Most of yesterday evening I spent venting on the phone to friends. Today at work was calm and uneventful. I applied to volunteer with the American Red Cross maybe a year and a half ago. I’ve been down there to talk to them on 4 separate occasions, but they’ve never really followed up with me. […]
A slow but productive weekend at work. I am researching wet pine savannas for a campfire program next weekend. It’s like being in college with all the reading and typing. I’m not very excited about this program. I don’t like show-and-tell type stuff; it makes me feel like a buffoon. I like taking people into […]
A boring day at work, a boring night at home. Though I stopped at the coffee place for a few minutes, had a coffee and listened to some live R&B. Their espresso machine was broken; it seems this means that not only espressos, but cappucinos, chais, cafe au laits, and hot chocolates were unavailable. So […]
The last couple of I’ve been spending much of my free time catching up on the millions of little errands I let pile up last fall. I’ve put a fair dent in the list. Today I spent some time talking to a realtor and a mortgage loan officer. I’m still thinking about buying a house. […]
Today I led a short birding walk around the bayou. It was fun, there were tons of different birds. Since this week the park is 34 years old, we offered refreshments after the walk. The next program I have to get ready for is an evening campfire program in two weeks. Even though campfire programs […]
Last night I got the idea into my head that I would rearrange the furniture in my bedroom. I have this cheap, badly designed, unwieldy computer desk that is really hard to move, and it took me all evening to disassemble the computer, clean off the desk, take it apart, move it into the other […]
My friend Lisa and her boyfriend Jimmy stayed here a couple of nights. They live in Alaska.
Oh yeah, the wake… The last thing I did before getting on the plane yesterday was go to my grand-aunt’s wake. It’s a good thing I got in so late last night, because after two hours with a bunch of New York Italians in black, I would have had a pretty hard time plunging back […]
I arrived back in my apartment around midnight. Instead of going to bed right away, I opened mail: bills, magazines, a few Christmas cards. The junk seems to have taken the holidays off. One fish is missing. I wonder who ate it. Back to life today. Work was really boring and slow, as it tends […]
I’ll be finishing the trip with a wake.
I’m back at my folks’ place after a few days in New Jerseystan.