I’m busy not eating anything in preparation for my colonoscopy (although I haven’t yet begun the Prep of the prep, thank god) so instead I’m getting stuff done. Getting ready to paint 80% of the house interior. Why did the previous owners have such passion for heavy brown tones? Olive. Hot latte. Tobacco. Other stuff? … More Forget all that — here is a dog.
more like GoMUCHLY am I right guys hahahahhaha
“The Creeping Bellflower” (a poem) (a la free verse because I do not have time to rhyme, I am weeding) Every spring I discover a new plant in our yard. Every spring I google it and discover it is new only to me but it is old old news to my neighbors. It is … More To [my] Campanula [infestation]
I laughed, I cried, I cursed a whole lot.
[I would love to stick a catchy tune here. But I’d rather play Baby’s in Black on ukulele for E than compose anything, so. *insert catchy update alerting music*] WRITING omg. I’m working on a first draft of something. It’s painful but fun. Also still working on my mammogram essay, which is hi-larious since I … More Weekly Update of I’m Old and Loving Every Minute of It
And now for a random attack on people not me! People who believe the universe is just are A) lacking actual empathy for others AND/OR not suffering enough in their own day-to-day life B) seriously dedicated masochists C) in tune with all their past lives and karma and whatnot. This less-than-inflammatory unincitable was brought to you … More Unprovocative Thought of the Day
Happy May the Fourth! Still feeling sad about Peter Mayhew. Recently I finished a letter to a friend, stuck it in the mail, and realized I’d spent the majority of the letter talking about dogs instead of what I had wanted to ask: what are your days like these days? So, to that friend and … More A Day in the [Special Needs] Bot Life
Sympathies to the lactose-intolerant* among us. While E and I were flipping public TV channels this weekend, I caught this show about a Wisconsin creamery, Landmark: One of my favorite parts is at about 17 minutes in, when one of the Annas is scooping the warm curds into cheese presses. Mmmmmmmm. RELATEDLY OH moi gawd, … More Is there anything better than cheese?
Presumably since I watched something with Leonard Bernstein in it, the youtubes has been after me lately to watch this particular video: Watch that hair sweep at 00:24 when he’s talking about “performance problems,” oh yeah! Anyhoo, maybe you’ll enjoy and youtube will bother you now instead of me.* Full film is here: Glenn Gould’s U.S. … More Fine, Youtubbers, you got me
Apparently* John Oliver already gave this show what-for on Last Week Tonight, but I caught it for the first time this weekend, while snuggling E to napland. It’s called The Inspectors, and it’s about “the criminal investigations of postal inspectors,”** specifically one postal inspector, her team/friends, her son, and his friends. Here, taste the magnificent levels … More MAILED it.