Monthly Archives: July 2011

Eyes wide open.

Why is that all of life’s most pressing problems and questions beg to be attended to around two o’clock in the morning?   Surely there are a good 15+ hours a day when a person’s eyes are open and one is awake enough to operate heavy machinery and equally weighty dilemmas.  With a good night’s sleep and the illumination that the light of day brings, a person almost has a fighting chance to answer the tough questions thrown in the middle […]

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I was kidding…

No. You weren’t.  You were hoping that the person you had hurt/offended/embarrassed, etc. would let you off the hook by pleading the Jokester’s Defense.  Well, I’m here to tell you, by the look on his/her face – the jury of your peers is not buying it.   Teasing, for the most part, is something done for sport – you know, kicks & grins to be had whilst poking fun at one other and nobody gets hurt, as long as no […]

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I know you are, but what am I?

Surely, I cannot be the only one tired of hearing everyone’s opinion on everyone else.  Perhaps it all started semi-innocently enough with the red carpet pre-show question of “Who are you wearing?” but that slowly gave way to post-show snipefests in every media format and somehow has insidiously spilled over into everyday life.  If I hear one more person comment out loud or on-line, “Oowee, she needs to back away from the make-up tray / thrift shop rack / food […]

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Spiders, earwigs and mice – oh, my!

Things that crawl and slither do not bother me.   Over the years I have been known to engage in major battle with all manner of icky things, when need be.  I realize that doesn’t jibe with the stereotypical image of the fairer species, but the fact that I own a wall full of frilly aprons and enough lipstick to carry me through the year 2036, makes me a bonafide, card-carrying member of all things girly.  Still, I’m a bit G.I. […]

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Cannot predict now. Ask again later.

There was a fortune from a cookie taped to my computer monitor that read: Happiness is around the corner and wealth down the street.  It was put there for me to read as inspiration, until it occurred to me, “…is it talking about those things living at someone else’s house?”  Well, there has been a dearth of wealth around here (I’m not whining, I know it’s the same at your house) and that happiness fairy, she visits in spurts, but […]

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Opinions? Everybody has one.

There is an individual I know who has a tendency to let whatever pops into their head fall out of their mouth without engaging the filter in between.  Non-potable opinions fly out of this one person with an alarming regularity, with an untold body count when all is said and done.  Actually, it happens that I know a LOT of people with that same deficiency.  Usually I like to do a little something called “character compositing” (where I roll a […]

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Sniffle.

Spending the last week sick-as-a-parrot has been unpleasant, to say the least, but the worst part of it has been the frustration.  While I can appreciate the need for childproofing drugs, must they be so ridiculously difficult for a weak, snuffling, bleary-eyed I-REALLY-NEED-THE-MEDICATION person, too?  The entire process of getting well might have happened sooner, IF the dispensing of tablets, capsules and glow-in-the-dark fluids had been easier.   The antihistamine I required now comes in a blister pack that one […]

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