When You Find Out You Aren’t In the Majority

This one is particularly classy.

This one is particularly classy.

So, about a year ago, I wrote this post about snow globes.  If you haven’t read it, you should.  I think it’s kind of funny.  And let’s just say that in the divide of those who love snow globes and those who think they are a waste of space, I fall firmly into the second camp. Continue reading


I like numbers a lot.  They are such a superb way of organizing things.  I love the logic of them and the clearness of what is right and what is wrong when you deal with them.  I am very grateful to whoever came up with them (was it the Greeks?).  Sometimes I like to look at non-math things in terms of numbers.  Like my life.  So here, my friends, is my partial autobiography in numbers:

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Oh, the Insanity


It’s a beautiful day.


It’s almost one o’clock and I just woke up.  Here’s the first day of the new year and I’ve already missed half of it.  Unless you count the first six hours that I normally would have been sleeping.  So maybe it’s a wash.

Ah well.  I’m not a big new year person anyway.  I think most people are either into Christmas or new year and I’m a Christmas girl.  If there’s no party, I don’t really care.  I generally try to stay up until midnight and then go to bed soon after.  Party animal, me. Continue reading

Meditations on Taxidermy

I just ran across a business card for a shop I went into in San Francisco and had meant to tell you guys about but then forgot.  It was called Loved to Death, and if you get a chance, you should go.  Just because.

I’ve never seen another shop like it.  It appeared to sell a mixture of antiques, silver jewelry, vintagey goth clothes, I think there may have been some skulls and… what was that other thing?  Oh yeah, TAXIDERMIED RODENTS. Continue reading

Little KIDS make these f^*#ing things

My self-assigned Saturday project was to use the very pretty origami paper that has been in my stationery box for years to make several paper cranes.

Apparently this is outside my capabilities.

Not a crane

I googled the instructions and was attempting to follow these ones here.  Something went wrong around step 17 though, because now I’m at step 18/19 and there should apparently be four flaps to fold and I’ve only got two.

Also not a crane. Step 17, I think.

I have done this before.  I remember making a bunch when I was a teenager.  I’m trying to think what I have done in the meantime to drop my IQ so dramatically.  Or is this just a sign of aging?  Losing the ability to understand basic instructions?  Is it all downhill from here?  I am so depressed right now.

(And if any of you happen to be paper crane making experts, can you see where I went wrong from the photos above?)

San Francisco, I’m Coming to See You

I am super excited.  I’ll be going to San Francisco this Saturday with a girlfriend and staying for a week.  Everyone says it’s a great city, and I have never been there, which makes it even more exciting.

But what to do?  I’ve been reading my little guidebooks, but there is way too much information there.

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