Archive for December, 2009


WND – Done is Good

December 17, 2009

I caught my roommate’s plague, and for my sins I’m at work because I’m leaving for Christmas through the New Year on Monday and my boss is entertainingly panicked at the idea that I might call in sick one day this week – he keeps sending me home early and telling me not to come in until 9am, which is sweet and I’ll take it, but not quite as good as being able to stay home and sleep all day. On the other hand the list of things that I need to get done between now and when I leave just keeps getting longer, and every time I cross one thing off I end up adding three more things in its place. I can’t help thinking that this is not how a list is supposed to work. Read the rest of this entry ?


WND – Weight Lifting

December 10, 2009

This is the part where I admit that I’m the most boring person in the entire world.  I get excited about kitchen equipment.  I’m like a bad parody of a 1950s housewife.  My parents asked what I wanted for Christmas/birthday and all I could really come up with was gloves (because I lost one of mine at the end of last winter – and why is is that you only ever lose one glove and never the pair?) and a Dutch oven.  Read the rest of this entry ?


WND – Bah Humbug

December 3, 2009

I didn’t complain (much) about the appearance of the Christmas candy on the day after Halloween. I held my peace when the Christmas lights went up in Harvard Square in the middle of November. I refrained from anything more opprobrious than rolling my eyes at the delivery of Christmas trees to Wilson Farms the weekend before Thanksgiving. I gritted my teeth when the Christmas carols on store music systems started well before November drew to a close. However, since last Sunday was the first Sunday in Advent and I actually went to an Advent concert I should probably stop grousing, even if it’s only to myself, and start thinking seriously about Christmas. Read the rest of this entry ?