Month: October 2007

Happy Halloween

This is the Universe… Over and Out

Sigh… This job-hunting thing is getting old. I honestly didn’t think it would be this hard. I figured I’d email my dazzling resume to a few assorted potential employers of my choice, flash a winning smile at a few easy-going interviews, and then I’d be sitting at my new desk in a trendy office shortly after that, getting to know hundreds of new shining … Read More This is the Universe… Over and Out

A Story for my Inner Child

Photo by Haleh Bryan Oh, the Places You’ll Go!by Dr. Seuss Congratulations!Today is your day.You’re off to Great Places!You’re off and away!You have brains in your head.You have feet in your shoesYou can steer yourselfany direction you choose.You’re on your own. And you know what you know.And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.You’ll look up and down streets. Look ’em over … Read More A Story for my Inner Child


I smell a thunderstorm brewing. The air was sticky and hot last night, but very suddenly it’s turning cool now. The clouds are thick and heavy, requiring me to use my living room lamps this morning. I just love the energy in the air on days like this. It calms me. That’s one of the things I missed the very most when we lived … Read More Thunderstorms

Fighting the Fat

October 18, 2007 To my faithful friend, I’m so sorry I haven’t written. Truth is, I visit this blog every day, and I haven’t had much to say about anything, which, as you know, is unusual for me. I’ve always got something to say. Life is full and busy, yet empty and boring all at the same time. I’m working on the weight thing … Read More Fighting the Fat

A Video is Worth 1,000 Words

I’m Going to Live

(I decided to revisit the letter-writing format since I’ve been writing cover letters for my resume until my face is blue.)To Whom it may Concern: Well, I no longer think I’m dying of a fast-growing tumor in my uterus. I also don’t think I’ve hit the big “M,” after all. I was telling my woes to my very best girlfriend on the phone, and … Read More I’m Going to Live

Acceptable Anger?

My musings on Anger… Do not teach your children never to be angry;teach them how to be angry. ~Lyman Abbott Today, I am grateful to the Universe for the mirrors in my life, without whom I wouldn’t be able to see any of my flaws. I would walk around thinking I was perfectly groomed, all the while sporting that glaring piece of spinach between … Read More Acceptable Anger?

Meet My Elephant

I suppose, in order to make a proper introduction, one must know both parties to be introduced. You, are you, of course, and he is the elephant. And at this moment in time, that’s pretty much all I know about the big grey beast. I started my Unfilled blog several weeks ago to address my issues with food, because I didn’t really want to … Read More Meet My Elephant

I’d Like You to Meet My Elephant…

… but not tonight, because I’m too tired. I realize I have been posting about some superficial subjects (not that they aren’t important to me in some way) in order to avoid the real stuff. You know, the proverbial elephant in the room that we see, yet don’t discuss. I’m tired of stepping around him. Time to get real. Time to dig deep. So, … Read More I’d Like You to Meet My Elephant…

Are Online Friends Real?

My mother has lost all respect for me. Her otherwise intelligent, logical, successful daughter has joined the internet social-networking cult. That’s what it is after all, right? A group of swindlers who hide behind friendly personas, just waiting for the chance to harm you? Sex offenders… thieves… mass serial killers… Which one are you? While I’ve always felt a bit like the “odd girl … Read More Are Online Friends Real?

More on Getting a Date with a Woman You’ve Never Met

I had a comment on a recent post from an author I cited about the art of seduction. Always happy to debate any subject at all, I posted a lengthy response. Thought you all might be interested in this one: Dear Art of Seduction, I am thrilled that you took the time to comment on my post, “How to Get a Date with a … Read More More on Getting a Date with a Woman You’ve Never Met