I hate snow. I hate winter. I hate that my strong desire to live almost-anywhere-South of the snowbelt is no match for my wussy emotional attachments to familiar people and places. I hate that I have to make a list of positive things about snow in order to not be driven fully crazy by it. [...]
I fell asleep in my desk chair again last night. It’s not that it’s a particularly comfortable chair, it’s just that I was very busy listening to music, doodling dream houses and Facebooking, and I didn’t know I was tired.
I only got a few hours of continuous sleep, I’m sure, but since I happened [...]
The following is actually a comment I made to a friend earlier, but if I’m honest, it feels like something I should remind myself about from time to time.
Effort NEVER equals success. Sometimes it equals failure. But that’s how you get better.
Effort DOES help position you for success.
Effort builds skill, reputation, and expertise. [...]
A while back, I posted about 30-day challenges and mentioned that I’d stopped a gallon-a-day soda habit, but I didn’t really say how I’d done it. It wasn’t hard for me, because I’d had a medical diagnosis that basically scared the addiction out of me, but a conversation today made me realize that [...]
I think I heard about NaNoWriMo (National Novel-Writing Month) at some point between the first and second years. Maybe someone on LiveJournal had posted their finished product or something…I don’t remember for sure. I just know I thought it was a pretty sweet idea. I’ve been writing my whole life and always had “pipe dreams” [...]
So, as I’m enjoying my first-cup-of-coffee-reheated-for-the-first-time, and trying to figure out why the creamer smells like peanut butter, this little sweetie wanders into my yard:
The point of the story is not that I’m a wonderful human being who felt it was only right to go door-knocking until we found his people. I am, [...]
Apparently, I need to spend a whole day just listening to All the Music. A single word triggers auditory recall like crazy all of a sudden. Witness:
I pull the wheelbarrow/wagon around to the front yard, handy water bottle and adorable Ladies’ Fashion Garden Tote in my other hand and think to myself, “OK…I [...]