Monthly Archives: March 2010

Intimate and intimidate. Only an id apart. [Psych 101]

According to Sigmund Freud, we’re all made up (between the ears at any rate) basically the same.  Sigmo’s theory was that we have three components to our personality 1) the Id, 2) the Ego and 3) the Superego.  Now, you can spend years going into the minute psychology of it all, but as I see it, it sort of breaks down like this:   Superego is the guy driving the car.  He is mature, licensed and responsible and spends a […]

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“Happiness is a warm puppy.” — Charles M. Schulz

Few things make me chuckle like watching winky little dogs out for a walk with their great big owners.  Last night, tromping up and down the tremendous hills of Canyon Country (with aptly named streets like Mammoth, Fuji, Pinnacle), I watched a woman out walking a tiny terrorized terrier.  It was really more of a dragging than a walking as she was reading a book (the woman, not the dog) and oblivious to the pooped pup behind her.  For the […]

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Opposites attract. And repel.

Opposites attract and sometimes they repel.  Some people are breakfast people.  Some people are not.  Case in point:   SPOUSE WHAT in the world are you making?   ME (mumbling under the covers, still conversing with person tenuously attached to my dream) Breakfast.   SPOUSE In the crockpot?   ME (most reluctant to let go of dreamlike conversation near the seashore to enter snarky one in the desert) Yes.   SPOUSE But what IS it?  It smells terrible.   ME […]

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Sure could use a bit of good news today.

You know you’ve had a rough go of things when one of the best phrases you’ve heard since 2008 is, “You’re taking a hit in pay, we’re reducing your medical coverage and, um… no more paid holidays for you!”  Why?  Because the good news is, you didn’t lose your job.  Now you just have to worry about keeping: a) your house b) the utilities on and c) an adequate supply of food in the fridge and pantry.    I’m not […]

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Skinned knees are easier to fix than broken hearts.

“If someone you love hurts you, cry a river, build a bridge and get over it.” An anonymous quote, but I could hug the person who said it.  Actually, I’d like to smack them first and then hug them.  Misery does love it some company, and a broken heart hurts like the dickens, but eventually I’d see the light, agree with them and move on.  Getting over things has been the melody my life has been set to and it’s […]

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Daylight Loser Time

I lost an hour of sleep this weekend.  The powers-that-be call it Daylight Saving Time, but I lost an hour and I want it back, I’m thinking with either a nap or a massage.   Those closest to me like to try and tell me that I’ll get an hour back this autumn, but the bags under my eyes know better.  To me it all smacks of the ol’ Wimpy “I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today” routine. […]

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“You can’t help that, we’re all mad here.” – Cheshire Cat

A couple of weekends ago I took my cat to the emergency animal center after she became extremely ill on a Sunday.  History has shown that my entire family is wired to never take ill during banker’s hours (M-F 9-5 with a narrow window on Sat.) and apparently, the cat is no different.   The late night technician examined my cat and asked whether or not I brushed the cat’s teeth.  Hello, animal doctor veterinarian lady?!  We are talking about […]

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