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Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Grass Jelly Drink

I haven’t had much to say recently. Between recovering from the visit of the 3 1/2 year old, and the sudden onset of an icky cold, I just haven’t had much to say. So…

If you were bored, here are the top ten things to be found on my website:

Yup. Other people besides me don’t know that puncuation is actually spelled punctuation.

And if you’re really really bored, there’s always Corn Cam or the Museum of Questionable Medical Devices (both old favorites)

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004


Two days till my birthday and I think I’m coming down with a cold.

This is entirely unacceptable.

Where’s the complaint department?

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Monday, June 28, 2004

Habeas Corpus

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor wrote that the campaign against terrorism notwithstanding, “a state of war is not a blank check for the president when it comes to the rights of the nation’s citizens.”

Inter arma silent leges?

Perhaps not.

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Categories: Politics  

Sunday, June 27, 2004

Organic Obsession

Giant Eagle, probably in response to Kroger’s, has finally dedicated an entire aisle to organic items.

The aisle is located at the far end of the store, just opposite the bakery, and aisle that I never go down. It used to be “seasonal items” and it’s placement across from the bakery guaranteed I didn’t go down the aisle. I never need “seasonal items” and if I don’t see the doughnuts, then I don’t buy them.

But now organic items are there, so I have to walk down that aisle.

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Friday, June 25, 2004

Everyone Says I Look Younger That I Am

Guess it’s true.


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It’s one thing to know that we’ve spent a lot of money on the house this year–replacing the air conditioner wasn’t cheap.

It’s something else entirely to look at a graph of our spending for the past year and see, “GAH! We’re hemorrhaging money!”

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Categories: House & Garden  

Thursday, June 24, 2004

I HAVE Seen Movies. I Have!

Similar to the top 200 books, only different.

Bold is what I’ve seen, which is more than most people would expect, all things considered

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Wednesday, June 23, 2004

The Lions of Al-Rassan

The Lions of Al-Rassan Guy Gavriel Kay

This is a very good, albeit very depressing book. Set in the same world as Sailing to Sarantium, this book describes the battles between the followers of Jad versus the Asharites.

If Sailing to Sarantium reminded me of Rome, this book reminded me of Spain. Of the Crusades. Of Christianity and Islam, with Judaism caught in between.

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More Discworld

Witches Abroad, Mort, Wyrd Sisters, Small Gods, Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett

I’m still going through Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. This set of books included three books about the Discworld witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and Magrat Garlick; another book about Death, and a book about the Gods of Discworld.

I think I liked Mort, where Death takes an apprentice, best of this group.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2004

The Boy Who Drew Cats

The Boy Who Drew Cats by Arthur A. Levine. Paintings by Frederic Clement

I first read this tale when I was in elementary school. It was one of the stories in my reading book (it was 4th, 5th or 6th grade, I can’t remember for certain), and for some reason, this tale stuck with me. Several years ago, Erin found me a copy of the story in a small collection of Japanese folktales, and it was just as I had remembered. (For this, I am eternally grateful to Erin.)

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