Weird thing about living in PHX is that it remains so hot here well after summer that my brain gets real confused. I keep finding myself thinking things like "I'll do that after Labor Day." Like: I'll start cleaning out the garage after Labor Day. Or I'll start working on working on my yard again after Labor Day. Or I'll look into a fall trip with the kids after Labor Day. Or I'll start planning my son's September birthday after Labor Day. Obviously, dear reader, you know it's well after … [Read more...] about Autumn is…when, again?
I have just learned that Stanley Kubrick was a photojournalist before he was a filmmaker and oh, who gives a flying fudge. Just. look. at. this. … [Read more...] about monkey of the day: roller-skating chimp edition
I have a habit that I've only just discovered. Okay, I know you're confused by that but what I'm saying is that I only just realized that I have been doing something for YEARS that I had no idea I did. I looked in my jewelry box this morning to put on my earrings and, as I scanned through my options, realized that most pairs have a very specific memory associated with them. That's because I apparently have a habit of getting most of my earrings during trips. This isn't a conscious thing that … [Read more...] about souvenirs
Now that it's summer, meaning the kids are done with school this year, that brings a whole new level of schlepping kids here and there for the next couple of months. Day camp on weekdays, swimming on weeknights, and soccer one weekend morning, repeat. What that means for me, in addition to making my brain melt in terms of logistics, is that I have a bunch of trapped free time. I remember a book I read a few years ago - ETA okay, fine, I googled it and this is it - that talked about how little … [Read more...] about Trapped free time
I went to a friend's house for dinner tonight, and one woman was explaining why she decided to reconnect the cord and sign back up for cable (namely because it was a bundled deal that would make internet + cable TV cheaper than internet + streaming services). A man then went on to explain he would refuse to ever do that because of a long-standing beef against the cable company, in which he was slapped with an $800 debt that belonged not to him, but to a different man with the same name in the … [Read more...] about did I meet a murderer?