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The wired bride

Saturday, 7:32 pm

By Kate

Jun

04

2005

partly cloudy

Oh my. There truly is a market for everything. And this shabby chic floor lamp can be all yours for only $825.00!

...still wiping the snootful of coffee off my monitor. I’m sorry, it just struck me funny. It’s the lampshade.



 

Contours would help

Saturday, 11:45 am

By Kate

Jun

04

2005

sunny

I’ve often wondered about the boys who wear their pants so loosely that they ride around the middle of their butts. It is apparently an unwritten rule that this style of attire requires boxer shorts underneath. I applaud that choice, at least.

What I’ve often wondered, in particular, is if these boys ever lose their pants. As in...do they ever fall off? It seems to me that having a rear end would help keep the pants up, but a good many of the boys are built like boards and have no discernible contours behind on which the pants might rest.

I had to go up to the school this afternoon to pick the lad up from his second go-round with the SATs. When the test let out, a stream of young lads cruised past my car with pants at varying stages of falling-offishness. One of the built-like-a-board boys kept grabbing his waist band to hitch his pants up, every three steps.

And then it happened. He missed a step. His pants fell to his knees.

And, you know, it didn’t even phase him. He hauled ‘em up and kept on going. His body language said it was no big deal. Not a problem. A guy does what a guy has to do.

Well, at least now I know.



 

As inevitable as....

Saturday, 8:44 am

By Kate

Jun

04

2005

partly cloudy

I’m sure it wouldn’t surprise anyone if I said that I’m tired of poppies and green and red and whatnot. And it probably wouldn’t surprise anyone if I said that half the fun of having a blog, for me, is trying out different designs and colors and formats. But I seem to be stuck in the box mode. I don’t know if I can break out of it.

Some time in the next week, I expect to start with a clean slate and see what develops. Maybe nothing more than a clean white page for a few days while ideas percolate. You have been warned. It’s going to get terribly drab with way too much white space for a few days. I think. Probably. Or maybe not. In any case. Some kind of change is on its way.

Because I’m really tired of dark green and poppies. Already.



 

Happy dance happening!

Saturday, 6:44 am

By Kate

Jun

04

2005

partly cloudy

So here’s what has me all excited! A nice little Olympus D-550 Zoom digital camera. I bought it used and I know the owner and she has taken beautiful pictures with it...so I only hope that mine turn out as well. If they don’t, it’s me, not the camera. It is on its way to me as I write. And it’s all I can do not to run to the post office every couple of hours just to check. Just in case. I don’t really expect to see it until at least mid-week, but I’ll still run over and check. You never know.

Oh, I am so excited!!!! In a few days I’ll be a shutter clicking fool. There’s so much to catch up on! I am going to so love having a digital camera again. The Olympus will be so much easier to use than my old dead Nikon CoolPix 950...which, even though a great camera, was awkward to use and had the tripod mount in the worst of all possible places. Happy, happy, happy!

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