Losing “The Loser”

Louis was the UPS delivery guy on a route that included the medical center where Ann works: an orthodontist office where he was also a patient. And although I only met him a few times, I feel compelled to write about him today for whether he knew it or not, he had an effect my … Continue reading Losing “The Loser”


Because I don't feel well today, I had originally planned on going home at 11:30 a.m. and use what's left of my PTO to cover the rest of the day. Then I got an e-mail telling us that we need to hold off on lunches until after 12:15 p.m. for an "announcement." Nobody knew about … Continue reading Worried


I got an e-mail the other day from Carnival Cruise Lines with the following reminder: "It's just 90 days until your birthday!" Holy crap in a pita! I have less than 90 days left to enjoy my 30s because after February 14, 2009, I will be officially in my 40s. It's not like I sit … Continue reading 40/35/5

Staying Indoors

As the wildfires continue to burn over 20 miles from my home, the effects are starting to begin. First, it was already a warm day. As of this sentence it's 86 degrees. Second, the smoke from the fires is starting to slowly creep its way down to Long Beach and the sky looks incredibly...bad. It's … Continue reading Staying Indoors

The Weekend Plans

Alright, it's finally here! We don't have much on the slate this weekend but sometimes that turns out to be a good thing. It's supposed to be in the high 80s both days so, um...welcome to Southern California in November! About all we really have planned is to attend the Wings Over Long Beach event … Continue reading The Weekend Plans