tEXt Files

Texting is a form of communication that ranks pretty high on my list of preferred forms of communication.  It is firmly sandwiched in-between face-to-face (#1) and email (#3) and, frankly, waaay above the dreaded telephone (#last#last#last).  I prefer texting, mostly because it is a silent and efficient way of transmitting information and often acts as a reminder of things I need to do or follow-up on, since it’s always with me.  Out of all of the ways to convey info, […]

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Words: Weighted Hateful Hurtful Hollow

There are a lot of wishes I make in a day, the most consistent having been, “I wish people would consider the weight of their words.” It isn’t just the heavy words, either – the ones with cruel or hurtful content. No. There are plenty of words floating around out there that are a waste of vowels and consonants and I wish there was a way to get people to use words more carefully. And, use them more commonly and […]

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The eyes can lie, but the ears NEVER do.

** A re-post from the archives for your T. time today. xo – t.** You can tell a lot about a person by their ears.  Ear are like rings on an oak tree.  They are natures’ little snitches. With men, age brings the Great Hair Pilgrimage as it migrates from the forehead and crown area to eventually sprout in ears (and noses).  What exactly is the evolutionary purpose of that?  Does hair in the ear serve some greater function as a man gets older?  You […]

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The world is NOT your oyster.

Nor is it your preferred cut of filet mignon, Eggs Benedict or five-star vegan restaurant (should that be your cup of protein).  It is a sad statement for you to hear, I know, but you’re just going to have to deal with the fact that the people you keep referring to and/or pointing at — you know, the ones who not only aren’t catering to you they aren’t even considering you — probably aren’t going to, at least not any […]

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Sometimes a simple “Fine” just won’t do.

When someone asks “How are you?” the one, truly socially acceptable answer is, “Fine.” Oftentimes, people will ramble on about their lives, children, aches and pains, in-laws, bosses and <ahem!> intimate issues until eyes roll and I find myself wishing that heads would soon follow.  Oh, don’t think for one hot second I’m throwing rocks here, either.  I’ve watched more than my share of eye rolling from the glass house I sit in.  It is just that sometimes those three […]

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Facebook Friends ARE Real Friends

Yesterday I had one of the best birthdays ever, thanks to social media.  A family medical drama prevented me from going to lunch with friends and, as a result, I only spoke to a handful of living, breathing human beings yesterday – but I still felt loved because I was electronically “hugged” by people I am proud to call my friends.  A lot of them are Facebook friends and some I haven’t seen in decades, but they are still my […]

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