So I’ve been thinking about the main issue in the “When Harry Met Sally” … can women and men really be friends with the “sex part” getting in the way? Obviously the filmmakers didn’t think so, or Harry and Sally wouldn’t have ended up romantically involved after being friends. Now I’m not talking about men or women you are friendly with from your kids’ sports or work. I’m talking a good friend who you’d confide deep secrets in. Unless one of the persons is gay, I don’t know if it really is possible. I’m watching a situation now. A man and woman I know are neighbors. Both are divorced, single parents with daughters in first-grade. Both the man and woman are seriously romantically involved with other people. But I am wondering what will happen to these two as their daughters’ friendship increases. Hmmm. Though there is another situation I know of in which a woman and man stayed very very close friends after they were romantically involved, actually engaged. I only briefly met the guy once, but I wonder, is he okay with the friendship or, since she’s the one who broke off the engagement, does he secretly think they’ll get to be romantic again one day? Neither of them is romantically involved with anyone else now. If one or both of them got married, do you think they’d still be such close close friends? Another hmmm.
Archive for March, 2011
Speaking of odors, I don’t have a probem going to thrift shops or dollar stores. What I do have a problem with is the way so many of them smell. I can’t describe it, but if you’ve been to one of these stores you know what I’m talking about. I think they’d increase business a lot if they’d just buy some of those yummy wall plug-in scents.
I was at a stoplight earlier today with my window rolled all the way up. A woman in the car in front of me had her window half open and was holding her cigarette out between puffs. Do you know almost instantaneously I smelled the smoke in my car? Now that’s some powerful smoke.
I just passed a pickup truck which advertised a man’s business. In the back window was a bumper sticker that said, “I (heart) MY WIFE”. At first I thought, aww, how sweet. More husbands — and wives — should be so proud to broadcast the love they have for their spouses. But then my cynical side took over and I thought, “… or is he just doing that so people think he’s a nice guy and he’ll get more business?” Hmmm.
During the month of April:
* All mirrors will be 15% off and
* 10% of the sale price of all nature-related wall items will be donated to Keep Akron Beautiful
My studio/gallery is located on the third floor of the Summit Artspace building, 140 E. Market St. Please see my Web site www.sunthingspecial.com for studio hours.
The next Akron Artwalk will be from 5-9 this Saturday, April 2. More than two dozen shops, galleries and restaurants will stay open late for art, shopping, dining and entertainment offerings, with a free trolley transporting patrons between locations. I’ll be giving away a FREE 5-1/2×8-1/2 greeting card to the first 50 people who visit my gallery/studio on the third floor of Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St. Hope you can make it!
You know how I’ve mentioned that my son loves to pick up trash whenever he can? Well, last week he was picking up trash while waiting for my older daughter’s bus to come. A woman walked by and was totally floored by that and told him that he made her day. She came by again today (he was still picking up trash) and told me how much seeing him pick up trash had meant to her. She called him her “hero” and shook his hand. She said she was going to follow his lead and pick up paper when she’s out. She also said that she just retired from being a school counselor and seeing him as “the future” made her very happy.
BTW, we picked up nine bags of trash at Valley Vista Sunday morning. After seeing all the cigarette butts in the mulch around the playground equipment, I decided that public smoking should be banned 100 feet from playgrounds. Do you know how many toddlers pick up stuff from the mulch and put it in their mouths? Plus, even if the smoke is blown away, it’s just bad role modeling, both the smoking and the littering.
After 25+ years of drinking coffee with milk/cream, for some odd reason I’m switching to black. In my family of heavy coffee drinkers, everyone but my mom uses milk. A lot of milk. As in, we often heard, “Would you like some coffee with your milk?” A year or two ago I got hooked on flavored coffee creamers. Which was fine if I were at home. But if I were somewhere else and had to have coffee with, God forbid, something like skim milk, I was just disgusted. Plus, the creamers or milk cooled off my coffee so much (because of the amount I was putting in) that either I had to keep reheating it (if I were at home) or I just couldn’t drink it (if I were somewhere else). Yes, I’m a bit HM about my coffee, but who isn’t? Anyhow, a couple days ago I decided to go black. That means I’m no longer drinking coffee for the flavor but just for the caffeine. I figure having my coffee black will make my life just that much easier. And who knows? I may even lose five or so pounds now without all the calories from the flavored creamer.
with the weather of everyone else irritate me. It’s like all they do is watch The Weather Channel to see what the weather is for everyone they know who live or are traveling somewhere else. I only pay attention to the weather somewhere else if 1) I’m going to be traveling there soon or 2) There is a hurricane heading to land or some other huge weather event. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I like the weather in Northeast Ohio. I like how it changes and I especially like how it (usually) doesn’t get too hot. So — unless a tornado is headed to my neighborhood — please stop talking about the weather here, there and anywhere with me.
so what? My family likes it on the cooler side. Okay, not necessarily snow in April, but my kids play much more outside when it is cooler (40s-60s) than when it is hot (80s-90s). They’ve been playing outside every day after school for the last couple weeks; last summer when it was so hot, they spent most of their time in the air conditioning indoors. Moderately cool weather invigorates me; hot weather withers me. Just one more reason I could never live in the South.