May 2003

Ouch. Stacey (Matt’s wife) just got back from vacation to discover that…the gent that had been watching their house had flushed an upstairs toilet, and the toilet had clogged. Fine. Well, it was the toilet that kept on running ’till you jiggle the handle. Everything is mostly OK. Nevertheless, she’s had a bad friggin’ week. …

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Well. As it turns out, with the determined additude that you needn’t accomplish diddly squat, many things can be done without much skull sweat. So far: Wednesday. Did the remaining twelves pages of data entry on the novel; I’ve been writing it longhand and typing it into the computer. Why? I have a toddler. It’s …

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Time. I have five days off. Five days in which to accomplish everything on my plate. Five days to get caught up. Five days to… Finish watching the first season of Angel and continue to allow the ants to crawl over my bookshelf. Ah.

Game. Lee and I have finally gotten together with the Doyce and Jackie House of Pain to start gaming again. Cool. It’s a game called Nobilis, which, as the desc says, “lies between Sandman and Amber, but there’s no game like it.” Lee is Death. I’m Reality. We discussed this on the way to Denver. …

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Twice. Ray will now bring you her shoes if you ask her nicely. “Will you bring me your shoes? We’re going to go outside.” “Eeee!” She runs squealing around the room, leaps on the couch, and hides. “Shoe? Can you bring me your shoe?” “Oh, no!” She looks around, crawls off the couch, looks around …

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Today. Today is a day to blow off. Today is a chocolate day. Today is a my-tv-the-babysitter-and-source-of-cheap-entertainment day. Yesterday was a spring-cleaning day. Funny how that all seems to work out…

Book Rack. This is a CS used bookstore-slash-computer place, the place where Lee got the laptop. I stopped in to look around–very cool. The owner stopped to talk to me; he remembered the laptop. He also commented, “There’s a girl’s side of the store, and boy’s side of the store.” The romance takes fully half …

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Mother’s Day, part II. We went to the circus. Neener neener neener. Lions, elephants, ponies, horses, boa constrictor, baby white tiger, Florida panther. Clowns, jugglers, contortionists, acrobats, riders, and a human cannonball. Everything larger than life and twice as expensive. We had a wonderful time!

Mother’s Day. Lee said “Happy Mother’s Day” this morning. Hey. I’d forgotten. Something happened this morning that reminded me why I like Colorado. Grocery shopping. A woman started flirting with my daughter, asked me how old she was. They played while I picked out pork chops. She told me about her granddaughter, two: a very …

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Computer. I don’t remember if I mentioned it. Lee bought me a 386 laptop for $20 at this place called the “Book Rack.” –Actually, it sounded like the perfect idea for a business. Used books and computer shit. Throw in an espresso machine and I’m buying stock, OK? And all the computer equipment is guaranteed …

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