bogeyandruby

Random stuff, reflections on the meaning of life and death, humour, self-deprecation, a bit of bad poetry.

When I announced to my husband today that my blog now had 37 followers, he congratulated me on having more followers than Jesus. After wiping away the almond milk latte I had just snorted through my nose, I had to ask … “Twelve disciples.”, he said with a grin. (I know, I know … but …

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I like the word mediocrity. Ordinariness. Passableness. Averageness. I dabble in a lot of things that I’m okay at. Nothing wrong with being okay at something. It’s better than sucking at it. My husband has a teeshirt that reads, « World’s okayest guitar player ». I love that. I’ll be the world’s okayest dabbler. I …

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My sister and I took our parents for their second Moderna vaccine today, eight days earlier than originally scheduled. The parking lot at the local community centre where the vaccines were being given was teeming with mid-sized cars driven by a generation of seniors well-versed in the etiquette of public parking. There was no pushing …

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What do you get when you put two immigrants together in a phone conversation, each with a different mother tongue, one whose second language is English and the other who speaks French? You get broken telephone, of course. Thirty years ago my best friend Marisa brought a bottle of wine to my father’s 60th birthday …

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Yesterday after work, I drove my son to the local driving school to register him for driving lessons, at least for the initial theory lessons. Once those are completed, he has to take a bit of a detour (pun intended) to the Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre due to his diagnosis of developmental coordination disorder. As we …

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Every once in a while, I check out LinkedIn to see what’s out there in the job market. I’m still waiting for my dream job that will combine stacking books and removing foam from lattes. Instead of exciting job offers, however, there was a private message from someone who seems to think I need a …

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