Holy Crap

Debussy
a TheThursdayTheme entry

I never sleep on the train. After all these years of commuting I’ve never been able to develop that skill. It’s not like I don’t need sleep. I just can’t get comfortable enough to really fall out.

A total of 2.5 hours a day is a lot of time to spend commuting and not sleeping.

Most days I’m pretty active in my seat. I knit or do crosswords. I read the paper or I play stupid games on my phone. Each activity has it’s own sound track. Podcasts are reserved for knitting and game playing; dance, pop and hip hop fuel the crossword puzzle. Scrolling and phone games are set to a shuffle of everything which could include Buddy Holly, the Smiths and Phoenix.

When I need a moment to let my mind rest, or to work something out, I turn to Debussy (I have several selections on my iPod). Something about the beautiful strings relaxes every muscle in my body. I put my earbuds in, close my eyes and I am sailing away.

Thursday Theme: Sails  (7/24/2014)

Ahoy! I thought I’d drop in to prompt this week’s theme: sails. Do you have a tale of the sea? 
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Thursday Theme: Sails (7/24/2014)

Ahoy! I thought I’d drop in to prompt this week’s theme: sails. Do you have a tale of the sea?

Don’t forget to tag your posts with TheThursdayTheme

Can you help out by adding a theme or two? Clickety here for the 2014 Thursday Theme calendar to add some themes.

CMA Awards

Every time I hear a promo for the CMA Awards I think “Since when are there awards for Cover My Ass?”

I am a simple woman with a simple mind.

GPOYW (Betty)
I’m up, but I’m not going to pretend I like it.

GPOYW (Betty)
I’m up, but I’m not going to pretend I like it.

The size of a half dollar.

The size of a half dollar.

Savages.
See also: toilet paper rolls

The Boy’s voice changed and he’s an inch taller

I’m never sending them to camp again.

I keep hearing him speak and I wonder why our neighbor is in the house.

They’re home!

They’re home!

Even though the lot is fairly empty (this is the far reaches) this still seems like a dick move.

Even though the lot is fairly empty (this is the far reaches) this still seems like a dick move.

They’re driving home the point that the arrival time is approximate. Last day of camp, first day of

We’re soooooo bored
Can we go out for Starbucks?
There’s nothing to do here
I don’t want to eat that for dinner

School starts in 6 weeks.
(However, sailing camp starts 8/4 for 2 weeks)

They’re driving home the point that the arrival time is approximate. Last day of camp, first day of

We’re soooooo bored

Can we go out for Starbucks?

There’s nothing to do here

I don’t want to eat that for dinner

School starts in 6 weeks.

(However, sailing camp starts 8/4 for 2 weeks)

I Don't Understand Anything
Everything But The Girl / Amplified Heart

Huh. I did not even realize that I had digitized this CD years ago. I guess this will be my soundtrack for the morning.

112 plays
I love it when family members post at the same time.

HI LADIES!

I love it when family members post at the same time.

HI LADIES!

A tale of a needlessly nervous doofus*

On Saturday night we went out to dinner with our friends at the beach. When The Mister went to pay with the debit card (tied to our joint checking) it was declined.

When a waiter show up at your table in front of a bunch of other people to inform you that your card has been declined the only thing you can do is frantically search for another card or cash to pay the bill (we did).

Knowing that we had well over 20 times the check amount in the account did nothing to minimize my anxiety or embarasment. I mentally went over all the recent transactions. I checked my transactions online and there wasn’t anything amiss.

This morning I called the bank to see what the problem was. The balance was all there. The problem was that The Mister’s card had expired and he hadn’t put the new card into his wallet.

*me

Welcome back to NY, home of red traffic alerts for the next 50 miles.

Welcome back to NY, home of red traffic alerts for the next 50 miles.

Our skipper is obviously very sea worthy

Our skipper is obviously very sea worthy