Sunday, March 30, 2008

If Only It Weren't My Only News Source...

Friday evening Jeff glances up from the paper, "So, Ian McKellan is planning on playing Gandalf for the Hobbit."

"Yeah, I know," I respond.

"I read it in the elevator."

Friday, March 14, 2008


I was biking home last night and it was colder than it's been in a few weeks, and raining, and my socks were still damp from the cold and rainy ride into work that morning. And then I turned a corner and something was different. I heard a seagull cry, noticed that the rain had stopped and there was a shaft of sunlight coming from a blue sunbreak, and I felt a warm touch of summer.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Springing Forward

In my search for confirmation that Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday, March 9th (it does), I found this site with some very interesting DST trivia.

I'm excited for it to begin so early - no more biking home in the dark - but would prefer that our lost hour not occur the same morning as the half marathon that I'm registered for, but woefully unprepared for...

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Hockey Talk Part II

I'm standing in a very long line for beer between the first and second periods of the game and next to the line is some table, probably a fundraiser of some sort, watching a man getting his hair cut into a very short, military-style buzz cut.

"Just wait 'till his wife sees him," says the guy behind me in line, as he finishes his beer (obviously not his first while waiting to buy his next one. "Yeah," I reply, "I'm not letting my husband get anywhere near that razor." "Where's your husband?" I wave in the general direction of our seats, "sitting over there." "So, he's sitting down, over there, and you're buying him beer?" "Pretty much." "You're a good wife."

I tell Jeff about the exchange when I finally get back to the seats with the beer. "You are a good wife. You not only buy me beer, you make me beer." (I've made two very good batches of home brew this fall and am planning to start another batch next weekend.) "Yes, but I also drink the beer. I think the male fantasy is for women to buy beer, bring beer, and enjoy beer, but if they did, they wouldn't look like the women in the fantasy anymore."
Hockey Talk Part I

Overheard (not by me) in the men's room at the Everett Silvertips hockey game last night:

Guy #1: You know, these guys really need to step up their defense.
Guy #2: No, what they need is more offense.
Guy #3: What this game really needs is more cowbell.