A Bad Remake

“It’s the same thing every day, Clean up your room, stand up straight, pick up your feet, take it like a man, be nice to your sister, don’t mix beer and wine ever…oh yeah, don’t drive on the railroad tracks.” ~Phil Connors~ Groundhog Day It’s Day 72 of working from home during a pandemic. I’m fine except some days I feel like Phil, on repeat, only as a woman with a brother. While no two days have been exactly alike,Read more

Don’t Sit on Cliffs

“Laughter is the best medicine.” It is said Proverbs 17:22 is the earliest example of this adage: “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” People have also attributed the origin of this phrase to the American publisher and humor writer Bennett Cerf. No matter, though. It is absolute truth – there is nothing better for the body and soul than a good belly laugh, a guffaw, a chuckle, or a sniggering. CombinedRead more

SoCS: Lips and Gremlins

It’s been one of those weeks. Blipping tiring and frustrating. Mostly work related with a bit of messed-up weather. The Elevator Story I was out of town for a couple days this week, at a business meeting in Madison. One of my peers had been bemoaning the fact that “the gremlins” were after her all day Monday. Anything that could go wrong, went wrong. I sat next to her during the Tuesday portion of the meeting. At about 4:00 pm,Read more

A Trekkie’s Tale

“Live long and prosper” ~Spock~ And we all say… “Peace and long life!” Some of you knew this was coming. I announced at the beginning of September that as part of a month-long birthday celebration, Natasha and I would be attending a Star Trek Convention in Chicago on the 15th. We went, we saw, we laughed (a lot) and we bought a T-shirt. Here are the details: The Tickets Tickets for a Star Trek convention can be very pricey. ThereRead more

One-Liner Wednesday: Ode to Cat

“And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend, I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend.” ~Ode to Spot, by Data~ That shall also be my ode to Ziva, queen of the castle and belly rub temptress. This post is in response to Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday series. Feel free to run over to her blog site and join in on the challenge.Read more

The Picard Maneuver and Wine

Girlfriend Natasha and I are Star Trek nerds. Some of you already know this. We’re not the full-blown “know-every-word-to-every-episode-and-attend-every-Star-Trek-convention” kind of nerd, nor have we ever adorned the Christmas tree in mini versions of the Enterprise and its shuttlecraft, but nerds all the same. Our personalities are opposite in many ways, yet Natasha and I have found common ground in clean eating (not counting last Tuesday’s chocolate donuts), exercising and watching Star Trek episodes on Netflix. The almost nightly exerciseRead more

The Universe of Big Glasses

You do not have the right to access data in this universe. This is a message I received when trying to access report information in a web-based program at work. Hmmm…I wonder what they mean by “in this universe”? Is there an alternate universe? Do I need to go there to run a report? Will I understand the alien data in the alternate universe? Do I require the assistance of a tardis or warp drive or an IT guru? HowRead more