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And So It Was

In which I feel obliged to look back on the year 2009.

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On Sunday

I had a good day today. I talked to family back home and then had a very nice dinner with Ann and David. Russell and I met their new mut Lexi for the first time. Initially, she was very territorial and hard to approach but a few treats and a walk around the property later […]

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She Makes with Lots of Shiny

You may have read somewhere (on Twitteror maybe I blogged about it?) that Howl, my beloved iPod, died. Tim lent me his for the time being and, knowing my birthday was coming up, suggested that I opt for a Nano or an iPod Touch. I was taken with the Touch: wifi web browsability, mail and […]

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Resolve

I haven’t formed any New Year’s resolutions because I think it is stupid to wait an entire year to make goals for oneself, when one is perfectly capable mustering up a modicum of resolve on any given day of the year. I have a few long-term goals already: be more organized, minimize clutter in the […]

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Holiday Break

Update on my previous post: the package turned up. Yay! Call off the dogs, Comrades. We had a nice Christmas spent at Mom and David’s. I got some nice goodies and I had more than enough money to get a camera. I’m still playing with settings and doing a lot of consulting in the manual […]

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5 Years or $250,000

That’s the maximum penalty for mail fraud. This morning I tracked a package that was evidently delivered yesterday and “left at the front door” because the package didn’t need to be signed for. Russell just called to report that the package, a gift for someone, is no where to be found. In retrospect, I suppose […]

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Tis the Season

For this Friday’s Musical Interlude, I thought I’d go with something seasonal. I’ve always liked Deck the Halls. This arrangement is pretty bad ass (and played by a truly bad ass horn line). Happy Solstice, Christmas, Festivus, etc., etc. Carolina Crown, July 2008 (Yes, I’ve been waiting for months to post this.)

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Tricks and Treats

Happy Halloween! Rocky Horror Show closed last night. My evenings are mine once again! It was a really fun show and I met some great people but, as always happens right after a show, I’m feeling extremely anti-social. Apologies in advance for un-returned phone calls and emails. Not that I’ll have a lot of time […]

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Equinox

It’s that time of year again! Today marks the autumnal equinox, which in my mind means many things: Layers! sweaters, cord coats, scarves… Pumpkin hunting (miss you Mom, Dad, Jes) Long rides in the woods (miss that too!) Apple cider Banned books Oh yes, Banned Books Week begins September 27th. Head over to your library’s […]

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Is that a Banana in Your Pocket?

Does anyone have a child I can borrow? I must put him/her in this: There was much in the way of limb flailing and high-pitched sounds, friends. Tim was witness- one of many at an otherwise sleepy Old Navy. Come on, who can’t resist a kid in a monkey suit? In addition to inappropriate outbursts, […]