Archive for April, 2018

mistakes were made

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

With spring finally upon us, I have been thinking it would be nice to be more active. This coincided with my workplace sharing a bunch of info on how great jumping rope is for your health, and I was like ‘what the heck, I’ll give it a go.’ (Note: There was a point in my […]

car talk

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

I am embarrassed to say that I’ve had my car since 2011 (I think? around then?) and it was not until yesterday that I finally did something about the water collector. I have no idea what it’s *supposed* to be — it’s this indented plastic bit on the side of the trunk, like a storage […]

happy earth day!

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

A picture from my last walk, because I was super excited to find a green, growing plant (yay mullein!) out along the trails. (Why is the picture sideways? I have no idea.) Happy Earth Day!

caturday coupon update

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Short version: The grocery store accepted the coupon! Heck yeah, ten dollars off! Long version: Three employees were ultimately involved in this momentous decision. I handed the coupon to the cashier and asked if I could use it. (I brought the whole flyer thing, because which part of it was the actual coupon was a […]

fic rec Friday

Friday, April 20th, 2018

If They Haven’t Learned Your Name, by silentwalrus I started reading this fic waaaaaay back — probably back in 2016. Back when the number of MCU movies I enjoyed enough to watch more than once outnumbered the ones I considered better off forgotten. Every time a new chapter’s been posted, I’ve opened it up and […]


Thursday, April 19th, 2018

me: “I’m fine! This is fine!” also me: ::bursts into tears while singing along to ‘Jessie’ by Joshua Kadison in the car:: me @ me: “…Perhaps it would be worthwhile to acknowledge that while certain aspects of my life are indeed fine, each of us contains multitudes (thanks, Walt Whitman), and humans are multifaceted beings […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Workplace interactions are so much easier in the morning. “Good morning” is such a perfect catch-all phrase. It can even be shortened to just “Morning.” It can be combined with a nod/smile/wave, or stand alone. And it can be used pretty much regardless of who you happen to run into. (See the CEO? “Morning.” See […]

um, thanks?

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Yesterday I got a coupon in the mail, a folded brochure type thing. One side says “Here’s $10 for free groceries,” which — hey, sounds great! The other side has a picture of babies and says “Welcome new baby!” Which — seemed unusual. I figured it was some kind of creative marketing ploy, and either […]

and it’s a Monday

Monday, April 16th, 2018

It’s April 16th, but it’s dark and it’s raining and the heat keeps coming on because it’s freezing, and we’re predicted to hit our high temp of the day at 11 pm tonight, what is this even? So here are some things I’m looking forward to today, since clearly “enjoying spring weather” isn’t going to […]

not a real problem

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

More like a minor inconvenience? Anyway, the thing about having Easter happen on April 1st is that by April 15th, it’s feeling a little late to still have a bunch of Easter decorations up. But it’s also currently sleeting and 30F degrees outside, so I’m not really getting a ‘let’s decorate for May’ vibe. And […]