DH2U came up with the term "Extreme Gardening" to describe my accident.
Writing about my foreign zoo experiences (Paris and Berlin) made me want to share some of my encounters that were closer to home. While I was in graduate school the first time, I bought a membership to our “World Famous” zoo in lieu of one for a gym. On days that I didn’t have class,… Continue reading Zooful Memories
Back in 2008 during the Great Recession, Americans received a $600 rebate when filing taxes with the hopes that everyone would spend it and stimulate the economy. Me being me, and having had my wages cut substantially, I saved mine. I did, however, adopt the expression of “stimulating the economy” to mean shopping. I am… Continue reading Stimulating the Economy
Recently I was able to find a new oil changing place I feel I can trust. After my previous bad experiences, trust is big with me. When this new place was done, they let me know that all the fluid levels were where they should be, they’d replaced the oil, vacuumed out my foot wells, and… Continue reading The Time I Set My Car on Fire
As I was writing my blog post about my mandolin, I started laughing as I described the frustration of trying to get all the pieces back in place. It reminded of a similar experience I’d had many years ago with Ma during a visit home. Ma was enrolled in a recipe club, where bunches of… Continue reading Spatial Relations Fail
Today is Pi Day. I love my annual reminder to do a space post in honor of this incredibly geeky day. After my love of The Martian, I was super excited when I heard about The Saturn Run by John Sandford and Ctein. I was drawn into the story from the first pages, and I… Continue reading Pi Day Again
I love when I stumble upon amazing pockets of fun in unexpected places. My temporary position is in an industrial part of town. For my breaks and at lunch, I go on a walk (it’s all about the steps!). I quickly discovered a route that brought me to a duck pond. These guys are super happy. People… Continue reading Hidden Treasure
I have taken many flights over the years. Each and every time I diligently take out the instruction card and look at the safety features of whatever plane model I happened to be sitting in. I always pay attention to the flight attendants’ briefings. It probably doesn’t surprise anyone that a teacher’s pet would… Continue reading Flying Quirks