I kept looking at my e-mails and my schedule earlier and decided to RSVP to an event. It's technically all weekend, coming and going and all, and if things go right, I can be there between shifts. They have a preview weekend where I like to get my musical instruments, a chance to meet the … Continue reading Personal Promises, Making Changes, and Murphy’s Law
Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to heal from distant, rejecting, or self-involved parents, by Lindsay C. Gibson, PsyD.
My Copy: 9781626251700 (image from bn.com) This book is pretty self-explanatory in what it's about. However, it was still an eye-opener, because it doesn't go for the easy, pigeon-hole answers and instead gets the reader to focus on the range of possibilities. The word "immature" has always been a strange one to me, because where's … Continue reading Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to heal from distant, rejecting, or self-involved parents, by Lindsay C. Gibson, PsyD.
Rain, Rain, are you gonna “go away” all-freaking-ready?!!!
I think we've finally had 24 hours without rain, maybe even 30. The temperature is doing a see-saw, which isn't so pleasant, but at least it's not raining. I swear, every time I talked to somebody the past month, it was raining. Rain delayed my moving out of the house. Rain delayed moving the actual … Continue reading Rain, Rain, are you gonna “go away” all-freaking-ready?!!!
Another Abandoned Dog, or, Why do people have to be so damned lousy?
I think I saw it this morning, or maybe I mistook what I saw because I was distracted by my own dog. I don't tend to take her out in the morning right before work, but she was on the leash and I wouldn't have to chase her everywhere to get her back in the … Continue reading Another Abandoned Dog, or, Why do people have to be so damned lousy?
Those weeks when it’s probably better if plans are NOT made….
I think it's one of those super-obvious things regarding willpower, goals, etc.... but at the same time so damned complex. I get that I had a whole bunch of stuff to try out and experiment with, and that worked out okay, but then another thing and another thing came along until all my plans were … Continue reading Those weeks when it’s probably better if plans are NOT made….
“The Taming of the Shrew,” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare
My Copy: 9780199267170 I had a hard time getting through this one. I was confused a little as to the behavior of many of the characters, and finally the ending made me a little mad at first. I had to take some time to read it again, and some analyses made of the story. My … Continue reading “The Taming of the Shrew,” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare
A Man Named Dave, by Dave Pelzer
My Copy: 9780452281905 (image from amazon.com) The third stage of Pelzer's memoirs: his adulthood and the learning curve that never stops. I appreciate reading the honesty in the pages. Dave isn't a perfect person going "woe is me" when bad things happen; he's trying to understand them as best he can and falls into bad … Continue reading A Man Named Dave, by Dave Pelzer
(Partly) thanks to the media, I don’t really wanna go home tonight…
I'm in my favorite coffee shop, drinking coffee way too late in the day, but determined to get some serious thinking down before going home...or at least, wait until the place closes and I have no choice but to go home. With everything that goes wrong and is spread across the media, discussing it with my dad is the last thing I want to do.