Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Epochal Moment

Sometimes you're drying your hair and the only the primary objective, achieving dry hair, is attained. Sometimes you're drying your hair and have a moment during the process where something else entirely occurs. Since I wield the hair dryer sans optical correction, ie without glasses, I occasionally find it necessary to lean in close to the mirror to see what I'm doing. Today I caught my own reflected eye as I was backing away. And there was something about the warm air blowing my hair every which way and the whirrr of the appliance and the makeup-free state of my face that made me stop. I was suddenly and astonishingly aware of a thought as it took shape in the front of my brain. Clearly a notion that had been lingering in a nebulous state in the back of my brain for some time, biding its time for an opportunity to come forward and announce itself. An enormous and central factor of my attraction to him is that he's the guy version of me. This is either the epitome of narcissism or the healthiest expression of self esteem. Ever. Maybe both. Here I am, once again, embracing the opposite ends of a spectrum with no happy medium in sight.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

I'm a Butterfly Magnet!

Yes, that's my foot. And that's a Giant Owl butterfly roosting on my leg. Even more remarkably, this photo was snapped with my phone. Which is equipped with a very not impressive camera. I can only assume that I smell like a flower.

Clearly Label These Dangerous Things!

Wide Awake JumpyBrain Blues

Sudafed plus Advil equals no more congested ears. Also equals inability to sleep that not even the string theory book can conquer. Is it time for coffee yet?

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Welcome to My Tuesday

1. Startled from a deep sleep by the landline ringing. The call was to confirm a nonexistent dental appointment.

2. Discovered that the son had devoured the remaining banana pancakes.

3. In reference to Item 2, he also used up the butter on said pancakes without removing more from the refrigerator.

4. In reference to Item 3, this meant that there was no soft butter for my toast.

5. Though I labored over attempting to solve it, I could not correctly answer the movie trivia calendar question for today.

6. It is overcast, gray and chilly outside.

7. After not sleeping well last night, which I am blaming on the full moon, Item 1 occurred so I went back to bed because of Item 6, causing me to oversleep.

8. Item 7 explains why I am still sitting here in my jammies.

9. Despite these unfortunate beginnings to my day, I am confident that what coffee has not solved a good, steamy shower shall.

10. In reference to Item 9, why am I still sitting here?

As far as Item 3 is concerned, the son pleads innocent to hogging the butter. Which means either I hogged it and forgot about it, I hogged it while sleepwalking or the cats are to blame. I mostly just think it's really cool that he read my blog. **The mom does a happy dance on her way off to bed.**

Monday, September 8, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014


So I've been considering the wisdom of Dan Savage. And I have to say that on the subject of relationship dealbreakers we are on the same page. You can't have a whole laundry list of these, you seriously can only have what you can count on one hand. Which reminds me of the fact that I have conscientiously listed relationship requirements in this space. It seems to me that musts versus no ways! as far as significant other choosing is concerned are simply the positive and negative points of view. Since I've shared the musts I thought I'd take a stab at listing the no ways! for your entertainment. And I'm pleased that the list is concise.

1. Tobacco use of any kind. It's the ick factor that I just can't get past. You might as well try to kiss me with a mouthful of poop. 

2. Deep and irreconcilable differences in spiritual or political or cultural beliefs.

3. Sexual incompatibility.