The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

I just watched Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, one of my favorite Christmas shows, for what’s probably the 40th annual time. I wanted to do something festive because I’ll be working Christmas day. But being in a cynical mood, I’m noticing this year that this is actually a pretty cruel flick. It starts off with …

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Back in 1999 I had to have major surgery. I’d never even spent the night in a hospital, so I was terrified. So terrified, in fact, that for three weeks prior to the event I was clenching my teeth in my sleep with such intensity that my dentist told me that I had caused hairline …

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