Archive for the ‘obessions’ Category

Monday, June 1, 2015

Perspective Adjustment

Paint Guy vs Me

Is it weird that I’m starting to know all the paint counter employees at Lowe’s-es and Home Depots in a ten-mile radius? Today I got my least fave. I brought in actual paint chips (chips of …

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Posted in Aspergers, consumerism, culture, dogs, hating, neighbors, obessions, psychobabble, stories on 06/01/2015 01:04 pm

Friday, November 1, 2013

Idee Fixe

When I was a teenager, I spent a lot of after-school and summer time at a non-profit arts organization-type place called MECA. I took dance and voice lessons there, performed in their performances, ate whatever free food they had lying …

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Posted in culture, fantasies, getting older, obessions, superstition, writing on 11/01/2013 03:15 pm

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Blogger’s Guilt

Hey, everybody.

So, over the past year or so, I’ve been thinking a lot about blogging and its evolution and about “online brands” (for want of a not-annoying phrase). For various reasons, I decided to pull back on how much …

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Posted in books, getting older, obessions, reminiscing, writing on 05/15/2013 06:32 pm

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Belated Thanksgiving

It makes me feel weird/ungrateful/Catholic-shameful not to post a list of thanks in November. So it has to be done, even if it’s a month late. Here’s a slight portion of all the stuff I’ve been thankful for lately:

1. …

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Posted in cats, Christmas, domestic, karaoke, married life, obessions, parenting, Thanksgiving on 12/29/2010 06:12 am

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Testing 123

I'm not dead; I'm writing.
Posted in knitting, obessions, venting, writing on 06/16/2010 08:18 pm

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Let’s get the cyclical stuff out of the way, first.

1. Lost weight but then gained weight, trying to lose weight, yo-yo-dieting is not good, Gilad, Sharon Mann, CathE, Shimmy, I mean I still like myself no matter what size …

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Posted in Christmas, domestic, obessions on 01/15/2009 03:42 am

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

this weekend

I’m going to be at the Edward James Olmos 6th Annual Houston Latino Book and Family Festival on Sunday, at noon, on their children’s stage in the George R. Brown Convention Center, reading my first book for kids, …

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Posted in Houston, obessions, venting, writing on 12/09/2008 12:13 pm

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


This weekend we made (I made) picadillo, rosemary chicken, and a loaf of white bread. And sloppy joes, which I’m not counting because the recipe wasn’t good and they came out too sweet. This weekend we also made …

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Posted in cats, domestic, obessions on 09/02/2008 02:41 am

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Response from Whole Foods
which I thought was very nice and well written

Hello Gwendolyn
Wow- I am so disappointed and embarrassed to hear your story! This behavior is completely unacceptable and I am shocked to hear that one of

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Posted in chicken olives lemons, obessions on 08/16/2008 04:39 pm

Monday, August 11, 2008

le sigh

It’s Sunday night and I have to go to work tomorrow, just like most of everybody else.

And I like my new job, but I always feel now like I get home so late that weekend evenings don’t …

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Posted in chinch bugs, domestic, neighbors, obessions, parenting on 08/11/2008 02:54 am