Thursday, December 21, 2006

Red Head

I pass by the woman
sitting at the front desk
every time
I go to the bathroom

Last week
she strategically placed
a holiday plant
to hide her face

Wednesday, December 13, 2006


I spent about
to fix the right boot

the left one
broke today

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Black out

nobody wears
or yellow
winter coats

Monday, December 04, 2006

The fuzzy details

Oscar, the cat, went to sleep

Zach has grown a beard
and my dad has a beard

it's already December and
I am beginning

to pull my hair out

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


I was surprised he knew my name...

he didn’t

Monday, October 02, 2006

The Reigns

Even the icy wet
did not hinder
any of our plans

Monday, September 25, 2006

Summer Mourning

It’s time to put away
the sundress

I wore

the past 3 months

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

sweet indulgence

when I want to splurge
I consume an entire can

of corn

Monday, August 14, 2006

A lazy river is not a Lazy River

when it requires
protective gear.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Foot notes

I was walking and
talking on the phone
when the man interupted my conversation
to tell me

I had beautiful toes

I thanked him
and crossed the street
as quickly as possible.

He caught up with me and interupted again
to tell me
he really knew what he was talking about...

he had written several books about toes.

Friday, August 04, 2006


The second and
I think
the third glass
were complimentary

A nice gesture
from the bartender
that made it a
wobbly afternoon

Monday, July 31, 2006

Packed like sardines

The bus was barely air-conditioned
and still
the evil guy
three seats away
ate a tuna salad sandwich

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Tag lines

I wore the wrong underwear today

Monday, July 17, 2006

Shades of grey

Monday morning and

the internet is down

I am having no success
mastering the digital camera

and the little rodent that scared me in the bathroom
is now taunting me in the studio

Thursday, July 13, 2006


There was no one else outside the restaurant
when the woman insisted I take the pastry

I repeated that I did not need it
but when she told me her four remaining teeth
could not manage it
I took it back to the studio for one of the guys

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Sage advice

Our neighbor
that maintains the flower boxes
used to be

she is just

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Street People

On my commute in
a woman
bought me a coffee

At lunch
a woman
demanded to know where
I bought my green heels

When I had just about
made it to my studio
another women insisted on describing
in detail
how she beaded each of her
three necklaces

Friday, July 07, 2006

Good Friday

It started with
a perfect meal

Wednesday, July 05, 2006



blocked the drain
and caused the alley
and our bathroom
to flood

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Fire works

A candlelit dinner
is the correct way
to begin
the holiday weekend

Monday, June 26, 2006

Picking up

a guy in a suit asked me
what I was doing that evening
and if I was going to the Hamptons
the next day.

I told him I was a taken woman.

I didn't tell him I was
cleaning our apartment
all weekend.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Half time...

Maybe soccer
is a good reason
to call it a day

Thursday, June 15, 2006

This Sunday

I'm lucky

My dad has
simple taste

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Truck stopped

and the song played
on and on and on

Friday, June 09, 2006


My two
stuck together


make some things

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Wake up call

I overslept this am

The alarm on my phone rang
at 7...


Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Cake Walk

Preparing to leave for the weekend was smooth

but after getting lost for the third time
and not sleeping for the third night
my June third birthday was not as blissful
as I had hoped

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Case Closed

A $249 bill
a little laser
making a little cut
in my eye
doesn't seem so bad.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Hot dogs

The highlight of the barbecue
was the overheated puppy
that I forced to sleep on my lap
and the other
that slept at my feet

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Tights fit

When I opened my portfolio
for the interview
I immediately noticed

my underwear
I packed inside
for lack of space
in my bag.

11 years later
I can barely fit
all the work
I want to show.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Pipe Dreams

It is hard to imagine
one year has passed
since we signed on the bottom line
for our basement apartment

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Head Liner

They said
70 and cloudy

and my umbrella
nice and dry

at home

I used my
morning paper

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Final Draft

11 years later
8 college friends
7 hours
at least 9 pitchers...

and 3am
came quickly

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Spring Fever

It was cold

and I felt fat

all day

Monday, May 08, 2006

The Receiver

I still feel guilty
about the purse
I was given
as a gift

It is as beautiful as
the purse
she bought
for herself...
that is also
a phone.

Friday, May 05, 2006


I need to stop asking
Cinco di Mayo is.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Good Genes

I never go to sleep
with dishes in the sink

I wash the tub and toilet
to a sparkle
every week

I shower
at least
once a day

Yet, I haven't washed
my very favorite pants
in months...

Thursday, April 27, 2006


I am a 32 year old
Amercan born
half Italian
half Ukrainian

B cup.

I credit the
recent increase
to my passion
for pasta

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The End

I was sad to finish
the 548 page novel

I turned on the TV
it flickered
and went dead.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Cat Naps

He sleeps all day
and keeps us awake
all night.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

High Hopes

I wore
moderately comfortable
sandals today
hoping it would be
as warm
as promised...

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Sea Legs

A tripod my have been awkward to pack
but it would have been a welcome assistant
while photographing
lots of moving women
in low light
on a very rocky cruise ship

Wednesday, April 05, 2006


I used to think
gave me
an upset stomach.

So does the job of
for three days
on a cruise ship
with mostly
complete strangers.

Friday, March 31, 2006

Dead Ringer

No time for distractions today.

I was relieved the phone was quiet.

It was after 9pm when I realized...
the ringer was off.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Volume and control

It has been over a week
since the ability for me to play music
out of my computer

I am powerless...

I restarted the machine
and hoped for the best.

I restarted again.

and one more time.

I desperately needed to block out
the noise of the day.

I buckled
and interrupted a studiomate.

I asked him to come over and investigate.
I described my dilemma in detail.
I offered him my seat so he could examine the situation

He declined...

and casually slid the volume lever up.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Bent out of shape

I am bad at being sick...

but I am very good at
taking care of family

and pets.

Friday, March 24, 2006

I Didn’t

Two Octobers ago
I got married in
an Elks Lodge.

The flowers were cheap
but beautiful

The food was delicious
but not fancy

The guests were exhuburant
but not in black ties

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

I'm on fire

I didn't recognize the number
I answered anyway.

The woman told me I had never used
a $174 massage gift certificate.

I asked her to repeat my name
I asked her to repeat the amount
I asked her if it was a joke

I told her I loved her

She's wrong
And I am very very lucky

Tuesday, March 21, 2006


When it is time to go through the piles
I feel no guilt throwing away
of barely used paper.

I even shred some

When the desk is finally clear...

I carefully line up
the four beautiful broken staplers.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Having a Ball

It was not a fierce competitive environment
for the Meatball Monday taste test.

It was more of a
Meatball Forum.

I use ground turkey, sausage, tons of good cheese,
lots of red pepper flakes, plenty of onion, some milk,
dijon, eggs and bread crumbs.

They went over well.

I like to make them.

I do not like
to eat them.