Archive for January, 2005

Have broom, need stone

Saturday, January 29th, 2005

An incredibly stupid girl (ISG) has moved in to the apartment downstairs and across the hall. I say this because of her snow removal methods. She seems nice enough otherwise. Now, mind you, each set of four apartments is equipped with a snow shovel and rock salt placed conveniently indoors by the stairs. Since maintenance […]

And in other news…

Friday, January 28th, 2005

The allegation has been bandied about the we may break freezing today. I’m thinking that may be a little optimistic since at daybreak it was -8°F. But it’s sunny as all get up and other than air traffic, there’s nothing marring the deep blue sky. The weight of all the snow on the roof has […]

High anxiety

Friday, January 28th, 2005

Due to the holidays and his going on vacation, I saw my psychiatrist Wednesday for the first time in five weeks. I started writing this as sort of a preparation for that, and yet another rave for Cymbalta. As an adult, I first started seeing a psychologist back in late ‘91 or early ‘92. Pretty […]

Cold all over

Saturday, January 22nd, 2005

The cold continues here unabated, although the allegation has been made that it may break into the double-digits tomorrow. My psychiatrist cancelled our appointment yesterday so I was left with a hole in my schedule. I did a couple of loads of laundry. As is alsways the case with multiple machines, one of our dryers […]


Saturday, January 22nd, 2005

Phone rings at 9:15. Caller ID shows a local number I don’t recognize. Since it’s also my published business number, I decide to answer. You never know. It could be money calling. “Good morning. This is Bruce.” “Good morning,” replies a female voice. “This is Terry. How are you today?” “Fine, thanks. What can I […]

How about that?

Thursday, January 20th, 2005

I’ve been doing some research for a story that just won’t go away in my head. One of the characters needed an indoor sport for the wintertime, something that would seem to go naturally with someone who’s bright, quick, educated and agile. Fencing came to mind. Besides, I like the outfits. Not quite so well […]

I want one!

Thursday, January 20th, 2005

Just in case you were thinking of buying me a little something, might I suggest the Delphi MyFi™ XM2go portable satellite radio. I’ve thought about satellite radio for some time now since I don’t have access to new dance music beyond the occasional mix CD from DJ Cindi. An iPod-like satellite receiver that can also […]

It’s a wonderland

Tuesday, January 18th, 2005

Since Sunday night, we’ve had our first real, complete winter weather. To date, we’ve had cold weather but no snow, small amounts (2–4”) of snow but fairly warm, and just plain unwinterlike weather. An arctic high (30.45” or 103.1 kp by my living room barometer) moving cold air south over the lake changed all that. […]

Am I ready?

Sunday, January 16th, 2005

Several things have been cooking in the back of my head lately. A story popped into my head the other morning. In working it out I stumbled where I always stumble, and that’s in human nature. In answering a character’s question, “What’s my motive?” all I can rely upon is my own experience and that […]

Knickers in a twist

Sunday, January 16th, 2005

I’m slowly chipping away at out-of-control stuff in my return to some semblence of normalcy. Since mopping the floors on Thursday, I’ve cleaned the bathroom (even disassembling the shower drain to find the source of the perpetual musty, mildew smell—and no, you don’t want to know…), the bedroom, the living room, even the landfill I […]