29 January, 2006
You are home EVERY BLOODY DAY of the week. Why, then, do you wait until the weekend to do your eight loads of laundry, thereby blocking access to the laundry room for those of us who ARE NOT home during the week who only have a VERY SMALL WINDOW OF TIME to do our laundry???
Um, I guess I need more practice with the "mindful breathing" thing...
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25 January, 2006
I came across this post from Deepak Chopra on HuffPo yesterday and I can't stop thinking about it.
I've been doing quite a bit of reading on Buddhism and I'm getting my brain around the idea of inter-being and awareness.
There's a whole, long, rambling post flitting around in my head, but I'll have to come back to it after I have a chance to organize those thoughts.
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20 January, 2006
It's hard to believe that just a few minutes before, he was running around the house and terrorizing his "sister" Billie.
Seriously, can you handle so much snuggly cuteness? Can you???
16 January, 2006
I blew Billie a kiss and nearly set her fur on fire!
12 January, 2006
It was nice enough out Wednesday evening that I decided to sit on the outside deck on the ferry. A woman sat at the opposite end of the bench. She made a call on her mobile phone, then took out a large book (it looked like a textbook) and read it. Once we left the dock she must have caught a chill because she went inside. She left her gloves on the bench. I was too caught up in the scenery of San Francisco at dusk to notice, until one of the deck hands asked me if they were my gloves.
"Oh, no. They must belong to the woman who was sitting there a few minutes ago," I replied.
"Hmmm. Do you know what she looks like?" the nice deck hand asked me.
I scrunched my forehead trying to recall any details that might help him find her. "Uhhhhhhh. She had a big text book open on her lap!" was the best I could do.
The look on his face told me my observation was completely NOT helpful. I then offered that I thought she might have had on a light brown or antique white jacket. He poked his head inside, still looking perplexed.
I knew that if I saw the book I could point her out, so I went inside with him and scanned the upper deck. Up toward the front of the boat I spotted the textbook on the woman's lap.
"Oh! Just over there! I see her book. She's in the pink shirt!"
The very nice deck hand looked skeptical, but he humored me. As he walked toward the woman (in pink!) with the textbook, I returned to my seat outside.
A few minutes later, he brushed my shoulder and said, "That WAS her! Thanks for your help!"
If I'm ever witness to a crime, I hope SOMEONE involved in it is holding a book, or else I'll be utterly useless trying to pick the whodunit out of a line up.
King Of Spain from the album "Bargainville" by Moxy Früvous
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06 January, 2006
...I also managed to put my undies on inside-out this morning.
This morning, after opening the contact lens case, I managed to send the cover
for the left side flying into the litter box. I ignored it for the moment and
put in the left contact. Then I put in the right lens, only to have it fly
right back out of my eye and land God knows where. I sighed and decided to just
get a new set of lenses out, so I took the left lens out of my eye only to drop
that too (I don't know where it landed, either).
Thankfully, I managed to get the new pair of lenses installed without incident.
More astonishing is that I got through that whole thing without one of my
"Donald Duck" temper tantrums! Must be all that "mindful breathing" I've been
trying to do lately.
04 January, 2006
A sign that I might possibly be slightly addicted to Chicken Tikka Masala with Basmati Rice and Cilantro Chutney:
ring, ring, ring...
Nice Young Lady: Hello, India Palace Restaurant!
Me: Hi, I'd like a take away order, please!
Nice Young Lady: Chicken Tikka Masala and rice?
Me (laughing sheepishly): Yeah, that would be me...
Nice Young Lady: OK, it'll be ready in 15 minutes!
I won't admit that I'm out of control until the time I call and the Nice Young Lady answers the phone saying, "It's waiting up front for you!"
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02 January, 2006
Version 2.0 of "Thinking Out Loud": Done!
The new "About" page: Done!
New home page: Done!
Caveat: I haven't checked "About" or the new home page on a Winders machine yet. I'll try to check it tomorrow. However, I've run both pages through the W3C validator and they were given the clean bill of health (whew!), so that means it's nearly certain that neither page will function in Internet Explorer. IE on my Mac is buggy on the home page. Seems it doesn't want to load the swap images, except for the last one (bastard software!).
I'm just glad to have those bits of the site done. Next up will be completely rejigging VisualCues.
Currently rockin' to: (besides the sound of Simon screaming for play time) Boots Of Leather from the album "Haywire" by Dharma Bums
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01 January, 2006
But, now that I've made it into the New Year reasonably safely, my neck is tense and sore and I'm so totally ready for bed. So I'm off. G'Nite! ('n' Happy New Year!)
Now Playing: Highway 61 Revisited from the album "Highway 61 Revisited" by Bob Dylan
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