It's great to be able to laugh with the people you work with.
I don't know what I'll see by the wine store each time I pass it. Sometimes it's a family with kids who've gotten their faces painted. Other times it might be a man on a cigarette break, or a woman screaming at the back window of a car, where she sees her own reflection.
A bottle of wine, some boardgames, and some bad television make for a lazy evening.
Many problems come from mental blocks. When you're convinced from the start that you'll do badly you generate a self-fulfilling prophecy. You can't think about anything else aside from how badly you'll do. Why is it so much easier for me to see this tendency in other people than it is to catch it in myself?
People can't admit they've shown up just for the booze and food, so what they do is throw in some lofty speeches that they can pretend to pay attention to while getting liquored up.
Calling up a friend I haven't spoken to in a while to find out he's in the hospital on his birthday.
At the Shakespeare Garden, poetry and stinging insects are perennial.