Monday, December 31, 2012

Monday Meditation

Someone shared this on Facebook some time ago (I must beg forgiveness, for I cannot now remember who it was to credit them for doing so).  I saved the graphic because it was something I wanted to connect with regularly.  I have put it here not to tell you what your work should be, but to remind myself of my own part in the big picture. 

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Quotes of the Week: Last of 2012

Just a few, because that's all I've collected (or had tucked away in the archives):

“Wow!  That’s the trifecta of tragedy.”  A radio talk show, in reference to a news story of a young woman who died in a house fire on Christmas Eve.

“Oh, dear.”

“Why ‘oh dear’?”
“You *are* in love.”
“Is that bad?”
“For a monk, it does present certain problems.”
Conversation between Adso of Melk (Christian Slater) and William of Baskerville (Sean Connery) in The Name of the Rose.

“Mom went to Smith.  She turned out weird.”  Gabby.

“Just because no one understands you doesn't make you an artist.” Irene.

“You’re not old, Brian, just old school.” Fay.

"It's a sports duck!  See the racing stripes?" SiSi, identifying one of her many clay sculptures.

"I would sooner be up, though the world be dark, than lie restless abed fretting on tasks undone."  Grand Maester Pycelle.

"Your an idiot!" Graffiti proclaiming the color of both the proverbial pot and the proverbial kettle as black.

SiSi: "Could you please stop being so picky?"

NiNi: "I can't! It's in my programming!"

"[B]ut we're not like the British, where they just say 'Oh that's WICKED.'  For us, 'wicked' is an emphasis word, like SUPER dumb or HELLA fun or @#$% stupid."  Juliya, clarifying the uniquely New Englandy use of "wicked" as an adverb.  (language edited for content)


and for the few of you who will appreciate it...

"Yes, target Goat." Rulings text for the MtG card Goatnapper (a card with an effect for which there are exactly 0 natural targets in the game).

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Happy Anniversary, My Love!

An evening to ourselves.
Our dream home.
Wood in the fireplace.
A game on the table.
The harpsichord table.
A simple meal.
An early bedtime.
Cozy under the blankets.
Karma, Legacy and Kwan Yin,