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Sunday, September 11, 2011


If you need me, text me.

I’m going to try to spend today away for the internet, and instead doing things and enjoying being alive.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

WWA: Duckling Edition

In honor of all the ducklings I keep seeing on my walk home, today’s word is: goose

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Today I am thankful for: orange juice

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

WWA: Hot Hot Hot Edition

Today’s word: fan

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Things that are Awesome

Things that are Awesome, originally uploaded by Random Michelle K.

Kit sent Grandmom flowers. Today, Kit received a card.

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Saturday, April 3, 2010






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Saturday, February 20, 2010


Don’t tell the cats, but they’re going to the vet this morning.

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Random Thought

I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn’t it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserved them? So, now I take comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe.
— Marcus Cole, “A Late Delivery From Avalon”, Babylon 5

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Thursday, September 10, 2009


Bah Humbug.

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Wonders of Modern Travel

Well, we’re back at the Charlotte airport, waiting to go on to Denver. Flight is booked, near us are two children running around very loudly.

Wish us luck!

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Saturday, April 4, 2009



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Monday, December 29, 2008

Read! Read! Read!

Just finished reading the C.S. Harris mystery Where Serpents Sleep.


I love really her Sebastian St. Cyr series and highly recommend it to anyone who likes Vistorian mysteries–or mysteries in general.

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

WVU vs Carolina

Holy moley!

14 – 14 and the first quarter isn’t even over.

Neither of their touchdowns was pretty. We’ve got to play better than this!

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008


I just realized that when I pulled out the cookie cutters–the ELEPHANT cookie cutter was MISSING!

I have NO elephant Christmas cookies!


How will the Christmas elephant ever forgive me?

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Sunday, December 21, 2008


Have a blessed Hanukkah.

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Argue with Me


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Monday, December 1, 2008

Fashion Victims

During my lunch walk, I came to some conclusions about fashion. At least, my opinions about fashion.

To put it plainly, I don’t get it.

Take shoes. I admit that I buy expensive shoes, but that is because I want my shoes to be comfortable, and I’m willing to pay well to make sure my feet don’t hurt. But I see no reason to wear shoes that draw attention to themselves.

Why do I want someone staring at my feet?

Same goes for clothing. I try to dress at least someone professionally for work, because I feel that if I look professional people are more willing to accept me as an expert. No, it’s not fair the world works that way, but there it is. If I am teaching, I want people to look at me as the expert in the class, and so I dress accordingly. But I do not want clothing that will draw so much attention to itself that people are looking at my clothes and not me.

I want people to look at me and to listen to what I am saying. I don’t want them staring at my shoes or at my clothing. Those things are the background and should remain in the background.

And if I’m not teaching, I want clothing that will allow me to blend into the background and remain unremarkable. Why? Because that’s how I am.

I used to dress aggressively to give off the attitude, “don’t bother me,” and although I liked that and it was effective, it’s not very helpful for getting assistance if you need it. So instead I go for wallflower. And don’t understand people whose clothing wears them, instead of vice versa.

(What prompted this? A pair of boots that looked like a cross between a moccasin, a bedroom slipper, and a dead rabbit.)

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Monday, November 10, 2008

A Murder of Crows

When Michael and Grandmom got back from the store, Michael yelled at me to look at the crows. I looked out the front door–nothing. So I slipped on my clogs, grabbed my camera, and went out the kitchen door (where he and Grandmom were coming in).

I’ve never seen so many crows before; when the traffic eased, you hear the raucous noise they made all cawing together.



I’m reminded of a story in the Sandman series, “A Parliament of Rooks.”

Why were so many crows all gathered in one place? They were circling in the sky, and perched in the top of trees, so it doesn’t seem like anything on the ground was the cause (at least I hope not, considering the sheer number of crows).

And here is a good page from Cornell about crows. It doesn’t look like crows in this area should be migratory, though I suppose it could be a group coming in for the winter. Though that seems unlikely.

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Sunday, November 9, 2008

This Is How Paranioa Develops

Yesterday and today, I awoke from my nap to discover that the server on which my website lives had gone down.

Not only do I have the sense of missing things while I’m asleep, I wake to discover that I was actually missing things while asleep.

This happens once more and I’m going to be afraid to take a nap.

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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Saturday Nights Alright

So my website was down for about three hours, and I have to say my dealings with Dreamhost were about a thousand times better than my dealings with iPowerweb. I received updates on my Dreamhost Panel and then through e-mail, as to the status of my website.

Of course down time always sucks, but I understand it happens sometimes, and appreciate knowing what is happening.

In the meantime, Grandmom has returned; Mom and Dad dropped her off before the game.

And speaking of the game, WVU is playing Cincinnati, and things aren’t going well for our heroes.


ADDENDUM the First:
Umm… Tony just called Pat White “tough as an acorn.” I think he just made that up.

Plus, Pat White just took a swing at someone? WTF?

ADDENDUM the Second:

ADDENDUM the Third:

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