January 20, 2005

Random, disconnected thoughts/observations

I have a bunch, well, a small bunch of things I have been thinking about, none of which rise to the level of a full post and I've decided to simply let them all out here, for better or worse:

* Who would have thought that sometimes a broom is better for getting snow off of your sidewalk than a shovel? Came as a pleasant surprise to me. Much less effort and a much cleaner sidewalk. It snowed last night and I was out there at 5:45 this morning getting it all clean for the day.

* How come, when it gets really cold and you're waiting for the train, the cold starts licking at your feet with the big toes first?

* Running committees for non-profits is like herding cats. I am now heading up three different, major, committees for three different non-profits and I am astounded, sometimes, that I have any time for my paying job.

* The State of NY is perilously close to overtaking the Great State of Louisiana in my mind for Most Dysfunctional State Government. I am seriously contemplating fleeing to Connecticut where, at least, taxes are so much lower and, Greenwich aside, I can get a lot more house/land for the money. Something to think about.

* The Girl Child goes today for her annual tune up and oil change -- the birthday check up. That reminds me, time to get a physical for myself.

* Ok, physical now scheduled for next Monday. Why is it, that whenever I make an appointment for a physical, I immediately want to start watching what I'm eating? Like its going to make a difference now.

* Attending nursery school "pyjama party" for a picnic and sing-along is a divine way to spend the evening. Is there any better smell in the whole world than an almost two year old boy's hair which still smells from last night's Johnson's Baby Shampoo as the little one sits on your lap during the songs and you bury your nose in his hair? Anything better? Not really.

* Sitting cross legged on the floor for a half an hour reminds me that I ain't as young as I used to be. Ridiculous, isn't it? On so many levels.

* I really need to do something about the damn banner, or lack thereof, on this site.

* I am quietly pining for Summer, for the beach, for the wind on the bare chest on the beach, for chasing kids in the sand, for cocktails next to the water, for sand in the car and not under the car on the roads, and for just a longer day between sunrise and sunset. This surprises me since I've always loved Winter. I have no guesses as to why this is.

* The February social commitments list is getting longer and longer and I'm feeling like I'm falling farther and farther behind. What else is new?

* Does anyone really think that because they send me an email with an attachment and the re line reading either, "Your Bill", "Your Document", or your "Account Statement", I'm just going to open it? Please.

Posted by Random Penseur at January 20, 2005 03:01 PM

My favorite is "You've won!"

I never open them, just bask in the illusion for the 1.2 seconds it takes to delete it

Posted by: Elizabeth at January 21, 2005 01:39 AM

brooms -
also very good for brushing off a very big truck...when you are 5 ft 2.

Posted by: standing naked at January 21, 2005 06:17 AM

Despite being a huge New York supremacists, I've often pondered the prospects of Fairfield County and western Connecticut as well. And if you get bored, you could always join the Governor's Foot Guard. (1st Coy.: http://www.governorsfootguard.com/, 2nd Coy.: http://www.footguard.org/).

Posted by: Andrew Cusack at January 21, 2005 01:52 PM

Aah, Connecticut: Where the smart New Yorkers live! Welcome to the neighborhood? :)

Posted by: Tuning Spork at January 23, 2005 11:26 PM

Great post.

Posted by: Jester at January 27, 2005 12:49 AM
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