Articles from September 2007

Well, it was probably inevitable.

I lost my proofreading gig. They said I had missed too many “big things” and that while they understand that everyone misses things occasionally, misses should be “very rare.” I suddenly have a lot more free time on my hands. Is it possible to feel relieved and heartbroken at the same time? I mean, the […]


I just bought two shirts online. I wasn’t really planning to, though I have felt that my fall wardrobe leaves something to be desired. I have a folder in my bookmarks called “wish list.” A link to a swimsuit from Layers has been in that folder all summer, even though I now have a workable […]

Public service announcement

Child-proof pill bottles aren’t. At all. When Lego was just over twelve months old, he got a bottle of Mucinex open. In our old apartment, there was no shelving up high in the bathroom, so we kept the medicines in a drawer below the sink. We almost always kept the bathroom door closed, but if […]


I was driving today and listening to 101.9 The End, which is usually one of my favorite radio stations (not that I really like radio, but in the car, it’s sometimes better than silence). It was afternoon, so the DJs were Parker and Wendy. They were reading this list from Esquire of things men shouldn’t […]

Eustress and Distress

Eustress: I have landed a trial period for a proofreading job that pays well. I am so excited to possibly have ongoing and lucrative proofreading work I can hardly stand it. At the same time, one of the things the trial period is for is to see if I am fast enough to work for […]