Today was an ART Day…Day 4 of The BEST Vacation EVER….

Ohmigoodness...there aren't enough superlatives in the world. One of the places that I have wanted to visit for as long as I can remember is the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. The Smithsonian was the bequest of James Smithson, and an interesting factoid is that it almost WASN'T accepted by Congress...because Smithson was British. Honestly. … Continue reading Today was an ART Day…Day 4 of The BEST Vacation EVER….

Today was a CHICKENHEART Day…Oh yes, and I am On My First Vacation Since 2008…

Day Three of my vacation...Okay, okay, I know Bill Cosby is currently being judged in the Court of Public Opinion...but when I was a kid, my favorite comedy routine was his "Chickenheart" bit. Loved it. Still do. Funniest guy I've ever heard...anyway.So today I decided, after thoroughly spoiling myself with a room service breakfast of … Continue reading Today was a CHICKENHEART Day…Oh yes, and I am On My First Vacation Since 2008…

Day Two – Annapolis and SUNSHINE!

18 OctoberWe left Seattle early this morning. Another nice flight...thank You, God, for the miracle of Xanax. Flying is (for me anyway!) bearable... when I "[Flying] on drugs feels better when they're prescription..." (I Feel Fantastic by Jonathan Coulton) Seriously, though...I have terrible flight anxiety and it really does help to medicate.Arrived in Baltimore to … Continue reading Day Two – Annapolis and SUNSHINE!

"Why is Your Blog Called ‘Life is Like a Hand Grenade’?"

Why did I call my blog by this title? Well...because life IS like a hand grenade...you'll be toddling along, happy and secure in the way that things are going in your life and then...BOOM!Grenade explosion (Source: https://s3.amazonaws.com/blenderguru.com/uploads/2011/09/00262.jpg)    ...at which point you have to decide how you will proceed, going forward. Are you going to lay down … Continue reading "Why is Your Blog Called ‘Life is Like a Hand Grenade’?"

So I have an oral presentation in my German 432 class on Tuesday...tomorrow...OHMYGOODNESSIHAVEANORALPRESENTATIONTOMORROW...help!Edvard Munch The Scream (1893) Yes, I am actually a German major at the University of Alaska Anchorage. I am also majoring in wheelthrown ceramics, with a minor in history. I have an Associate of Art in ceramics from Grossmont College in San … Continue reading