Monthly Archives: September 2006

The weekly pep talks resume. 5

Spoilers for Gilmore Girls episode “The Long Morrow.” After talking Theresa off a ledge Wednesday night, I realized that I’d better reinstate this feature. (Part of her problem was that she watched the premiere with someone who is a big Christopher fan. I have a hard time with Christopher fans. I actually see it as […]

Dancing about architecture. 5

One of the things that I worry about in group situations is whether I am a picky person. I’m not the kind of picky person who, like one of my relatives, makes declarations that, “Deviled eggs are vile.” (I bet that made the person who made the deviled eggs feel really good. Also, what kind […]

And I don’t want words, I just want some peace. 7

This morning I heated milk in a saucepan for my coffee. I poured it with the coffee in my to-go mug, added Splenda, and headed to work. Around 9:30, I suddenly thought, “Did I turn off the burner?” I am fairly notorious for leaving the oven on (*cough*) and for leaving burners on accidentally. (And, […]

This is how it is. 7

I have certain ideas of what I want relationships to look like, how I think people should act, what a family is. All of us do that to some extent – we all bring expectations to relationships and situations around us. There have been some times in my life when those expectations weren’t matching up […]

A little bit of this, a little bit of that. 4

Things I don’t like today: dead batteries, leaky toilets, broken headlights, secret family recipes, watermelon, dry skin, clinginess (in clothes and people), overhyped recipes, pens that have run out of ink, dropped calls, uninformed opinions, The Girls by Lori Lansens, waiting for packages that never come. Things I do like today: mechanics who come to […]