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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Superstition: An Unusual Answer to an Unusual Question

I am definitely not your go-to person for witty comebacks if you need one at the spur of the moment. My reflexes are too slow. If someone hurls an insult at you as a joke, sorry, I can’t salvage your pride even if I’m your best friend. I can hardly defend myself. You might see me laughing at you but please know I’m feeling really guilty and helpless that my nerve synapses couldn’t deliver a decent response in time to save you.

Want something snappy from me? You might have to give me a few days. It might even take weeks, and in this case, a few months to think of a good response. Read the rest of this entry


Job Interview or Desperate Plea for Employment?


Interview (Photo credit: smiling_da_vinci)

You can tell unemployment ain’t fun, from the beginning of my second post. I may not have bills to pay because I pulled the “move back into the nest” trick, very popular among the twenty-somethings of today. But after loafing around for so long, I really miss the excitement of getting a pay check and spending most of my waking hours couped up in a windowless place that is not my home. Read the rest of this entry

The Wordless Wonder Called Art

© Demi Theoharis. Reprinted with permission from the artist.

This was a print I bought a couple weeks ago from the Greek-born artist Demi Theoharis. (Click link to see more of her work.)

To be honest with you, I don’t know what it’s supposed to represent. I don’t even know the title of this work.

All I know is that it leaves me in a state of wonder and awe.

My reasons for making the purchase:

1) I liked the colors, the varying textures, and how they mesh together unpredictably. (Since I’m not trained as an art critic nor have I ever taken any course related to art, while in college, that’s the best way I can put it.)

2) I figured if I take it home and stare at it long enough, the meaning would reveal itself.

But on second thought, mysteries are sometimes better left unsolved.

Words can explain many things, but there are also many things that cannot be expressed with words.

“I’ll Flag Him Down for You!”

English: Back View of Jane Austen, Watercolor

English:Jane Austen, Watercolor (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When you’re my age and still single, sometimes your family thinks it’s necessary to make interventions. They mean well, I’m sure. But once in a while I find myself entangled in some hairbrained-scheme Read the rest of this entry

Confessions of a Neurotic Blogger with Comorbid Online Identity Crisis

Pinocchio DSM 5

Pinocchio DSM 5 (Photo credit: Leonard John Matthews)

In honor of the expanded diagnostic criteria recently published in DSM-5, I’m going to write another humor post… Read the rest of this entry

Stocks, Bonds, and Beanie Babies

A Story of Capital Loss

Yesterday morning I started cleaning the basement. This would be no small task. It may even turn into a week-long project, as I rummage through bags of ancient Christmas presents, old clothes, old books, mementos, garden supplies, and evidence of our patronage to Costco. Read the rest of this entry

Blessed are the Shameless

When I first joined the gym last year, I couldn’t even run a mile. By 0.8 miles, I was exhausted and out of breath, not to mention very sore the next morning. The next day I returned to the treadmill, nonetheless. Walked for a mile. Jogged for half a mile. And walked some more. That wasn’t too bad. Read the rest of this entry