Archive for October, 2005

We speak Raymond

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

Over time, all families develop their own kind of shorthand. Usually it’s built out of the many years of memories and inside jokes that have developed over time. For example, if I say, “But you don’t know what color it is!”, the only people who will understand the joke are my immediate family. (The story […]

Am I shallow?

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

So, I bought myself some new clothes via JC Penney online. There was free shipping, and things were on sale. After quite a period of time where all the new things I was buying for myself were maternity clothes, it was nice to get a few things that were not designed with an extra flap […]

Just like college!

Monday, October 17th, 2005

I was getting ready for bed a couple of days ago, and I noticed something that I hadn’t seen in a long time. In fact, not since I graduated from college. Red streaks on my shoulder. Slight surface bruising from carrying a weighty object slung from my shoulder. In my college days, I had these […]

Hopefully we’ll get there again someday

Friday, October 14th, 2005

Once upon a time… My family and I were in Oregon. This is something that happened quite frequently growing up. My paternal grandmother’s family mostly lives in Oregon, around the Portland area, and for a good chunk of my childhood my aunt lived in Vancouver, which killed two birds with one stone. We would see […]