January 25, 2011

Food poisoning

Posted in Everyday, Shorts at 8:12 pm by ListenMaudy

The title to this post is a little misleading, so don’t worry; this isn’t going to be a gross or whiny story about my being sick.

A while ago, I had the following conversation that just about blew me away:


Acquaintance (A): I don’t feel good.

ListenMaudy (LM): Maybe you should go home then.

A: No, I mean I really don’t feel good. <eyebrow raising>

LM: Okay, yeah. You can’t go home?

A: Well, my stomach is really upset.

LM: …

A: You know, I don’t feel good at all. I don’t know why; I don’t have the flu or anything.

LM: Maybe you have food poisoning.

A: I can’t have food poisoning. [said like, duh!]

LM: Are you sure?

A: No! I can’t have food poisoning. I’m a vegetarian!


ZOMG. I was a vegetarian for 10 years, and I never knew I was immune to food poisoning! I wasted so much time washing my hands and watching out for e. coli contamination. If only I had known!


November 28, 2009

Lazy Saturday

Posted in Shorts at 9:45 pm by ListenMaudy

We didn’t do a whole lot today. We met two of my sisters to take some group photos, and we went to lunch.

When we got home, we decided to go to the dog park. Here is a photo of Fig laying with another little dog:

November 26, 2009


Posted in Shorts at 7:25 pm by ListenMaudy

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. I ate way too much already, but I’m still looking forward to eating the chocolate cream pie I made. You know it’s serious if I bother to cook something.

November 20, 2009

WordPress fail

Posted in Shorts at 5:57 am by ListenMaudy

I just had my first lost blog post. Although, it was probably a preventable error. I leave WordPress open all the time, so my guess is that I need to renavigate to whatever post I want to work on, instead of just typing on the open page.

I have been working on a long post that I was hoping to finish this morning. I had saved it and left it open from yesterday morning, so I opened my computer and started working on it.

There was a little banner at the bottom of the page telling me “You’re not allowed to do that.” I was just typing in my blog post, so I couldn’t figure out what I wasn’t allowed to do. It turns out that I was indeed not allowed to be typing in my post.

When I tried to save the draft, I got an error page telling me that my attempt to edit the post failed. When I went back to the post, of course all my changes were gone. It’s a little disheartening, but I wasn’t really happy with the way the post was going anyway. Maybe I should just start over from scratch. But, really, ugh.

November 18, 2009

TV time

Posted in Shorts at 7:15 pm by ListenMaudy

I spent most of the evening complaining about how I didn’t want to do any chores, so Muffin let me off the hook. We walked the dogs, and then he said that I could sit on the couch and watch TV while he worked on the floors.

I feel really bad sitting around doing nothing while he does work. I emptied the dishwasher and did the dishes from dinner, but that’s not really a lot. Luckily, he appears to have finished the floors, so I think I am, again, off the hook. What a relief.

Now it’s time to sit on the couch and watch some TV. Together!

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