The Lodger

Since a couple of days before Christmas, we have been looking after a cat belonging to a coworker of my mom’s. It took a few days of passive aggressive hissing, a slew of dirty looks, and a lot of playing mediator between our guest and our spoiled prince, but they are finally starting to get […]

Happy Holidays

Happy holidays all. Happy belated Chanukah, Happy Kwanzaa, Merry Christmas, Blessed Yuletide, Happy Winter Solstice, Happy New Year, and happy mid-week followed by an extended weekend to those whom do not celebrate the above.

Almost Christmas

I’ve been counting down the days until Christmas since last week. I don’t really have any concrete plans, save for hanging out with mom and some cat sitting, but that doesn’t bother me. I’m looking forward to a quiet holiday and a few days off. Today, my boss gave me a Christmas present of tea […]

Of Stone

Last weekend I took a trip to the city just for the hell of it. I have an unlimited Metrocard this month, so I figured, why not? With it, I can take buses and the subway as much as I like, without having to worry about my budget. Because of that, I decided I would […]


The lights are back. The front of our apartment complex is covered in lights of varying sizes and colors. It looks fantastic at night, when I get home from work. It really improves my mood and cuts some of the winter-evening gloom caused by the sun setting at 4:30.

Lights on the Horizon

Today was a long day filled with complicated problem solving. For the life of everyone in my department, we couldn’t figure out why an important document refused to print correctly. We noticed that some of the numbers were displaying multiple times and some of the labels were nothing like what was being input, but we […]

Such a Dreary Day

The sky is overcast, rain is falling, and we had a surprise meeting this morning. The CEO had some mixed news. However, little of it impacts me directly, other than some numbers to punch into the system later. It still doesn’t help my mood though. I just can’t seem to get motivated this week. After […]

Happy Thanksgiving

For those of us in the US, it’s that time of year again: Thanksgiving. It’s the day to eat ourselves sick, watch some guys toss around a ball, and make nice with family members you see like twice a year. It’s one of the best days of the year. This year, mama’s gone away with […]

Cold Spring

Today, mama and I took a day trip to a tiny village up North, called Cold Spring. It’s known as a historic sitemail and has a ton of old buildings. The travel took some time, mostly because we had to transfer at Croton Harmon. You see, the train tracks north of Croton Harmon are not […]

Light up that Tree

Tonight, mama and I have plans to go to our town’s Christmas tree lighting. I will be leaving work a little early  (taking a shorter lunch) and altering my commute a little, to meet her. The advertisement mentioned a parade, fireworks, and a spectacular tree lighting. I just care about the fireworks.