My home is not a place, it is people.
Cordelia's Articles In Misc
December 20, 2006 by Cordelia
I've always known that JoeUser is a blogging community, and when I hear about things happening in other bloggers lives I'm often interested. A baby is born and I'm thrilled for those parents I've never met in the flesh. When someone looses a pet or a loved one I mourn for them. When someone has a good or bad day I genuinely like hearing about it, and I'll leave a comment if I think I can be of any use at all.

My mother has been ill. Your comments and good thoughts have helped me through the r...
September 18, 2005 by Cordelia
Dear TLC’s “What Not To Wear”: I admit it; I watch your show quite often. It’s one of the few things I do that I can classify as exclusively indulging my feminine side – the side that wants to look pretty. Previously my philosophy has been that the way I dress has no bearing on the way I work or interact with other people, yet I also believe that they way I feel inside makes an enormous difference in my chances of success in work and relationships. Since I started watching your show I ...
March 3, 2005 by Cordelia

Congratulations! You’ve realized that you are a f***ing failure. Most people go through life never becoming aware that they a losers and should go die somewhere in a corner, and thus they perpetuate the cycle of losership. You, on the other hand, have suddenly woken up and cried your eyes out one day because you have failed at life. Good. 

Chances are you will continue to be a loser, but since you are now conscious and aware you will fight the system – unless y...
February 4, 2005 by Cordelia
Alarm goes off at 5:00 am. Time to go to the gym!!!! Alarm goes off at 7:00 am. Time to get up and shower!!! Alarm goes off at 7:30. Alarm smashed by fist. 7:45 – 8:00 am: Shower. Stare at shower wall while using up all hot water. Don’t actually soap self; just stare. 8:00 – 8:30 am: get ready for work. Consider doing something with hair. Reject idea. Consider eating breakfast. Reject idea. Boil water for tea. Never make tea as takes too much effort. Consider making lunch. Re...
January 7, 2005 by Cordelia
Hmm. I don't even know what just happened.

Over the holidays I was wandering around the internet and found a local community college that was hiring a screenwriting instructor. I applied, knowing it was ridiculously late for this semester but what the heck? I also sent an e-mail to the chair of the department because that seems to usually work out better than just applying in the regular way.

They called me on my cell phone today to say that their current screenwriting teacher won't b...
November 6, 2004 by Cordelia
The voters have spoken and they have said they do not support gay marriage.

I must say, I am shocked. I did not realize I was so far out of touch with the rest of the country. Personally, I don’t think we have the right to infringe upon the freedoms of any one group of people. Whether you think being gay is a choice, or whether you think people are gay for biological reasons, whether you think that being gay is right or wrong, they should be allowed to marry.

I know quite a few gay people...
October 16, 2004 by Cordelia
Today I both joined a gym and a tanning salon. Paul and I are going to Cancun for 8 whole days over Thanksgiving, so I wanted to be tan for the trip. It feels weird, because I am usually opposed to tanning in general. However, I'm usually opposed to wearing bathing suits as well, but since I will be wearing one 24-7 in Cancun I was hoping to offset some of my flabbiness with a tan.

The gym part is just because I want to get in shape in general. Our local rec center only charges 125$ for a 6 m...
September 5, 2004 by Cordelia
I believe that today more than ever a book should be sought after even if it has only one great page in it: we must search for fragments, splinters, toenails, anything that has ore in it, anything that is capable of resuscitating the body and soul. It may be that we are doomed, that there is no hope for us, any of us, but if that is so then let us set up a last agonizing, bloodcurdling howl, a screech of defiance, a war whoop! Away with lamentation! Away with elegies and dirges! Away with biogra...
August 30, 2004 by Cordelia
Ok, I'm going to relent just a little from my last blog. It seems like I write nothing but negative stuff these days. I'm relenting in that, while I still hate Michigan, I think I can find some humor in life. Heres a funny website for your enjoyment. Be sure to check out the "e-mails" section.

June 16, 2004 by Cordelia
Ok, so after I wrote my little rant about how the houses that are being built today are all ugly boxes, I got locked out of my house.

I took the dogs out for a walk, and didn't bring my key because my husband was home, and we were planning on going out together later, so I knew he wouldn't leave. And then his work called him with some emergency while I was out, and he assumed that I had my key and left. When I got back I was a little surprised to see that he wasn't home, I can tell you. At f...
June 8, 2004 by Cordelia
Ok, I've been in Michigan for a little over a week now, and I must say my allergies are worse than they have ever been. My hands tremble constantly with the desire to scratch my eyes out. My eyes are red, swollen, and leaking fluid that I can only hope is tears. I am in constant pain - yes, actual pain in my eyes. Not to mention my constantly running nose and my ears that itch on the inside where I can't reach.

I am given to understand that this is a particularly bad time of year in this are...
November 2, 2005 by Cordelia
[Sorry for those of you who clicked on this expecting something good. You won't find anything like quality here. Just trying to keep in touch with the people who care about the minutia of my life. Move along please.]

Today I've made a terrible realization. I've fought against it all my life but today I can no longer deny what I now know to be true about myself.

I officially like coffee.

It took me 33 years, but what was once a bitter flavor to be abhorred is now something I may pe...
March 23, 2005 by Cordelia
It is snowing. SNOWING, I tell you. It's been snowing hard since about 1:00 pm today, and it's now sticking. It is pretty - it's like being in a snowglobe.

January 6, 2005 by Cordelia
LeapingLizard gave us all a link to this quiz on religious beliefs. It's pretty interesting, actually. Here are my results.

1.    Unitarian Universalism (100%) 2.    Secular Humanism (86%) 3.    Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (78%) 4.    Nontheist (76%) 5.    Liberal Quakers (75%) 6.    Neo-Pagan (57%) 7.    New Age (57%) 8.    Mahayana Buddhism (47%) 9. &nb...
January 6, 2005 by Cordelia
Sometimes I just have to take a break from reality. Or whatever I'm doing that passes for reality at the time.

If life were a musical what would your theme song be?

Mine is: People are Strange by the Doors