Sunday, December 25, 2005
Saturday, December 24, 2005
Like a Carniverous Turkey
Ian just woke me up loudly exclaiming that there is peregrine falcon in the tree adjacent to our place. I guess when he gets up he scans the skies and nearby trees with binoculars before beginning his day. Not a bad way to begin the day, I suppose. Birding is a great hobby of ours. I like to take pictures of the animals we see but my camera is not so great so I put the camera in the binocular-eye and try and get close that way. It usually comes out looking like a bad impressionist painting but oh well. Now the falcon is ripping the entrails out of a pigeon in front of our very eyes. Wow! **Update** after much debate, it has been decided that the thing is a Merlin, not a Peregrine, due to its rust-colored belly.
Thursday, December 22, 2005
1. Elderly women are so together. I sat next to this lady this morning and she had this eyeglass case (the clamshell kind) and in it she kept little things that she would need to reach (chapstick, change, tissues, farecard). When I tried to find my chapstick I had to dig way down in my bag and when I thought I had grabbed it and pulled it out it was actually an OB tampon. I need to get one of those eyeglass cases. Also, she had her book in a ziploc bag. That might seem weird but is actually very smart because I damage almost every book I have by shoving things in my bag an bending back the covers/pages, or ripping them off altogether. This woman, she taught me things today. Thank you.
2. Why do they make the seats go 2 different ways? Why not have them all going one way so that at 7 am when you haven't had any coffee you don't have to make eye contact with the other creeps on the train? The way it is now, one side of the train is facing the wrong way. If there is only a seat on the wrong side, there goes your whole day. It feels like you are trying to ride away from work, rather than to it. Psychologically, not so nice.
3. It makes me nervous when people are sleeping. What if they miss their stop? It is like when someone drops a pencil on the floor in a play and doesn't pick it up. I am left to stare at the pencil for the remainder of the scene and I don't even hear the dialogue. I forget the word for that. I almost forget where I am going because I get concerned for the sleepers. Just wake up!
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Sunday, December 18, 2005
Feeling the Heat
Monday, December 12, 2005
Friday, December 09, 2005
Snow Big Deal
My boss and good friend Greg was on that Baltimore flight that overran the runway at Midway airport. Nutty. He is ok though and I am relieved. It was a frantic couple of minutes though, trying to reach him and I couldn't even dial the numbers.
What are the odds?
Thursday, December 08, 2005
For The Record/Off The Record
I just loving it. That's what I do: Love it hard until it dies of suffocation. Next week, it will be something else.
More Desires that Ruin Yr Life
1. These adorable clog sandals, in red -- natch.
2. This mixing bowl set, in yellow.
3. This delectable stockpot/dutch oven
4. This collection of lovely posters.
5. This classic cookbook, which I can't believe I don't already own.
6. Also, this one.
7. I just love this illustrator.
8. This toasty blanket, in water.
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Unsuprisingly, not a soul has entered my sweater contest. Yet. In fact, I myself haven’t even entered. However! I am the proud owner (almost) of a 1960’s baby-pink
Monday, December 05, 2005
The Long And Winding Road
TLAWR used to be my absolute least favorite Beatles song but it is now one of my top three, with Dig a Pony and Happiness is a Warm Gun. Sexy Sadie is #4.
Chicago, you are a beautiful sight -- even at 5:30 am after an uncomfortable plane sleep.
There is no lovelier place in winter than Hailey Idaho, particulary surrounded by loving family and lots of hot cocoa
More updates re: Death-Con Vacation 05, once I have slept off this travel-hangover