Friday, March 14, 2008

I am sooooo a follower!!

1) What is your relationship status?

2) Who is your favorite band/artist?

neil diamond

3) What is your favorite movie?

to kill mockingbird

4) What kind of pet do you have?


5) Where do you work?


6) What do you look like?

7) Where do you live?


8) What do you drive?

explorer sign

9) What's your favorite tv show?

New Adventures Of Old Christine

10) Describe yourself.


11) What's your name?


12) What is your favorite candy?


Wednesday, March 12, 2008


I can think of not one woman in social or political power who has had to resign from any elected position - or any position of leadership, for that matter - because of ..hmmm.. sexual impropriety, let's say. I mean, seriously, dudes, what the fuck???!!?


Sunday, March 02, 2008


Is this the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning? Although I often find myself confused and my life confounding - but I guess that isn't really a "find," now is it - I think that I am wading my way out of the foggy depression that has been my comfort for a number of years. While so far beyond utterly thrilled to find myself here, I need to be aware of the road that I took...what if I need to get here again without the benefit of wine?

Friday, February 29, 2008

Hold-on to your balls!

With their stunning loss to the Cubs (blech) yesterday, in the Giants first exhibition game, the BASEBALL season has officially begun - "Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy ride!"

(The classic line, slightly misquoted, uttered by Bette Davis in All About Eve.)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Outside the box

Sometimes I find that what is going on in my head has absolutely nothing to do with reality, but it is a safer place to live. I guess this is what is known as denial, but if I don’t deny that I am aware of this, then I guess its okay. There are all sorts of defensive tactics that people employ to survive living from one day to the next; denial is simply one of many, a means to an end. The resulting comfort is a welcome byproduct…or maybe I’m just crazy.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

30, 51+, where have all the flowers gone?

I hesitate - well, a bit, anyway - to bring this up again, but a WOW widow is not a good look on me. As my daughter reads this blog on occasion, and for various other reasons, this is probably not the wisest course of action - but you should be happy to know that, after 30 years, some things are still vital - a woman has needs!! Okay, that's all I'm sayin' 'bout that!
"I hate lying to them, but I couldn't stand Mom looking at me the way---"
"The way she looks at me?" I smiled. "Life's too long to live for them."
Beneath Our Skin ~ Lauren Faulkenberry
There you have it - it isn't that life is too short...the fact is that life is just too long to not live your life for you! It is YOUR life, afterall, take it, capture it, seize it and do with it what you will.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The Year of Living Frugally
Live Cheap, Die Rich
These are a couple of titles my incredibly imaginative imagination came-up with when I decided to blog about a a change I have recently made in my life (Small Change). There are, however, several reasons why they quite simply just do not work - without walking through the boring grammatical issues, I'll admit the main problem with them is that they do not embody the truth. Here it is: I have made a decision to buy no personal, accessory-type items for myself for 12 months - purses, shoes, clothes, books, cds. I am just under 40 days into the pursuit of lightening my load, and have made no such purchases. Now, this was not done for any sort of alturistc reason (it isn't as though I am now giving more money to charity or anything of that ilk); frankly, I am running out of room, and I just do not need anything else. Happily, I have discovered there is more expendable cash to point toward other things that make life more pleasant - added features on my cell phone, an expanded cable line-up, turning on the heat. It is painfully obvious that I have either decided that I can treat myself better or that I am allowed certain extravagances - maybe I'm just trading one thing for another, but at least I don't need to rush out for more hangers.