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Category Archive for 'My So-Called Life'

Gone fishin’

Not fishing, exactly. But I’m spending the weekend at the beach with the Cutest Baby In The Entire World(TM), so enjoy your holiday! If you see me in the Asbury Park/Bradley Beach/Long Branch area, wave hello. Bookmark It

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But damn, tornadoes are becoming a lot more frequent around here than they used to be. I was getting acupuncture treatment for a severe tension headache, which normally involves kicking back in a lounge chair for an hour while schlocky New Age “music” plays in the background. Instead, I had mixed emotions: High winds, rain […]

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I’m having a bad week

How about you? Bookmark It

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I did it

I spent the past four days working on an entry for a prize in literary fiction. I don’t expect to win, I did it mainly to jumpstart my way past a major bout of writers block and get me excited about my novel again. And you know, it worked. It really helps when you have […]

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ARGGHH

Well, the washing machine pump was finally delivered. But then the repairman’s mother died yesterday, and I sat waiting for him to show up and fix this damned thing. He was so upset, he didn’t remember to call. He says he will try to get to it this weekend. Bookmark It

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All of a sudden, my migraines have gotten much more frequent (six in the past month or so) and two of them occurred in the middle of the night. This morning, I woke up, dropped something on the floor, bent to pick it up and there it was: another migraine aura. Shit. And even though […]

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Thank you

I just wanted to say how much I appreciate the people who have supported the site with their donations: past, present and future. Every once in a while, someone cancels a monthly donation — and I promise, I’m not upset that you canceled, I only feel thankful for your past support. Your contributions have given […]

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It’s Day 10 of a dead washer, and I finally had to give in and go to the laundromat. Unless you’re living in one of the hip areas, laundromats are mostly for poor people. I went to one of the few remaining places that doesn’t screw people excessively (like requiring you to load $20 onto […]

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Thanks to the wonderful BooHunney for filling in while I took the week off. No, I didn’t go anywhere — but I did use your donations to go out for crabs Saturday night. Yummy! Instead, I went on a decluttering binge. I read the The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering […]

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I’m sure more than a few of us can relate, yes? I once lost a whole truck over a few hundred bucks. It had been towed, and when I called the company they told me they’d need a few hundred dollars for the fee. I didn’t have a few hundred dollars. So I told them […]

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