Month: December 2000

  • Christmas company

    By the time you read this, the invasion will have landed, secured the premises and taken over the food supply. But having survived our Thanksgiving skirmish, I am prepared to be whittled down to size by a petite 3-year-old; overwhelmed with the cuteness of a charming nearly 2-year old; and forced to produce my best…

  • lighting up without electricity

    Habits are mighty hard to break. I flicked on switches every time I walked into a dark room when the electricity went out last week. It was even harder to realize some of those charming, decorative pieces in our house were actually functioning sources of light. But I wasn’t thinking of them, when I went…

  • road rage in El Dorado

    Road rage and the jerks who yield to it “Consider the source and ignore the ignorance,” my mother counseled when dealing with jerks. But some jerks are mighty hard to ignore, especially when it is a jerk with road rage. You know road rage, that crazy thing that happens in California: “Cut in front of…

  • tabulating the results

    Where have all these people been who say, “we have consider the person’s intent when tabulating the final results?” I could have used one or two of them as a senior in high school taking my SAT college entrance exam. I was whipping out answers when I realized I was answering horizontally on a vertically…