Nov. 26: Ordered quilt online; multi-cat design; not quilt in picture, and not cat either Nov. 27: Received email confirmation; processing time 5-7 days; everything handmade and impeccably "sawn"; hoped quilt would be more impeccable than proofreading Dec. 1, 4, 7, and 8: Received emails re more quilts available for order Dec. 10: Received … Continue reading This Emptor Should Have Caveated
Glitch. The A to Z Blogging Challenge calendar looks like this: But in my mind's eye, until this evening, the calendar looked like this: If I'd paid attention, I'd have noticed I was supposed to post yesterday, a Saturday, instead of taking the day off. If I'd paid close … Continue reading Day G: Good News & Glitches #AtoZChallenge
It's once again time for the North American Aerospace Defense Command's (NORAD) annual tracking of the flight of Santa Claus from the North Pole to points all over the planet. How did NORAD become the official Santa Tracker? The children of Col. Harry Shoup told the story on a recent episode of Morning Edition's Storycorps … Continue reading How NORAD Became the Santa Tracker
Last week the manager of the neighborhood HEB told me the store no longer accepts checks written with pink ink. They would take mine this time, but in the future... What a shame. I've always thought my colored ink--especially the pink--added a certain flair to my checks. I imagined it made people in the back … Continue reading Nyah nyah nyah.
A friend pointed out to me this morning that I made a mistake in a recent post. A mistake? Moi? Oh, yeah. Writing about The Help, I got the author's name wrong. She's Kathryn Stockett (not Karen). Names are important. That's an error I really didn't want hanging around on the web for the rest … Continue reading Regarding Studio Nita Lou
Glancing over a recent post, I came across the following line: I suppose it’ll keep growing as long as it’s watered and sunned properly. Or until the cats knock demolish it. That post has been sitting on this blog for eight days, and no one has pointed out that until the cats knock demolish it … Continue reading Egregiously Underedited
Have you ever been mistaken about a date? Specifically, have you ever decided that May 15 is the second Saturday in May when it's really the third Saturday? I have. I did. I am running as fast as I can to stay in the same place. Before returning to the track, I extend thanks to … Continue reading Scrambling