Neville Chamberlain.

Just a quick one today, since I am really sleepy from going out (in another city) on a school night and have a sore throat, either from shouting or falling asleep on a Greyhound bus. I went to see Amon Tobin’s ISAM, which was so very amazing and cool that I feel like I shouldn’t ...

In defense of The Monkees. 2

I love The Monkees. Well, a lot of their stuff. Their late 60s stuff. Y’know, the stuff they actually wrote and performed themselves, not the crap that they recorded to make NBC and their record company happy (except “Pleasant Valley Sunday”, which is a great track and was written by Gerry Goffin and Carole Frickin’ ...

Something something arseholes. 2

It’s grarragr o’clock on a Sunday morning. In less than two hours, I’m starting a 10K run at an inconveniently located venue, so I have to keep this short. I’m not especially well prepared for this race. I mean, I can do 10K, but I’m not gonna break any records this morning. For one, I ...

Day One 1

Hey, remember way back in January when I decided I was going to write a blog once a week in 2011? Well, that resolution sure as hell didn’t happen. I’m sure my three readers were/are heartbroken. I’m irritated with myself as well, because I have not really written anything in months and months…and more and ...

A little knowledge leads me nowhere.

While waiting for my bagel to toast at the coffee shop… Food Prep Lady to Cashier: Did you watch ‘Sex and the City’? Cashier: Nope. FPL: I’m trying to figure out who this actress is. This comedian. Me: Which actress? FPL: Y’know, the funny one with red hair. Me: Cynthia Nixon? The one who plays ...

A plea.

So, my Gmail address is now almost 8 years old? Can that be right? Anyway, a lot of people erroneously enter my address instead of their own when signing up for things. (Not that difficult, as there are lots of people who share my first initial + last name combo out there. I guess they ...

Resolutely irritating.

Had one of the lazily busy weeks, that meant that that ‘updating at least once a week’ thing has been left to Saturday morning when I am feeling stupid and sleepy. But I have a dream to get out and written down/typed out before I forget it. And yes, I know how annoying it is ...

Auf wiederschreiben. 1

I’m pretty pleased that I made it through the whole of Holidailies thing this year and did indeed post every damned day. It has been a very long time since I’ve written anything regularly and this has unblocked quite a lot. But it was pretty hard. Without outside guidelines/restrictions/etc., I honestly don’t know if I ...

Comment dit-on “Winging it”?

Frantic day at work today, exacerbated slightly by a trip to the mall (ugh) to find a 2011 daybook for the office downstairs. This proved trickier than I thought and took far longer than it should have. One story didn’t have any planners that would lie flat (the daybook is always open), the second didn’t ...

Getting fighting fat.

Short entry today as I have finally stopped cooking and baking and eating for the day. Last winter, I spent a huge hunk of (almost) every Sunday making soup and prepping stuff for the week so that I wouldn’t go to Nate’s Deli (RIP) or other dangerously fast food-y places at lunchtime all week long. ...