Thursday, July 28, 2005

never could get the hang of thursdays

today has left me introspective, a bit more so than usual, and quite convinced that Life Is Pretty Good. of note: while i wasn't paying attention this afternoon, Tiger used my phone to order a pizza, then to make a few calls and invite people over, and also to call a few other folks and check on upcoming birtday plans and present options. not a bad deal, really. he came in and said, "Don't worry about dinner, Mom. I called Papa John's."

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

the more

the more i hang out with people, the more i'm convinced that i liek the few friends i have. call me idiosyncratic, but there it is.

Sunday, July 24, 2005


Today i'm reading byatt's Little Black BOok of Stories, delighting in each one. I recently finished Diary: a Novel and highly recommend it. there is no finer way to spend time than with a truly good book.

Friday, July 22, 2005

some days you're the windshield

some days you're the bug.

while i'm certain that most folks feel "sunnier" during daylight savings time, i am not amongst them. the news that it will be extended doesn't tickle me much. needless to say, i'm not throwing a party about the renewal of the Patriot Act, either. i'm not feeling very served or protected by the folks in washington these days.

Credibility, Responsibility, Accountability

i listened to this address from Senator Barbara Boxer on the situation in Iraq [many thanks to jaime], and i have to wonder, is Senator Boxer willing to consider a bid for the Oval Office in 2008? at this point, it just important to listen to her words, consider what you think, and have an informed opinion, whatever it might happen to be.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

hot hot hot

the weather is muggy and sticky, though nothing like what they are seeing in arizona. the boys and i have taken to reading in the late morning, then doing errands and such in the late afternoon or early evening. we went to jamison's orchard store yesterday, a place i used to go nearly weekly but somehow haven't visited in nearly three years. we bought fresh-picked corn, green beans, peaches, potatoes and even treated ourselves to some ginger crisps. i made mashed potatoes and an apple pie, took the boys over to my mom's where we lounged by the pool before eating and playing games. Tiger won clue, as usual, though mom and i were but a turn behind. mom is still reigning champion at yahtzee, and a good time was truly had by all.

i've reading Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception today. somehow, with all the heat, anything heavier than harry and artemis are just too much. [a good thunderstorm could change my point of view in a second.]

the buisness of the house is sorting and storing: sorting through the stuff that seems to accumulate everywhere, donating or throwing out what we don't use, and storing the (hopefully few) things which remain. Tiger seems to have grown several inches all of a sudden, all in his legs. Dragon is now wearing the pants Tiger wore last year, and Tiger mostly wears shorts. i'm not going shopping for long pants until september, fearing he'll outgrow them by Hallowe'en if i buy them too soon.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

in the throng

yesterday i was doing the Just Like Everyone Else thing: i went to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the late show, and then afterward picked up my reserved copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Irk and i arrived at Barnes and Noble around midnight-thirty, and as i was number 458 to pick up a book, we didn't leave until nearly an hour later. There were folk about in capes and pointed hats, decorated with stars, lots of wands. And of course, once home, i had to start reading. both the movie and the book are this far delightful.

tonight i'm going to a birthday dinner for a friend of a friend, and cleaning up a bit in preparation for Tiger's birthday dinner at the house.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

quiz, again

Your wise quote is: "Our greatest glory is not
in never falling, but in rising everytime we
fall" by Confucius.
Yes indeed, you see true strenght can only be
seen when a person has "fallen". Only
then one can tell how they will handle it. Just
don't make others fall so you can know who they
really are. You on the other hand may be a very
quick recoverer and don't let people bring you
down. You are your own, and you're find with
that. Emotional issues is something you handle
rather nicely.

What wise quote fits you?(pics) UPDATED
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PATRICK MAITLAND. Self-centered, a womanizer,
obsessed with sex, and quite a 'big man'
indeed! *wink wink* You don't have enough blood
to run both your brain and your sex drive at
the same time, so you usually concentrate on
sex. You've had bad experiences with haircuts
and competitive employees at other firms, but
that's okay! Your staggeringly large
'equipment' makes up for everything... even if
it does give you a bit of a balance problem.

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i've had a lovely day or two, all round.

Monday, July 11, 2005

quietly monday

today dawned a new week, and the rain seems to have missed us. it's a quiet day here in heidi land. i had lunch at my favourite cafe, some casual but wonderful talk afterward along with a game of chess, coffee in buttefly cups and Surfacing in the background. it's a fine introspective time. i'm looking forward to seeing Jaime on friday. last night i watched Blue; it was very French, and very touching and wholly wonderful. i recommend it.

Thursday, July 07, 2005


it's not about your money. it's about your voice. sign the petition.


Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that our government can track a cow born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she sleeps in the state of Washington And they tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 11 million illegal aliens wandering around our country. Maybe we should give them all a cow.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005


Dragon and i ran errands this morning after dropping Tiger at summer camp. He is now the proud owner of a bank account at member one credit union, and glowingly proud to have 'my very own money.' we had lunch at wildflour and did a bit of browsing at ram's head books, selecting presents for Tiger's upcoming natal celebration. by the time we were done, the beach pictures were developed and printed; it's always interesting to see pictures the boys have taken, especially since it's more than evident how tall they are: this year, the adults have middles, whereas last year we had mostly just legs.

while i was visiting friends in callaway, i read Angels & Demons, and though i'm not a conspiracy theorist, the story itself is pretty compelling, and reads well. i'm reading The DaVinci Code at the moment, and though it's not as good a story (yet, at least), it's still fun summer reading. i considered picking up the summer of faulkner suggested by Oprah, but for now i'm sticking with Palahniuk and am looking forward to reading Diary: A Novel. i also have a bit of Terry Pratchett on loan from Jack, which should make this week's reading very satisfying.

and news of the weird: it seems my digital music collection now far outweighs my physical one. i think i need an iPod. how bizarre is that? next thing you know, i'll be buying a PSP.

Friday, July 01, 2005


we've been to the beach, and had a marvelous time. i watched all four seasons of Coupling, and howled. it's good enough to watch twice. we've visted karen and jack in callaway, had creek time at deborah and robert's, and all in all begun the serious work that is Enjoying Ourselves This Summer.

Last night i saw the local production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and laughed and enjoyed myself so very much that i'm considering revising my wholesale dismissal of musicals. This morning i finished reading Fight Club, and i'm pleased to report the book is even better than the movie. i'm looking forward to reading other Palahniuk works.

i'm more or less getting my life back together, and have even applied for a job.
wish me luck. i'm looking forward to joining the working class once again.