March 29, 2010
Sometimes I replay life in my head. Parts of my life; scenes from my life. I remember the places, the lighting, the approximate time, the people, the sounds, the smells, and most of all, the words. The words that make me go, "oh yeah, that was nice." Or the words that make me think, "oh my gosh, I'm a bigger jerk than I ever thought I was!" Lately, I've been replaying one jerky memory over and over. I'm not going to share it with you in detail, but it is basically me calling someone else a name. It was not meant to be hurtful or mean, it was like a joke in passing. But when I think about it, I think about the faces on the two girls who were there and I wonder what they must have thought of me.
I know I've posted this picture before, but I do so love these flowers. They are intoxicating.
March 25, 2010
James has miraculously brought Big Blue back to life, but it still refuses to go online. What a stubborn little notbook. I have lots of things to share, but working between two laptops - move this here, edit that there, bring it back here, upload it there, hurry up and upload! - is not always easy or pleasant.
I will try. I will try harder. Because you're special.
Stay tuned. And stay tuned to Ayorátá too.
March 23, 2010
You may know which company I'm writing about; they've done some wonderful things for disaster victims in the states and I think it's great that they're willing to donate up to $500,000 for Haiti relief efforts. I just wonder why they don't just donate the money? (I do know why, but just go with it.)
So let's say they end up making $178,000 in profit by the end of March. That means they will donate a total of $356,000. But they have the financial ability to donate $72,000 more - do they just continue this project until they reach $500,000 even if it takes until July, or does the project simply end at $356,000? And if it ends at $356,000, do they throw in the $72 grand as a bonus? What if they were to reach the $250,000 mark much sooner than projected - would they be willing to continue donating the profits without the matching portion (which would still be great) or would the project just end? They could have made a donation of $250,000 back in February in addition to instituting this program without matching. Because really, if you're big enough to donate that kind of money, and want to, you should make like Nike and just do it.
And while I am apparently in the mood to question good things . . . let me ask this: is there really a need for the new perimeter security gate that is being installed around the hospital? I'm serious here, is there a need? Have we seen a real need to have this massive iron (is it iron?) gate wrap all the way around the hospital? Are we experiencing security threats? Are we anticipating security threats? Or was this merely grant money that needed to be spent? After exhausting the (what I am guessing is) grant money that is funding the erection of this massive perimeter barrier, will we have the money to sustain its operation? It appears that there is a security guard booth standing at each of the gate's three entrances. Does the Deaprtment of Public Health have the ability to fund three at-least-full-time security guards? If not, will the entrances simply remain open all the time? If they will, what is the point of installing the gate in the first place?
March 17, 2010
March 16, 2010
Me: You're not wearing green?
James: I never wear green.
Me: What? Aren't you going to support your Irish wife?
James: I'm wearing green.
Me: Why don't you usually wear green on St. Patrick's Day?
James: I used to. But sometime around Jr. High I realized it was more fun to avoid getting punched and to punch back.
Me: It's pinch.
James: Not where I'm from.
(And everyone else!)
March 11, 2010
I've been home sick most of the week so James rented me The Time Traveler's Wife. I've been wanting to watch it ever since it came out and James has had no intention to see it, so it all worked out. And now I want to read the book. Which is nuts because I don't usually like reading books. It's not so much that I don't like the act of reading, I do, and whenever I do read a book I really enjoy it. But reading takes so much time. Time that I don't have. What's nuts is not that I want to read the book, what's nuts is that I'm already reading two books and if I started reading this one it'd be three books at once! Yeah. I know. I started reading The Color of Water several weeks ago and then I started Montessori: A Modern Approach at the suggestion of Katelyn's teacher and I'm really enjoying both books.
At times during the movie I was confused, trying to figure out how they were piecing the story together. But once I got it, I loved it. But I was sad, so so sad. I totally cried. I dare you to watch it and not cry.
Afterward, I texted James, "I miss you". I did.
March 09, 2010
Winner winner kadun pika dinner!
Congratulations SharShine, you just won the Wednesday What Is It? Round 5!
Do I have your email address? I don't think so. Send me your email address at ayorata [at] gmail [dot] com so I can let you know how to claim your prize. Don't worry, all you have to do is choose a prize and give me your mailing address. I'ma check what I have in stock to offer as your prize.
The Wednesday What Is It? Round 6 will begin next week.
March 08, 2010
So here I sit. Trying to decide if I should call in sick tomorrow or suck it up and go in. If I call in sick will it look like I just wanted another day off? So do I go in and work through the sickness spreading germs just so everyone will know it's real?
I was hoping to sneak in a bit of sewing today, I have an apron order that has already been paid for but is lying in pieces on my coffee table. But I didn't get a chance to work on it, what with the migraine like headache I had all day. This sucks.
Guess what else has just been fantastic? The computer that runs well and fast and has all our pictures on it can no longer get online. And the computer that can get online is sloooow. Slower than....than something really slow that I can't think of because my head is just too damn congested. Oh wait, I know, it was so slow that it took me almost all day to log into my Walmart account so I could buy my son a booster seat that APPRENTLY NO LONGER SHIPS HERE! Thanks a lot walmart.com, just when I started loving you again after you, without a hitch, shipped so many awesome things we cannot get on island (or at least not at a reasonable price), including Katelyn's super cute pink Graco Highback Turbo Booster Seat. So why can't you send me another Graco Highback Turbo Booster Seat?! Why?!
I need some soup.
I hope your day went well.
March 02, 2010
Specifically, Hebrew National Hot Dogs. Yum-O!
(Also acceptable, sausages or other varieties of "mystery meat encased in an edible tubular lining" Thanks for that Bon.)
2 points each to Courtney, SharShine, and Leslie
Good guesses everyone!