Monday, April 28, 2008

Sometimes a cigar...

...just burns me up.

We stopped at a cafe yesterday and were very troubled by the sight of a three year old girl walking around the outside tables holding a cigar.

It turns out her dad was inside ordering an espresso and he'd asked her to hold his cigar for him. I was filled with utter loathing for this person--and I don't like being filled with utter loathing, but I really, really, really hate cigars.

To me they smell nasty and they're symbolic (phallicly, I guess) of an aggressive male type of behavior. And I generalize and I know it's bad but I figure the guy drives a Hummer and thinks its his god-given right to drive a big ass gas-guzzling macho-shithead of a car.

What the heck was he doing getting his 3 year old daughter to hold his LIT cigar so he could waltz inside and get an espresso?

I was so angry. I wanted to call the child abuse hotline. Should I have? 

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Monster Name

Evil Ravager from the Isle

April is cruel and it has nothing to do with taxes

This year, the branches are still bare even though it's past April 15th. We went for a walk last night, my spouse and I and it was a windy evening, although a little warm and springy feeling.

The bare branches tossing against that sunset sky with its seashell colors evoked February, not April. I felt kind of sad. I know that in a few neighborhoods, just south of where I live, the trees are leafing and the buds are budding. And truly, I hate it when it gets too hot too fast.

The Bradford pear trees in the city, my neighbor's ornamental cherry and one redbud have started to bloom. I miss my pink dogwood, though. Last year, killing frost destroyed the blooms. This year, I see the buds, but where are those lovely pink flowers?

I'm anxious. I'm not much of a gardener, so I rely on my trees.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008


A good friend of mine told me recently as we were complaining about how little time we seemed to have, that the older we get, the more important it is to spend time with the people you love and cherish, doing things you really want to do.

That is all for now.