Monthly Archives: October 2007

My huckleberry friend. 6

“When I left Queen’s my future seemed to stretch out before me like a straight road. I thought I could see along it for many a milestone. Now there is a bend in it. I don’t know what lies around the bend, but I’m going to believe that the best does. It has a fascination […]

Fact: Dwight Schrute likes to travel. 1

When we started the Dwight Schrute’s Travels set on Flickr, a few people thought we would be releasing a new picture of Dwight regularly. But we had mostly just planned on taking pictures of him when we visited interesting places. However, since people seem to think we should have regular pictures of Dwight, we are […]

The rest of our New York trip. But I am too lazy to post pictures. 11

We realized a couple of things this weekend. 1. We should really travel together more. We always travel with friends or family, and, friends and family who read this, please don’t be offended by this, but it was really fun just to be with Mike in New York City. This is partly because we have […]

If you had one shot. 10

I am chronicling this as much for myself as for anyone, and that’s my excuse for it being so long. I was afraid I would cry. That was my biggest fear about the whole evening, for weeks beforehand. Just like I knew I was going to cry when July 21st rolled around, I couldn’t imagine […]

Full report to come! 6

Yes, I went to Carnegie Hall, and yes, I got to speak to JKR, and yes, it was an amazing weekend. One of the best weekends in my life, to travel to New York in October with my husband to see an author we love, to eat great food, to enjoy the fantastic weather. I […]

Our hearts are restless. 1

I am not one to rearrange the furniture in our house or to get really into deep cleaning, but I do get restless from time to time, so restless that I can barely sit in a chair. So restless that I don’t want to read or exercise or watch TV. And so restless I most […]

We stand with you, Linus. 6

Last night, Mike and I took a walk while waiting for the apple pie I made to cool. That’s right, I finally attempted the most American of all pies, the one we eat while watching baseball and Jerry Springer. While I doubt it would win any contests, I was pretty pleased with how it came […]

The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A. J. Jacobs 5

Since I haven’t mentioned it lately, I loved The Know-It-All by A. J. Jacobs. You knew that, right? My brother gave me a copy for my birthday, and I said, “Oh, I loved this book,” and he got all disappointed that I had read it (I have already read most of the books on my […]

Good wins over evil yet again. 11

This morning at our staff meeting, there was a great big bowl of Chex Mix and a smaller bowl of candy corn. At the end of the day, I happened to go into the break room. The bowls were on the table. The Chex Mix bowl only had crumbs remaining. But there was quite a […]

Digging to America by Anne Tyler 2

The only Anne Tyler I have read was The Amateur Marriage, and I thought it was okay, but it didn’t do much for me. But I know what you are going to say, her books are amazing, etc. etc., so I thought I would try again. When Digging to America came out, a coworker read […]

Speaking of simple gifts. 2

In an age in which fortune cookies are more likely to give lame advice than actual fortunes, my brother recently received what is, without dispute, the greatest fortune of all time. No, seriously. That’s not hyperbole. What did it say? “God will give you whatever you want.” Oh my gosh, you guys. It was his […]

Simple gifts. 3

‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free, ’Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be, And when we find ourselves in the place just right, ’Twill be in the valley of love and delight. I have to admit that it made me a little bit uncomfortable on […]

Reasons to enjoy the new show Aliens in America. 4

1. Clarence Wiedman. Clarence Wiedman, people. So what if he’s a guidance counselor in this show? He will still shoot you. Because he is Clarence effing Wiedman. 2. Scott Patterson. Wow, I love Clarence Wiedman, because I put him on this list before Scott Patterson. It’s nice to have Scott Patterson on my TV again, […]