Monthly Archives: January 2019

A Memorable Glass

Today’s prompt: Write about a memorable glass of water. My most memorable glass of water would have to be the glass I drank right after I took a swig of fish grease. No, I wasn’t on some crazy cleanse or … Continue reading

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Flip Side

Today I heard someone say that anger is the flip side of fear. Apparently, I’m terrified by my neighbor’s dachsund. Its incessant barking has my fear (of jail) factor maxed out. My current Amazon wishlist includes, but is not limited … Continue reading

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Grits Are Gluten Free

And if that’s not blog-worthy, I don’t know what is.

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On the Bright Side

At least there weren’t any orcs on this trip. It took me 29 hours to get from airport to airport, I was jarred awake for a 2 am fire alarm, and my bags missed the transfer, but it could have … Continue reading

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Mama Told Me Not To Come

I have a pre-existing condition. I dislike flying in general, and United Airlines (Stroopwaffles notwithstanding) in particular– see 2016: https://oldhwysixwest.wordpress.com/2016/08/12/i-do-not-endorse-this-theme-park After 2 (two, T-W-O, more than 1) 3-hour layovers (love you, IAH for your work friendly gates; DEN, you and … Continue reading

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Soul Bossa Nova

Feeding my soul like a boss with Quincy Jones tonight while I’m waiting on Thing 2 to finish orchestra practice. Funny. Mention my soul and Livin’ on a Prayer comes on. La niña has finished fiddling around and is now … Continue reading

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Superlatives Squared

We are now boarding our Premium Platinum Diamond Medallion members. Group 1 is now group 6. But nobody calls it that anymore. I got a news flash for people: Can’t everybody be first to get on the flying metal box. … Continue reading

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This is Not That Day

This morning I was working on my job market presentation aka The Antique’s Roadshow when my tablet spazzed out. I quelled my freakout with some plain, unsalted, multiseed crackers, which is the only thing resembling a carb in my post-Apocalyptic … Continue reading

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Books on Planes

In the study of history, it’s sometimes possible to identify the sparks that ignite a conflagration, those identifying moments where history is measured in pre- and post- terms. The tipping points. It’s much, much harder to determine when you made … Continue reading

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Möbius Strip

Beginnings, middles, ends. Where to start? Stories usually start with the inciting incident, unless you’re from the South, in which case they start with a genealogy lesson. I think the best stories are like Mobius strips– they have a plot … Continue reading

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