Thursday, January 28, 2010


Have you ever felt like you didn’t fit in?  That you were the square peg society kept trying to shove into that round hole?  Well, that’s me on any given day.  And while I’ve generally learned to live with it, sometimes it sneaks up and kicks me in the rear, causing a face-plant in the cement before me. 

Anyway, for a period of several weeks, I’ve felt even more out of place than I usually do.  Mind you, I know that I don’t have a place – my sense of humor is a bit left of center and my personality leaves something to be desired most of the time, but hey, I’m who I am and I’m okay with that.  Thus, the getting used to not quite being accepted.

So, back to the subject.  I think. 

I feel isolated, alone, and well, lost.  I keep reaching out to people and they keep stepping out of my grasp.  And it’s not their fault – they have lives, obligations, other friends… and yet, knowing that doesn’t seem to help.  So, what can you do?

Me, I tend to drown my sorrows in Starbucks, peanut butter M&M’s and indulge in some writing.  But even that doesn’t seem to be helping lately.  Matter of fact, it’s only turned my writing maudlin.  Just what I need… a heroine that’s depressed. LOL  Boy, her hero better have some pretty broad shoulders because he’s going to need to take the weight of her world onto his shoulders here before long. 

And now?  I’m done whining.  For now.  Tune in tomorrow, things could change. 


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Hamster Watch

So, anyone tired of this little one yet?


I hope not, because I’m having a ton of fun with her. 

So much so, I even video taped her stuffing her pouches.  Yeah, I need a life, I know it…

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Friendship Quotes for the New Year

I have a hoard of these stashed around my office.  My very best friend had a desk calendar in 2008 that was all just wonderful quotes and every now and then, she’s gather a bunch and send them to me. And yeah, while I know it’s now 2010, I stashed them somewhere and only just found them again.  LOL

So, here are a few to make you smile and hopefully think of your best friend.

“Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.”  - John Evelyn

“A good friend – like a tube of toothpaste – comes through in a tight squeeze.”  - Anonymous (and LOL!)

“Friendships are fragile things, and require as much handling as any other fragile and precious thing.” – Randolph S. Bourne (something I think we all need to keep in mind)

“Along with my favorite memories, and right beside my highest hopes, I keep a very precious reminder that… we’ll never be apart.” – Jenn Davids

“A friend is someone who knows the song of your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.” – Anonymous (and in my case, it’d probably be sung back way off key…)

“Did I choose you?  Did you choose me?  And what difference does it make?  All that really matters, friend, is that we chose together.” – Lois Wyse

“Only you… think I’m funny upside down on an arm chair at ridiculous hours of the morning.” – Dorothy-Ann Parent

“A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson (dedicated to Red because the gods only know, she’s heard more than her share)

“Friends are God’s way of taking care of us.” – Anonymous

And lastly, a quote from one of my favorite sources:

“‘Friendship,’ said Christopher Robin, ‘is a very comforting thing to have.’” – A. A. Milne

And that’s it for today!