it was the best of times, it was the worst of times

So, I'm living vicariously through a whole slew of friends. The slew is equally divided between folks who have had a virtual tire iron thrown at them (See: cancer, job loss) and those who have won the karmic lottery (See:healthy baby, cool new job). The roller coaster makes no sense, as they're all fabulous, smart, generous people...there's no rhyme or reason. And while none of it is happening to me, all of it's definitely having a profound effect on me: it's crazy-making that both extremes are happening simultaneously. Celebrating! Commiserating! Feeling hopeful! Feeling helpless! Gah!

(It's one instance where I'm happy to be firmly in the No-News-Is-Good-News camp.)

It's 9am on Saturday morning. The weekend is supposed to be sunny and a touch warmer than it's been...the snow is starting to melt nicely, which means it's only a matter of time before my yard turns into a mud pit. But it also means that it's warm enough to go for a little jog outside today or tomorrow, which is great news! (I simply cannot run on a treadmill without wanting to kill's a sad fact. And unfortunate, as I just signed up for this - won't you join me?) But I'm still ensconced on the couch with the pooch, having taken a quick constitutional around the neighborhood.

And because I'm feeling a little lazy and a little escapist, it's time for another edition of Link-O-Rama!
  • I love this man. Always makes me laugh!
  • I watch the dog show every year (the black lab was ROBBED!), and this is a cute "backstage" photo album.
  • This reminder. I am evidently an excellent web surfer.
  • More silly dog stuff.
  • ceilings aren't high enough, but I think it's super cool.
  • Do you think my hubby will buy into getting me a music studio shaped like a coconut? Because I totally want one.
  • What does Dr. Octopus' bedroom look like? You'd be surprised.
  • On a serious note: health care for person's story. Tragic, wholly preventable, and yet pervasive among folks I know. We have to do better.
  • Boy do I wish hubby liked mushrooms. Yum.
  • I loved this movie. The remake is out this March. Color me psyched!
  • If you're in my business, this cartoon is less "funny-ha-ha" and more "omg I've been in that very meeting."
  • I love this guy's cartoons (check my left margin for a link to his site), but this one I'm thinking of printing out and hanging it where I can see it daily.
  • Poetry. About writing. Love.
And my five:
  1. Health.
  2. A little whiff of spring in the air.
  3. Living, working, interacting with awesome, generous, welcoming people. I'm a lucky, lucky girl.
  4. Lenten disciplines. (more on that at a later date)
  5. Hope.


I'll cheer your escapism if it means you'll write round-up posts like this.

Thanks for including me, but REALLY REALLY thanks for the link to that Cary Tennis piece. I'd missed that one, and it's exceptionally good.
rahree said…
my pleasure, communicatrix - LOVE your blog. thanks for visiting, and for the lovely comment! :)

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