Monthly Archives: September 2005

Soup woes 10

ALARM: *beep, beep, beep* KARI: What day is it? MIKE: Uhhhhh, I don’t know? Friday? Friday. KARI: I overslept. MIKE: We got in bed earlier than we have been, and we still didn’t get enough sleep if you have to ask what day of the week it is. KARI: I was really hoping it was […]

Little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth 4

Since the invention of free Verizon-to-Verizon minutes, I rarely drive in my car without talking on the phone. I remember that driving time used to be time for me to think or to listen to music or to pray, but now I just fill it with words. I hardly ever take time for solitude. Even […]

Yay, pink! 3

(I’m pretty sure a pink box isn’t going to encourage any guys to watch the show.) December 13, in case you’d forgotten.

Julia Child and friendship 2

I finished Julie & Julia yesterday, and it was pretty good. A quick read, and very entertaining. My favorite part of the book was when she was talking about how sexy cooking – not just food, but cooking – is. And it made me realize that the only thing I like better than cooking for […]

Emily’s hazelnut and Kari’s big fat lies 10

Soon after Emily got to the party, she came up to me and said, “What is this I hear about you not liking hazelnut coffee?” Busted. I asked her if she had found that on my archives or if someone had told her, and she said that she couldn’t remember which friend told her, but […]

Friends, Lovers, Chocolate 4

Over the weekend, I read the new Alexander McCall Smith book, Friends, Lovers, Chocolate. (And, by the way, isn’t that a wonderful title? It puts me in a great mood just thinking about the cover of the book.) This is the second in the Sunday Philosophy Club series, and I loved it just as much […]

Getting prickly 3

I could talk about the fun I had this weekend: dinner with friends, time with Scott and Kelly, Mike’s birthday party, the best zoo trip I’d had in years . . . but I’ve been thinking about some other things, too, so maybe I’ll get back to that stuff later this week. I make no […]

“There is nothing more difficult than talking about music.” 4

Last night we went to see author Michael Parker read from his new book at UNCG. I heard him speak on Tuesday at NCLA, loved his writing, and bought his latest book for Mike. Yesterday Mike sent me an email letting me know that he’d be speaking on campus, asking me if I wanted to […]

Librarians convening 10

I’ve heard that you can always tell a librarian conference by the abundance of sensible shoes and totebags. (For the record, I carried a totebag for my notebook, my novel, and my waterbottle, but I was not wearing sensible shoes.) So when I wasn’t sure exactly where to go for my registration, I followed the […]

You know I ran across an old box of letters 2

(I guest blogged for Michaela again today, and this is some of the same thoughts taken in a slightly different direction.) I’ve been told lately that my blog is reflecting that I am in a pretty content place in my life, that things seem settled and happy. I don’t think I am generally a very […]

For as long as we both shall live 2

KARI: When you get home, you will see that I wrapped your present and put it on the dresser* with the following note: “If you peek, I will cry. And I will never give you another present for as long as we both shall live.” MIKE: For as long as we both shall live? Are […]

I’ve got a letter for you sitting in my pocket 12

Dear Old Navy, I came to your store to spend money. I know I haven’t been in a while, but it’s not because I was cheating on you. It’s because I had no money to spend. And today, when I was ready to spend, you had nothing for me. Well, you had some cute pants, […]

I was alone, I took a ride, I didn’t know what I would find there 6

Most of my friends would agree that I am a pretty verbal processor. That’s one of the reasons I blog – it helps me think things through. What you get here are not always my fully-formed thoughts, but what I am thinking at the time. You get the process. Of course, it would be wrong […]

Moments without proper names 2

I came across a photography book in the catalog called Moments Without Proper Names, and I loved the phrase so much that I took note of it, wondering if I could use it somewhere. I can see how it works better for pictures than for what I tend to do here, but it got me […]

One thing Susan forgot to mention 2

Was the insane giggling fit in Target when we were trying to remember all the words to my “Yellow” parody. hee hee hee. It makes me laugh every time.

“I love talking about nothing. It is the only thing I know anything about.” 3

For some reason, I have been thinking about some of the regrets I have as far as how I handled things when we parted ways with Mike’s parents. I was so young and I had never dealt with problems of that depth before. I was just really unprepared. I overreacted to things, I said and […]

The Great Band Search of 2005 22

I don’t think I’ll ever be a huge Coldplay fan, but I have to say that they have gone up in my estimation after last night’s show. For one thing, there are three songs of theirs that I know all the words to, and they played all three of them. So that was a good […]

Michaela’s on a blog break. 3

Today I’m guest blogging for Michaela. Have a look-see.

Write your own R. Kelly song 7

Mike made me watch the clip of R. Kelly from the VMA awards on Friday night. A few weeks ago, I read Pamie’s entry discussing how to write your own R. Kelly song, but I didn’t really get it. Well, after watching R. Kelly act out all the parts of “Trapped in the Closet,” I […]

26 items regarding one weekend 13

A – Alcohol. One of our friends makes his own beer, and I had one on Saturday that was Chocolate and Hazelnut flavored (I think that’s right . . . I don’t remember what he said and I didn’t think it tasted much like chocolate or hazlenut, but that’s not the point) and it was […]