Tuesday, April 27, 2010
...a fat gray cat. I don't like using the word fat to describe her because she had a the kind of self-confident personality and depth of character that makes her so much more than her physical attributes.
I had a fat gray cat as a kid. His name was Fog and he was anything but confident. Fat and slow aptly describe him. Slow of speed and character.
Monday, April 26, 2010
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
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Saturday, April 17, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
What was the last klutzy thing you did in public and how did it make you feel?Uh, klutzy?
I have no doubt this was not the last klutzy thing I've done as I'm pretty much a goofball all of the time and quite enjoy it. But this is the very first (and maybe the most) klutzy thing I thought of. (People who know me will know doubt have other suggestions.)
Hubby and I were on our way home from a ski trip. It was just the two of us and we traveled a lot back then. We always had the same routine when we arrived at an airport. I would wait for the bags to come off the luggage carousel, and he'd fetch the car.
I thought I was pretty tough back then, too. Strong, independent (roar). So it didn't matter if we had two sets of golf clubs or two sets of skis. I'd get all the bags and hang whatever they were over my shoulders and prove how powerful I was by getting them to the curb on my own. (Wow! Strong and sexy!)
This trip was no exception. I retrieved our bags including ski boots and skis - one pair of which were Volants which ride like Cadillacs on the snow and are about as heavy. Just as I emerged from the airport the laces on one of the high-topped boots I was wearing looped in the hooks of the other boot. I didn't know what happened. All I was aware of was the sidewalk rapidly approaching my face.
Down I went, kit and caboodle, with no way to stop, reverse, compensate, or correct. Right on the Arrivals sidewalk of Sea-Tac airport.
Plenty of witnesses. No injuries. Hubby missed the whole thing. (Still thinks I'm strong and sexy!)
But today, I got another visit from the latte fairy. And recently, I had a visit from the banana bread fairy, too, so I'm pretty well set for caffeine and calories for the day.
There's also some sort of green juice wizard lurking about. Not sure what to make of him yet. Something about something-something-healthy or somesuch. Clever wizard, too. Tried to disguise his green juice in a take-away coffee container. This wizard knows me too well....
Elves worked late into the night to ensure the day would go smoothly. No doubt they deserve much, but will receive too little, praise for their efforts. I love elves.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Besides being only a couple days before the 15th, it's also a couple of days before travel and that's just double trouble, for me. Don't get me wrong - love the travel - just not good with the two or three days beforehand.
Spent the last couple of days being grumpy which doesn't make me any fun to be around and - truth be known - that's okay with me. But I'm tired of being grumpy so it's time for me to humble myself, make my apologies, and get a change in attitude. So, as of right now Not Grumpy.
You can come out from under the covers now. I probably won't bite.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
That's what "7!" feels like. Blood returning. Thoughts returning. Creativity returning. Command of speech and thought patterns. Sleep. Feeling human.
Maybe the light at the end of the tunnel isn't' a train after all.
At least I'm really clean.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
I guess the trick is to buy a new one every couple years and just start over.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Sound Transit installed a pair of solar-powered lubricating machines in the southbound trackway to squirt a biodegradable gel onto the tracks every time a train goes by.Seattle Times : Sound Transit installs lube machines to quiet noisy tracks
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
What I've noticed, not being from here originally, is the local drivers often forget how to drive. This phenomenon occurs when there is a change in weather. Just as they figure out how to drive in the rain, the sun comes out and they have to learn how to navigate under new, and strange, conditions.
If the weather turns back to rain, we're back to square one.
Heaven help us if it ever snows. Seattle-ites have never, ever, figured that one out. It's just embarrassing. Their version of driving in the snow is upgrading their 4WD which is assumed to also mean four-wheeled-ice-braking-while-going-downhill. It's just easier to cancel everything and hope it goes away.
And, when it doesn't, they blame the Mayor.
But it turns out "plowed streets" in Seattle actually means "snow-packed," as in there's snow and ice left on major arterials by design.
"We're trying to create a hard-packed surface," said Alex Wiggins, chief of staff for the Seattle Department of Transportation. "It doesn't look like anything you'd find in
Chicago or New York."
The last big snow storm, among other things, cost the Mayor his job. But the great thing about amnesia is ... wait, what?