Lola Bites Back: And Other Inspirational Tidbits

Location: Bissingen an der Teck, Baden Wuerttemberg, Germany

Laughing all the way...

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

T-2 Months: D-Day is fast approaching

It's like when you really have to pee, and you’ve been holding it for a long, long time (like a year and seven months), and then, when you finally make it to the toilet, the anticipation becomes too much and you start dribbling before you can get that last button undone…

Relief is on the horizon now, but can I hold it just a little longer?


Sunday, October 15, 2006

Burning Bush

Although I am not overly interested in commenting on political goings on, it's hard to ignore the trainwreck that is the Bush Administration. In the final run-up to the mid-term elections, the house is crumbling and resignations are rampant. It's absolutely dee-licious! So I thought I'd share this tasty nugget from my favorite muckrakers, which seems to indicate that the Bush Administration is on thin ice with the GOP!

burn, Bush, burn!


Monday, October 09, 2006

Everyday (Blahgging) is a Battle

In a completely unanticipated turn of events, the parents finally found the motivation to travel cross-country for a visit. They stayed for nearly a week and, in sum, if the visit had been just 24 hours shorter, it would have been perfect.

In other events, I forgot to leave my house for three days (today is the third). Normally, this would be no particular cause for concern; that is, if I lived above ground. Today it is my full intention to leave the house, twice even. But the problem has gone on too long, and I am no longer able to interact with people from the “outside.”

In a classic case of super-souls throwing a bone, Vince and I were discovered by a neighbor kitty, a sturdy, healthy-looking black cat shaped like a bowling ball. She visits regularly to sooth the insanity, like a kitty-muse. We are both thoroughly enamored; it’s like skipping to grandparent status and missing all the thankless work. Thank you, super souls!

As a teacher, I understand that repetition is a basic building block of learning. Without repetition, a learner has little to build on. I am a slow learner when it comes to conquering depression. Nevertheless, in spite of The Malaise (general mindlessness), there's indeed plenty to be happy about, and that brings us to this week's theme:

Happiness is a choice. Attitude is a choice. (repeat ten times daily if you want to have a chance in this lifetime)