Just checking in.

I'm still around, but things have been pretty hectic:

(1) Things at work are busier than they've ever been.  I come home every day feeling like I ran around for nine hours but without the sense that I actually got much done.  Those of you that work in offices might be able to relate:  I feel like I spend so much time in meetings that I can't actually DO anything like I would at my own desk.

(2) David and I have started going to the gym every day after work (except for Wednesdays, because that's my hellishly busy work day), and it's taken some adjustment.  For example, running/speedwalking for an hour a day instead of sitting on my ass.  Makes a bit of a difference.  One side effect, perhaps:  My dreams have been crazy vivid.  Am I sleeping deeper? 

(3) David has gone back to work, so I no longer have a stay-at-home roommate.  That means I actually have to help with dishes, trash cans, and crap on the floor (sometimes literally...remind me to thank our cats).

I would really like to get back into writing nearly every day, because I enjoy it and it's pretty much the only outlet I have other than cooking and swearing.

Also, I was at Walmart today at lunch, and I saw this in the checkout line:

I've showed two people this photo so far (and I put it on Reddit), and no one seems to get it at first.  Or they don't think it's funny.  But screw them; it's hilarious.

David's birthday is tomorrow.  I put his gift(s) in a dented cardboard box I found at work.  For anyone who remembers my gift-wrapping skillz from last year...

...that's right.  I'm still the master.


  1. I get excited if I exercise at least once a week...so every day except Wednesday is very commendable :)

  2. Glad to see you back on the Internet again. Congrats to David! Where's he at?

    1. David's at a call center, and he's doing pretty well, considering he used to do the same thing in Iraq. And these days, he isn't trying to manage logistics for things that aren't getting shot at.