I’m working my way up to Halloween ASCII. This idea came from a card I bought for a woman who just remarried.



        _/
      --(_)--    /   <|        /
        /      /__  /   |"| /__
             <| |  | / o  |#| |  |   <|
             / |  |-'-'-'-'-'-|  |""|/
         |""/___  |    .-.    |  |  /___
         |  | # |  |___/|||___|  |  | # |
         |  |   |--'           '--|  |___|
        ,'--|___| _ _  _ _       _'--'    ,
       ,         ( ) )( ( )     ( ) )      ,
      .         (  o  ) o  )   (  o  )      '
     ;           (_(_)(_)_)     (_(_)        :
     ;           |//|//     |//        ;
     '____________|/__|/_______|/__ ldb __'


ASCII Inspired from a Card

I’m working my way up to Halloween ASCII. This idea came from a card I bought for a woman who just remarried.



        _/
      --(_)--    /   <|        /
        /      /__  /   |"| /__
             <| |  | / o  |#| |  |   <|
             / |  |-'-'-'-'-'-|  |""|/
         |""/___  |    .-.    |  |  /___
         |  | # |  |___/|||___|  |  | # |
         |  |   |--'           '--|  |___|
        ,'--|___| _ _  _ _       _'--'    ,
       ,         ( ) )( ( )     ( ) )      ,
      .         (  o  ) o  )   (  o  )      '
     ;           (_(_)(_)_)     (_(_)        :
     ;           |//|//     |//        ;
     '____________|/__|/_______|/__ ldb __'


 

Cradle Robber Baroness

Age is just a number… ever hear that one? Sure you have. But, when a 17 year old boy becomes interested in you (yes in THAT way) age is a lot more than a number.

I’m only the smallest bit flattered. I don’t think he likes me cause I’m especially hot I think he likes me cause I’m not some awkward 16 year old girl and too self involved to chat with an awkward, sort of shy 17 year old boy. The only way that flatters me is that I’m chatty, in a nice way.

I can’t date this boy. Yes, I admit I allowed myself a fantasy or two, just for fun. But the reality is that I’m more than 20 years older than he is. That’s a lot of life lived. When you’re that young you think you know everything, can understand everything. But, baby, I’ve lived it and it’s a lot different 20 years later.

So, I won’t date the 17 year old boy. I’m not sure going out for a coffee after work is ok. But, I’ve done that with other people from work.

The funny thing is that I wouldn’t have thought twice about should I or shouldn’t I except for a 21 year old woman at work who thinks the boy and I would be really good for each other and we look really cute together. That doesn’t make a relationship. I have a feeling also, that a 17 year old boy can’t even imagine the kind of relationship that I’m looking for. It’s out of his scope. Just like me.

Excuse Me While I Kick Myself!!!

Hear that strange woman screaming? It’s me. Don’t be alarmed, I’m just kicking myself. Don’t write when you’re tired and if you do always, always, always keep your writing in a location where it can not be lost due to your own stupidity!!!!

I was writing the next Home and Garden newsletter. It was finished, polished and I was very pleased with it! Then, I thought I would add a link to the newly revamped Thrifty Crafter newsletter. So, to get the right URL I went to a new window (I thought) and cut and pasted the URL. However, when I looked down into my bar I noticed I still had just one window opened to BackWash. Quickly, in dread, I backed up to my window for the newsletter, freshly written. It was gone. Completely gone. Unavoidably lost. No trace that it ever existed.

What a melonhead! At least I know what I was writing about. But, I just don’t think I can write it again now. I’m too sad. A thing of beauty has tragically come to a sudden end.

Drama queen, eh?

I Really Want a Trip

I want to go farther than Ontario. At least as far as Manitoba, the next province over in a westerly direction. I was looking up the Greyhound bus fares tonight. If you get your tickets two weeks ahead it’s $124 return. Not sure if that includes those pesky taxes though. Still, under $150, not too bad. It should be even better in off season, around my birthday. If I can hold out until after my birthday (and all that Christmas stuff that just keeps getting in the way, taking credit for the holiday) the fares will be pretty cheap.

Once upon a time when I was not 30 yet, I went out to Vancouver with a $400 pass, good for 3 months worth of travel. Those were great trips. Solo woman traveler, the best way to go!

Anyway, I really really really want a trip! Did I mention that? I wish I could drive out there. But, the car is not making happy anymore. It stopped being fun to drive afer the radiator blew a few weeks ago. Now I dread every shake, noise and grind that thing makes. I have a terrible feeling there is something wrong with the transmission now. If so, that car has seen it’s last roadkill.