Category Archives: personal

It’s oh so quiet

Okay, it’s not so quiet at this particular moment because I have a Red Wings game on my television and my sister and brother-in-law just showed up for their first visit in three days, but still, it’s almost eerie, and perhaps a bit cliché, just how quiet this house has gotten since the kids moved out. Perhaps I notice it more than my parents because my bedroom is next to theirs, but still, even after they’ve been living in their apartment for nearly a week,…

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Should have bought an Auld Lang Syne ringtone

Last night was the first time I can ever remember being under a winter storm warning during the changeover from year to year. In the end we only got some snow out of it, which melted before a new front dumped a few more inches on us this evening, but for a while there I was pondering what might happen if we were to lose power as midnight approached. I soon realized that the best way we’d have to monitor the switch to 2008 would…

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It’s four in the morning, the end of December

I’m writing you now … well, because I always do a "Famous Blue Raincoat" post every year, whether on here or someplace else. This is probably the worst year for me to be staying up to do this post, too, because not only is my schedule such that staying up this late is harder than it has ever been before (yeah, I’m getting old, thanks for asking), but in about four hours here we’re going to have movers coming in to get all of the…

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Un-Targeted Thoughts

It is one of those unexplainable phenomena in life that Target stores always seem to carry the notebook paper lined so that it takes the least amount of writing to fill up a page; that is to say, the lines are spaced wide enough, and there’s enough white space at the top and bottom of each page, so that filling a page on Target-bought paper takes less time than filling a page on notebook paper bought from another store. (Mead brand takes the least to…

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Now my life is going through some changes

Given how little most of my online friends have been updating lately, I guess I don’t feel quite so bad about not posting these past few days. Of course, they’re probably away on family vacations celebrating the holidays, whereas I’m still trying to shake the last of this bug off. I’m finally starting to feel like myself again, and I think I should be resuming normal activities here. I still have about two weeks of vacation, so I should have a good chunk of time…

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