Into the Beast

I finally made the trip to IKEA.   Yep, after years of wanting to go, I finally did it, and I’m still trying to process what I saw.  You could say that this was like Dante’s Inferno, in the sense that what should have been a simple trip turned into something more complex and life-altering. …

Spring!

Spring has arrived.  I know this because my neighbor’s daughter is back in the area, and honestly, I couldn’t be more happy.  I mean, who doesn’t enjoy waking up to the melodious sounds of a teenager who likes to scream at the top of her lungs whenever she opens her mouth?  It means that we’ll…

I Don’t Wanna Grow Up

I should be ashamed to admit it, but yes – I’m one of the millions who flocked to Toys R Us in the last 48 hours, hoping to find something – anything – on the shelves that would count as some sort of bargain basement find.  To be honest, I’ve visited three TRU stores in…

Bah Humbug

Question, people: When does the whole “goodwill towards men” part begin?  Is there a specific date? I ask because I’m about to go ballistic on a few people, and I don’t want to start handing out beat-downs during the time I’m supposed to be good.  Can’t have someone dropping a dime on me to Santa,…

It’s Tuesday, Lady

This post, as so many of mine have done at one time or another, had its genesis in my car. I was driving in to work; thinking about the various events that would shape my day, when a really interesting idea struck me.  I thought it’d make a cool blog topic, and – while fighting…

Summer Ramblings

Today’s Question: Do companies that tease you about future products ever consider the obnoxiousness of that strategy? I’ve made no bones on this blog about how I have issues with companies that can’t deliver what they promise.  Or, those companies that make a big deal out of how great their products are, but show little…

Taken

Recently, I had some things stolen, and while everything has been (reasonably) resolved, I’m still left with this awkward  feeling in my gut. I may an oddity of sorts, but I do not understand the compulsion that some people have to take things from others.  It’s not that I have an “It’s mine – get…

The Fishermen

It’s Sunday . . . and it’s cool! After a week of temps in the high 80s and 90s – with humidity to match – it is finally a nice and comfortable mid-70s day, and I’m in love.  I may actually end up using my oven tonight, and if that happens, not only will I…

Sunday Thoughts

Awoke this morning to the roar of thunder and the splashing of raindrops.  All in all, a pretty impressive audio event, considering that I was wearing ear plugs. It’s still raining.  It’s dark and overcast.  It’s cool.  And I love it. Thankfully, I’ve no where that I need to be today.  I thought that I’d…

Miscellanea

Well, it’s been almost two weeks since my last posting, and a number of things have happened: Baby Sis is finally home and undergoing physical therapy. The school year has ended and I’ll now need to find something with which to occupy myself.  I have something in mind, but I’ll need to hit the library…

Abracadabra

I’ll let you in on a secret that very few people know about me:  When I was a teen, I’d wanted to become a magician. I don’t know why I treat that as a state secret, but I do.  Almost no one knows about this. Until now, of course. I remember exactly where I was…

Cheeseburger Soup

With all of the activity surrounding Baby Sis, I neglected to mention that I finally made that Cheeseburger Soup I’d been craving. You’d think that with a new kitchen, I’d be just a blur in there, whipping up a host of new dishes and desserts.  Well, no.  It’s been three weeks now and we still…