I noticed that my monitor was shaking a bit -- who the hell was stomping around so hard? And then my desk started shaking, my chair started shaking... heck, I started shaking! Just as my brain realized that we were having a fucking earthquake, my colleague -- who is from California -- said, "It's an earthquake! Get... Read more →


I have been very lazy this weekend. I blame the Flexeril. No wonder the doctor only wants me to take this stuff at bedtime! I have been half-a-nod away from sleeping all day yesterday and all day today. In fact, I took a good long nap this afternoon. And the dreams! Wow. I haven't had dreams this colorful since I smo-- um, well, never mind that. Let's just say they're colorful, detailed, and interesting. No... Read more →

So... Yeah, Hi!

Okay, okay! I'm going to the reunion. Joe's going too, God bless him! Thanks for the encouragement -- it should be a hoot. I hope I'll recognize some folks! Maybe I'll drag out my old eighth grade class graduation photo and bone up on the names and faces. Do you think they've changed much in 45 years? I know I have. Well, except for my porcelain complexion and radiant smile. Last weekend we ran down... Read more →

What to Do?

Just our luck! We spend a shitpile of cash on a new A/C system and the weather decides to turn perfect -- or so the forecast predicts. Heh. I do not mind. It's nice to be able to choose to shut off the A/C and throw open the windows. At the moment, it's still pretty warm. Our little feral cat is stretched out on the back stoop, being lazy, and I am inclined to do... Read more →

Another Stolen Sunday

I am basking in the newfound coolth of my house; it is a delightful 76 degrees in here. Out there? Oh, somewhere north of 90. Anyway, time for this week's Sunday Stealing. 1. What has been your longest love relationship? Almost 32 years, with Joe. 2. What was the last gift that you received? Joe brought me a beautiful amethyst pendant, just because. 3. What do you spend your extra cash on? Extra cash? What's... Read more →

Air Apparent

The latest heat wave -- two weeks straight of 90+ -- ended yesterday. This particular stretch included several days of 100+ temperatures with humidity to match; records dissolved in the heat. Joe and I were enjoying the respite last night. I did mention that more days of 90-degree heat are just around the corner, but! When that happens, we will have ... Air conditioning. Yes. We have sweated and steamed and boiled and baked this... Read more →

Pull Up Your Goddamn Pants: Cargo Pants Edition

It kinda looks like the seat rail is holding up the saggitudinous cargo pants -- alas, it's just an illusion. If you look closely, you can just see the dark blue drawers right there between the t-shirt and the sag line. Y'know, I might have cut him a little slack if he had had something in the cargo pocket. Alas, such was not the case. Sag Factor: 7.5 Location: On the subway, close to Fort... Read more →