Tag: fiction

#1 Pizzeria EVER!

The only place for pizza in Rye – in my humble opinion! And what we will be eating when my friends help me move (I will try to restrain myself from archeological endeavors – but Wood does find them hilarious). (photo credit here &…

1.16 Pizza With Indiana Jones

I blame Indiana Jones. A ten year old me wanted nothing more than to roam the earth with Professor Jones (as I called him because I’d be a student, not a love interest) finding idols, grails and such things. So to prepare I did…

1.15 Sweet and Sour

Rolling down the window of sickly pumpkin colored hybrid, “Talking on your phone again?” The opening salvo. Returning fire, I gestured with my phone, “Sure looks that way.” I opened my email, hoping the glowing screen and obvious inattention would spark the idea of…

1.14 Ointment Meet Fly…

(A very civilized contract signing!) I couldn’t hide the grin spreading across my face. The relief at landing in such unexpectedly pleasant surroundings was palpable (with this many books and the promised freedom to borrow would help save a tremendous amount of money –…

1.13 Meeting The Lavender Lady

Fortunately the call to Wood finished way before the silver Audi in front of me pulled to the curb. While I love books, and my major form of investing is tied up in paper, glue and string, I didn’t think there was much money…

1.12 Dourwood’s Days Are Numbered!

I choked on my on the coffee. I was going to kill Wood – he’s such a liar – he never talked to her. Trying to compose a suitable answer in my head on the fly, while calculating the amount of money it would…

1.11 We Worship At The Altar Of The Bean

The heady scents of coffee, sugar and bacon enveloped me when I entered The Altar of the Bean (or The Altar as it is known amongst the regulars, neighborhood and social media). The controlled chaos of baristas, cashiers and bakers behind the counter snagged…

1.10 Unexpected Invitations

Achievement unlocked! Gainful employment! My second job ever! Aunt Pearl isn’t going to brag about this one either! Never underestimate the small bonus of annoying your nearest and dearest with life choices which don’t fit their well-placed parameters of life. Ok, so maybe it…

1.9 The Day After

Sunday morning during my rounds at Nevermore (redundant I might be, but vandals are my nemesis, nemisii? In any case, they get my goat) when Wood texted me… Dourwood: Did you get the high score after I left? Me: Nope, wasted a multi-ball opportunity. Dourwood: Too bad,…

1.8 Lessons In Random Ordering

(To Be Clear – this is not The Fungus House!) Random ordering is not a sound strategy in a place called The Fungus House. Beatrice’s mushroom pho looked like a pretty piece of modern art in a bowl. Wood’s portobello burger looked like an…

1.7 First Impressions

“I see the nickname now – since you don’t fit the mold of cantankerous old man with hygiene problems. Well they say Elvira in real life is a red head – but Morticia has more class.” “I know right?” Wood chimed in, “I keep…

1.6 Squirm

When Wood’s six foot six frame squirms it signals different things for different people. For his Gran it means he’d bought her another gadget to make her life “easier” – she likes her smart phone, tolerates her smart luggage (a suitcase which follows her…