Tuesday, March 29, 2016

I suspect I have mild OCD. I suppressed it since my mother got nervous when I was little and she saw me lining up stacks of magazines on the coffee table. It is definitely the kind of thing you can overcome. It did pop up again later when I would find myself turning off the oven dials at night, all the way, one by one. I made myself stop doing it.

The funny thing was, at a fundraiser, this woman whom I would NEVER have suspected of having OCD told me that she did, and when I told her about the oven dials, she said, "YES!" with genuine, unfeigned recognition. It's funny how you can have unexpected things in common with someone.

A guy on Twitter even has it, tweeting photos of his immaculate home and saying he cleaned it because he has OCD. Unfortunately, I don't have that kind of OCD. I try to sweep if there is food on the floor, but it's only because I don't want bugs.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Zoe is running around saying "Poop" over and over. It's driving Eric crazy. 

In other news, I'm reading Bossypants by Tina Fey. I really like it. She's a good writer and I'm learning a lot about Saturday Night Live. Including the fact that some male comedians pee in cups...and leave them around.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

What did the duck say when he bought lipstick?
Put it on my bill! 
(I love bad jokes.)
I knitted and stuffed this cute kitty :) He likes the couch. 
I'm waiting for a 70s revival to happen...for example, I'm going to a gala/fundraiser for E's school...basically an auction with nibbles and wine in a loft near the river. I'm sure everyone will be wearing black and listening to trendy music. The whole thing could be improved with avocado green and disco.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

I just watched Blue Jasmine, one of Woody Allen's more acclaimed films in recent years. I really liked it. The ending was a bit of a downer but it's worth watching. And hopefully it was one of those Scarlett O'Hara endings when you know she will get back on her feet.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Going through a phase where I'm listening to lots of Steely Dan...can't complain :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Hillary seems to be winning everywhere except possibly Illinois, which hasn't released any results yet. Unfortunately, Trump won a bunch of delegates as well...but I read that if Kasich wins Ohio (which he is expected to do), Trump will have trouble getting enough delegates to secure the nomination. 
I just pre-ordered Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (the digital version, to watch on Amazon). Looks like fun.
Usually I'm a yarn snob (natural fibers only) but today I'm knitting something with acrylic. It's kind of fun. Of course I still have several wool projects on the needles.

Monday, March 14, 2016

I really felt the transition to Daylight Savings Time this year. Maybe it gets worse as you get older. I saw this cute article about it. A guy bought a dinosaur filled with dinoflagellates (microorganisms, basically) that light up at night. However, the dinosaur came from San Diego, and it needed to adjust to East Coast time. So at first, it didn't light up the way it should. He was drawing an analogy between Daylight Savings Time and jet lag - they both disrupt your circadian rhythms.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

I rode my bike by the river today. 70 degrees!

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Today we saw Zootopia, a children's movie where every character was an animal. The main character was Judy Hopps, an enterprising bunny who became Zootopia's first rabbit police officer. The funniest part was a visit to the DMV, where every character was a sloth. By the time they emerged, it was night. 

Thursday, March 03, 2016

I saw an Easter card yesterday that made me smile. A dark chocolate bunny was saying to a milk chocolate bunny, "Come to the dark side. You know you want to."