Category Archives: Living with

Oh, Joy!

Just noticed it’s supposed to be 99F on Saturday. Who says you need to die to go to hell? I am doing one of these annoying blankety updates because… well, I don’t get around to this much and then when … Continue reading

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Small Parts, Choking Hazard

Some people resolve to write more. Not me. I know that I’m doing pretty well at this point (one way or another) if I manage to update this once a month. So a lot of stray thoughts here. We had … Continue reading

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Not Even a Cricket…

  It’s been a long time for a lot of things, not just since I updated here. This past weekend, dammit, Mr. Shoe and I trekked up to New Hampshire and visited my parental units. It has been an embarrassingly … Continue reading

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Rewriting the Dictionary

I like fall. Sure, it’s windy and I can’t breathe in ridiculously soft breezes, and cold temperatures make things stiff and somewhat achy (mostly stiff) for a lot longer than seems possible, but I can think. And if I can … Continue reading

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Time Flies When You’re Having Time

That’s about the size of it. It is definitely easier to think when it’s cooler. Of course, the long weekend last weekend gave us crazy ass 85F temperatures, which… hey, you know, I tried to work with it, but it … Continue reading

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You Dropped the “L”

Finally had that wild ENT appointment today… Sure, maybe the place was calm while I was there, but obviously there had been some heavy partying going on. The lovely silvery lettering over the check in desk read “Department of Otolaryngo … Continue reading

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2010 Called

For the record, I am composing this sucker on my phone. So if you see silly typos, it has a lot to do with my needing to trim my thumbnails. This time (or thereabouts) last year I was walking into … Continue reading

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Controlled Vocabulary

The library science world has a lot of bad ass sounding terms: controlled vocabulary, authority control… Most of these bad ass terms embody the idea that information and the language used to describe and relay it, in order to be … Continue reading

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Well, Yay

Penny has some news. Not only is the cast off (the bandana was off real quick), she is officially rid of a tumor that was essentially benign, normal looking mast cells. Nothing looked suspicious or nasty (though I think the … Continue reading

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I Stand By My Previous Statement…

Because the cardiologist was pretty confident breathing difficulties would mess up my cardiac stress test, and that would yield less than reliable output, I had to do that injectable crap. Now, it was short lived, but massively unpleasant. The cardiopulmonary … Continue reading

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