October 18, 2008


I am angry, sad, tearful, frustrated, and confused.
I attended a beautiful wedding last weekend. I have known the bride and groom since they were born. In fact I babysat them both on occasion. I know deep down they are going to make it. They have friends and family to back them. Most importantly they have God.
Not every marriage I have attended in the last 12 years has made it. I keep getting reports of this friend or that friend who are no longer married, getting a divorce, or struggling. I am sad for my friends, sad for the children that are involved, but scared for me. I keep asking myself what chance do I have in finding a guy who will commit to a lifetime with me. Will the desired of my heart ever be fulfilled? What can I do to prevent becoming a statistic?
More later to emotional right now.

Random book- tv connection

I am currently reading (among other books) "How to Read Literature Like a Professor". It is an interesting book with a lot of helpful hints and sly humor.
I am reading a chapter and watching an episode of House when it hits me.... the numerous parallels between the character House and the character Sherlock Holmes. I started laughing as I mentally listed them. I thought I would share:

House Holmes
Valium Cocaine
Piano Violin
Off-putting manner Know-it-all
Dr. Wilson Dr. Watson
Long narratives to explain himself
Must be doing something while thinking
Drives one nuts in a good way
Compelling character
Doesn't deal well with failure

Can you come up with more? What about other TV characters and their counterparts in books?
Just a random mental exercise.
Have fun!

August 9, 2008

random story

I have been sucked into the vortex of reading other people's blogs a lot (read hours) and not posting on my blog. I figure I don't really have anything that interesting to say anyway.
I was reading http://theprodigaljon.blogspot.com/2008/03/squirrels-in-my-attic-hole-in-my.html about his squirrel problems which reminded me of the squirrels that plagued Griswold House at Nyack College my senior year.
I can remember them running across the drop tile ceiling, fearing they would fall through into my room. Then they would climb up the pipes in the walls. Like nails on a chalkboard. They tried to catch them several times. But like the cat the just keep coming back. Eventually, winter drove them into hibernation and we had peace until spring.
I have also had squirrels chew through vacuum hoses in my car. Your car doesn't run so great with holes in hoses. VERY frustrating!