Puffy Coats and Cat Sweaters

Audrey bought a sweater for our cat today. Suffice it to say, she was not a fan of playing dress-up. Poor Sydney. You can practically see “you shitty humans” written all over her face. Hey, I thought she was cute! Last week was pretty interesting. I ended up working from home  Thursday and Friday due toContinue reading “Puffy Coats and Cat Sweaters”

Too Busy Feeding Unicorns

My attitude about books has changed drastically over the past year. Or, more specifically, e-readers. I had long lamented the rise of the Kindle and other e-readers. “They’re too impersonal,” I said. “There’s nothing like feeling the weight of a book in your hands, smelling the musty pages, immersing yourself in the realm of print.”Continue reading “Too Busy Feeding Unicorns”

Where’s the 13th Floor?

I was in an elevator a few weeks ago, and noticed there was no 13th floor. I know that some building owners are superstitious and consider 13 an unlucky number, but just because there wasn’t a 13th floor listed does not mean the 13th floor didn’t exist. In this case (a hotel with 15 floors),Continue reading “Where’s the 13th Floor?”

My Bark is Worse Than Your Bite

First, it was the belly dancer I lusted over. Now, Loretta Swit’s cousin – you know, the actress best known for her role as Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan on MASH – found a post where I had mentioned her. I was discussing my newly-discovered Polish heritage, and gave a shout-out to some famous PolishContinue reading “My Bark is Worse Than Your Bite”

493 Years to Track Down Woody Allen

When I was younger, I had an obsession with getting to know celebrities. I thought it would be cool to be friends with somebody famous, and thought the telephone was my ticket in, but when I dialed the operator and asked for Stephen King, she laughed in my face. How rude. It was worth aContinue reading “493 Years to Track Down Woody Allen”

Fate Had a Backup Plan

Tomorrow, my life changes forever. It’s not every day you can say that. Sometime after 7:00 PM Saturday evening, Tara will be pulling up to my townhouse. Not for a visit this time, but to stay. This is the culmination of a long friendship that led to a wonderful, perfect relationship. The fact that weContinue reading “Fate Had a Backup Plan”