downtown life

So far I’ve had a pretty great day. I woke up around 7:45 am and went down to my favorite little French cafe (Cafe de L’Opera) around 8:30 am. The doors were closed, and I was sad that they might be closed, but then the owner saw me and opened the door for me. She…

no man’s land

I wrote a poem once about how 3 am is a no man’s land. It’s too late to still be up partying or whatever you’d like to do, and it’s too early to be up for the day. But here I am, for a couple reasons. I went to bed around 10 pm, after watching…

sweaty denim

I have these old worn out jeans that I can’t bring myself to throw out because they’re super comfortable. I’m only slightly embarrassed to admit that the thigh rubbing area is getting thin and in some places has worn through. I have taken to walking in them. My last few walks have taken me further…

I should stop wearing Birkenstocks to the grocery store

I fell in a grocery store today. Again. That’s the 2nd time in as many years. I have a third fall to my credit as well that happened a few years ago when I lived in Clairemont. The culprit in all three instances has been water on the floor. Today’s adventure was at the Vons…

NPM – 18 of 30

what do you make of a day that begins deciding if you’re well enough to return to work you do your ten years of working is celebrated with the head honchos and others who have also endured for a decade you eat mediocre pizza and must recount how you came to work there then share…

NPM – 7 of 30

day in the sun/a night in the night there is nothing quite like the feeling you have after a lazy day in the sun your face warm your skin slightly salty your hair maintains a sun scent you decide to take a walk as evening comes to shake off the haze mix up the mindset…

NPM – 3 of 30

uneven last night, my chin gushed blood due to an unfortunate launch of the cat from my face in sleep, an apology given soothed a troubled mind in the morning, as I brushed my teeth, an unexpected tilt I tried to balance myself tried to steady what I didn’t understand it turned my day upside…

NPM – 2 of 30

flight plans sparked daydreaming of Savannah orange blossom honey lotion soaked into hands that seem too old to belong to me my first mocha in 10 days went down smoothly as I hoped it would then the meeting ended with, ‘thanks, gentlemen’ focus wait anticipate read focus plan (always plan) warm hint of a breeze…

‘we’re going to die in this stairwell’

Mid-morning yesterday, the emergency alarm sounded at work. Unlike our last building, this one’s alarm comes with a voice that says, “There is an emergency in the building. Exit the building immediately,” along with a piercing alarm sound that continues repeatedly. I work on the 6th floor of an 11-story building. In the last building,…

hello, Spring

It was a good day. I won the NCAA pool at work (could there be a Google Home in my future?) After work, I went to Jerome’s and bought a couch! Thanks for the dough to be able to get it, Mom & Dad! It will be delivered in Friday. I chose that day mostly…

hello, beautiful

I got a card in the mail from my sister yesterday, and that’s what it said on the front. It was perfect. I got that card in the mailbox of my new place. The last couple months were full of house-hunting, packing, and just getting myself ready. I looked at several places in the neighborhoods…