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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tonight’s Musical Interlude

Or would you rather be a fish?

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Categories: music  

Tasty Tuesday: Oatmeal Cookies

It’s time for the once a semester GA meeting, so, as the one who called the meeting, I figure it’s my job to supply enticements.

Last meeting was a week after I broke my ankle, so all they got was pizza, but this time I felt up (with rest & elevate the ankle breaks) to make cookies.

oatmeal cookies

oatmeal cookies


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Categories: Food,Photos  

Monday, August 30, 2010

Any Kind of Love is Alright…

Plots and sex scandals failed outright
Peter merely said
Any kind of love is alright

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Categories: music  


I had a Monday. How about you?

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Categories: Non-Sequiturs  

Saturday, August 28, 2010

The New Normal

Funny how some life changing events don’t seem to be so at the time.

When I fell on May 14th, I didn’t have a clue how much my life would change in the following months.

Of course there was being laid up for six weeks–that I knew when I came out of surgery–it was everything else that came as a surprise.

First, there is a lot of stuff going on that I’m not writing about, because it doesn’t involve just me, but one major thing is that my grandmother has been in Virginia with my aunt & uncle since the 16th of May, and while she was there she fell and broke her femur, and now we have no idea when (or if) she’ll return to Morgantown. That’s a major thing.

But there are little things as well.

I am a very active person (some might even classify me as hyperactive) so not being able to dash up and down the stairs or walk at warp speed is quite bizarre. And this led to the other unforeseen consequence: I gained weight, and it’s not coming off. It’s not a lot of weight, just enough that most of my pants are too tight and I need to go up a size, but since I was wearing nothing but skirts and sweats for six weeks, it did come as something of a shock. The fact I’m can’t get enough aerobic exercise to help me drop the weight was a little more unpleasant.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not obsessed about my weight, the most annoying thing is I need to buy new pants, and I hate shopping.

But this is the new normal for me.

I’m hesitant to mess with my diet too much, because the x-rays made it quite clear that I still have a lot of healing to do, and I am not going to do anything to jeopardize. So for now, I’m going to accept this as the way things are, and concentrate on doing what I need to so I can again run up and down the stairs and walk across the building at warp speed. Once I’ve reached that point, then I can worry about dropping a pants size.

After all, “If you haven’t got your health, then you haven’t got anything.”

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Categories: Michelle Is Clumsy  

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Links for Me

Nothing to see here, move along.

OK, well, if you insist:

So You Need a Typeface


Russian, in color, a century ago + this + this

The start of the awesome Chickweed Lane comic WWII thread

Supernatural collective nouns (Wondermark)

Flickr – The Commons

Flickr – Pulp Fiction Cover Gallery

The Chart of Fantasy Art: Urban Fantasy

Trends in Fantasy Art Covers

The Best of Miss Sweetie Poo (Improbable Research/IgNobels)

Well, I did say they were for ME, and not for you. It’s not MY fault if you were bored.

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Categories: Fun & Games,Non-Sequiturs  

Happy 90th!

Happy 90th anniversary of women having the right to vote! Go us!

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Categories: History,Politics  

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

WWA: First Week of the Semester Edition

Today’s word is: traffic

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Categories: Fun & Games  

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Today I am thankful for: orange juice

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Monday, August 23, 2010


This weekend Lily, my cousin Math and his wife Jana’s daughter, was christened.

Lily was named for my grandmother, Lillian. She also wore my grandmother’s christening gown, which was made by my great-grandmother Sophia.


Math, Grandmom, Lily


Math, Grandmom, Lily, Jana


Jana & Lily


Lily & Jana’s father

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