Today Mar 31, 2018: Anticipating Toast


Sat Mar 31, 2018

I have heard three different Huey Lewis And The News songs on the radio today. I can only interpret this as the beginning of a new age in my life. A future I dub…

The Huey Renaissance.


Sat Mar 24, 2018

I just bought an area rug and a jar of pasta sauce. In the self-checkout. This, my friends, is why I love Target.


Fri Mar 23, 2018

I have enough free sample dental floss from my dentist office in my cubicle at work that I feel if I kept it on my person at all times I would be perfectly capable of using it to rappel into or climb out of a canyon should the need ever arise.


Thu Mar 22, 2018

…and Ice Cold Lemon Water.


Wed Mar 21, 2018

According to Google Translate, this decorative tile says, “The coffee maker is based on all earthly drinks.” I question its accuracy.


Tue Mar 20, 2018

I bought a new hair dryer. The high power setting could easily be mistaken for a jet engine preparing to taxi through my bathroom.


Mon Mar 19, 2018

There was a square dancing group performing in the atrium at work today. Delightful!

Also, today marked my 17th anniversary at my job.

I don’t think the two were related.

Or were they?


Sun Mar 18, 2018

Anticipating toast.

Side note: “Anticipating Toast”, also a stellar band name. Nobody steal that one. I’m gonna use it. I just have to learn to play an instrument first. No. I have no musical aptitude. I’ll just go ahead and name this post “Anticipating Toast”.


Sat Mar 17, 2018

Continuing my series of “Movies Everyone Else Saw Decades Ago” with my first ever viewing of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!


Fri Mar 16, 2018

Not actually watching the movie tonight, but I flipped to TCM and feel it must be noted how much I love this house. The staircase. The window panes. The window seats. The fireplace. The open shelves. The ceiling beams. I need to live on a 1940s movie set. #TCMParty


Thu Mar 15, 2018

Accidental Sandwich Face.

Side Note: “Accidental Sandwich Face”, great band name.


Tue Mar 13, 2018

If you’re singing along with Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse Of The Heart, and by the final crescendo you’re not imagining yourself in full-body black spandex on a dark stage, arms outstretched like wings, while a twenty foot spray of white hot sparks shoot into the sky behind you, then you’re doing it wrong. #TurnAround


Mon Mar 12, 2018

“My submarine sandwich has been chipwrecked!”

I know. I’m sorry. I’ll just see myself out now.


Sun Mar 11, 2018

Hello, Squirrel.


Sat Mar 10, 2018

I love toast.

All kinds.

At any time of the day or night.

This is morning cinnamon swirl toast.


Fri Mar 09, 2018



Thu Mar 08, 2018

Conversation between the two people hovering over me as I sat in the dentist chair…

Dental Assistant: What are you looking for?
Dentist: A smaller hatchet, but we don’t have one.
Assistant: You want to try a spoon?

Clearly, “Hatchet and Spoon” will be the name of my new throwback 70s buddy cop show. Hatchet has the overly audacious mustache. Spoon has the overly ambitious perm.


Tue Mar 06, 2018

Never do I feel so close to Pa Ingalls having to hang on to and follow the clothesline between the house and the barn during the blinding blizzards of The Long Winter, as when I have to jump out of the car and grab a shovel to clear the knee-deep snow drift that forms across my driveway before I can pull my car into the garage. I mean clearly I’m one step away from grinding wheat in the coffee mill and fashioning a button lamp from calico and axle grease here.


Mon Mar 05, 2018

Ice pellets audibly bounced off my hood on my snowy lunch break walk. A walk for which I was not warmly enough dressed, because it was 40° warmer yesterday. I’ve been duped.


Sun Mar 04, 2018

“Did you drop your…”
“Didn’t I meet you at…”
“I’ll only be in town a short while…”
#TheMusicMan #TCMParty

Today Mar 03, 2018: Casual Evening Robe Goals


Sat Mar 03, 2018

It’s a glorious 68°F today!

“I think I’ll go for a walk outside now
The summer sun’s callin’ my name
I hear ya now
I just can’t stay inside all day
I gotta get out, get me some of those raaays
Everybody’s smilin’
Sunshine Day…”


Thu Mar 01, 2018

Windy lunch break shadows.


Wed Feb 28, 2018

Someone brought treats to work today. I found a glazed cherry cake donut and brought it home for my evening snack.

Full disclosure: I just spent five full minutes choosing the best glamour shot of this donut. I seem to enjoy photographing food. And then eating it.


Mon Feb 26, 2018

You got your television reflection in my peanut butter waffles! You got your peanut butter waffles in my television reflection!


Sun Feb 25, 2018

Beautiful icicle-y sunrise.


Sat Feb 24, 2018



Fri Feb 23, 2018

Today would have been my mom’s birthday. Cookies were my mom’s favorite food. Pink tulips were her favorite flower. I found this pink tulip cookie at Panera today! A person I follow on social media talked earlier this week about it being the 10 year anniversary of her mother passing away, and how emotional it is even ten years out. I am five years out, and she is right. It doesn’t get easier. It just gets different. Happy Birthday, Mom!


Thu Feb 22, 2018

– me shouting at the tv with a mouthful of ice cream sandwich
#GoodbyeMrChips #TCMParty


Wed Feb 21, 2018

The zipper on my ten-year-old winter coat broke today. It is still winter, ergo I still need a winter coat. I went to a store where there remained a smattering of late season coats and found one that is technically too small, but was 50%, off and it zips, so it’s one up on my old coat. It’ll do for the next few weeks, but in order to be comfortable, I’ll either need to lose a few pounds before next winter or buy a new coat when a fresh selection arrives in the Fall. (Place your bets now, ladies and gentlemen.) They also had gloves on sale. I tried on several pairs. So many pairs that they began to lose all meaning. You know, like when you repeat a word too many times and it stops being a word to you and instead becomes a garble of sounds mushed together. The fingers of the gloves all started to look weirdly short and stubby. Then I realized the pair that fit the best was a youth medium. I had been trying on youth sizes. And they fit. “Do I have baby hands?!”, I asked myself in a panic, suddenly questioning everything I know to be true. After a tense back and forth in my head I decided my hands are correctly proportioned to my statistically average height. Crisis averted.


Tue Feb 20, 2018

You know, the exchange of cash money for goods, especially at a drive-thru restaurant, is really rather odd when you think about it in the abstract. I had more than ten minutes to sit in my car and think about it in the abstract while waiting in said drive-thru this evening, and it basically boils down to this. “I am waiting in line to pull up to a square hole in the wall of a brick building, where I will give someone a small rectangular piece of paper. They will then give me back several more paper rectangles, a small handful of metal discs, and a bag full of bread, meat, and cheese. Then I will thank them and drive away.”


Mon Feb 19, 2018

Casual Evening Robe Goals.

#MaryAstor #BetteDavis #TheGreatLie #TCMParty


Sun Feb 18, 2018

57°F and I’m getting outside for a walk, heavy winds or not! I also got to sit in front of the open window and enjoy the cool breeze while working on my laptop later.