Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Pre-Festivus Electronic Airing of Grievances

Chapped Lips
Expiration Dates
Drivers ignoring pedestrians
Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo Loan Customer “Service”
Wells Fargo Equity Enhancement
Plunger implementation due to system-wide need
Stubbing of toe
People who talk out loud to themselves when not alone
Sewage-y smell
…days when I put on my cranky pants*

*Counterbalancing positive influences that make grievances tolerable: my pets, friends, foods dipped in ranch dressing and 30 Rock episodes
"I find tinsel distracting." - Frank Costanza

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Toby's New Bed

"I usually take a two-hour nap from one to four." - Yogi Berra
"A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book." ~Irish Proverb
“A nap, my friend, is a brief period of sleep which overtakes superannuated persons when they endeavor to entertain unwelcome visitors or to listen to scientific lectures” - George Bernard Shaw
"Consciousness: that annoying time between naps." ~Author Unknown

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Italian Men, Italian Wine, Italian Shoes, Belgian Beer?

German street, German beer, German confusion, American tourist asked for directions?
Canadian money, Canadian beer, Canadian Canadianess Caribbean festival?
US address, US news, US beer...(nope, can't do it), US blog, European daydreams....
"Make no mistake about why these babies are here - they are here to replace us." - Jerry Seinfeld

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Rustic Cottage

Today is my one year anniversary in my rustic cottage. This is the first time I have had my own four walls that I do not share with some other building dweller. My first year back in the land of renting has been a rather pleasant one: for example, I recently got my kitchen remodeled. New, spacious cabinets, a shiny, updated sink and even one of those vent/hood/light thingies over the stove. Storage galorage!

But blogging about the glorious space for my 3 skillets & 4 pots is not particularly riveting...not compared to tales of my new screen door - woo hoo! The glory of the screen door keeps revealing itself: fewer bugs in my home, less leaves blowing in and a rather cute impediment for my non-sighted doggie. Toby hears the outdoors and heads in that direction, yet butts his head against this metal device and is curious why he cannot proceed further. On second thought, not particularly riveting to anyone other than me.

One interesting factoid about my current domicile: Google has yet to map me. Take that Sergey and other-guy-who-isn't-Sergey!
"You can call me on my cell phone
You can page me all night long
But you won't catch this free bird
I'll already be long gone"
- Sheryl Crow "Steve McQueen"