Saturday, February 23, 2008

...thought Bubbles

Now is that the end of a sentence where some pretty (yet vaguely tragic) princess called Bubbles thought something? And if so, what was it? Or maybe it's thoughts that bubble in your mind (or mine). Or perhaps it's that bubble over a cartoon character, or maybe all three. You decide.

My coffee is ready. Hang on a minute.

Mmmm. That's good.

The sausages are cooking and the rain is on its way in a while. Birds are calling and the heat just came on. Saturday morning, still in my robe writing to you. My sweetheart is off making a few bucks helping to bring a little theatre come alive with the voices of still-innocent actors in a likely forgettable production. The joy is in the doing, not necessarily in the artistic outcome.

If you were here last night, thanks for being our guest. It was lovely. When people come into our home we try to welcome them all equally as old friends. We greet them with open arms, and most leave with a sincere hug. If you are dear to us, we may even hold you for a few seconds longer as you go, just to say you are important to us and that we wish you well as you make your way home. We have friends like you not to collect but to cherish.

I have friends that write more or less topical journals. Mine lacks a tangible theme but I like to think of it as a place I can just write. Sometimes it's in the moment, sometimes it's existential. Always, it's just my thoughts.

Thanks for reading my mind.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

how taxing

Even though I'm getting back a bunch of the money that I loaned to the Bush war and rights destruction machine, I still hate doing taxes. Even with the software that does all the hard work, it still hurtz's the brain.

Eventually my taxes will get simpler. But I'll be much closer to death then.

I *can* recommend Tax Act software. I heart it.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Wenn ich will, zu schwimmen ich in den Pool

Our pool season officially started today. Then there was lots of gardening. What a beautiful day.

Saturday, February 09, 2008


When you finish hot tubbing, turn the heater to the "off" position. Otherwise after five days you discover this heater setting when you go out to turn on the hot tub. And since you remembered to reset the flow valves the last time you hot tubbed, now your pool is steaming warm in the cold February night air. And it probably cost you many tens of dollars to run the pool heater all week.


Anyone want to come over and swim? Pool's warm.

Monday, February 04, 2008

That worked pretty well

All I had to do was complain about the rain and it stopped.

OK - I've had it with MIMES.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Officially tired of rain

I think I saw the sun the other day. It was fleeting.


That's all.