Tag Archives: Friends

The Bit of a Camping Conundrum

Recently, I faced a pretty big decision about continuing a relationship.  Not one with a person – but with a place. See, last summer my lovely friend Suszi invited me to spend a week with her and her crew at the Lair of the Bear.  It’s a camp for UC Berkeley grads near Pinecrest Lake […]

The Night Before Christmas Bit

‘Twas the night before Christmas when all through my place (One bedroom apartment – a cute little space), Not a creature was stirring – good thing in my rental; Cuz if I had a mouse?  I’d go totally mental! Despite all the quiet, sleep still was in vain, For something annoying kept nagging my brain! […]

The Mind’s Eye View Bit

It was an ache. A longing kind of pain in my chest that told me I was already missing a place I hadn’t even left yet!  Sheltered beneath a stand of sweet-smelling pines to escape the growing heat of a summer’s morning, I was nursing a coffee-to-go and recalling how much better I’d come to […]

The Bit Where Belushi Leads Us To Our Cup

  Ah, that championship year! To try and survive these doldrum-y, hockey-less (and hence, meaningless) days between NHL seasons, I sometimes resort to watching video of Stanley Cup conquests past – especially the two by my LA Kings!  But just now, I’m actually recalling a championship run from my own “career” as a recreation hockey […]

O Fortuna: The Cal-mina Bear-ana Bit

O Fortuna velut luna statu variabilis So begins the fabulous musical work Carmina Burana with the declaration that fortunes change like the waxing and waning moon.  Boy do they, right?  And sometimes a major change of fortune can come from a trivial choice.  Like when my decision to join a university chorus and sing these words caused […]

THE PARTING SHOT GLASS BIT

So my New Years resolution for 2015 has been to get my apartment in order – and that is no small task.  On the “to do” list is paring down bunches of items I’ve collected over the years – including the small hoard of shot glasses acquired through my travels. I already tried sifting through troves of books, […]

THE ZIP WHINING BIT

  I was so thrilled to be going to a wedding on Catalina Island this Fall – I knew it’d be a blast!  Ferry ride on the ocean.  Welcoming party.  Zip lining. Outdoor ceremony.  Country club reception.  Naturally, I’d have been honored to see dear Ms. Peden tie the knot anywhere but, you know, Catalina would be especially nice and – wait, what?  Zip […]