A Quarter-Pound, Please

There used to be a chain of grocery stores in town, whose only saving grace – for me, anyway – could be found in two dishes sold by their delicatessen:  Ham salad and cold, breaded chicken wings. The wings were good because of the breading – and honestly, because they were cold; I doubt that…

Weirdness (aka, “Monday”)

It’s been a while since I last wrote. Almost two months, to be exact. The cold and work both managed to overwhelm me, I guess.  Truthfully, I did start three posts, but other than a line or two, there just wasn’t much worth posting. I’ve been dealing with a strange phenomenon:  When I awake, if…

Real Feel

The first thing I do in the morning when I awake is check my phone. It’s not like I have people calling  me at odd hours (or at all, but that’s another issue), so my “phone” is more along the lines of a “mini-computer” from which I gain my daily info.  So imagine my surprise…

Through the Looking Glass

A month.  That’s how long I’ve been gone from here. A month. At one point, I was writing at least three times a week, but no more.  Gone are the days of me thinking that such a thing is even possible – why is that?  I have ideas, but I don’t have the energy or…

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. …

Yet Another ‘New’ Normal

Alas, the greasy burger did not happen.  While I am saddened by this sudden development, I’m certain that my frail arteries are celebrating.  Life can be so unfair. I’ve been having sensitivity issues in the area of my mouth.  At first, I thought it could be tied to the various headaches that I’d been having…

Working at Work

Have you ever worked with someone who was so frustrating that it actually caused you to question whether or not it was worth keeping your job? I have. Twice, in fact. It’s not a good feeling; rather, it’s downright destructive. The first time it happened, I nearly had a heart attack. Imagine being 25 years…

A Better Person

My soul aches. I know that’s melodramatic, but honestly, I can’t think of any other way to describe it.  My soul aches because I’m tired.  I used to listen to older people say that when I was a child.  They’d have this look of desperation or resignation on their faces, and they’d declare their pain. …

The Story Thus Far

Due to the abundance of available holiday chocolate, I am experiencing yet another one of my “Oh, Please Kill Me and End This” headaches.  I didn’t realize how much sugar I’d been downing until the other day, when I happened to take a peek at my garbage bin.  It’s a dry bin, meaning that it’s…

Don’t Talk About Yourself Like That!

I’ve mentioned previously that I had to alter the way I approach my online life because of an incident that happened earlier this year.  I won’t link to it – I really didn’t say much about it at the time – but I received a really nasty note from a colleague because of something I’d…

A Longer Walk

Remember my tale from two weeks ago about my adventures in repaying an overpayment? Well, I never thought it possible, but here’s the sequel: As you may recall, I walked a significant distance – I’ve since learned that it was just shy of a half mile – to drop off a check for $87, the…

Where Even Weirder Things Are

Okay, it’s time to finish this story. Maybe I should treat this like a television show, with an announcement of “Previously on Dr. Furious . . .” Just imagine me saying that in a rich baritone, and we’re set. So I’m off to the second bookstore.  What I didn’t include in the previous post was the…