• How I Aged Along with the Tudors

     wikipedia image via Google I don’t usually watch shows “live.”  Generally, I wait until the hype is gone and I watch them in their entirety–episode after episode, hacking away mercilessly at the seasons.  You see, when I find a show that I particularly love or am fascinated by I become a little addicted.  This summer it was Lost and The Tudors.  As I do when I read, I become one with some of the scenes or personally attached to a character or two or feel deeply for a character or situation–essentially, I get sucked in.  Even those characters you love to hate I found myself feeling sorry for or…

  • Donkey Love

    Photo of card purchased from Tokyo Milk website I love donkeys and mules–they are so cute!  This one flies, which I love.  I took a pic of it and now it’s my cell phone screen saver.  I have a shadow pic of my dog (another donkey-like creature) as my cell phone wall paper.  One night I carried on and on about donkeys so much so that chief downloaded me a ringtone of a donkey braying for me.  I get immense pleasure out of it.  It’s now our ringtones for each other.  I joke that people at work are going to think he’s the ass when they ask “What’s that noise?”  and…

  • Crankiness be Gone!

    http://www.thegraphicsfairy.com/  For the past few weeks I’ve had this battle with my back.  Hence, the lack of posts because that’s all I could think about and I didn’t really want to write about it, too.  Everyone around me knows about it and is (rightfully so) probably tired of hearing about it.  I’m tired of it.  I irritated a disc and I’ve been gimping around, hatefully cranky.  I haven’t been able to do much of anything–one would think I’d be happy to have an excuse to lie around and read or watch movies, but I’m not.  However, yesterday I finally felt great and today I feel pretty good.  Such an improvement…

  • More Shadow People

    Right after I wrote about this pair of shadow people who kept cropping up (my mom even asked about them, for Pete’s Sake!), I ran into a few more.  One is kind of an odd and I’m surprised I was able to even match her face to her story… The boys and I were in Target Friday and this mother and her 2 children walked past us.  I briefly made eye contact with the mom and felt like we recognized each other but I wasn’t immediately sure why.  We both kept up our brisk pace, flying past each other.  It didn’t take long, however, to realize I had met her…

  • Ghosts of People Past–Shadow People

    http://www.thegraphicsfairy.com/ Our personal histories are created through our many stories and connections.  To understand something of ourselves we have to recall some of these back stories to make sense of our present state.  Sometimes we need these back stories to illuminate our friends’ situations to us.  Often, this is for the better and we become more compassionate because of these back stories.  We see old situations and behaviours with fresh eyes and more clarity.  To tell these back stories, we all talk about our friends to our friends–maybe you’ve even met some of your friends’ friends once or twice, but you just can’t quite picture them in your mind or there’s…