Monthly Archives: August 2011

Senior service

Mid-afternoon I was walking from one work building to another when I came upon an elderly woman behind a walker, stopped at the top of an escalator.  She was looking forlornly down the steep, narrow, speedy moving staircase; and while … Continue reading

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Democratic dairy

As I ate a snack today, I looked at the container and thought, “Hey, isn’t this a mayor?” Some days I am genuinely amused and entertained by the way my mind works.  Someone has to be, right?  ;) Stef

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The power of presence

On my walk this evening, I passed by a small pink scooter laying along the side of the road (at the edge of a neighbor’s yard).  I didn’t think too much of it; I just assumed a child had temporarily … Continue reading

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Sugar skills

For the past month I have spent several hours each Sunday at the local craft store, learning how to decorate cakes with butter cream frosting. I hadn’t exactly planned on engaging in this activity this summer.  I don’t really eat … Continue reading

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Words, words, words

I have written here before about how I truly love language. Because I like the subject, and have studied it somewhat intensively at various times in my life, I possess a decently-extensive vocabulary. At times, my colleagues at work will … Continue reading

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Pristine polygamy

While waiting for my car to get serviced today (oil change [and unexpected radiator repair]), I overheard a conversation between a man and a woman.  Both of them were in their early-to-mid 20s, and their discussion went something like this: … Continue reading

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Cheeky chow

Today at the grocery store I had a few run-ins with some sassy foods. The ketchup kept hounding me, asking the same question again, and again, and again…. I don’t know, okay!  Let up already! Then the bean dip decided … Continue reading

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Some fashion I can get behind

Downtown today, I saw quite a few different sights that made me pause and wonder what the heck was going on – but they didn’t exactly make me smile.  For example, I saw a guy who seemed to be borderline … Continue reading

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Better safe than sorry

The weather this morning was incredibly stormy.  Rain fell thick and fast, thunder rumbled loud and close, lighting flashed vibrantly and frequently.  Driving was appropriately cautious, with occasional bouts of hydroplaning and sliding. To say the commute to work was … Continue reading

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Mighty Monday Mural

Today yielded yet another interesting experience from the downtown scene.  This is Week #3 for this type of a start-of-the-week entry; first it was the candy bar (which is still on the ledge!), then it was a pretty sneaky (read: … Continue reading

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