Random Stuff from My Life

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Have you ever noticed?

There seems to be an inverse relationship between the attractiveness of a landscape at ground level and that same landscape's attractiveness from 30,000 feet in the air. I am utterly fascinated by the plateaux and canyons of the West (from the air; they're just hot and dusty up close unless you're peering over the rim of the Grand Canyon). Similarly, vast expanses of flat and featureless farmland form lovely patterns of checks and circles when viewed from above. But the humbling redwood forests? Just a big whole honkin' mass of green from above.

Of course, these thoughts occur to me only because I have the good fortune to be able to fly around this country fairly often.

Speaking of travel, I started SlimFast today in preparation for our Miami trip. Not sure when I'll start the bronzer; maybe around the first of the month.

Right now, though, my body still has no idea what time zone it's supposed to be in after eight airplanes rides in the last three days. Yes, my nephew is now a married man. And the Super 8 in Bonner Springs, Kansas, is one of the nicest hotels of any type--not just the nicest budget hotel--in which I have ever stayed.

In other news, Stan appears to have found temporary employment with the potential to turn into something longer term. And we got a big rebate check for overpayment on some of his medical expenses from last fall. So, things are looking good at the moment.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

How white trashy are we?

The Husband got his first unemployment check today, so we went to the casino. It was actually pretty low-dollar-value entertainment considering that tomorrow is his birthday and I'm not feeling like I can splurge on flowers or a big dinner for him.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Things that make me happy

Stan is not a big fan of "Friends." His opinion is that he's already seen all the episodes, so why would he watch them again? Personally, I could watch the re-runs over and over and never get tired. The way I never get tired of pizza. The way I never tired of "Hogan's Heroes" when I was younger.

My favorite episode is the one where Phoebe meets Mike's parents. I can crack myself up by just thinking about that episode.

MP3 players are great. I've loaded a bunch of good songs into mine. I listen to them over and over. Every time one comes on, I think, "Oh yeah, I love this song."

I've never been much into video games, but lately I have become addicted to playing "Bejeweled 2" online against other people.

Got a haircut last night. It's shorter than it has been in a couple years. I like it.

It's overcast today, but kind of warm. Think I'm going to go get the MP3 player and set out on the deck and read last Sunday's Chronicle.