Tuesday, January 27, 2009


This 'new responsibility' is ostensibly 'power'.

It feels like micro-management bourne of desperation.

I'm going to do it though, do my time-shifting shape-shifting what-now job.

Exhaust all efforts, assess. Act.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


It feels like we're all bathed in the sweeping patriotism of the collective at the moment.

'Tis nice.

BHO is POTUS. That's rockin' pretty hard right now.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My ties to Inaug09

That would be Beaner - the imp scored tix to the Inauguration of our 44th POTA.

I kind of almost want to cry just thinking about it. From the most rural of the Philippines to a daughter attending the inauguration...more later, much to process here.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Genghis was hungry

So, Lola had a little playdate last night. She and her new BFF, Jet (age: 5) spend the first few minutes alternately ignoring/screaching at each other, and then drift away in a lovely (LOUD) display of short people playing. Last night was no different.

Except..well, I guess Genghis (beta fish) looked peckish. Or something. Long story short? *Someone* decided to share their ice cream with the fish. Vanilla, to be exact.

Luckily Unca Buh cast a critical eye, recognized the carnage for what it was, and hastily set to rescue/revive the poor beta. Mission accomplished, one flippy fish present and accounted for.

I tried not to laugh.

I failed.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The challenge

Due to Jeff's company's economic crisis, I now face going 7 days on $200 for a household of...6. Just typing it out makes it crazy sounding, but it's actually an interesting experiment. One I wish I knew we were going to face, as I would have bought vodka.

Anyway, I think I'll chronicle the next 7 days, if only to ease the ache a bit. This shouldn't actually be that hard - we'll need some basics as we go along but the true test will be not going out to shoot pool or karaoke or drink (or all of the above). I can already see how spoiled we've become the past few years; granted we work our tails off, but we never, ever, truly 'go without'. And even this, this won't be going without things like heat, electricity, food, a roof over our heads; no, what we need to cut out needed to be trimmed already, so there's that.

I hope to grow from this. But I really do wish there were vodka in the house.