Category Archives: Miscellany

Hey! Lookie!

I have a new profile picture.  It’s me with my latest hair: the color is closer to natural, not my natural but someone’s, and a bit longer. I took it my home-away-from-home, a new Starbucks I found.  (For some value … Continue reading

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It’s been a day.

Not a very productive one, I’m afraid. Still… I have my resume out there, and am getting nibbles.  So far, they have all been with insurance companies looking for salespeople.  It makes me hopeful, though. Starbucks has brought Salted Carmel … Continue reading

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Miscellany.

Summer is nearly over, thank goodness. Today was the first day of school.  It was the first time in 18 years I have not had a child to get off to school in the morning.  I’m rather sad about this. … Continue reading

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Lists.

Okay, so I’m struggling with this.  It is the time of year to reflect on all the things I’ve done wrong in my life. (This hits me in summer, moreso than my birthday or New Year’s. Summer has always been … Continue reading

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Links! Oh boy!

Every time I get on my computer, I run across dozens of links I want to write about, and never do.  Sometimes those links get lost when I close down the browser (or Georgia crashes); sometimes they just get added … Continue reading

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I’m a few days late on these things…

1) I hope you have a lovely spring.  For any of you who live in the Northeast or Midwest, I hope that means that spring actually comes in soon.  Here’s hoping for no more snow. 2) I have not commented … Continue reading

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Embracing the power of “and”

MIT releases its admission decisions on March 14, at 1:59 am.  (Just to state the obvious, that would be at 3.14, 1:59.) I can’t decide whether this is endearing or annoyingly smug.

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Twenty things I worry about.

In no particular order: That the bruise on my knee is getting larger.  And darker. That the Affordable Care Act website glitches will make it difficult or impossible for people to sign up by December 15, meaning that vulnerable people … Continue reading

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Guy Fawkes Day Randomness

It’s day celebrating the patron saint of Anonymous. It’s two days after the great fall, and I have spent most of the day in bed on opiates.  Part of this is that I have been sleeping a lot, but more … Continue reading

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Thumpa…thumpa… thumpa

I have something of a bad history of Halloween accidents. I have had more than one ER visit from cutting myself while making jack-o-lanterns. (Not recently, thank God.)  Just this evening, I sliced my finger with one of those kid-safe … Continue reading

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How to know you have spent far too much time thinking about the BART strike…

When you listen to the song “Wonderwall,” and instead of “All the lights that light the way are blinding,” your mind hears “And all the arbitration there is binding…”

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Miscellany

Just a few random thoughts on this Monday? Tuesday?  It gets hard to keep track of what day it is.  Since my work week starts on Sunday, this is technically Monday, but functionally Tuesday. Looking at the back of the … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends.

I am one of the walking dead this morning: I got in from the ALDS game last night at roughly 12:30, after some hysteria on my part surrounding the printing of a SAT admission ticket (on my part — the … Continue reading

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The days are getting shorter. The darkness is closing in like a soft blanket. Halloween will be here before too long, and then Thanksgiving, and then, just before Christmas, the turn of the year. All to the good.

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Today’s Public Health PSA

An article at the Body Politic blog (found via Mike the Mad Biologist) reminds me to remind all of you:  get your Tdap.  Tdap is the Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis booster.  We are currently in the middle of pertussis outbreaks … Continue reading

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I found all of these links amusing… thought others might as well:   Newbie lawyer forecloses on BofA.  (This was originally reported on in 2011, but I missed it at the time.)   The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence crash Arizona … Continue reading

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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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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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Odds and Ends

The mood, she is good today.  I am on an even keel. Pain is relatively low.  Hurrah.  My current assignment is not to wait for the other shoe to drop, but enjoy the moment. I have given the kids an … Continue reading

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I’m calmer now…

And I’m ready to talk. No, make that ready to listen. I have nothing to say. That’s not “I have nothing to say to you”; that’s “I don’t know what to say anymore.” I have followed the directions in the … Continue reading

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