Rain is …

  • … in my right shoe.
  • … attacking my netbook.
  • … jottling my glasses.
  • … not here to stay.
  • … coming back.
  • … humidifying my basement via open windows.
  • … making mud.
  • … perhaps the cause of train delay?
  • … stopping me from mowing.
  • … bringing out the Umbrella Army.
  • … making dry things damp, and damp things wet.
  • … clearing the cloudy sky.
  • … sneaking quietly down around my house.
  • … helping the compost.
  • … streaking train windows.
  • … giving rise to thought.
  • … not snow!
  • … bringing caution, commuter anxiety, indifference, and change of plans.
  • … pretty persistent now.
  • … pretty persistent.
  • … pretty.

Graphic credit: spite (OpenClipArt)

The Seven ssert’s of a Balanced Day

Some of us have.. err.. “habits”. Sometimes our habits need “justification”.

The next time someone “complains” about your “sweet tooth”, just remind them that a balanced day has a full seven ssert’s and you’ve barely had four of your allotment (say it, even if it is a lie).

For easy reference:

  • Break-ssert:  Dessert for breakfast
  • Mid-ssert:  Dessert in the middle of your day
  • Pre-ssert:  Dessert before dinner
  • Inter-ssert:  Dessert during dinner
  • Dessert:  The old-time favorite
  • Post-ssert:  Dessert after dessert
  • And.. Bed-ssert:  Dessert before bed


Disclaimer: Eating ssert’s can be bad for you. Consult experts and people you trust, before eating too many of them.

Who am I?

  • I have gotten out of the way, even when I wasn’t in it to begin with.
  • I have sacrificed muscle-tone for mind-tone.
  • I have sacrificed years for minutes.
  • I have acted like recycling matters.
  • I have shrugged when the bill for pasta, bread, and cheap wine came to $80.
  • I have nearly forgotten how to Walk in the Woods.