Monthly Archives: April 2011

Easter feast — with pictures!

Happy Easter, for all the Easter celebrating-type peeps. I’m not religious at all, but I grew up Catholic, and went to a Catholic university, so Easter get-togethers with uni friends and their families are kind of a nice thing to … Continue reading

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Bittersweet birthday

I made some great food for Easter this year, and even took pictures, but I will save that for later, because there’s something more important I have to do. Today is my brother’s birthday. He died in the summer of … Continue reading

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Notes on Netflix and its notions

Netflix amuses me. I recently watched Notes on a Scandal, which was excellent, and now it’s trying to match me with other movies. It has decided that the two relevant categories are unrequited love and forbidden love. I’m not going … Continue reading

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workout woes

Exercising this year has been so rewarding and so frustrating. Tonight I tweaked my shoulder climbing on the ceiling at the gym (it’s a very low ceiling, but that kind of climbing is still a tad above my normal ability … Continue reading

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Chasing simple pleasures

Sometimes it’s all about the pleasures of simplicity, like enjoying a perfectly crusted grilled-cheese sandwich in bed whilst comforting a cat made nervous by thunder.  Or at least, I’m trying to convince myself right now that simplicity is pleasurable. I’ve … Continue reading

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short(s)

I learned something important today. That lesson is: I should not go rock climbing in shorts. This shouldn’t have been a huge surprise; my inner knees and shins tend to be permanently covered in bruises of varying shades ranging from … Continue reading

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