Aug 31, 2006


I've been missing in action for a while. Absolutely swamped with a huge grant. Government grants are just awful - 59 pages of instructions, yet so completely vague about certain things. The grammar geek that I am actually found errors in their RFP. They also made mistakes when referencing their own instructions. Such dorks. That is unless they actually give us the $86,000 to fund a new program. Then they'll be my new best friends...and I'll be the hero at the office.

After working 11 hours on Tuesday, 8 hours on Wednesday, then attending a 2 hour staff training Wednesday night, I came home and worked until 11 PM. I woke up extra early to get a head start this morning. I was still swamped...

Anyway, the due date was today at 4 PM and I got it in 20 minutes under the wire (cue the ESPN theme music).

I officially rock.

Aug 12, 2006


...would have been her 65th birthday. I cannot believe she has been gone for 6 weeks. It seems like just yesterday that we were hopeful for her recovery. Sometimes life just doesn't make any sense.

Happy Birthday, Auntie!

I hope that wherever you are, you are free from pain and celebrating this day with gusto :-)

Aug 4, 2006

How's The Fricassee?

This is one of my favorite lines from one of my all-time favorite movies - Fargo. I could watch it over and over. I'm not sure why I love it so much. Maybe because it takes place in the Midwest. Maybe because I love Frances McDormand and William H. Macy. Maybe because my ex-boyfriend thought the relationship that Frances McDormand had with her husband in the film was "boring." I always thought their relationship was sweet and reflective of what marriage can really be like in real life. What's so horrible about safety and stability?

But I digress.

There's just something about that scene at the buffet that gets me. The loading up of artery-clogging food, the way they carry their trays to the table, the eating in silence. And then there's the line:

"Hi Margie. How's the fricassee?"

"Pretty darn good. You want some?"

I just love that movie...