it’s all good

Just checking in to say that the shine on this place is still quite shiny. Since I last wrote, I have taken many walks through the downtown neighborhoods. Last Friday night, I walked down to a bar at the Hard Rock Hotel where my friends were playing a free show. It took me 8 minutes…

holidaze

Year after year it gets more and more difficult to get into the “holiday spirit.” I don’t know if it’s the beautiful San Diego weather or the merciless onslaught of all things Christmas 6-8 weeks before it. Probably a combination of the two. I mentioned that my family isn’t super traditional for Thanksgiving, and I…

Dear Janis,

I watched a movie about you today. Actually a documentary. You died before I was born, but when I discovered you – your voice, your energy, your insecurity – I felt as if I’d known you. This film only cemented that. I read your sister’s book, Love, Janis, in college and wrote an extensive paper about you…

results and other things

Good news for me today in my little bubble. My kidney tests all came back as “unremarkable” and “normal as can be.” That’s a good thing. I went to work and was fairly productive. All day, new details kept coming out about yesterday’s shooting. It’s all just so awful. I got home, and shortly after,…

weekend over

The weekend has come to an end. Over Saturday and Sunday, I watched all 6 of the Star Wars movies. The first three episodes on Saturday and episodes 4,5, and 6 today. I also finished part of the project I’ve been working on for work so that was a success. On the downside, I woke…

44

Who knows numerology? It seems like 44 should be a good number, right? I’m 44 today. I slept nearly 10 hours last night. That was delightful. Around 11 am, I left the house to go for a walk exploring the footbridges of San Diego. I found this route and thought it might be fun. But…

where have I been?

At last writing (June 5), we had a couple days before received a 60-day notice for us to leave the house. 😦 It was not good news. We were in no way ready to move. But we had to get ready. The landlord gave the reason that he wanted to renovate the property. That, at…

work, blood, other work, Blue Apron & other stuff

The first ‘work’ was therapy. I told my therapist that as I was sitting in the waiting room, it occurred to me that between sessions, I don’t often think about what we talk about. It’s so much easier to not. I know that’s why I quit going to therapy the first time. I didn’t want…

June is upon us

And now it’s June! I don’t have that much to say really. I’m coming off a weekend when I was supremely lazy and for once, didn’t feel guilty about it! I mean, I cooked some, I did laundry, I went grocery shopping & cleaned the kitchen, but otherwise, I was parked on the couch. I…

lovely weather weekend

Sorry I missed yesterday. It wasn’t for any good reason either. I decided not to attend Flan’s inaugural music season show so I spent my evening watching movies. But I started off the day with a nice walk in Tecolote Canyon. The weather was absolutely perfect. Today was the same. I spent the morning watching…

Denzel, cookies, and Han is home

My post titles are rather unimaginative. But I like things in threes. This morning, I unexpectedly got hooked into not one but two Denzel Washington movies. The first, “The Bone Collector” was from 1999 and co-starred Angelina Jolie and Queen Latifah. I rather enjoyed it. The second was “Deja Vu” and was from 2006, with…

what happened in September & hello, October

Let’s see if I even remember. 🙂 But first, a kind and welcome hello to October, this poet’s favorite month. I’ll start where I left off in late August. On the 26th, I went to my dermatologist who proclaimed the vasculitis to be over. The skin discoloration, she said, would fade over time. My mom…