Laid Him on the Green

Laid Him on the Green

Back in the day, I wrote a lot about my mondegreens. Nothing much has changed about my tendency to mishear people; I still very much get what people say wrong at the most inopportune moments. A couple weeks ago, while out to lunch with someone, he mentioned his friends’ addresses in relation to whatever it was that we were discussing. I looked blank for a moment and tried to make some sense of what he just said, so I asked,…

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Couples Facebook Meme

Couples Facebook Meme

Silly memes pop up on Facebook every now and then — the copy and paste kind that encourages people to answer a bunch of questions revealing more about themselves or whatever. One popped up recently for Valentine’s Day, and naturally, it’s designed for couples. I decided to participate this time, and now I’m sharing it on this blog. Here is what I posted: In honor of Valentine’s Day, all married, engaged or dating couples: Make this your status and answer…

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STEM

STEM

Some weeks ago I saw the movie Hidden Figures, which is the story about three black women who worked as computers for NASA in the 1960s. If this movie had existed when I was a little girl, I think I might have chosen a different career path. I was one of those smart ones. I always did really well in the state tests, and I did better in math than I did in English. My teachers in elementary school kept…

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Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday

I was at Mission Beach today, and I could not fathom for the life of me why traffic was so light on my drive there and why there were plenty of parking spaces at Belmont Park. It was the weekend, after all, and even on cool, gloomy days like today was there’s usually a lot more people around. It took me a while to realize, oh yeah, they’re at home getting ready to watch the game. By the time I…

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One in a Million

One in a Million

I was on high ground during a hike today. The trail was on a ridge that allowed for a 360-degree view of Lakeside, full of houses, streets, commercial buildings, schools, and the like. Beyond were mountains, all around — it was a beautiful view. My carpool group had split. One had gone back to the car early, and half of the rest of us decided to make a loop and go back by the streets. Me, I decided to take…

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