Sunday, December 06, 2009
Friday, December 04, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
She told me the story of how it had come to this and I listened.
She shared secret truths with me her own family didn't know and I kept them as my own secrets.
She held him and wept as he took his last breaths and I held her arm and wept with her.
She is strength and beauty and fear and calm and sadness and hope and I will never forget her.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Friday, August 07, 2009
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
- *Cotton Candy
- *Rock 'n Pop Swirl
- *York® Peppermint Pattie
- *Premium Churned Light Raspberry Chip
Ben & Jerry's
- Orange & Cream
- *Oatmeal Cookie Chunk
- *Chocolate Macadamia
- *Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road
- *Cherry Vanilla
- *Cookies & Cream
Brigham's® Ice Cream
- *Confetti & Cream
- Black Raspberry Frozen Yogurt
- *Take the Cake
- Mint Chocolate Chip
- Low Fat Caramel Praline Crunch Frozen Yogurt
- Old Fashioned Vanilla
- Mint Chocolate Chip Yogurt
- *Maine Lobster Tracks
- *Zesty Lemon Sorbet
- *Bailey's® Irish Cream
- Vanilla Honey Bee
- New England Lighthouse Coffee
- Cookie Dough Delight
- Fenway Fudge
- Maine Blueberry & Sweet Cream Frozen Yogurt
- Amaretto gelato
- Dulce de Leche gelato
- Chocolate gelato
- Chocolate Chip gelato
- Crema Café gelato
- Lemon sorbet
- Coconut sorbet
- Mango gelato
- Raspberry gelato
- Zabaglione gelato
- *Ginger gelato
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
I recently joined yet another online dating site, which has proven to be a great source of entertainment for me in the past week.
In the first few days after I joined, I received such charming messages as these*:
Hi how r u?? I read your profile and would love to get to know you. Wanna get to know me???
hey whats up i like to chat wit u some more hit me back if ud like to talk
These messages (and many others like them) made me cringe, so I eventually added this to the bottom of my profile:
You Should Message Me If...
... my profile looks interesting to you and you think we might hit it off.
... you're looking for something more serious than a casual relationship.
... you can successfully and consistently type the full word "you" (instead of "u") when you write to me (yup - I'm a grammar nerd).
One might think that such clear instructions might solve my problems, but alas...
why dont u answer me :(
hmmmm… let me think…
Subject: but 'you' requires more effert than 'u'
I have bad hands thats why i write 'u' sometimes. Hope you can forgive me.
(Scores points for creativity, but... no.)
and you...r ADORABLE :)
(Not sure if that's supposed to be "you" "r" or "you're" but either way Chris, I can't bring myself to respond.)
And there are other spelling issues too:
Please be spontanious, passionet, happy, and an overall good person.
I am looking for someone that I would be attracted too that is fun and outgoing.
(Subtle error, but still…)
I am a 40 year old teacher/coach with impeccable grammer, haha. Anyways, you seem nice and I'd like to talk more if you would.
(Ummmm... Coach? Your "grammer" might be fine, but your spelling, notsomuch.)
Then there are the punctuation (or lack thereof) issues...
Hi.i don't know why.I keep looking at you pic..
you look interesting?
see you soon.
(Perhaps the most creatively punctuated message I've ever received.)
hey whats i like your profile alot and was wondering if you would like to talk sometime if your interested let me know talk to you later bye
(easily the least punctuated message I've ever received)
Or the combination disaster messages:
I know what you mean. And its funny, Ive thought of abreviations; like "U" instead of you. And Ive' thought, maybe if your really trying to meet someone. For a lasting relationship. Using the word "you" is more well appropriate. If your in a chat room talking to whoever-whoever? thats ok:) Just funny that u mentioned that. I wonder if other guys are as enlightened about that?....probubly not like u said.
( silence )
Or just the really strange messages:
TOPIC ONE,TOPIC TWO,TOPIC THREE
Ok, Here are three sincere and fun topics for you from a true future friend and entertaining person in your neighborhood .... Massachusetts.
I will give you three interesting topics quickly ....
TOPIC ONE: I wrote this poem to a beautiful woman on here today because her profile gave me these feelings.
Feelings Of Spring
I Love The Beauty In your Eyes.
I Love The Vision Of your Mind.
I Love The Power Of Your Faith.
I Love The Innocence Of Your Youth.
I Love The Scent Of Your Body.
I Love The Passion In Your Heart.
I Love The Integrity Of Your Spirit.
I Love The Pleasure Of Your Touch.
TOPIC TWO: I am developing a Business Plan for a (DELETED) STARTUP Company where I am the CEO. So I study (DELETED) & (DELETED) & (DELETED) & (DELETED) these days.
TOPIC THREE: I was in a startup previously ... cashed out three Million ... took a few years off and spent it ...
.... so you can imagine how I feel now ....
.... like a goofball who spent 3 Million Dollars
having fun and enjoying life.
What kind of way to spend your life is that ;)
(Oh, Aaron. Though I do love a poem sent to me but written for another, I’m going to have to pass.)
Despite the evidence above, there are a few men who have managed to pass my difficult screening process. No dates yet, but stay tuned for more adventures…
* All messages above copied and pasted with no alterations to spelling or grammar. Names and identifying details have been changed, however.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
I walked out of there with a shorter (admittedly, shorter than anticipated), sassy 'do that I was happy with. It hasn't been washed yet, so tomorrow will be the true test of what it really looks like, and whether or not I will return to Twilight or head to one of the many recommended salons from my previous post when it comes time to cut again. At any rate, I'm appreciative of all of you who took time out of your busy lives to care about my hair woes. I'll try to post about something more interesting soon.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
... to this:
Each time I visited Nancy, she would take time to examine my hair, comment on how difficult it was to cut and what personality it had, and then get to work re-shaping it from an unflattering helmet-head to a stylish 'do. I trusted her and was never disappointed (except when she'd take hours to do a relatively simple cut, but that's a post for another day).
I had never thought of my hair as "difficult" or "with personality" - it was just straight, blond hair so how difficult could it be!? But after cutting it short and going through millions of awkward stages as it grew long again, I learned that straight hair is trickier than I ever realized.
When I moved to Boston, I knew that finding a replacement for Nancy would be difficult, but I had no idea it would be impossible. I have now lived here for nearly three years, and I have yet to find someone who has cut my hair well enough that I return for a second cut. Maybe I give too much direction. Maybe I don't give enough. I've tried cheap salons and expensive ones, all with the same result: a disappointing hair cut that either requires that I return for a fix (that is still not near perfect, but better than the original cut), or let it grow out in the hopes that the next cut is better.
Today, I got yet another bad haircut and continued the trend. I am not going to return, because I don't have confidence that it can be fixed by the woman who cut it. So now I face the task of finding a hair salon that can take my bad haircut and make it better. I'm not even looking for someone to fix it and make it look good. I'll settle (as I have since I moved here) for a tolerable cut. I've given up on having an easy wash-and-go cut like I've had in the past. That's now a pipe dream. But getting a haircut that doesn't look blocky or stringy or heavy or awkwardly layered seems like it should be an achievable goal, no? A girl can dream...
*For the record, photos above don't show the most awkward of the growing out phases, as I don't have any digital photos of those phases to upload. If anyone has any good spike-y haired photos circa 2002/2003, please send them my way and I'll add them to this post.