from such great heights

this is getting serious.

Posted in life by chapwoman on November 20, 2008

our apartment started with 8 beautiful drinking glasses and now we’re down to 4. (That’s a 50% decrease for the economically-minded).  one by one, they will turn up cracked from the hot water and shattered in the drying rack. and one by one they leave empty spaces in our cabinet, where tall and small glasses alike, made their home.

now it’s either “bring-your-own-glass-from-home-so we-can-have-an-eclectic-set-of-dishes” or plastic (gasp!)  I prefer the former.

C’est la vie,


in the shadows I am

Posted in life by chapwoman on November 12, 2008

Lists. Made to make our lives just a tad bit neater.  Just look at all those items laid out precisely before your eyes: groceries you need to buy, items you want for Christmas, goals you strive to accomplish.

So simple

and yet

so complex.

Normally I’m a fan of lists, but never in the past two months have I actually enjoyed drawing a line across one of my to-do’s.  Though I like lists, life shouldn’t be one.  I shouldn’t have to make lunch appointments with close friends, I shouldn’t have to prioritize study time into every day of my week (not when I’m a student), I shouldn’t have to run to the grocery store at 7 in the morning on a Tuesday.  Life should NOT be a to-do list.

But with such a ridiculously busy Fall schedule, I feel myself slowly turning into a human calendar, scheduling every hour of my day for this and that and this person and that person, only to move on to the next to-do item.  And with a headache, I might add.

So I apologize if I haven’t been available lately.  I haven’t disappeared off the face of the earth, I’ve just been running around in the shadows of San Luis Obispo.

C’est la vie,