Monthly Archives: March 2005

We will do and we will understand 5

Alisa and I have been trying to read books around the same time and then talk a bit about them. It was her turn to choose, so she chose Mudhouse Sabbath by Lauren Winner (a re-read for both of us, actually, but a very timely one). Last night I sent her an insanely long email […]

Existence is in no particular order 14

They show that iPod shuffle commercial a lot during basketball games. You know, the one that starts out, “Life is random?” This weekend, several of us agreed – if we wanted to listen to songs in random order, we’d just listen to the radio. We decided that Sony Walkman should have a commercial just like […]

Nothing like talking on the phone with an old friend 10

Last night I was talking to my oldest friend, Kim, while I was packing for our trip this weekend. I met Kim in the first grade, and we have been friends ever since. Both of us hung out with another girl who also wore glasses, and we called ourselves the Owls. Are you ready for […]

An embarassing thing 27

Today at Wal-Mart, I was trying to reach the Granny Smith apples, but they were on the top flat of a table that was slanted away from me. I stood on my tiptoes straining for them, but they remained just beyond my reach. I glanced around for the produce guy or something to stand on, […]

I’ve never read any Buechner, but I enjoyed this 5

If you look at a window, you see flyspecks, dust, the crack where Junior’s Frisbee hit it. If you look through a window, you see the world beyond. Something like this is the difference between those who see the Bible as a Holy Bore and those who see it as the Word of God, which […]

Everybody’s story is more interesting than mine 13

When we were planning our honeymoon, it was quite common for guys to ask us why we chose PEI. The girls mostly knew why without any explanations necessary, so they generally responded with squeals of delight and excitement for me, but the boys tended to be pretty clueless. When we explained that PEI was somewhere […]

The girl with the yellow shoes 25

When I was unpacking after the trip, I decided to pull a bunch of sweaters that I don’t often wear out of my drawer and put them into a storage container in my closet. On a whim, I got out the stepstool and pulled two shoeboxes off of the top shelf. I opened the older […]

When the toast has burned and the milk has turned 23

One of my least favorite parts of staying at other people’s houses is navigating the breakfast mine field. Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it’s also the most difficult for me. Let’s start with the easy stuff. Scrambled eggs. Hate ‘em. I used to love them, but somewhere along the […]

God only knows why they chose that song 15

During the myriad of basketball we watched last week, we kept seeing ads for the new special edition of Hoosiers. The ads quoted ESPN, which named Hoosiers the best sports movie of the past 25 years. Mike kept asking me, “Is it really the best sports movie? Better than Rudy?” I don’t like to make […]

I suppose you could call this the flip side 15

“So, how was your vacation?” “It was great. Except for Wednesday. Wednesday, right? Wednesday was the bad day?” “Wednesday was indeed the bad day.” “Yeah, it rained and it was really cold, and when it rains, everyone in Naples wants to go to the same places, so we went to the mall and it was […]

Ramblings 11

I have recently realized that my right leg is longer than my left leg. At first I thought it was just this one particular pair of pants, but I have realized it’s not. It’s my leg. I know by admitting this, it’s practically an open invitation to stare at my shoes/pants to see the difference. […]

The scenery will change and I’ll feel better 8

I am terrible at packing. Terrible. For a weekend, I’m okay, because I can just pack complete outfits, but for something like our trip to Florida, when the weather is unpredictable, we’ll have to dress up to go out to eat a few times, and we’ll be gone a week . . . that’s hard. […]

It’s not cheating if you don’t get caught 27

Yesterday I got a frantic phone call from my aunt, who was on the golf course in Florida. She was playing in some tournament or other, and they had been given some sort of game where they had to list all the characters in Alice in Wonderland. They weren’t allowed to look it up, but […]

Teach me tonight 3

Yesterday was a “phone it in” kind of day. I feel like everything I did was kind of half-hearted, including my blog entry. So, today I have been racking my brain for something interesting/funny/compelling to blog about. I still feel kind of like a dud, though. There are things going on that aren’t fit for […]