Reminder

He is reading a book my grandfather gave me. A book I never finished in time to return it before he died. A book I never got to discuss with him. He is wearing a cap that newspaper boys wear in quaint “historical” movies that make me think of my sister and I playing dress…

Gravity

Her face looks pained and sorrowful. Her brows pinched together in pain or concentration. Her straightened red hair is partially tucked behind her ears, the rest of it hanging over them to mostly hide them from view. She has white ear buds in and her mouth is down-turned. Every part over her face seems to…

Really Past Michelle?

Really!? Reaaaaaally, Past Michelle? Do you know what the scale said this morning? Do you? I am up two pounds because of you and your cinnamon buns and molten lava cakes and homemade whipped cream! Could you please think about me before you stuff your face with every sugary thing in sight!? Heavier than last week,…

This Week Ten Years Ago

The Week of 4/9/2006 Witty one liner: “Veni, vidi, velcro” – I came, I saw, I stuck around Quote of the week: “He who hesitates is a damn fool.” – Mae West Planner Quote: “Three rules of work: Out of clutter find simplicity; from discord find harmony; in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein Offbeat…

Gone to Seed

She reminds me of a high powered woman who works in my building, if she had gone to seed. She is wearing turquoise satin pants and has a backpack with technicolor cats on it. Her hair is poofy and her bangs fall into her face while the rest is pulled back into a high bun….

Sleeping and Pouting

He looks like he is sleeping and pouting, not reading on his tablet which I can clearly see him fiddling with, flipping through articles of the Economist. Head tilted down to look at the screen, his eyes lowered to read, he appears asleep, but his lips slightly pushed out giving him a resting pout face….

This Week Ten Years Ago

The Week of 4/2/2006 Witty one liner: Silence is golden….but screaming is fun! Quote of the week: [cut out] Planner Quote: “What is now proved was once imagined” – William Blake Offbeat oddity (courtesy of the planner): A fly flies slower when the sun is behind the clouds than when it’s sunny   Happy belated…

This Week Ten Years Ago

The Week of 3/26/2006 Witty one liner: Um?! You need to set sail on the reality boat now Quote of the week: “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost. Offbeat oddity (courtesy of the planner): Koalas are the only other animals besides humans and…

Not Quite Motorcyclist

He looks like a motorcyclist except for his blinged out chrome gold sneakers and the furry scarf that tucks down into his well-fitted black-leather jacket. His form-fitting black jeans are soft and worn in, with three seams at the knees and a checkered pattern between the knees and his front pockets. He doesn’t have much…

Two bags

Two bags between his feet. One is very full, straining a little at the seams. It is olive green with a supple, warm auburn leather on the bottom and black fabric for handles. The second bag is less full and black. His shoes are dark brown leather with little holes for ventilation. His dark blue…

Hey, Present Michelle

Hey, Present Michelle, If you hate it so much, just take it off the playlist, dumbass. I put it there, but you are the one whining about it when you have the power to do something about it. Without Empathy, Past Michelle P.S. – And saying that you don’t want to lose the song is…

Caught

I caught her staring at me staring at another woman. She has a brown leather satchel between her wide-spread feet. Black combat boots and black pantyhose that are close to ripping. Short black skirt, a black cardigan draped over her lap, a book on top of that. She is reading it, underlining in pen as…