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Random Grumbles

On Kissing and The Dog Days of Summer

August 12, 2013 entertainment stuff

A new word came to my eyes recently: BASOREXIA What the hell is that, I wondered… feels made-up. BASOREXIA. Would that be from the French, meaning to kiss? Baiser? As in, to have an appetite for? And so I looked online, and an UrbanDictionary definition came up first, which semi-confirmed the made-up-ness of the word. [...]

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Close Encounters of the Jerk-Ass Kind

June 11, 2013 Random Grumbles

So, the other day I was at the ATM, with my gigantic headphones on, withdrawing some cash. I was one of two people in the vestibule, and I used the second of two available guichets… halfway through my transaction, I noticed an older woman, and two older men men had formed a line behind me, [...]

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Three Things + a Random Pic – 11/May/13

May 11, 2013 entertainment stuff

There are some excellent things flying around on the internets… these are my favourites from the last week, and you should click on them because I know from what’s good. 1. First of all, the very excellent Allie is finally BACK, yo – it’s been a long time coming, and I’m so very, very pleased [...]

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Always, and Never Again, Zara.

March 15, 2013 fashion & beauty stuff

Last week while we were away in the woods for March Break, I read my friend Jennifer’s status update, saying the clothing retailer Zara had just launched their shopping online. I think I actually squealed. And Martin asked, “What?” and I breathlessly replied that Zara had finally built a shopping cart into their site. He [...]

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Sometimes Valentine…

February 14, 2013 Random Grumbles

Sometimes, the best thing is just for one person to sit in front of the other and look into that person’s eyes and say, I’m sorry if I’ve been being a dick lately and then that person can look back and say, you’re not a dick and one person can nod her head while he [...]

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Doldrums.

February 5, 2013 Random Grumbles

Monday. Taco Tuesday. Wednesday. Thursday. Friday. Saturday. Sunday. Monday. Taco Tuesday. Wednesday. Thursday. Friday. Saturday. Sunday. Monday. Taco Tuesday. Wednesday. Thursday. Friday. Saturday. Sunday. Monday. Taco Tuesday. Wednesday. Thursday. Friday. Saturday. Sunday. Monday. Taco Tuesday. Wednesday. Thursday. Friday. Saturday. Sunday. Monday. Wait… you don’t want tacos today? I thought you did. That’s fine. We can [...]

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Stretching My Legs in a Bubble

November 20, 2012 Random Grumbles

I had a lady-parts appointment with my doctor yesterday morning – all was routine – everything is just fine, I think. My plan afterward was to visit the Apple store to see about my broken iPad screen. (Fuuuuuck.) I have an appointment for that too, now. But that’s all just dumb stuff. The reason I [...]

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Making No Corrections

June 26, 2012 Random Grumbles

Oh, this little girl… She says, “Mummy, can I have one of these africots?” And “Is this adocado ripe now?” And “It’s so hot outside… I need some sunscream.” She is nearly four-and-a-half. I’m not in a rush to correct these little words of hers… she’s become long and lean, and nimble. And wise. It’s [...]

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Repurposed.

April 7, 2011 house stuff

Some time ago, I received a flower arrangement – likely from Irene (AKA Awesome Bosslady) – and after we’d enjoyed the bouquet, I was left with this white rectangular vase, which I like very much, but since I so seldom buy myself flowers-that-require-sticking-into-vases, this idea came to me instead: Did you know that asparagus can [...]

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