anti pink slips

These are the jobs I've had. These are the jobs I've had that have their own logos, I should say, as I'm afraid there have been a few more. Amazingly, with all the jobs I've had, I have never been fired. There was, however, one time where technically perhaps I was fired, but I consider... Continue Reading →


I started my garden today. I've been waiting for this day for years now. When I was a kid and mom would punish us by making us weed, I was the only one who didn't think it was a punishment. Embarrassing maybe, that I was on my hands and knees with a midget rake while... Continue Reading →

Top 5 – media edition

Because I'm currently reading "High Fidelity," my top five lists (the difference being I don't feel it's necessary to say 'of all time' on each list heading). After making a couple of these, I realized you can make these lists about absolutely anything, so this blog will only contain media-related lists. Top 5 books: 1.... Continue Reading →

signals, outlaws, celebrity arms

Yellow is the new green, and red is the new yellow -- as far as traffic signals go. I love the yellow light. I love speeding through them, hoping to make it through before it turns red. For us law-abiding citizens, it's the little things we have to count on to give us criminal-sized thrills.... Continue Reading →

my Grandma

As far as grandparents go, I am an orphan. But I have had interesting, loving grandparents that I still love very dearly. My dad's mom (you laugh, but her name really was Gertrude) used to take care of us when mom and dad were away. Us kids would climb head first into our sleeping bags... Continue Reading →

epiphanies #4

1. Why must all housing developments come complete with an adjective and a noun? Mockingbird Heights, Tomahawk Hills, Autumn Ridge, Quail Hollow, Harvey Oaks. Why can't we just have a simple, single word to describe this lot of shoebox homes that looks like all the others? How about "suburbia," or "ditto"? Making a fancy sounding... Continue Reading →

7 years in 4 paragraphs

When I was 19, I saw this guy sitting at our group's table at Buffalo Wild Wings and I thought his crooked smile was so cute. I've always been a sucker for unconventional beauty. Rumor has it, I loudly said to him, "I like your smile." (I say rumor has it because I am embarrassed... Continue Reading →

almost became the next Rachel Ray

Back when I was much younger and we were all blissfully unaware of how undomestic I would turn out to be, mom forced me to join 4-H. I had no interest at all, because I went to the Puyallup fair every year and saw the girls holding their pigs and pining for those stupid blue... Continue Reading →

personas to find a personality

While scanning radio channels today, I heard "In Da Club" by 50 cent. It's amazing how one song can remind you of complete periods of your life that you otherwise would have forgotten; they recreate sights, sounds, smells, emotions. This song was very popular the summer of 2004 when I spent too much time drinking... Continue Reading →

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