Monthly Archives: November 2012

A post I’d like to point y’all towards: Default to kindness by Ian Welsh.  I heartily agree with what Mr. Welsh has to say.  (Via Mike the Mad Biologist.)

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I’ve been thinking about The Book of Mormon more. I’ve decided that whereas one of my favorite movies, Dogma, addresses the question, “What does faith look like?,” The Book of Mormon asks “What is religion good for, anyway?” They are … Continue reading

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I wish you joy.

On Tuesday, I went to Grace Cathedral to walk the labyrinth.  Something I was involved in had just ended on Monday, and between that ending and my job assignment being completed, and just life generally, I felt in need of … Continue reading

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Not a lot of people could do that

When I mentioned to the Rocket Scientist that “Elf’s Lament” by the Barenaked Ladies is “the theme song for the Occupy North Pole movement,” he cracked up.  “Oh, we need to do that next summer,” he cackled, referring to him … Continue reading

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I have so many posts backed up — a post about a trip to Grace Cathedral, a post about the joys of being lost in San Francisco, a partly finished post about why I find Dickens Fair so annoying, a … Continue reading

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Hasa Diga Eebowai.

I just saw The Book of Mormon with my friend Sarah.  I don’t know when the last time was that I laughed so much and so loudly, sometimes thinking “I can’t believe I’m laughing at this.”  I was so loud — … Continue reading

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Sing we Noel.

It’s that time of year again.  Mind you, if it were up to me, I would play holiday music in July. Wherever I am in “my journey of faith” (and right now, that would be at the “I’m not sure … Continue reading

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More crafting

Last Sunday’s project: (Sorry the picture is so blurry.) Swarovski crystal bicones (Crystal 3 mm, Iolite 4mm, Purple Velvet 6 mm), Swarovski faux pearls (the best faux pearls — creamrose light, 6 and 8 mm), silver-plate bead caps and amethyst … Continue reading

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Over at Lawyers, Guns, and Money, SEK has a great story about one young man’s experience with forces greater than himself. Oh, and basketball.

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While the Judy Garland version is definitive, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” as done by Twisted Sister has a lot to commend it.

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Quote of the day

“When people call you shrill, it really means they actually have no way to answer what you just said.” Paul Krugman, on Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me.

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A couple of culinary observations…

I am rapidly coming around to the Not-So-Little Drummer Boy’s position that there are few foods that are not improved by putting sriracha on them.  In this case, cornbread stuffing.  I love the heat — and my family rebels against … Continue reading

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I was going to actually wear a dress (gasp!) when I go to see Book of Mormon next week, but alas, that is not to be.  When I went to see Lincoln last night, I fell down.  My right knee … Continue reading

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Go me.

I would just like to say that for someone who suffers from tremors so bad that they occasionally affect my ability to hold utensils, creating a piece like that below is not a mean feat, at least as far as … Continue reading

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Things I am thankful for, 2012 edition.

My annual list of 50 things, great and small, important and not,  that I give thanks for.  In absolutely no significant order: The Big Bang Theory. The Next Iron Chef. Alton Brown’s turkey brine recipe. Cranberry pineapple sauce. Cornbread stuffing. … Continue reading

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Here’s looking at you, kid.

Today is the Not-So-Little Drummer Boy’s birthday. For the first time I will not be able to celebrate in person with him. I so wish this were different. The NSLDB was born at seven minutes past midnight, November 20, 1990.  … Continue reading

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Okay, so I’m whining.

Today is the sixteenth anniversary of the day my dad died.  Tomorrow is my eldest son’s birthday, and for the first time since that winter evening twenty-two years ago, I won’t be able to celebrate with him — even last … Continue reading

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I’m working on it.

A great quote from Sunny Anderson on Food Network, “I’m thankful that every day is another chance to get it right.”

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I’m sort of blue tonight.  Partly it is the rain which has been falling off and on all day. More than that, I am trying to find a solution for an ongoing issue, and the results of my introspection are … Continue reading

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Skyfall.

The Rocket Scientist and I flipped a coin over which movie we would go to see tonight, and I lost.  So instead of going to see Daniel Day-Lewis be grave and presidential in Lincoln, we went to see Skyfall. I … Continue reading

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