Bad parking is not a crime

The worst part of my commute to work is the parking garage.  I spend a lot of time backing up, straightening around, and getting out just to get back in and try again. I’m generally a benign driver — always use my blinker, don’t cut people off in traffic – but I’ve never been goodContinue reading “Bad parking is not a crime”

Saviors of the Orderly

  Mild-mannered kittens by day and relentless superheroes by night, we are Chaos and Entropy (a.k.a. Spunk and Teddy), fighting tidiness wherever we find it.         Before our Mama Kitty left his world, she told us that in order to survive, we must submit to our keepers, but we must never forget thatContinue reading “Saviors of the Orderly”

Kittens and Characters by Any Other Name

I went north for Canadian Thanksgiving and not only had a great turkey dinner but also came home with two kittens, Spunk and Teddy. Spunk (top below) was all spunked out when I took the picture. And Teddy (bottom below), well, we went to the vet this week, and it turns out Teddy is a girl.Continue reading “Kittens and Characters by Any Other Name”

Quotes about the Road Less Travelled

I’m encountering some mental exhaustion, and since I rarely say anything that hasn’t been said before, I thought today I’d just skip the middle man. It’s kind of fun to do the impossible. Walt Disney Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there. Will RogersContinue reading “Quotes about the Road Less Travelled”

I Don’t Like Chocolate

I often wonder what chocolate tastes like to other people, because so many are so over the moon about it. My boss has a bowl of chocolate on his desk for public consumption, and people are constantly stopping by. Even if we’re in the office having a meeting, they’ll open the door and duck andContinue reading “I Don’t Like Chocolate”

The Wisdom of Children and the Circus

I was in the process of writing a post about escalating frustration when I received a call from my 4-year-old niece, Keara, who invited me and Grammy and Grampy to the circus. As usual, she put a new spin on my thoughts.    Here is a bit of Keara wisdom: (1) It’s okay to pet elephants,Continue reading “The Wisdom of Children and the Circus”

The Secrets of Sniffing

On the way up to my apartment this evening, a little tan cocker spaniel came barrelling and jingling down the staircase to sniff me all over. There was that minute of suspense when I wondered whether he would like what he smelled or bite my finger off. Fortunately it was the former, and he slobberedContinue reading “The Secrets of Sniffing”