Snow White and Rose Red eat cupcakes in the suburbs

So, Jane West and I spent 97 hours getting our Snow White and Rose Red costumes ready for our party yesterday. And just to review, NOT THAT SNOW WHITE. Different story. I'll bet Snow White of Snow White and Rose Red got PISSED in real life. "Are you that Snow White who lives with dwarfs?" … Continue reading Snow White and Rose Red eat cupcakes in the suburbs

There’s gold in them thar dogs

I was walking the dogs, on a new and unusual note, when this little girl came out of a house. She pointed all enthusiastically. "Mommy! GOLDEN DOGS!" Now, there's someone who has a future in advertising. "we not sort of yellow. we GOLDEN. not to forget it, mom." Note the untouched piece of Harris Teeter … Continue reading There’s gold in them thar dogs

June does Pilates. And yoga. It’s like two (click) two (click) two melons in one.

I forgot to tell y'all that I smudged the house this weekend. Not that I had a giant finger and smeared my whole house. Remember the Colombian woman at work? Who told me my house needed to be cleansed? And she brought me some sage? She also said, "What do you think they're doing during … Continue reading June does Pilates. And yoga. It’s like two (click) two (click) two melons in one.

June is the irresponsible one in the friendship. Hunh.

Edsel has a new best friend, which I would get up and go outside and photograph for you, but then everyone would remember I exist and they would think about coming inside and trust me, you do not want these yahoos inside. Edsel and this puppy play outside for hours at a time while Tallulah … Continue reading June is the irresponsible one in the friendship. Hunh.

June puppy-sits. Also? Puppies. They move around a lot.

I am watching my coworker TinaDoris' puppy this weekend. Her puppy is named Penny. I don't know why, because she seems to have no cents. BAH. TinaDoris and her fiance are going to historic Williamsburg for the weekend. I told them to bring me back a rich old man. When TinaDoris was considering getting a … Continue reading June puppy-sits. Also? Puppies. They move around a lot.

In which June might bring up her vitamin D and iron levels once or twice

Am writing you on Thursday night. Edsel is outside barking endlessly at nothing, a thing which I am certain pleases the neighbors and endears us to them all. Usually when he does this I get up and make him come in, but I am so exhausted and spent and sad and OVER EVERYTHING that I … Continue reading In which June might bring up her vitamin D and iron levels once or twice

Lord, Lubricate My Bones

Yesterday I was feeling mighty blue. Sobbing constantly blue. Couldn't eat blue, which, bonus! And I am happy to tell you I had a friend in my hour of need. Okay, mostly Marvin came over because I had tons of leftover lasagna from my book club, which met here Sunday night. Still. That's my "the-word-'Greensboro'-written-in-Hebrew" … Continue reading Lord, Lubricate My Bones

How very special are we/For just a moment to be/Part of life’s eternal crap.

I never want to talk about Daniel Boone again. I do not wish to go to Boone, North Carolina. I do not wish to hear about something that's a boon to the economy. I do not want to see Daniel, the tiger from Mr. Rogers. Keep your fringe and rifle away from me. So if … Continue reading How very special are we/For just a moment to be/Part of life’s eternal crap.