• News & Events

    Headline News in Sucksville

    So I’m really pretty positive no one is reading this or will ever read this. But the point has been to keep people I don’t talk to that often well informed. So here are the latest news stories in Life o’ Marit: Brother shaved head, not actually a cancer victim Intense work frustration leads to job search Heat wave ruins joys of fall Work stress, apathy leads to academic decline Cholesterol Test Wednesday; Panic ensues Frustration and depression summit this week ‘Caveman’ worst comedy since invention of wheel Have a great week ya’ll!

  • General Information

    The Tale of the Keys

    Once upon a time, in fact on the very night before our heroine was to move to a new house, she lost her keys. Now this was significant problem since it had both her keys to her current place and to her new place. Her keys to her current mailbox and the new one. It also had her parent’s house keys, her brother storage facility key and her key drive with lots of important files. Oddly enough the thing she missed the most was her Harris Teeter VIC card. (What? They’ll issue you a new one but then it doesn’t know what kind of coupons to give you.) Then one…

  • General Information

    marit’s week in review

    I’m a little behind so here’s the week recap. Weekend: ‘rents had the annual Oktoberfest. Tasty beer, tasty food. Neighbors brought over a 1961 bottle of Crown Royale which, other than making my dad a bit sad to stop drinking beer, made my parents very drunk and happy. Conference in the ATL: here’s my consumer report– Sheraton Buckhead was not good. Power went out at the hotel (only the hotel, thank god the bar down the street was unaffected) for 8 hours. Whether because of that or something else the lobby and basement (where the conference sessions were being held) was without AC for the second day of the conference.…

  • General Information

    upheaval

    There’s been a great deal of upheaval, or more accurately, potential upheaval in my life lately: The office is being reorganized (one of the mostly stressful things you can go through in your job according to some survey– or possibly it’s a made-up statistic). I’m trying to buy a new (used) car but have been unable to find just the right one (leading my friends to comment on how this pickiness may have something to do with why I’m single). I’m about to start classes again but this time as the Vice President for the professional society associated with my masters program (yeah! biting off more than I can chew!).…

  • News & Events

    Weddings, weddings everywhere and not a man to date

    I am very happy for several of my friends and relatives as I have a rash of weddings coming up in the next three months (the use of the term “rash” being in no way negative). One older friend- in his late 50’s in fact, that is just delightful; he is marrying his high school sweetheart! One is a wedding between two of my closest friends, both of them in their 40’s and on second marriages. And the last is my cousin who is in her early twenties. Let’¬ís only say that I had better look good at that wedding and if my cousin Mary points out my being the…

  • General Information

    Redemption

    Good article (with a lame-ass title) out of USA Today: Budding Friendships Fill Out the Family Tree. I love my family very, very much, as previous posts will attest. But this is a good time to raise a glass to the ‘friend’. A friend is someone you have met, sought out to spend further time with, and learned much about. It’s quite possible you know more about your friends than most family members. And in turn, these are the people who know you the best, and who are still there after the scary stuff. These people are with you almost every day, many times on days when family cannot be…

  • General Information

    Family is a sentence

    I have a cousin who recently used the phrase “Family isn’t a word- it’s a sentence”. I’m pretty sure she meant it negatively (for one since she is generally pretty negative and also because I know her father) but I’ve been thinking lately much more positively about family.Someone asked me to imagine being an only child. I was surprised at just how depressing that thought was. I have three brothers and no sisters so I have always (honestly) felt a little gipped in the sibling department. Sorry boys. But when asked to imagine life without them I found it to be a surprisingly depressing thought.It’s not just the fact that…

  • General Information

    Dating Laws

    Currently averaging a post a month. Must step this up a bit. As I consider starting to think about maybe one day dating I am reminded of the rules of dating. You know them. There are spoken rules, the ones that generally revolve around morals, decency and appropriate dinner conversation. You might think these rules would be obvious, but since men don’t always get it, they must occasionally be formally stated (and I’m not male-bashing here; I just have three brothers). Then there are the unwritten rules. I have to assume that most casual daters are familiar with at least a couple of these. Rules that govern whether or not…