Triticum Turgidum

Lying Dormant and Waiting to Bloom Since 2005

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Location: The Prairie, Illinois, United States

I am a beauty-loving ambidextrous higher-order primate who learned transcendental meditation at 7, statistical analysis at 23, tap dancing at 30, and piano at 35. I tolerate gluten, lactose, and differences of opinion, but not abuse. Or beets.

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Am I the only one who hates moving so much that she can't be bothered to clean out the cupboards before packing everything away? I have been known to move expired items.

I've moved three times in the past 12 years. Today I discovered just how extreme my laziness can get.


The following item was found in my cupboard today at 18:00 hours:

At 18:02, the following information was noted:

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new record.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Ave Satani Bambini

I recently downloaded an iTunes collection of classic horror film soundtrack songs (Halloween and fall weather can't come a moment too soon), and the theme song from The Omen (yes, it's actually called "Ave Satani") was part of the collection. Am I bad mother if I admit that "Ave Satani" was the first song that came to mind when I saw this picture?

Rabbit Rabbit

When I was growing up, my mother told me that if I said "rabbit, rabbit" first thing upon awakening at the start of a new month, I'd have good luck for the entire month. Even better, if I said it upon awakening at the start of a new year, I'd have good luck for the entire year. Thus was born my addiction to the monthly challenge of remembering to say rabbit rabbit before any other thought slips from my sleep-addled brain and out through my mouth.

I have good company in my friend M over at c'est chic. She has the same addiction, and every month she posts a picture of a rabbit on her blog. Unfortunately, by the time I read her blog I've already blown it. My hit rate across the span of a year is usually about 33%. What's the first thing I say during the months I fail to say rabbit rabbit? Usually "Goddammit Cowgirl, it's 5:00, can't you wait?" I sincerely hope the love I get from my dog makes up for all the luck she's lost me.