Weighing Decisions

I have played things fairly safe, my entire life.  For example, when I graduated from college in New Mexico, back in the day, I had no obligations to anything.  I could have gone anywhere.  But, I did the smart thing, and came to Colorado, where my folks are, because they were happy to help me…

A Week’s Miscellany

Last night, I found myself sitting in a meeting room among a group of people with whom I was employed, but that I do not actually know.  The meeting table was an ovular streamlined design, the walls half cherry wood, half exposed brick.  It was at once professional, and artsy.  We were, from what I gathered,…

Walking in a Winter Wasteland

I am, at present, barricaded in my office.  Outside my window is a world of freeze and white moosh, the skies a bleak grey-white speared through with spindly tree branches.  It is cold out, and the snow is still coming down.  It astonished me to see that the Denver Winter Storm was not only a local…

The Lost Art of the RSVP

This week, if my hair wasn’t already so short, I would be tearing it out. When I receive an invitation to an event, and it contains particular phrasing along the lines of, “Please RSVP to…,” I call the event organizer and RSVP.  However, I have noticed that I seem to be one of very few…

Love Thy Neighbor? Not This One.

So much for the 5:00 a.m. workout.  I DID manage to get one in, at 6:30 a.m., but it was rushed.  My inability to arise at my preappointed time this morning was due to the : “BOOM BOOM BOOM OOONTZ OONTZ OOONTZ WOOF WOOF WAHOOOOOOO DUUUDE!” that I could hear through our bedroom wall and from the balcony outside our window,…

Pet Peeve Phrase

“You’re too young to be having *insert knee pain, back pain, other pain*!” This comment always drives me up a wall, although I suppose it could be complimentary? See, I’ve had knee probs before.  And back probs.  Lately, it’s the back that’s been at the forefront of skewy, like right. This. Very. Second.  Where I…