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. ...

We’ve all got problems.

Despite my obnoxious know-it-all-ism, I tend towards shyness. A friend of a friend recently asked him if I didn’t like her, because I wouldn’t look them in the eye. No, it’s not that, I just have trouble looking anyone in the eye, really. Both of my brothers are the same way (both with the know-it-all-ism ...

Such is life. (An inauspiciousish beginning.)

Hey, it’s 2011! Here are some of the unexpected things that have happened so far: Nearly missed midnight because we were watching Despicable Me (after hitting the pub and my brother’s party). Toasted with whisky instead of the fizz I brought because we were tired and lazy. Woke up repeatedly due to my friend Richard’s ...

Gonna make it through if it kills me. (Bears!)

There is really not a whole lot of excitement in my life of late. I mean, how tedious is it to read about other people’s awful sleep? Or aching arse from returning to the world of The Running? Or how they are going spend today in Excel hell because month-end somehow crept up on them? ...

Heat wave!

I am trying to psych myself up to go running for the first time since October. Why? Well, we’re in a heat wave (it’s only -2°C), some of the sidewalks are clear, and I signed up for a half-marathon last night. I ran one last May. By ‘ran’, I mean I completed. The last four ...

Tenuous links with fame.

You know how there’s an epidemic of ‘famous for being famous’ types from reality television? Everyone wants to be a star, it seems, sometimes. I kind of do too, but in a behind-the-scenes or Radio 4 panelist kind of way as I don’t normally like to draw attention to myself (dreams about hosting HIGNFY or ...

Letdown (and hanging around?)

I have a whole day off and I’m terribly inspired to write (unless you want to hear about the radioactive (cartoon-style) snot that is fighting its way out of my head). Which is a shame. It’s a beautiful, albeit cold day (no snowpocalypse here – it hasn’t been snowing at all lately) and I had ...

Grateful and yet ungrateful.

So, yesterday’s open house was much smaller than last year’s, which I was expecting. We do, however, have enough food leftover to feed several armies. As I have the next two days off, I am hoping salmon mousse will keep until Tuesday; then I can feed it to the starving masses at work. With that ...