Something Pithy Here

"Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -- The King of Hearts

I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

Pix live on Flickr. I toss links out on Twitter when I feel like it. I'm still not sure what to do with G+ but I kinda like it.

 

"Paper, please, and fill 'em full"

That's my standard request of the grocery bagger, and sometimes it helps a little bit. I'll end up with five paper bags instead of 10 plastics (although one will inevitably be double-bagged), and three items per bag instead of two. But tonight the bagger took me seriously! He filled those bags to overflowing. An older man, he looked at me doubtfully, and said, "Are you sure you want these this way? They're really heavy!" I assured him I'd be fine and happily took my TWO, count 'em 1, 2, FULL paper bags home. One immediately went out with trash in it and the other is currently waiting under the counter for whatever scraps and wrappings result from tonight's dinner. Perfect :-)

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