FunkyPlaid has just headed off to St Andrews for a couple of days. I wave goodbye through the window, and turn to see Torgi sitting on the TV stand, watching him go too. gratitude: leftovers · a brisk walk to nowhere in particular · feeling … Continue reading Day 336 of Project 365: Sentinel
The boys are best buds. gratitude: seeing this when I walk into a room · knocking things I will never, ever have to do again off my to-do list · falling for Hipstamatic all over again
Almost midnight? Time for a cat photo! gratitude: to-do lists, even though right now they are all glaring at me · the pilot episode of “Homeland” · giant mugs of tea
I haven’t found an exercise I enjoy doing on the days I don’t run, so these days end up being a bit off. Too much brain, not enough anything else. Zen sure has it figured out, though. Today I am grateful for: Book giveaways, specifically … Continue reading Day 301 of Project 365: Off Days
- A Bumpy Ride Bag from Zola Jones: because all other messenger bags want to be the one that closes with an actual repurposed seatbelt! If you don’t have the awesome Chicago hookup like I do, visit the Zola Jones Etsy shop.
- A cat who loves tissue paper like nothing else in the world.
- The fourth episode of “Dollhouse”. I think it’s getting better. And really, did anyone like “Buffy” or “Angel” right away?
- Vitamin D. (Insert prerequisite seventh-grade joke here, and a “that’s what she said” for good measure.) I meant sunshine!
- Brilliant spam like this one: Become perpetuum mobile of love.
- A nap. The end.
Every night, Torgi the cat puts me to bed by chirping and nudging me until I stop doing whatever I am doing. Every morning, he head-butts me into consciousness because it is time for his breakfast. Zen, in contrast, cannot be bothered. Her whims are … Continue reading to bed and to rise
Last night the moon slipped slate-blue behind silver clouds, and although I could see it from the overstuffed leather recliner I did not fumble for a camera. I watched it, and it looked full, though my astigmatism makes me a poor judge of such things.
Past midnight, sometime over the weekend, we were sitting with snacks, twin bowls of cereal, savoring the wee hours with no early alarm the next morning. Just outside our bedroom, my cat walked past his cat very, very slowly, and then carefully put her paw out to touch the very tip of his cat’s tail. We lost it; my mouth happened to be full of cereal. I wanted to take a photo of the moment I started thinking of my cat and his cat as our cats, but instead I cleaned the cereal off my face.
Someone in the library today learned how to scan a photograph and email it to himself so he could upload it to the Web. As he thanked me for the third time, I wished for a meta-photo moment, something I could carry with me to remind me that although the objects of learning may be different, intellectual curiosity still exists. Where it exists, hope creeps in around the edges.
People who dispense with niceties used to catch me off-guard. Before my current job, I expected a minimal exchange of greetings before a request for help. I wonder if, as a result, I have done away with my own greeting patter when I am out … Continue reading bits of tid