Category Archives: Minor notes in the celestial chord

In search of bravery ham

In which our dog decides that she cannot go up the same stairs that she went down. Find out what will override survival instincts in those of the canine persuasion. Continue reading

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This just out–You can’t ride a vacuum to Heaven. Even a cordless.

In which I skewer a vacuum cleaner’s marketing campaign and discover that I might love James Dyson. Continue reading

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Warning: Your invisibility powers have worn off

I found myself on Skytrain the other day. I know it’s better for the planet and all, but I hate public transit. It’s exhausting being with a bunch of other people that I can’t stare at and don’t want to talk … Continue reading

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What? Surely you don’t mean me?

In which I rant about the disconnect between what people say they believe and how they behave. I am exempted from this disconnect. Continue reading

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Have you seen my glasses?

I search for my glasses and wonder if I have a personal Bermuda Triangle or perhaps a Gollum who is taking my stuff. Continue reading

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Truth in Titles

Our X-Box 360 needs to be sent to the mothership for repairs. It’s got a severe case of the lockjaw, poor thing. It either can’t or won’t open its maw to receive or discharge the feeding discs (okay, the games, if you … Continue reading

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Why so tense Mom?

I sometimes have moments when everything becomes clear. I understand why my hair is going grey, why I suffer from tension headaches, and why there always needs to be beer in the fridge. This afternoon, I had one of those … Continue reading

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Double-Click the Lab Rat

I have to remind myself upon occasion that being at the computer does not necessarily mean I’m also being effective. I’ve had this uncomfortable realization lately that after a certain amount of time that really, I’ve just become a lab rat, pressing a … Continue reading

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Squished!

So, I got squished yesterday. Yes, it was time for the annual mammogram. And in keeping with Rocks in my Dryer, I now have the opportunity to use the word ‘squish’ and all its derivates (squished, squishes, squisher, metasquish, squishy, … Continue reading

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Meh? Really?

Do you think we should really be so excited about the word ‘meh‘? I mean, doesn’t anyone else find it just a little ironic that there’s all this fuss and bother about a word that signifies indifference? It’s really a rags … Continue reading

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