So This American Life is available free on iTunes, and the Showtime television show This American Life is available for purchase! Seeing Ira Glass sitting so formally at his desk in the middle of nowhere is such a treat. Watching the first episode I just felt like I was on the right side of an inside joke or something. TAL and I go way back, and I'm nuts about it. I'm deliberately watching the Showtime episodes slowly to stretch them out.
I'm getting used to living with The Cat and only occasionally want to put him in a sack with rocks and throw it into Lake Ontario.
I was surfing around from blog to blog a few weeks ago and found this great Zen proverb: "Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water." Very smart.
I spent the whole frickin weekend cleaning and organizing my bungalow in anticipation of company coming this Friday. I never, ever want to clean again, but it is a special kind of relaxed once it's done and you can sit and chill, isn't it? On Saturday, God help me, I bought a Dyson. I can't believe how great it works. I've had my (short-haired) cat for 1 1/2 months and I keep a very clean house, but that thing picked up gobs of disgusting animal hair and everything else. I officially love it and wonder how I ever lived without it.
Work? Not so much. I hate it half of the time and spend a couple hours each day trying not to stroke out. But some of the people are really friendly and kind. I hope I can develop friendships with some of them. NY? It's still coming together. I've been getting out a little more and making plans to explore the area, so I'm giving it the old college try. I have two fun trips coming up, so at some point I'll have more to blog about than my cat and my vacuum cleaner. If you're lucky.