Category Archives: thoughts

Daily Awesome = Llamas and Centaurs

How does one get so much pleasure from something so simple?  The daily awesome is not so much in the technical definition of “awesome”  of expressing awe in the remarkable or outstanding but more in the informal sense, that sometimes you have to slow down and appreciate some of the common, everyday things we take for granted.

What goes through your mind while driving? Mine is a strange mix of things I have to do, where I’m going and apparently too many fantasy movies! Driving into work today I saw a black llama cross the road. It looked like a rather small llama, all black with four stubby legs and tall neck. Then as he (because it never occurred to me that it would be a she llama) crossed the road he disappeared in front of the cars ahead of me.  

As he emerge on the other side of the cars he turned into a centaur. Definitely a male looking centaur (so I was obviously correct in my original male llama assumption). By this time I am laughing to myself.  Now in all seriousness I knew it wasn’t an actual llama or a centaur.  As I got closer the guy in a black shirt and his black dog finally got to the other side of the street and divided into two separate entities. I thought how interesting it is what people can see. Fact or Fiction? I saw both a llama and a centaur today. Awesome!

White centaur Women's T-Shirts

PS – I was wearing my glasses, perhaps they need a good cleaning.


Curses! The Death of Cursive.

My daughter needed help drafting her very first cover letter.  She’s not getting a paid job (yet!) but it is required for a camp leadership course she is participating in this summer.  I asked her why she wanted to be in the program and jotted down her responses while she started on the computer.  A day later I asked her if she had completed the cover letter and she said no because she couldn’t read my writing.  Not that my writing was so messy but SHE COULD NOT READ CURSIVE!  Still? I was floored.

What do they teach these kids?  Well they actually do teach them cursive writing.  The scrolling script of individual letters is taught to them but they do not require them to practice it.  Huh?  My children are illiterate to hand writing!

I think I’ll just start to leave messages around the house in cursive, like clues to a scavenger hunt.  They have to figure it out or maybe they don’t eat or I can’t drive them anywhere. Oh this could be fun!  Cursive, a necessary skill or old world relic?

Formerly Known as X-Large

I dislike the fact that Tim Horton’s changed their cup sizes.  To to me the “new” Large does not adequately describe the amount of coffee.  In my opinion it was a lot of coffee and therefore was far more impressive when it was called X-Large.  Now I have to call it “formerly known as X-Large” coffee in order to get my point across.