Thursday, October 29, 2009


I often find myself staring absent-mindedly into the flickering of a flame. Whether it be the single dance of one lone flame atop a candle or the ballet taking place inside a roaring wood stove, I continually find myself captivated. My mind slows, my thoughts clear and this amazing feeling of relaxation takes over. While I know there is some complex science taking place in front of my eyes, I care not. I don't think I ever want to know all that is going on in front of me, some things are better left unknown in my mind, this is one of them. It's an escape, I suppose, a place of retreat where I can go whenever and just unwind, let the events of the day unravel in my mind so that I am ready to go for the next. I guess it's a place I've known about for a while, mainly around Christmas time, sitting in front of the wood stove with a pup snuggled up next to me, the tree lit and Christmas music playing softly in the background, but a place I've never put too much thought into outside of the moment. Tonight was different. I'm not sure why, but as I stared at the newly lit candle, I felt as if I were there in front of the wood stove with Sammy... relaxed. Relaxed and completely content.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Dear Boloco,

I wanted to thank you for the yummy wrap you provided me tonight. While, yes, I did have to in turn pay your for a chance to eat it, I do enjoy your Buffalo wrap - it's just plain good. Now, while my stomach does thank you for filling it, it also would like to inform you that it may not be wanting a refill any time in the near future. Not sure what it was tonight... maybe the fact that it was 8pm and I was eating a Buffalo wrap or maybe it was the fact that I ate it in about 10 seconds... I don't know, but either way, it ain't feelin' too well right now.



P.S. ~ It could also have been the Vitamin Water, so don't feel bad.