My room is crowded with furniture and things, because I live in a small house and I enjoy being surrounded by stuff. Blankets overflow onto mountains of stuffed toys, books cascade across end tables and doll armoires, video game consoles perch on guitar cases. I have four separate wind chimes in one room, three windsocks, […]
Tag Archives: being better than yesterday
AWAKE: Joyce Discovers Caffeine
(Preemptive disclaimer: I ain’t science. Neither I nor the websites produced by a five minute googling are qualified to make medical decisions. I went and did it anyway, but you should probably consider talking to real professionals.) Holy shit, caffeine is a thing! I’ve never been a coffee drinker. Possibly because my childhood experiences involved […]
Half a Lifetime Later, at the DMV
I played the most boring game of Bingo today with the DMV. Now serving. B-zero-three-point-one-four at. The forbidden window. Two and a half hours for a two and a half minute license renewal. The one interesting bit is this: for the first time since getting my learner’s permit, nearly half my lifetime ago, I had my picture taken […]
Left Hand Complement
Learning: that uncomfortable moment when you realize the depth of your ignorance.
I’ve been learning and relearning Japanese for 12 years, but this time, I’m working out a system to maximize and speed up my success.