Monthly Archives: February 2012
One of my first jobs was working as a runner on a hidden camera prank show. The kind where the producers convinced paintballers that they were being recruited for MI6 so the televisionÂ viewingÂ public could laugh at them. Basically, we messed … Continue reading
The cop in line in front of me at the coffee shop was in trouble: â€œIâ€™m debating whether to serve you at all,â€ said the woman behind the counter. â€œYou gotta apologize to me.â€
As the Oscars approach, we naturally become more concerned with movies and their stars. Some of us, more literally than others.
In a stunning departure from the norm, and in particular, from last yearâ€™s Oscar shame of having seen a sad total of 2 nominated movies before the awards, Jon and I took my visiting parents to see the Animated Shorts … Continue reading
It was a perfectly ordinary Saturday â€“ coffee, grocery shopping, manicure â€“ until the hawk showed up. Soaring down from the sky to perch in a tree opposite Morton Williams.
As Mardi Gras approaches, thoughts turn to beads, then to breasts, and then to jambalya. Yes, sometimes I wonder about my thought processes too.
Some days â€“ and especially some days in February, post Valentines, with nothing butÂ graynessÂ and rain to look forward to for a few months â€“ the happiness equilibrium is easily rocked and shaken. You had a bad day.
With Valentineâ€™s Day just hours away, thoughts turn inevitably to chocolate. Chocolate and horrible Valentines jokes. For instance; What did the chocolate syrup say to the ice cream? I’m sweet on you.
I’m pretty much suggesting aÂ re-appropriationÂ of the celebration of romantic love for the purposes of celebrating really great girlfriends.Â I just think we’d have more fun.
The first Valentines Day that I spent with the man I ended up married to was, not to put too fine a point on it, awkward and uncomfortable.