A Staggering Rat of Heartbreaking Something or Other

"I hate to bug you in the middle of dinner..."



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A Staggering Rat of Heartbreaking Something or Other's Life List

  1. 1. Complete NaPoWriMo (write a poem a day in April) 2014
    16 entries . 9 cheers
    8 people
  2. 2. be a (less derivative) painter
    43 entries . 107 cheers
    1 person
  3. 3. succinct resolution for 2014: NEW IDEALISM
    3 entries . 12 cheers
    1 person
  4. 4. do something
    775 entries . 55 cheers
    111 people
  5. 5. Daily: Reflect on 5 things for which I'm grateful.
    385 entries . 19 cheers
    901 people
  6. 6. learn "Take Five" on clarinet
    6 entries . 31 cheers
    1 person
  7. 7. embrace shibumi and wabi-sabi in my surroundings and life
    16 entries . 40 cheers
    1 person
  8. 8. create another 10 episodes of my not-for-money, just-for-fun comic strip "Loser Girl"
    18 entries . 74 cheers
    1 person
  9. 9. drive, she said
    16 entries . 35 cheers
    1 person
  10. 10. polish my knowledge of Canadian history to a shine
    2 entries . 39 cheers
    1 person
  11. 11. do something neat with synesthesia: give me another 43 words and I will tell you what they taste like
    7 entries . 70 cheers
    1 person
  12. 12. rat + pet writeology
    2 team members . 40 entries . 40 cheers
    2 people
  13. 13. embrace my inner Canadian
    33 entries . 104 cheers
    0 people
  14. 14. visit Claude Monet's house at Giverny
    2 entries . 129 cheers
    13 people
  15. 15. read Proust
    14 entries . 90 cheers
    80 people
  16. 16. learn to sew and hand-embroider
    5 entries . 101 cheers
    2 people
  17. 17. Grow a Secret Garden
    9 entries . 120 cheers
    3 people
  18. 18. have a beautiful garden
    27 entries . 143 cheers
    167 people
  19. 19. be an unapologetic fusspot about basic grammatical niceties - is bothering to know the difference between there, their and they're truly unimportant and/or impossible?
    8 entries . 34 cheers
    2 people
  20. 20. taste every flavour of KitKat from around the world
    51 entries . 55 cheers
    1 person
  21. 21. build a walk-in cocoon
    6 entries . 70 cheers
    1 person
  22. 22. publish cartoons in the New Yorker
    4 entries . 82 cheers
    2 people
  23. 23. go on ad finitum about feminist issues
    4 entries . 61 cheers
    1 person
  24. 24. become computer savvy
    8 entries . 44 cheers
    5 people
  25. 25. Make steamed puddings
    11 entries . 37 cheers
    2 people
  26. 26. read finnegan's wake
    4 entries . 35 cheers
    83 people
  27. 27. learn secret spy skills
    10 entries . 63 cheers
    278 people
  28. 28. fully restore my century house
    6 entries . 47 cheers
    1 person
  29. 29. chronicle ballet, 2010 through at least 2044
    15 entries . 12 cheers
    1 person
  30. 30. learn the "Thriller dance"
    1 entry . 64 cheers
    2,738 people
  31. 31. learn to play chess well
    3 entries . 48 cheers
    85 people
  32. 32. embrace Nadsat in common vernacular
    7 entries . 18 cheers
    2 people
  33. 33. keep a food gournal
    7 team members . 805 entries . 15 cheers
    8 people
  34. 34. make up another cool typeface, with serifs
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    1 person
  35. 35. Learn to tango
    1 entry . 22 cheers
    1,155 people
  36. 36. get knitty
    8 entries . 12 cheers
    1 person
  37. 37. Tell the events of my life-story, linked by themes of redemption
    8 entries . 10 cheers
    2 people
  38. 38. make a hope/treasure chest
    2 entries . 15 cheers
    2 people
  39. 39. note 43 quirks of the past and current conversational
    5 entries . 8 cheers
    1 person
  40. 40. make an orrery
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    2 people
  41. 41. Post Images of Older Women Breaking the Rules
    2 entries . 7 cheers
    1 person
  42. 42. "Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together."
    7 cheers
    3 people
  43. 43. Watch the cherry trees bloom
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    1 person

How I did it
How to wish wren a joyous birthday on August 24...Happy Birthday, wren!!!
It took me
1 day
It made me
Virgoriffic!


How to wear Red for Women - February 1, 2013
It took me
1 day
It made me
on-kilter!


How to mend a broken heart
It took me
10 years
It made me
suffer no more


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Recent entries
do something (read all 775 entries…)
Thoizday

1. repent a little – not too much

2. make a vegetarian hotchpotch (to use up the mock meat in the freezer)

3. clean the floors on bended knee

4. spot clean the rug where the dog licks

5. dress springlike

6. darn

7. design a newsletter cover page

8. attentions, affections

9. nip to the library

10. pop into the bank



Daily: Reflect on 5 things for which I'm grateful. (read all 385 entries…)
Wed. 4/16/14

1. persistence (I did not throw out a favourite moth-holed iphone-pink cashmere cardigan, but found online tutorials that teach all manner of repair)
2. more paperwork done
3. purloin
4. middle of the night poems
5. attentions, affections



Complete NaPoWriMo (write a poem a day in April) 2014 (read all 16 entries…)
She Is A Shambles

She is a shambles. Two coffees will do
that to you. Do not tell me what you put
in them, she tells him at the coffee shop.
Just give them to me. The sugar alone
makes her giddy, but that is what she needs.

He has switched to tea. We do not need tea,
the way we sink to our knees for coffee,
she says. We take tea. We take it on the
front porch, cordially, and if he knew
what crumpets were, she would take them with it.

It is an addiction, he knows, and the
thrill of being indulged that makes her say
these audacious things. He wants her to say
“take tea” again in her sugar-high voice.
Everything she says sounds like a craving.



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