Wishing you the bluest skies

Yesterday it was still dark when I left for my 20ish-minute walk to the bus stop. I was cranky as I walked down the hill to the I-5 overpass, and composed a post in my head about how wretched it is to wake up every day before it’s light out and get home after it’s [...]

There’s an awful lot of stars out here

Scraped up my elbow this morning falling off the couch trying to get to the radio: Click & Clack were playing the Old 97s. I don’t think I’ve ever heard them on the radio (possibly because I don’t listen to KEXP as often as I should) so it was very exciting. And now my elbow [...]

She’d had no idea

Oh good, it’s still here!
Several smallish stories piled up over the last … month.
Mentally composed on Monday, September 19: I am cranky because last night I organized my life: figured out hours at my new job (which is the same as my old job), blocked out homework time during every day so I can try [...]

Just never knew that I would

I am having a fight with this blog right now because I cannot figure out what to do to make comments work. I am sure that it’s something very small, and I think it has to do with passing parameters, but I can’t find exactly what it is. It’s making me very frustrated and cranky [...]

past the house lines and the apartment buildings

now i have keys for three houses!
the new house is awesome every time i go look at it, which is good; sometimes when you’re househunting things look great but then when you go back to sign the lease, the kitchen is actually tiny and the carpet is gross. but this house actually gets better every [...]

make me sort of glad that i waited till today

paradoxically, waking up super early (6:45 today, whyyy?) always makes me have to scramble to get out the door in time, because it throws me off of my normal schedule and i spend the whole morning goofing off. i would usually be waking up about now, checking email briefly, and getting in the shower. instead [...]

i was having this discussion in a taxi heading downtown

i hate XP: every time i right-click on the taskbar for any reason, i see “lock the taskbar” in the menu and i immediately get it stuck in my head to the tune of “rock the casbah.”

LOCK the task bah
LOCK the task bah

(song: “gumboots,” paul simon)

but i’d just as soon you didn’t

today the sky is black and scary and occasionally making noise, and my chin is full of giant swollen lumps of gland that interfere with my new violin, which just wants to be under my chin being tortured into (something approximating) a scale in A.
school is going to make me read this term but i [...]

i’ve never been too good with secrets

it takes one “the new year” and almost one “we looked like giants” for me to get all the way from the bar to my front door.
life is good. today i got a good volunteer cataloging gig and the card of the guy i want to work for at corbis. and it is almost the [...]

send her off to a coconut island

this morning i walked a different way to school, and it seems i stumbled on the secret path of the fast walkers. when walking alone, i walk faster than ‘most everyone else around, especially crowds, so i am always weaving and passing and getting frustrated. but this morning there were about ten people all walking [...]