Saturday, January 25, 2014

Yes, Wii Can!

Like son, like mother.

You can shake the trees on Animal Crossing, but the stuff that falls out always lands near the trunk.

These days, my son spends an inordinate amount of time playing this addicting game called Animal Crossing for the Wii. He fishes, picks up odd knick knacks from the locals (one, a potted plant, looks like a marijuana bush—not that I’d know what that looks like), and shakes trees for fruit to sell at Tom Nook’s store (Now if only I could get him to pick up his clothes).

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Volunteer. Your repairman needs you.

These days, many have a fancy name for what were once considered standard (if not mundane) jobs. Secretaries are now "Administrative assistants". Stewardesses are addressed as "Flight Attendants". Janitors? "Sanitation Engineers." Even the worldly-sounding "Service Associates" and "Customer Satisfaction" purveyors ask joyfully if you would like the Super Squelchy Meal with barbecue or honey mustard sauce.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Truce or Nair

It's exceedingly rare, but there are those triumphant moments stolen during the day occasionally when the kids finally scatter and you have an entire floor to yourself. It's only natural that in these moments of quiet, you grab the bottle of Nair and decide it's time to deforest some of the old growth.

I slathered some of the depilatory on my top lip. Almost immediately, the skin was chemically aflame like Michael Jackson 's hair in a Pepsi ad. In a hurry, I was able to remove the substance before the burns set in too deeply (the scarring should go away eventually).

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Down 125 Pounds!

Hi there! This is me. I have lost 125 pounds to date.

I still have a heck of a lot more to go, but it feels so amazing to not have to worry about things like waking up with a sore back or twisting my ankle due to excessive weight.

I can work at my desk for hours with no problems, and I get buggy now, which is nice since I have the energy to be physically antsy.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

My new job

The bookcase of great nerdiness and awe
I love my new job, but I have to wear pants.

It's not that I'm particularly averse to wearing pants, you see, but when you work as a freelancer from home, as I have for the last 7 years, there's a lot of freedom going on. Some of it involves the luxury of the lack of leg wear. When you get a job, the fact is, they just prefer you wear pants. They just do.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Hey there! Just a quick update

This ghost town of an old blog site is a testament to my lack of patience. Why? Because when I closed this site down, a schmuck who saw the number of people visiting through other sites grabbed it, pasted spammy crap on it, pretended to be me, and then monetized the site. 

Needless to say, we can't have that, right?