The Morning Burglar

Today I did something that ranks in the top three dumbest things I’ve ever done. Being something of a scatterbrain, I do a lot of dumb things. I lose my keys at least three times a week, put toothpaste in the refrigerator, go the wrong way coming out of stores in the mall, can’t find my car in parking lots and garages—things like that. It’s Wednesday … Continue reading The Morning Burglar

Main Street

There’s something comforting about knowing that you always have a place to come back to. It’s been well over a year, and as is my way, I disappeared. But I always return. I’ve embraced the notion that I’m always going to be like an ocean wave— forever changing, shifting, growing, shrinking, pulling back, coming just within reach, but not quite—always returning to land. Welcome home. Continue reading Main Street

tattoo talk

So, here’s some news. Mom, brace yourself. I decided to get another tattoo! I went by the shop yesterday after work and got it scheduled for his next available appointment in July. This will be my third piece and will be done by the same artist who did my first one several years ago. Why do people get permanent art on their bodies and why … Continue reading tattoo talk

managing time

My time management skills are the pits. As are my organizational skills, which I feel would be much better if my time management skills were better. Or maybe it’s the other way around? Which came first, the organized Finn or the efficient Finn? Half the time I feel like I’m barely keeping it together without losing my mind, giving up, and just crawling under the … Continue reading managing time

be kind

Differing viewpoints are fascinating aren’t they? Every argument has multiple facets and the people holding steadfast to their positions have different histories, experiences, and reasons for feeling as they do. Variety is the spice of life and makes the world go ‘round, right? If we all thought exactly the same way (or were forced to) it would be quite the boring world, or else an … Continue reading be kind

when your friends have cancer

My friends are sick. Two of them, from completely different circles in my life. I am what they have in common. That, and cancer. Bone cancer, breast cancer. They want to take my friend’s jaw completely off. They’ve already taken part of my friend’s breast. A singer’s jaw. A mother’s breast. Life is full of shitty irony. I’m watching them break down but I do … Continue reading when your friends have cancer

today is friday and here’s some stuff

CUBICLE NATION: The following was written a couple of days ago and I was in a mood…since then I’ve had two good days as a resident of Cubicle Nation in which I have been given some new projects and have had lovely interactions with coworkers. So there you have it. I’m moody and many times restless. Like you didn’t know that. Sometimes I come back … Continue reading today is friday and here’s some stuff

humble pie for breakfast

Its 5:00 am and entirely too quiet, too dark, and too cold for the madness that is me getting up to go for a wog (walk/jog) this morning. The argument in my head was of the classic angel vs devil variety. My Head: Its a new day! Go wog. You’ll be glad you did. My Bed: Its soooo warm and cozy in here, isn’t it? … Continue reading humble pie for breakfast

So we made a fall wreath…

…and it’s kind of gaudy, but looks ok from the road. I don’t know what possessed me but a couple of weekends ago I got the urge to make something fall-ish for the front door, probably still riding momentum from our stellar Halloween decorations, and so I took to the internet for inspiration. I found one on Pinterest (where else) that looked simple enough for … Continue reading So we made a fall wreath…

update smupdate

Its 2am and I’m sitting up in bed listening to some sort of precipitation, be it rain, ice or a combination on the roof. Schools were cancelled for tomorrow hours ago so I’ll be at home with kiddo for the day. With the exception of about an hour during which I have a phone interview. But more about that in a minute. Its been a … Continue reading update smupdate