Category Archive: Life

Dec 02

Ablative Pay Increase

Ablative Pay Increase: The raise you receive at just about the same time as costs go up in every other part of your life, such that you actually end up taking home less money every month but hey, it could’ve been worse, right?

Nov 25

Dreamer Denied

Here’s a new one on me: I spent a night of dreams romantically pursuing someone. Nope, no idea who, seems to be someone made up out of whole cloth by my dreaming brain. It certainly doesn’t correlate in the slightest to anyone I know. (Everyone may now breathe a sigh of relief!) Also, it was …

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Nov 06

The Rainbow Cone Action

This morning, taking the Sunset Highway from Portland through Beaverton out to Hillsboro, I was treated to a full double rainbow on account of the clear sunrise behind me and a vigorous rain squall in my path. I noticed something as the rainbow “moved” along with the car: It seemed to exist at a distance …

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Sep 18

Smells Terrible

In another in our impromptu series of posts detailing ways in which I’m broken, let me tell you about last night’s trip to the mall with Kyla. We went to a particular store looking for a birthday gift for one of her coworkers, and in this store one may find shelves full of candles and …

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Aug 22

Misophonia

Have you ever found yourself staring in amazement at a word and its definition, realizing that it describes pretty much your entire life? Misophonia. It means you’re the kind of person for whom the sound of someone chewing, or tapping idly, or slurping is enough to drive you instantly and uncontrollably around the bend with …

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Jul 09

What I Did On My Summer (2014) Vacation

To celebrate eight years at the current gig (anniversary date: July 5), I took a week off from work. Well, kind of: Friday was a holiday, then came the weekend. I just tacked a day ahead of and three extra days after that three-day-weekend thing. But hey, what’s a few dozen extra vacation hours between …

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