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Genie

There are some real-life genies: Ones who can give you exactly what you want, without any effort on your part. Like my hairdresser. I think the modern term is “stylist” but my hairdresser doesn’t style the rest of meā€”just the hair. But he does do magic with that hair. My hair has its own version […]

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The next half

New Year’s Eve. The day when people are either scrambling to get food and champagne for the evening’s festivities or are contemplating what resolutions to make for the coming year – or both. For me, 2011 is the start of the next half century of my life. I was 50 in December. It was actually […]

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Sweet Saturday

Ever so briefly, I stuck my nose out of doors today. Right after I blew it. Maybe I should be sick more often (NO! I didn’t say that!) because my experiences on the bus today were rather sweet. Going to town, I was lost in a metaphysical magazine for a while, and when I put […]

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Little luxuries

I woke up feeling good, even though I woke up early on a Saturday. But since I had a hair appointment in town at 10:30, being up and about for a few relaxing hours first was a good thing. Last night I checked a few things online, fiddled with a trial version of Photoshop Elements, […]

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Repeating a mistake

It may be perimenopause, it may be something else, but whatever it is, my constipation – which has been a part of my life since I was little – has actually managed to get worse since the summer. The acupuncturist gave me some herbs to take to clean out my gut. Big mistake. The herbs […]

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Grizzly thoughts

Bergen has a club of sorts for people in the insurance and finance industry, and since that’s the industry I am employed in, I meet a lot of current and former co-workers at the meetings. Tonight we our venue was one of the Hurtigruten’s ships. We heard a talk about a new insurance company starting […]

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Wanted: Change (and a new ‘puter)

Well, now that Blogger’s not acting up, and I’m not busy erasing my hard drive (on purpose), I can finally show you my new hairdo. I got tired of the blond stripes and wanted my brown back. And while I was at it, I changed the cut, too. I’m ready for more change. I wasn’t […]