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Randomness Is Fun

My brain is percolating several entries, after my brain, which has been hiding under a rock for a couple of weeks and only emerging to do classwork, has finally realized that it can be AWAKE!! again and actually deal with real life. I’ve frequently heard people tell me that they never remember their dreams. Graham [...]

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I clearly picked the wrong country to live in. I should move right back to Burkina Faso! Amusingly enough, they’re not wrong about the way that many African men find large women attractive. I’ve lived in several different places where there were large numbers of African immigrants. The only time I get hit on by [...]

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What I really MEANT to say…

Okay, in my last too-long; did-not-read post, I wandered off track.  This is what I meant to say…and this time, I’m not cutting it. The issue of God is a complicated one for me, and there’s a lot of history I might go into at some point, but the conclusion that I’ve most firmly drawn [...]

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There but for grace

Graham picked a name off one of those gift trees yesterday – you know the kind, put up by charitable organizations with the names of children, their ages, and the gifts that they most want for Christmas.  Graham chose a little boy named L, who is two, and who wants some wooden cut-and-play food, and [...]

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5 weird things

From Beth. Posting 5 odd things about myself: 1.  Wool (and that includes those scratchy wool blankets) gives me chills.  I don’t wear it and don’t touch it, ever.  If polar fleece gets that scratchiness to it I can’t touch it either, and that includes gritting my teeth and shuddering while cuddling Ciaran if he’s [...]

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Unproductive

I keep trying to write what should be a really good post but it just won’t come out the way that it’s supposed to. Great material, great thoughts…and I’m just not getting it onto paper. Or onto the screen, if we wish to be pedantic. *** For Thanksgiving, I’m sending my toddler off for four [...]

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Touchy, touchy

Most of yesterday was spent in a foul mood for no apparent reason. I suspect it was the effect of my oh-so-delightful Mirena, as I’m far more prone to hormonal fits with it in than I was previously, although not hemorrhaging blood is a definite bonus. In any case, I managed to drag myself out [...]

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Good things, small packages

Just about anyone who’s ever gone on a paid-diet (and by this I mean Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, etc.) knows that part of the fun? of dieting is that you get to think up foods to eat that ALMOST taste like yummy food, but not quite. Witness “delicious” options like, oh, spaghetti sauce on rice [...]

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The economics of cows

Re-posted from the INFJ listserv: After the recent teetering-on-the-edge-of-total-economic-and-financial meltdown couple of weeks, it seems economic systems and their workings have pushed their way into the need-to-know-category. Well, we can now simplify this all by explaining 21 economic models with cows. It is remarkable how much sense it all makes from this real world perspective! [...]

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Waiting for the GOOD karma…

So, the work bonus that I was whooping about yesterday turned out NOT to be about a work referral, but is instead part of the profit-sharing that the Chamber offers as a benefit to employees when, well, the Chamber makes a profit. BECAUSE I did not actually work last fiscal year (ended 31 August 2008), [...]

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