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ahhhhh

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

I almost heard a heavenly chorus. As Keith stepped out on the deck, preparatory to assisting me in lawn related carnage, the sun came out.

2012 in review

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Love each other while you can. If you can’t manage that, move back far enough so that you aren’t hurting yourself or other people. The road to failure is lack of effort on a day to day basis, so figure out how much effort is required to keep some momentum, and then you’ll have success […]

retail therapy

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

I was having a crappy day. Then I thought, you know….. and I called and left a message for Ian and Lucile and my former mother in law; I spoke to Lois and Terry and Jan and my mostest favorite writing partner Dave, and I left a message for my oldest friend (46 years and […]

They can teach dogs to drive better than that

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

And they do….

Worth stealing wholesale from boingboing.net

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

A letter from Sydney Smith to Lady Georgiana Morpeth (right), Feb. 16, 1820: Dear Lady Georgiana, — Nobody has suffered more from low spirits than I have done — so I feel for you. 1st. Live as well as you dare. 2nd. Go into the shower-bath with a small quantity of water at a temperature […]

The Happily Married Song

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Happily Married

Good news ever-e-body

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

The thousand sided dice will be on line sometime today or tomorrow. As my brother and I did the data review we removed some prefixes and suffixes and added some.  In the quarter century since the project was inaugurated, the biggest reason words got removed was for reasons of pc.  For example, one of the […]

The little list

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

I made a list of things that make me happy about 5 years ago (probably before I blew out my back), and it’s really interesting to see how things changed. Foreign films.  Still true. Wreck Beach.  Still true; but I don’t go as much. Roller skating.  I haven’t done that in ages, and given that […]

a little bit of ever’ting

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

It was a solstice party (1 pagan in attendance, check), a housefilk (whenever two or more of you are gathered together in the name of the typo, amen), a hootenanny (small children running around and massacring harmonicas and tambourines while Tapioca is cooked), a religious/cultural interpersonal therapy session as we sang the hums of our […]

P E N G U I N C A M ! ! !

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

http://www.ustream.tv/penguincam

quhat a day

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Quhat being Scots dialect for What. The night before I didn’t contact the volunteers.  I was SO anxious and phobic that I literally could not pick up the phone.  (Most of the time I’m not affected by anxiety to that extent but making phone calls is really hard for me, and I’m trying to work […]

2009 roundup, my good wishes for this year 2010, and I’m outta here for a week

Friday, January 1st, 2010

January I went to Conflikt II, one of the last times I saw John.  I bought him a meal, and that makes me happy; there’s video of him from the con, and that makes me happy, too.  I started dating a nice man, but he some months later abruptly stopped calling me when I said […]

Food

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Last night I fed Tom, Peggy, Ben, Paul, Keith and Jeff pork roast done with garlic, bacon and bay leaves (it made the house smell REALLY GOOD) and many, many vegetables, including beans and cauliflower and broccoli and beets and potatoes.  Katie and her housemates were invited, but Katie was already on tap to do […]

Passing observation

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

The best conversations are the least repeatable.

Angry and perturbed turns into meh, and then huh, and then te he.

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

I spent a good chunk of yesterday angry and perturbed, but as is typical for me, once I figured out what to do about it, I quit being angry and perturbed. 

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