Monday, December 28, 2009

Truth in advertising

On Christmas day I walked past a liquor store that was shuttered. Its sign read:

After all the other things alcohol is sold as - sex, youth, refinement, camaraderie, fun - it was refreshing to see that all stripped away.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

My favorite Christmas idea

You pick a gift. Your friend gets a card. Someone in need gets what they need.

Friday, December 04, 2009

The wrong song

In a week when I'm scheduled within an inch of my life, Peggy Seeger's "Lady, What Do You Do All Day?" was the wrong choice of train listening this morning.

On my way home I shop for the supper
And then have a tidy around
Billy comes in, sits down with the paper,
says "Girl, don't you ever sit down?"
Men of the world, would you think it was strange,
Think it was right, think it was funny
To slog every night at a job for free
After slogging all day for your money?

To be fair, Jeff works more hours than I do, and he did the last grocery run and the last cooking.