Saturday, August 4, 2007

Face Value

skimming lightly along the surface

Don't delve too deeply
Sometimes there is no subtext
It's just a cigar

Friday, August 3, 2007

Sleepus Interruptus

late to work again

Nonsensical thoughts
Ping-pong round til Friday's dawn
Sleep comes with sunrise

Monday, July 30, 2007

Nature in the City

late sunday afternoon

A doe and her fawn
Hesitantly cross the road
Damp with recent rain

Solo in the Noontime Sun

saturday afternoon

Lonely lifeguard boy
Huddled in a scrap of shade
Near the 'bandoned pool

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Up and Running

sorry for the whining

Printing and scanning
No more complaining for now
The new software worked

Saturday, July 28, 2007


Lulu's a Simpson
You can get Simpsonized too
Just follow the link

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Mirror Mirror

we're each the fairest of them all

Beauty lies within
Feel it, live it ev'ry day
Let it light your face

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

So You Think You Can Choreograph

and what was with the female vocal?

A Viennese Waltz
to Man of La Mancha
Complete disaster

Monday, July 23, 2007

Gawgeous Weathuh

springtime in july

Breezy, low 80s
Windows open, AC off
Could still use some rain

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Stupid Printer

worked fine with last year's lemon laptop

Software won't install
Really want to scan and print
No help from HP

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Priorities: Summer 2007

health? check! family? check! work...

Boss said, "Hey! You're back.
Not merely present, you're back!"
Let's close this chapter.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Pet Peeve

it's an office, not a beach

Men's sandals at work
Keep your hairy toes in shoes
And get some socks, too

Friday, July 13, 2007

Just Ducky

annual teambuilding field trip

Summertime outing
Tour downtown and the harbor
Yummy lunch, then games

Thursday, July 12, 2007


one friend leads to another

Feeling nostalgic
Missing friends from long ago
Email opens doors

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

NYC: 7/11/83

the odyssey begins

First day, first real job
Forge new friendships, learn new skills
Fly through the years


overdid it a bit

Stayed til 3pm
Crashed and burned when I got home
Slept til after eight

Monday, July 9, 2007

Heigh-Ho Heigh-Ho

refreshed and renewed

Back to work I go
Great to use my brain again
At least 'til nap time

Friday, June 22, 2007


much appreciated by mom and me

A thoughtful gesture
Work friends sent dinner last night
Nutritious, yummy

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Just Like Time Bandits

we're in the middle ages

Happy Birthday Mike!
Have a healthy, happy year.
Now you're fourty-five.


Monday, June 18, 2007

A Metaphor

no animals were harmed in the production of this entry

See Spot. See Spot run.
Run Spot. Run far, far away.
See Jane. See Jane smile.

Sunday, June 17, 2007


thursday afternoon

Joyfully released
Ruby slippered heels click thrice
There's no place like home

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Who Loves Ya, Baby?

moral support when you really need it

Family supper
Mom, brother, sister-in-law,
Nephew, niece and me

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Emerging from The Fog

Scarlett was right

Feel like me again
Friday was normal as well
Too bad Tuesday looms

Thursday, June 7, 2007


not quite the results we were hoping for

Plebian obscenities
On an endless loop

Lather, Rinse, Repeat

a long awaited shampoo

Cool water soothes my scalp
The luxury of clean hair
Refreshes my day

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

First Follow-Up

four days post-op

Doc took dressing off
Headwrap and staples for now
Dramatic new look

Sunday, May 27, 2007


how 'bout the Greek place?

Chicken souvlaki
Greek salad with feta cheese
Side of grilled veggies

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Summer Cold

mom has it too

It's not allergies
Sore throat, cough and runny nose
Tons of crumpled Puffs

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Rocky Road

tis the season

Chocolate ice cream
Feel it through your whole body
Nuts, marshmallow too

Sunday, May 20, 2007


more than two years gone

Big fat puppy butt
Miss you most when I can't sleep
Your soft snores soothed me

Saturday, May 19, 2007


adults need naptime too

Sleep comes easily
Awake three hours later

Stress denied strikes back

Friday, May 18, 2007

Out, Damned Spot

didn’t see this one coming

Ask many questions
Choices will become more clear
Remember to breathe

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Not Haiku

sometimes you outsource

You've got to accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative
Don't mess with Mister In-Between

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Take 2

if at first you don't succeed

New items more suitable
Gifts should please giftee

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Mad Dash through the Mall

some expected, some surprises

Mother's Day draws near
Fun time choosing presents
I love giving gifts

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Memorial Garden

on the way to lunch

Father sits alone
Missing his young daughter
Hunger is nothing

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

And It's Only May

never let 'em see you sweat

Much too hot at work
80 with the AC on
Cool, cool water helps

Monday, May 7, 2007

Perils of Anonimity

for friends who doubt it's me

Yes, this is my blog
Lulu's middle name is Beth
Hence Lulubelle "B"

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Stick a Fork in It

long night of the age of aquarius

No freak flags fly here
Hair’s Sunshine selling shavers
The Sixties are done

Foolish Flattery

lost a chance to sell some product

Caught Skin Doc off guard
Thought he'd be a better judge
Said I looked younger

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Greetings Grasshopper

lessons from somebody who's been there

Told Insurance Boy
Haiku is great discipline
For those who blather

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Raining on Prom Night

didn't they read Carrie?

Sad little prom girl
Bra twisted, label showing

Your friends should tell you

Friday, April 27, 2007


Choc'late avatar
Choose shape, color and features
A fine time waster

Thursday, April 26, 2007

False Idols

one post per season

Totally unfair
Jordin thought she's voted off
Some charity night

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Post Office Beckons

care packages for Afghanistan and Iraq

Pack up books and snacks
Boxes ready for the troops
Books for Soldiers waits

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

So Sleepy

gotta stop doing this on school nights

Up too late last night
Dave, then Craig, then a new book
I'll grow up someday

Monday, April 23, 2007

Everlasting Gift

a lifetime love of books from our Mom

Part of daily life
Both novels and non-fiction
Bought four more last night

Sunday, April 22, 2007

No Pain

or Here I am Cleaning S**t off of Practically Everything

My longtime fav'rite
Welcome to the Monkey House
Now Vonnegut's dead

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Do do do do...

and I say it's alright

Glorious sunshine
After weeks and weeks of gloom
Faces smile, eyes dance

Friday, April 20, 2007

Days of Whine & Pudding

25 percent less wise

Ouch! Ouch! Pull it out
Novacaine then Vicodan
Pudding brings comfort

Thursday, March 29, 2007

3:30am Blues

early alarm for the quarterly meeting

Ugh I hate mornings
Today is much worse than most
Sleep again on train

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Can You Hear Me Now?

confessions of a cellular underachiever

Five weeks with new cell
Five prepaid minutes so far
Annual plan rocks

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Dog Buddies

Ruffles and Foozie
Best dog buddies side by side
Cold noses, sweet souls

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Priorities: Summer 1993

scary boss breaks it down

You work for me now
Health, then family, then work
Good rule to live by