Monthly Archives: August 2006

A woman’s intuition. 1

I read all the time, but I feel like it’s rare to read a book that is just a pleasure from beginning to end. I am glad to say, though, that I just finished one that qualifies for that (very small) category: Intuition by Allegra Goodman. Back when Intuition first came into the library, I […]

The long and winding road. 9

To get to my parents’ house from my house, we usually take a side road that intersects with a four-lane highway that takes us to Liberty, which is the next town over from where my parents live. Simple enough, a 25-30 minute trip. Lately, though, some signs have appeared on the highway at our intersection, […]

Back to school, back to school, to prove to dad that I’m not a fool. 8

KARI: What are you doing? MIKE: I’m looking up what the principal at this school looks like, in case I see her tomorrow. KARI: That’s smart. So you’ll be at the school tomorrow? MIKE: Yes. Now I have to try to remember her name. Principal Brady. KARI: You need a mnemonic device. MIKE: I was […]

Better living through crossword puzzles. 5

I am a little bit afraid that this journal is turning into “Kari Reviews Everything,” but . . . I saw a really great movie last night. I know, I know. I think I enjoy documentary films so much because I enjoy stories about people. Steve Hartman has spent a lot of time on CBS […]

You have taught me to slow down and to prop up my feet, it’s the fine art of being who I am. 14

When we got married, one of the things we struggled with was hospitality. I don’t think that I’m inhospitable, but hospitality isn’t one of my gifts. It doesn’t come easily for me like it does for other people. I forget to ask you if you need a refill, and I forget that we shouldn’t just […]

“The geeks shall inherit the earth.” 1

As I mentioned before, Mike and I have been working our way through the 18 episodes of Freaks and Geeks that he gave me for my birthday. We finished the last of them on Thursday, and we’ve been watching commentaries over the past few days. [Aside: On the subject of commentaries and DVD extras, can […]

On being an impostor. 3

When I was in college, I worked at a bookstore, and occasionally customers would say, “You have the most beautiful skin.” I would look away, embarrassed, feeling like an impostor, knowing that I couldn’t confess that my skin was all thanks to a round of Accutaine. Not knowing what to say. After such a response, […]

In which I am insulted by a crap book. 4

Disclaimer: I know that the book posts are not the most popular posts here, and I know that this is a little long. I just needed to get it out of my system. Literacy and Longing in L.A. by Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack is described on the back as, “Chick lit for bookworms.” If […]