Site Owner: Lynn C Dot
Site Name: Chocolate Chip Mint
Site URL: http://chochimi.blogspot.com/
Articles Posted: 36
Bio: Seriously not taking anything seriously.

Posted Entries:

I'm glad that's over. Posted on Jan 1, 3:01 pm
There's a hopefulness about saying goodbye to one year and looking forward to another. . . .


What will you do with all that extra time! Posted on Dec 31, 1:12 pm
Spend your time wisely and Happy New Year!


What are the rules these days? Posted on Dec 29, 2:12 pm
It's been a long time since I was single. I don't have any idea how first dates work but as far as I can tell, there's a new rule that all first dates must take place at McMenamins . . .


Another disaster narrowly avoided. Posted on Dec 11, 11:12 am
Don't get out of a hotel bed until the coffee is ready. It just isn't safe.


Beer Hunting Posted on Dec 7, 1:12 pm
It just so happens, I live near the beer capital of the world and in a town where craft beer is growing at a rapid pace. There are 11 breweries or tap houses within biking distance from where I live and countless more venues that have local craft beers on tap . . .


There's always later, right? Posted on Dec 6, 2:12 pm
I just can't seem to stay focused on my writing.


Days of the Week Posted on Dec 5, 8:12 pm
I don't have anything against the rest of the week but as far as I'm concerned Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday are about waiting in that long, serpentine line to do it all over again.


A pint's a pound. Posted on Dec 3, 6:12 pm
I donated blood yesterday fully aware the blood bank was in need of O+, O-, A-, and B- blood. I'm A+ but they accepted me even though I wasnt exactly their type.


Four eyes are better than one. Posted on Dec 2, 9:12 pm
Angst over new spectacles.


No relatives were harmed in the making of this holiday. Posted on Dec 1, 2:12 pm
Wasn't it October just a minute ago? Thanksgiving blew through like a breeze and now, all of a sudden, it's December . . . .


How many stars for a cup of coffee? Posted on Feb 24, 1:02 pm
Does anyone remember punch cards - get your card punched 12 times and you can cash it in for a free cup of joe? Seemed a lot easier. And, in my mind, it created the habit of stopping in and buying something. But, apparently, I'm not buying enough.


How to make pizza last forever. Posted on Feb 19, 12:02 pm
It's Friday and tonight we're going to do - nothing. We're renting a movie (okay, that's something) and eating leftover pizza. I'm pretty sure that pizza's been in the freezer since sometime last year.


I didn't know! Posted on Feb 16, 7:02 pm
The only good thing about preparing taxes - today, at least - is that I've reached the end of the day without wanting to kill someone. This is notable because that's all I've wanted to do since I flipped the page from January on my wall calendar two weeks ago.


50 Shades of Coffee Posted on Jan 6, 2:01 pm
I love Starbucks. I'm looking at the Starbucks online menu for espresso drinks. At the bottom is one called "Doubleshot on Ice." Makes me think of a Disney-like coffee character on ice skates. What's not to like?


The Real Deal Posted on Jan 2, 10:01 pm
We decided to check out a couple of our neighborhood parks today. It was sunny but very cold and breezy here. There weren't many out doing the same but we did come across a few adventuresome souls. They were walking in pairs, or with their dog or seahawk. We even saw a few bicyclists. Wait, seahawk? Why, yes. Seahawk.


A Very Friendly New Years Eve Posted on Jan 1, 8:01 pm
Hubby and I celebrated New Years Eve by watching Pink Martini and spending the night downtown. Another couple was supposed to come with us but didn’t make it due to flight cancellations on the east coast. I put the tickets on Craiglist and sold them within an hour but the buyer, Andy, didn't take the room explaining his partner had a child and had to be home by 1 am. I’m not sure it mattered, though, because Andy was going to get lucky either way.


Goodbye 2015 Posted on Dec 30, 12:12 pm
Bleary eyed, I've been herded with the rest of the American cattle through customs and am now awaiting my boarding call on the US side of Vancouver International Airport. I'm not quite awake yet. Too sleepy to be interested in coffee. (I didn't know that was even possible.)


Sliding Scale for Perks Posted on Dec 29, 1:12 pm
Last night, I dreamed I was in a restaurant sitting with a group at a large table, waiting to place my order for breakfast. When the waiter, George Takei, came to me, he informed me there was variable peak pricing on coffee and it would currently cost me double. He said this with a grin that said, "I got you now!"


