"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

mercy, all toilets should.

our toilet doesn't flush with gusto.
that means that this porcelain beauty has had the pleasure of guarding my door step all day.
the scout master says it reminds him of a high school prank.
this coming from the man that used to unplug beth's alternator on her vw bug.
he and his friends would stand across the street and watch her try to fix it.
mean boys.
new dishwasher.
glory be, i didn't know how much i loved having one until it was broken.
the sweet sound of water running through it is music to my ears.
2 weeks without a dishwasher will drive you insane.
at least for the first few days.
new toilet,
currently being installed.
hopefully the new one will flush with gusto.
b/c mercy,
all toilets should.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

moment of truth

the hardest part about a budget is the list.
the grocery list.
the bills are usually the same.
but the list.
it's the big kahuna.
for me.
ever changing.
needing constant manipulation.
bang for buck!
so the big moment in the store when i look at my list and i see there are no double dipped chocolate covered peanuts on it, i reach the moment of truth.
put some bananas back?
ignore the list?
put them in my cart?
b/c they were on the running list in my head anyway...
and AMY, my clipboard rocks.

Monday, August 23, 2010


i remember someone telling me that whatever you make it will never be enough.
unless you decide that it is enough.
b/c you'll always spend what you make.
but dangling catnip in front of a cat never makes a cat happy either.
at least, not if you're not going to give the cat its catnip.
unless they've never tasted catnip.
so maybe you just shouldn't buy catnip in the first place.
too late, your cat's already smelled it walking down the aisle.
you might as well open the bag right there in the store.
and decide it's enough:-)
or you could just let the cat never taste what it now knows to dream about.
mercy, those eyes.