A majority of what you read here was written while at work to help pass the time. Most of the stories were written over ichat or msn messenger. The rhymes have been the more thought-out pieces. I write rhymes (I don’t like to say poem when I’m just having a bit of fun) to mark special occasions (my maid of honor speech at my sister’s wedding, speech at dinner celebrating getting into grad school, etc), to bring a smile to the recipient, or just cuz. I just wanted these to have a different kind of life on the shelf other than hanging out in folders on my computer.