May I Please See the Manager?

I had another weird dream last night. It started out normal enough... but it took a turn. The extended family of my childhood had all gotten together to have dinner at this seafood restaurant that we were apparently very familiar with. In reality, I did not recognize this place at all. But in the dream, … Continue reading May I Please See the Manager?

Question of the Week #211

Would $50,000 be enough money to induce you to take a loyal, healthy pet to the vet to be put to sleep? Absolutely not. If we're talking about a sick pet for whom arguing the case of prolonging its life means added suffering, yes, put it to sleep. But not a pet that's clearly part … Continue reading Question of the Week #211

Light and Sound

When I was a kid, my grandparents (on Dad's side) lived in a house in a neighborhood that was located behind a high school. I'm sure if I were to drive through that neighborhood today, it would be completely different than the way I remember it. But the way I remember things being back in … Continue reading Light and Sound

Making Mom Watch Star Wars

Something you probably don't know about my mother is that she's a big fan of Good Morning America. This morning show, if you aren't aware, is a staple on the ABC network. ABC, of course, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Disney. Therefore, any time anything in relation to Disney or any of its properties needs … Continue reading Making Mom Watch Star Wars

It Pours

I hope it's okay for me to write about all of this. I'm not asking permission from anyone. I mean, I know it's okay for me to write about this stuff as far as my typical readers are concerned. The thing is, all of this stuff is making me feel anxious. Anxiety is not a … Continue reading It Pours

Question of the Week #195

Of all the people close to you, whose death would you find most disturbing? I really hope it's not a cop out to say my mother. Because, at this point, that would probably tear me up the most out of anyone I know, be it friend or family. She's the only parent I have left. … Continue reading Question of the Week #195

Question of the Week #192

When you are with your friends, do your interactions include much touching--for example, hugging, kissing, roughhousing, or rubbing backs? Would you like to have more of this? No. And no. At least... not as far as I'm concerned. I very much enjoy my personal space. I get uncomfortable when there are crowds full of people … Continue reading Question of the Week #192