the adventures of an incurable optimist

Month May 2010


I guess it was bound to happen. If you put yourself in a situation often enough, you should expect the obvious outcome. Tonight at the local I heard someone greet my fave bartender by name, the name which has up… Continue Reading →

Garden update

Since it’s nearly the end of the month, I bring you this garden update. I am also very excited to be doing this with the aid of a totally awesome wordpress plugin called flickpress. Finally! So EASY to insert my… Continue Reading →

Happy, smile. Sad, frown.

Match the corresponding face to the corresponding emotion. Sometimes it’s hard, as in the photo above, titled ‘to cry or to laugh?’ (I found it on flickr, you can click through to see whence it comes and its little story.)… Continue Reading →


So the latest of the Pioneer Woman’s photo contests is themed, “Happiness.”  Check it out (first group here) and I’ll be back with some thoughts on that topic soon. I have very few photos I think would qualify mostly because… Continue Reading →

APB: if you see this wine, pounce

In case you can’t read that, it’s 2004 Palacio Quemado Crianza. Delicious. And apparently sold out? At least around here. If you see it, buy it and if you wouldn’t mind picking up a couple for me, I’ll gladly reimburse… Continue Reading →

first the blade, then the ear …

Poor little blah-g. So neglected. The trouble with anything is that at some point, it goes from being the new fun thing to being one more thing (even as a fun thing) you had on your list of things to… Continue Reading →

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