Living in a place like this

The woman walking in front of me is on the phone with her life coach. I know because I’m eavesdropping and feeling pretty smug about it. We are walking on a sidewalk in this shore town that is right next to the water — Long Island Sound, to be precise. I am enjoying the view. The woman is trying …

And so it goes: Shitmentum

Back in 2011, stimulated by I-don’t-remember-what, I coined a word I thought was worthy of the Urban Dictionary. I submitted it, it was accepted, and I hope that one day my obituary will include my contribution to the English language. As you can see from the definition, shitmentum surpasses momentum, and it isn’t at all …

I went to Florida, and you didn’t.

I got on a plane Saturday and left the man pictured to the left on the beaches of Florida. (I know, right? He’s cute!) It’s cool. We planned it this way. I work and he’s retired, and his dream is to spend as much time as possible near the surf and sun during the nasty …

I’m not EITHER seeing things…they’re really there. Probably.

We were gone for a couple of days, and I was running around last night doing laundry, opening mail, and generally stepping out of vacation life back into the the real one. I’d gone into the basement to move a load of clothes from washer to dryer when out pops a yellow cat I’d never …

What are you doing this weekend?

Me, I’m anxiously awaiting the arrival of my cousin from Oronogo, Missouri (SaLUTE!). (The last time I saw her, we were in Missouri, and had this big honking portion of chili-cheese fries, just as God intended them.) (What? You and your family eat healthy? Well, aren’t you special?) As I hound her and horn in …