Monthly Archives: November 2007

The day I accidentally became Michael Scott. 2

Author’s note: Keep in mind that our upstairs heat is not working. MIKE: It’s going to be cold in here in the morning. KARI: You know what would be awesome? MIKE: No. KARI: If we got the coffeepot ready and then brought it up here so that, in the morning, we could turn it on […]

Dance, monkey, dance! 5

Something that I find amusing about myself is that it really bugs me when other people get worked up about silly things, like someone complaining about the animals at the zoo being off exhibit. “That’s right,” I think, “there aren’t any other animals to see. Also, the animals at the zoo exist only for our […]

You can’t take it with you. Why not leave it with me? 3

On Wednesday morning, Mike and I got up and went for a walk. For months and months, I have been asking him to walk with me to an old graveyard that is close to our house, and he finally agreed to go with me. We put on sweatshirts and took our coffee and headed over. […]

Pumpkin chocolate love, and a recipe. 5

My pumpkin and chocolate obsession dates back to a vacation my family took with another family when I was in . . . middle school, I think. The mother in that family brought pumpkin chocolate chip muffins for us all to snack on. I tried one and fell in love, and I have been eating […]

The answer is always Dwight Schrute, in the courtyard, with the Sword of Gryffindor. 3

(Oh, wait, maybe [SPOILER ALERT] that’s Neville Longbottom. Sorry, Dwight.) And, lo, did Dwight K. Schrute pull the Sword of Gryffindor out of the Sorting Hat, and it was revealed that, despite his extreme freakishness, he was, after all, a true Gryffindor.

Violet, you’re turning violet, Violet! 3

I have started and not finished so many books recently. Here is a brief list. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling – I want to reread the books now that we have heard the whole story (plus what she’s said in interviews), but I just don’t have the heart to do it […]

She’s more beautiful than the Brooklyn Bridge. 1

This week’s Adventures With Dwight bring you two, yes, TWO pictures of Dwight and the Brooklyn Bridge.

What I have left undone. 1

Since this summer, I have been reading The Divine Hours. No, I don’t do it every day, and, no, I don’t do it at all the prescribed times. But it’s been helpful to have the readings and prayers set out for me. I like saying these things over and over, because the more I say […]

Before I Die by Jenny Downham 0

If I knew I was going to die soon, I would want to travel. Though I consider myself a homebody, there are things I’ve heard about and seen pictures of that I hope, one day, to see for myself. Mike says that if he knew he didn’t have much time left, he’d try to talk […]

The Sweet, Terrible, Glorious Year I Truly, Completely Lost It by Lisa Shanahan 1

Earlier this week I was looking through my archives from earlier this year, and . . . I haven’t written about a book in a while. I don’t know why. I have still been reading quite a lot, but I guess I have had a lot on my mind, so I haven’t felt like thinking […]

This week by the numbers. 7

Sweaters with apples on them: 1. Sweaters with apples on them worn by me: 0. (I hope you knew this already.) Times I sang the “Jeans Day” song this morning: At least 5. (I got to wear jeans! To work!) Times before this week I have been jealous of Mike getting to wear jeans on […]

My boring life. 3

I guess all you need to know about my new job is that I spent an hour in a coffeeshop with my husband this afternoon instead of having to be at work. It felt like an afternoon off, except that it was actually my new schedule. Yesterday I got to hang out with friends before […]

“Quiet, you!” 1

Dwight at FAO Schwarz with Darth Vader. (This one was funny, because we set it up and then some people came by and said, “Why is Dwight there?” We were like, “Oh, he’s ours! He’s not for sale!”)

“There was never an age in which useless knowledge was more important than our own.” 4

If you’ve been around here at all to hear me talk about my high school days, you know that the thing that made them bearable was the Quiz Bowl team. Those hours spent in my school library shaped me in so many ways, and I look back on them with pure pleasure. There’s not much […]

Things That Are Not Awesome. 3

Subtitle: “Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don’t help.” (With my apologies to Brandi.) 1. Going-away parties at which people make it clear that you are stupid for choosing another profession. Apparently, at my new job, I am very likely to get stabbed. And have huge discipline problems. And no support from the administration. […]