Thursday, October 31, 2013

Of flaws that exist

For reasons I'm not entirely sure of, I would like to make a list of things I am truly awful at. If anyone feels I have missed out on anything, you may inform me thusly and I shall add (if I agree). Except the mother. You are not allowed to add anything.

Any points any readers disagree with are also most welcome.
  • Pouring liquids from one mug to another without spilling.
  • Saying no to people.
  • Being nice to the mother.
  • Detecting the BFF's sarcasm (which is just weird, I know).
  • Cutting vegetables in shapes that seem non-weird.
  • Boiling potatoes and eggs.
  • Anything that involves being domesticated, really.
  • Demonstrating any sort of will power when it comes to exercise and weight management.
  • Displaying facial expressions that don't give away the fact that I think you're an asshat.
  • Power Point.
  • Being social.
  • Getting over grudges. Also developing grudges over things that shouldn't matter.
  • Applying nail polish smoothly. And then sitting still long enough for it to not smudge.
What else?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The morning drive

There's something about watching a flock of birds, as they fly in perfect synchronization (assuming that is the right word), that makes the world seem a little more beautiful.

I was driving to work this morning, which by no means is ever my favorite thing to do, and as always, had to stop at a red light for about two minutes. And just as I stopped, a flock of birds rose up from the wires they were perched on, and flew as one, in circles over the intersection, repeatedly for the next minute or so. Then, they split into two groups, with one continuing as they were, and the other changing direction to fly in circles the other way. This flying in the face of each other by the two groups carried on for another minute or so, till the light turned green for me, and they, as one group again, turned direction to fly towards the wire they had flown up from to settle down again and watch the world go by. And watch me drive off with a little smile on my face.

It was a nice couple of minutes.