Charlie isn't my one and only. Posted on Dec 28, 2:12 pm
Sorry, Charlie, I have another pen pal. I call her Cupcake and I send her love letters from "A Secret Admirer."


Untitled Posted on Dec 27, 6:12 pm
My housecleaning standards aren't what they used to be. (That being said, about half of you just vowed never to be a houseguest at Chez Lynn. [Perfect.])


From Johnny Jumper to Johnny Walker Posted on Dec 26, 10:12 pm
It's a Johnny Jumper and a walker: It's a Johnny Walker!


The Santa Effect Posted on Dec 25, 2:12 pm
Elves are the unsung heroes at Christmas, in my opinion. Everyone waits with anticipation for Santa's visit, urgently wishing that he bestow something upon them - material or otherwise. It's a fantasy for children and borders on religion for adults. Rotund men, I've been told, have been know to dress up as him. And what thanks do the elves get? No adoration, no letters full of hopefulness, no moment in the spotlight, they're just behind the scenes making it all happen.


It's Christmas Eve and I haven't heard from Charlie . . . Posted on Dec 24, 12:12 pm
I'll check in by email. Make sure he's okay. Because Christmas just wouldn't be the same without Charlie.


Holidailies Could Make You Healther Posted on Dec 22, 1:12 pm
Maybe. It depends on what you're writing about


Need A Writing Prompt? Posted on Dec 21, 10:12 pm
Sort laundry. I guarantee you'll come up with something. And, more like than not, it'll have to do with socks.


Just In Time For Christmas Posted on Dec 19, 1:12 pm
For the person who has everything, give the gift of congestion, sinus pressure, and body aches. You'll never be forgotten as that special someone who shared the gift of sniffles. Why give presents when you can give an experience?


You Can't Make This Stuff Up Posted on Dec 18, 3:12 pm
The tax world is a boring place. What tax preparers find exciting would make your eyes glaze over but a recent tax briefing hit my email that changed all that. The headline was "Baiting Wild Hogs with Kool-Aid Counts toward Material Participation" The rest of the story goes something like this . . .


Here Comes A Ten Foot Pole Posted on Dec 17, 12:12 pm
People on both sides of the gun control issue are doggedly committed to their position and nothing I say here will change that. Consideration of the leading causes of death in 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control is unlikely to make a difference.


Don't Let It Happen To You Posted on Dec 15, 7:12 pm
Something about this reminds me of commercials on TV for pharmaceuticals. Like, there should be a soft-focus shot of a middle-aged couple holding hands, with flimsy background music, and a voice over saying . . .


Pro Bowl for Long Snappers Posted on Dec 15, 6:12 pm
I saw in more than one article that voting would conclude on December 15th. It's still December 15th here on the west coast and I see that voting is now closed. I realize most of the teams are on the east coast but, hey, we're football fans too!


Commuting Thought of the Day Posted on Dec 13, 7:12 pm
I don't have any answers here so I apologize if you think I was going to provide a neat solution. It's an interesting question, though - how do we all get from here to there most efficiently? For now, all you can do is pick a lane and try to remember to wave to your fellow motorists with all five fingers.


Hot Sorority Girls? Posted on Dec 12, 8:12 pm
You know those movies that portray sorority houses as places where young women run around in their underwear? You know, they're all getting ready for some party and they're preening in front of a mirror in nothing but a bra (or topless) and panties because what else do sorority girls do?


Letter to the Editor Posted on Dec 11, 7:12 pm
I disagree with the statement, “Nobody changed the world with novelty socks,” on the mailing cover of the December 5th-11th 2015 edition of The Economist. I am personally familiar with one person’s world that has been changed by a wild array of hosiery and all who know him are better for it.


Western Washington is Closed Today Due to Really Shitty Weather Posted on Dec 10, 8:12 pm
I should have entitled this, "Over the River."


Love is an Interesting Stew Posted on Dec 9, 1:12 pm
Love is an interesting stew . . .


It's December already? Posted on Dec 8, 1:12 pm
When did that happen? Oh, like a week ago? Jeez, where have I been? It's not like I've been all that busy - I've only been in two cities this first week. (I'll be in a total of five different cities in December.) Doing what? you might ask. It's a long story but this is my version of being homeless.


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