1. I’m looking forward to as little upheaval as possible next week – so I can get some work done!
2. I don’t handle frustration very well, especially when I’m very hungry.
3. Cereal is something I could – and do, either hot or cold – eat every day.
4. Warmth and sunlight make me feel cozy, then sleepy, when they come through the window and I’m on the sofa.
5. 44th birthday, here I come!
6. I don’t like and don’t want tattoo(s).
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to getting home from work before 5:30, tomorrow my plans include coffee with my sister and time with my husband (and hopefully some reading and writing too), and Sunday, I want to get some work done before my nephew’s birthday party!
You may recall the nerd test I posted about last fall, where my score came back as a “cool history/lit geek.” (Or you may not…) Thanks to Melody, I’ve been able to take another quiz on the same topic, and it looks like the results are pretty much in line with the last one: What Be Your Nerd Type? Your Result: Literature Nerd Does sitting by a nice cozy fire, with a cup of hot […]
This one is for the MOMocrats. We here at MOMocrats have decided to make today an impromptu “Just Call Me Hussein” Day in response to people like Bill Cunningham who is obviously still seven-years-old. Bill needs to learn how to use his words so in order to remind him that making fun of people’s names is not polite, we are using our powers as mothers to teach this naughty little boy a lesson. Today, for […]
I found this one via Alisonwonderland. She actually does this meme pretty often, but this week’s topic caught my attention (for obvious reasons), so I decided to play too. randomness…feed your mind and your blog week of February 24: BookwormsIf you’re like me, your a bookworm. I love to read. Whether it be a book, magazine, back of the cereal box…anything. However I do prefer a good long novel. So for this week, lets talk […]
AtonementDrama, 2007 My book club has watched the film versions of our book selections before. In fact, there was a period where it seemed like we were only selecting books that had been made into movies. However, I think this may be the first time that we’ve had a book going at the same time that the movie version was still in theaters, and since a couple of our members are finding the reading to […]
I’ve said it before, and I’m sure I’ll say it again: no one except the people involved in a relationship really knows what goes on there, and sometimes they’re not all that sure either. That’s one of my core beliefs about relationships. Another is that I don’t believe that there is just one single perfect soul-mate match for everyone – if there were, the odds against their ever finding each other would be just enormous. […]
I like movies, but my husband is quite the maven – one of those people who grew up watching The Late Late Show. Occasionally, he is surprised – and at other times dumbfounded – by the gaps in my cinematic experience. Now, there are some movies I’ve never seen because I just don’t want to – and perhaps I am close-minded about it (or so he says), but great car chase scene notwithstanding, I really […]
There’s a movie called My Favorite Year, in which comedy writer Benjy Stone looks back on a particular week in the year he remembers most fondly. That’s the main inspiration for this week’s Weekend Assignment:Weekend Assignment #204: Is there a year in your life to date that you remember with special fondness? When was it, and what made it so special? Extra credit: Are you likely to have an even better year in the future, […]
One thing I enjoy about this roundup is introducing myself to other bloggers via link – they see it in Technorati or their stats tracker for the first time and think “What the heck is this about?” I’d love to know if anyone who found this blog that way has stuck around. But it also makes me happy to show the link love to old blog-friends. If you’ve been checking out links here every week, […]
Friday Fill-Ins #60 Janet put this week’s prompt up early, so I had thought I’d get these done and posted this morning. So much for plans. But this actually is going up on Friday evening, West Coast time, and that feels like a minor accomplishment. 1. Getting away from the everyday routine is the best thing about traveling.2. I love a good fleece throw and a cup of hot chocolate when I’m cold.3. I often […]
I found this Find Your Spot survey via Alisonwonderland. It’s a bit more comprehensive than a BlogThings quiz – the questions go into a lot more detail. After selecting your preferences about various local amenities and their importance to you, you’ll get a list of 24 “top spot” U.S. cities, in no particular order, that might be good places for you to live. Give it a try yourself! My list didn’t include a hometown for […]
All other things (like price and storage space) being equal, given a choice in a perfect world, would you rather have paperbacks in your library? Or hardcovers? And why? Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves! Well over 90% of the books in my home library are paperbacks – the […]
I’ve always been one of those people who loves to read in bed. It’s part of my nighttime winding-down routine, a signal to my body that the day is done – which is why if I want to stretch out and read at any other time of day, I try to stay on the couch instead so I don’t doze off. Some nights I don’t get through too many pages before my eyes start to […]
I got this via e-mail from one of my girlfriends last week: CLASSES FOR MEN REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETED BY January 31, 2008 NOTE: DUE TO THE COMPLEXITY AND DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF THEIR CONTENTS, CLASS SIZES WILL BE LIMITED TO 8 PARTICIPANTS MAXIMUM. Classes begin Febuary 2, 2008 Class 1 – How To Fill Up The Ice Cube Trays — Step by Step, with Slide Presentation.Meets 4 weeks, Monday and Wednesday for 2 hours beginning […]
I had the day off from work on Monday for President’s Day – and if I had any sense, I would have asked for the next week and a half off too. Unfortunately, we have auditors coming in next week so the request would have been denied. In any case, I thought I’d share what’s going on in my office’s neighborhood for the next several days, just so you might give me a little sympathy. […]