Archive for the ‘Read or Overheard’ Category


There used to be a graying tower alone on the sea…

In Read or Overheard on August 22, 2011 by Edelweiss Tagged:

I didn’t have Cable TV growing up. We had 2 VHS tapes: 1776 and Footloose. I’m sure the unique influence that had on my life will turn into a blog post at some point. But today I just realized that by missing out on cable in my life, I missed out on this:

My life could have been completely different.

(Although if you ever saw the way I serenade Walrus while he’s making dinner, you could argue my subconscious was deeply affected by this without even seeing it.)



Houseguests and Random Observations

In Read or Overheard on August 18, 2011 by Edelweiss Tagged: ,

I missed a post yesterday. We’re in the process of hosting our good friend for 4 days. He’s leaving tomorrow and tomorrow night two of Walrus’ friends are coming for the weekend. I’ve already announced I’m going home early one night to read. There was a point in my life I could handle 6 nights of hosting, drinking, working a full-time job and staying effervescent and cheerful. That time has past.

Yesterday was rough. Fun, but rough. I woke up with a shot glass of water on my nightstand and a half-eaten fig newton on the coffee table. Apparently I was “nibbling on the fig newton like a squirrel” and then fell asleep on the couch and had to be told to go to bed. At 10pm. I’m classy.

On the news front, this 94 year old lady seems like she’s a good time. ” Direct quote: “It really is quite an occasion to have a blimp land in your yard.” AND she looks great.

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Incredible Feats by Children that Make Me Feel like I’ve Already Wasted Too Much Time

In Read or Overheard on August 15, 2011 by Edelweiss Tagged:

Little League World Series:

Women’s Gymnastics (what.the.hell.):

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Repurposing “Love Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry”

In Read or Overheard on August 12, 2011 by Edelweiss Tagged: ,

I haven’t read Love Story and I saw the movie when I was too young to understand it. Therefore I only know this quote out of context, but it has always driven me crazy.

As a stubborn little lady, sometimes I think my greatest acts of love to Walrus are being humble enough to acknowledge I was wrong and apologize for it (on those rare moments I’m wrong!).

I’ve just decided to repurpose the quote into a context that makes sense to me and can help rewrite the narrative of our gender.

Love (of yourself) means never having to say you’re sorry.

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In Which News Sadness has Nothing to do with the Debt and Instead Involves Making a Pie

In Read or Overheard on August 11, 2011 by Edelweiss Tagged: , ,

I’m a little news obsessed. I wake up an hour early each day so I don’t leave the house without knowing the local news – then I track other events throughout the day.

I also have decided the newscasters I let in my living room are my acquaintances. Therefore it’s totally appropriate to make fun of them, feel proud when they do something special and gossip to Walrus about them.

With all this news watching and analyzing there’s almost always something funny or bizarrely strange in the course of the week.

I love you Mika, but this picture is hysterical (photo from

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Peace and Respect

In Read or Overheard on August 8, 2011 by Edelweiss Tagged:

“I’ve been through a lot in my life, but my greatest accomplishment would be to find myself in a place where I could be at peace with my family and still respect myself.” – Approximation of a Johnny Cash quote


Animals astirrin’!

In Read or Overheard on August 8, 2011 by Edelweiss Tagged: ,

Continuing with the animal revolution, a shark protested Shark Week by flinging itself into the woods of NH… bring on terrible impressions of Boston accents from newscasters throughout the country.

Margaret from Failing Better Daily even noticed something.