I disappeared for a while, and I apologize to my loyal fans who actually noticed (I heart you). What had happened was…I had to present some thesis material at my writing workshop, so I abandoned blogging in lieu of thesis work (what? where are my priorities! I know), and then I went out of town, … Continue reading Open letter to a D-bag
As I’m sure everyone lost sleep over the fact that today was my big race, I want you to rest assured that I did in fact make it. I ran –or more accurately, jogged slowly– the entire 13.1 miles in a little over two hours. “A little over two hours? You mean you don’t know exactly what your time was down to … Continue reading I made it! And now my legs can fall off in peace.
Running sucks. I’ve grown to have a love/hate relationship with it ever since graduating college, but it used to be pure hatred. “People are not meant to run!!” I’d feel like shouting to PE instructors, coaches, and friends who thought our bonding time would be best spent with me trying not to dry heave. I may be … Continue reading What’s that sound?
This will not impress you unless you try it yourself. My poet friend shared this with me because he knows I like poems that do cool things. This one is a Square Stanza, Futility Closet by Lewis Carroll. It’s unique because it reads the same both across and down: Kudos, Lewis Carroll! I’m convinced it was the … Continue reading Square Poems
From boxes of chocolates to heart-felt poems to the colors red and pink… From delicious desserts to secret admirers to arts and crafts made with doilies… From hugs and kisses to dozens of roses to “Will you be mine’s”… The holiday is full of everything I love, all my favorite things, it’s too good to be … Continue reading Why I hate Valentine’s Day
Well, this is typical. For eight hours I was cooped up in a vehicle that somehow managed to fit: my father, my mother, their skis, our “ski bag,” which full of ski suits–that’s right, onesies!!–gloves, goggles, etc., my suitcase, my parents’ suitcase, a cooler full of food, a giant sack of non-perishable items, a mysterious blue duffle bag, winter … Continue reading Videos for the film savvy
This post has nothing to do with the Super Bowl. Yesterday was the Cursed Emotional Holiday Tennis Tournament, a mixed doubles tournament in which I participated thanks to coercion and a general lack of awareness. THE SET-UP A few weeks ago, this charming lady in her 70’s invite Holly and I to play in the Valentine’s Day tournament. “Sure!” … Continue reading The Tournament
I guess all my bragging about the warm New Mexican weather triggered karma into effect because it has snowed. Behold my view yesterday morning: When the weatherman predicts snow in Roswell, we don’t believe it. Six inches? HA! But snow it did, perhaps not six inches, but enough to bless the children with a snow … Continue reading Run, Forest. Run.
I thought this was funny, and also demonstrative of my life (i.e. it’s embarrassing)- Okay, some background information. When I was learning to play tennis, I had a knack for hitting balls with the frame of my racquet rather than, say, the strings–a skill that I still possess. One day after I finished a private lesson with my friend, a lesson … Continue reading A funny story
Today I went to the dentist. Not my normal dentist (God bless his heart, he’s dealing with cancer), but this new guy who has a freakishly similar name that when mumbled into the phone receiver sounds much like my old dentist’s name, causing much confusion and multiple “I beg your pardon?’s”. (Note to New Dentist’s Secretary Lady: … Continue reading The day of the dentist