Ciao, 2011!

We just had a lovely dinner – linguine with smoked salmon, peas and dill in a cream sauce. Cooked by…moi. I love to cook, but every now and then I go through phases where I just get BORED with cooking food. I’ve been in a rather LONG one of those phases…ha ha. But tonight’s dinner […]

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The Importance of Unimportance

So, that’s it. 2011 is pretty much done. I can’t say I’m sad to see it go…but honestly, looking back at it, I don’t feel this overwhelming sense of relief that it’s over either. I mean, it had its ups and downs, for sure, but…that’s life. There have been some years that I couldn’t wait […]

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Mr. Blackwell Lives Here

I am not so much into stockings. Last winter, I got into thigh-high socks. I wanted to keep my legs warm, but somehow the tight-nylons-hugging-the-crotch thing seemed constricting.  So I got into socks. I mean, it wasn’t like I was wearing dresses that much. Not in winter. But a few days ago I decided to […]

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Rebuilding the Zen Palace

Yeah, it’s been a few days, huh? I’ve been licking my proverbial wounds, and when that happens, I tend to retreat into silence and introspection. Which is sometimes a good thing, and sometimes not. I’ve been dealing with rejection, a recurring theme – coming to grips with the fact that people that I wanted so […]

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So What Does This Sound Like to YOU?

So this conversation happened in our house the other day: Tech Guru: Where are my balls? Punksin: I don’t know. Tech Guru: You guys keep playing with my balls. Punksin: The last time I remembered you with them, you were putting them in my hand while I was asleep and that’s how you woke me […]

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