Archive for March, 2023

That Last One Is What Helped Me Sleep

March 31, 2023

I’m not going to lie, what L’s Mother said the other night did . . . disturb me (it also disturbed my sleep a little), but I managed to console myself with the following thoughts:

1. It’s good that our relationship is strong enough that she can be that kind of silly around me.

2. I appreciated that she waited until the evening was over before sharing that thought with me.

3. And I deeply appreciated that I know she’s straightforward enough with me that I could be certain this was not a subtle hint that I should start shopping for some lab coats . . .

To Each Their Own, But . . . Wow!

March 30, 2023

“Now that it’s time to say goodnight, there’s something I’ve been meaning to share with you, but I didn’t want to ruin the mood of the evening,” L’s Mother told me last night.

“Okaaaay,” I said, doing my best to brace myself.

“If you think about it, there’s got to be at least one couple out there somewhere who has roleplayed Doctor Honeydew and Beaker in a . . . you know . . .”

“Thank you for not ruing the mood of the evening!” I quickly interjected.

This Should Be Obvious, And Yet . . .

March 29, 2023

Taking a step in the right direction doesn’t automatically mean that you’ve arrived at your destination.

It’s Still A Win-Win

March 28, 2023

There are times that I become acutely aware that it’s been a while since I’ve done something spontaneously nice for L’s Mother, so if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go rectify that right now.

(Yes, it’s true that I don’t have a lot to write about today, but that doesn’t mean I’m any less sincere about this.)

That Way Everybody Wins

March 27, 2023

Remember, if someone insists that they’re going to dance on your grave, you can always be buried at sea.

Because, Like It Or Not, We’ve All Been Both

March 24, 2023

What concerns me about the proverb I mentioned yesterday is knowing there have been times I’ve been the axe, but not knowing exactly how many times.

I’ve Been Thinking About This One A Lot Lately

March 23, 2023

The axe forgets; the tree remembers.

Shona proverb


March 22, 2023

The next time I tell myself to “pick a lane,” be sure to pick a lane that doesn’t have oncoming traffic! (Fortunately, I’m speaking figuratively, but I am feeling run down today nevertheless.)

I Need To Pick A Lane Here!

March 21, 2023

I’m mentioning this here so hopefully I’ll stop doing this, but I really need to stop having “days off” where I work too little to feel productive, but work too much to feel like I’ve had a relaxing day.

Things That Take On More Meaning In Hindsight

March 20, 2023

Remember when I referenced the game Civilization II last week?

While I can’t possibly be the first one to notice this, I was still morbidly amused to see that the third victory condition for the game was to survive until 2020.