a quote from my favorite author

“The most solid advice, though, for a writer is this, I think: Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell, and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”

-William Saroyan, The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze

Saturday, March 14, 2015


March 28, 2013

return book stack to library and get lost amongst the shelves for hours
unbox latest Amazon purchase
avoid grading
live dangerously by grocery shopping on an empty stomach
listen to latest audiobook
catch up on this week’s episodes of People’s Court
snuggle the dogs while laying on the couch to give a semblance of productivity
chop fresh veggies for a healthy snack option
choose to eat a spoonful of vanilla frosting instead
write a new “to-do” list combining what still isn’t done from the last list with new tasks

*At the end of REAL SIMPLE magazine, on the very last page, there is always a humorous piece of writing.  Today’s slice is inspired by one such piece.


  1. Went back and read more of your vintage slices. Interesting how some things remain the same over time and the words we used a year, two or three ago are still true. I love the positive, no stress, all fun, to-do-list, you shared today.

  2. Still working on this list? :-)

  3. This made me laugh! I am a list person, too! I love the chopping veggies, but eating a scoop of frosting instead. And don't you just love crossing things off from that old list??