Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Homework


This is what working from home looks like: work on work laptop (blargh), Gilmore Girls on personal laptop (bonus points to those who can name the episode), and chocolate milk in a wine glass (because I'm classy like that).

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything

42.

C: "What, like 30 years until retirement?"
Me: "In that case, I guess I have 32 years.  Geesh."
H: "Wait.  How old are you?"
Me: "23."
H: "You don't have 32 years.  You have 42 years."

Also, my car averaged 42 mpg this weekend.

Thank you, Douglas Adams, for making that number pop out at me.

Monday, June 13, 2011

"Table for one, ma'am?"

Travel has a funny effect.  It can be isolating, lonely, and distancing.  But it can also be strengthening, reaffirming, and exciting.  Things I never do at home, like eat at a sit-down-and-be-waited-on restaurant by myself, I feel comfortable doing while traveling.  Outside of a book and a coffee shop, I never want to spend more than 5 minutes alone anywhere around home.  What if I run into people I know?  What if others recognize me?  What if people look at me and think, "Ha.  She's a loner.  No friends.  By herself.  Sucks to be her."?  

Traveling is different.  Maybe it's the comfort of knowing that I don't know anybody.  Maybe it's the idea that everyone else in the airport Ruby Tuesday's is in the same boat.  None of us particularly want to be waiting on a flight in the airport two states away, but at least we can get a margarita to keep us company.  

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