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Sunday, October 4th, 2009
6:16 pm - Before things get nutty
As promised...

Yes, I am pregnant. We are thrilled and I am due in mid-May. We are not finding out the gender of the baby until birth. I am a little nauseous and tired all the time but in excellent spirits and health.

current mood: happy

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Thursday, April 2nd, 2009
3:08 pm - Housekeeping
Pruned the friends list a little. Mostly people who haven't posted in multiple years or aren't mutual friends. If you accidentally got bumped, lemme know.

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Tuesday, February 10th, 2009
11:53 am - Memories
Leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember. Don't send a message, leave a comment here. Next, re-post this in your notes/LJ and see how many people leave a memory about you.

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Thursday, October 16th, 2008
3:04 pm - Heads Up!
I've been added by a bunch of people lately. My journal is friends only. If it is not clear who you are, please read the profile page for instructions if you actually want to read my journal. Moira O, Sir Titus and Carbonphoenix, this does not mean you. You just haven't been added because I'm lazy. Or I hate you. But only Titus. ;) I don't hate the ladies. Okay, fine, I don't hate Titus either.

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Monday, September 1st, 2008
8:04 pm - Keeping the record straight
There is a very silly rumor being bandied about that I am pregnant. Seriously. I will be letting the people I love know if/when that happens but anyone who tells you it has already happened is not connected to any source of factual information on this subject. My doctor would totally have noticed. ;)

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Tuesday, March 11th, 2008
10:34 pm - From Geecat
This is a rare unlocked post. Behave yourselves. :)

"Everyone has things they blog about. Everyone has things they don't blog about. Challenge me out of my comfort zone by telling me something I don't blog about, but you'd like to hear about, and I'll write a post about it. Ask for anything: latest movie watched, last book read, political leanings, thoughts on religion, favorite type of underwear, random techniques, etc. Repost in your own journal so that we can all learn more about each other!

Or alternatively you can ask me a question, any question and I will answer it. Comments Screened unless you tell me not to. Anonymous comments allowed. And I will answer your question even if it is insulting and trollish with the same consideration I give everyone else."

Comments are screened but I am logging IPs.

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
11:35 am - Unread Book Meme - from Razor Dancer
These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users (as of today). As usual, bold what you have read, italicise what you started but couldn't finish, and strike through what you couldn't stand. The numbers after each one are the number of LT users who used the tag of that book.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (149)
Anna Karenina (132)
Crime and punishment (121)
Catch-22 (117)
One hundred years of solitude (115)
Wuthering Heights (110)
The Silmarillion (104) *I was too young at the time. Should try again now
Life of Pi : a novel (94)
The name of the rose (91)
Don Quixote (91)
Moby Dick (86)
Ulysses (84)
Madame Bovary (83)
The Odyssey (83)
Pride and prejudice (83)
Jane Eyre (80)
A tale of two cities (80)

The brothers Karamazov (80)
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies (79)
War and peace (78)
Vanity fair (74)
The time traveler's wife (73)
The Iliad (73)
Emma (73)
The Blind Assassin (73)
The kite runner (71)
Mrs. Dalloway (70)
Great expectations (70)
American gods (68)
A heartbreaking work of staggering genius (67)
Atlas shrugged (67)
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books (66)
Memoirs of a Geisha (66)
Middlesex (66)
Quicksilver (66)
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West (65)
The Canterbury tales (64)

The historian : a novel (63)
A portrait of the artist as a young man (63)
Love in the time of cholera (62)
Brave new world (61)
The Fountainhead (61)
Foucault's pendulum (61)
Middlemarch (61)
Frankenstein (59)
The Count of Monte Cristo (59)

Dracula (59)
A clockwork orange (59)
Anansi boys (58)
The once and future king (57)
The grapes of wrath (57)
The poisonwood Bible : a novel (57)
1984 (57)
Angels & demons (56)
The inferno (56)
The satanic verses (55)

Sense and sensibility (55)
The picture of Dorian Gray (55)
Mansfield Park (55)
One flew over the cuckoo's nest (54)
To the lighthouse (54)
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (54)
Oliver Twist (54)
Gulliver's travels (53)

Les misérables (53)
The corrections (53)
The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay (52)
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time (52)
Dune (51)
The prince (51)
The sound and the fury (51)
Angela's ashes : a memoir (51)
The god of small things (51)
A people's history of the United States : 1492-present (51)
Cryptonomicon (50)
Neverwhere (50)
A confederacy of dunces (50)
A short history of nearly everything (50)
Dubliners (50)
The unbearable lightness of being (49)
Beloved (49) Yuck!
Slaughterhouse-five (49)
The scarlet letter (48)
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation (48)
The mists of Avalon (47)
Oryx and Crake : a novel (47)
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed (47)
Cloud atlas (47)
The confusion (46)
Lolita (46)
Persuasion (46)
Northanger abbey (46)
The catcher in the rye (46)
On the road (46)
The hunchback of Notre Dame (45)
Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything (45)
Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance : an inquiry into values (45) Life changing!
The Aeneid (45)
Watership Down (44)
Gravity's rainbow (44)
The Hobbit (44)
In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences (44)
White teeth (44)
Treasure Island (44)
David Copperfield (44)
The Three Musketeers (44)

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2007
9:02 pm - Because it amused me

Note that while the banners are set up to urge you to vote a certain way, I do not believe in telling people how to vote- not on important stuff, not on trivial stuff.

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6:49 pm - New Icon
I think I shall use it for family drama posts.

But I need to fix the text.

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Saturday, September 15th, 2007
11:47 am - Card weaving question
So I went out and bought small fishing weights to use with my loom for non-reversing patterns. Does anyone out there who has used this method have a photo of a loom set up with the weights? What's the best way/place to attach them?

My best guess is that I would ideally have hung the weights around the threads of each card during the warping process. What I'm unsure about is where on the loom they should be hanging out. If I put them right behind the cards they'll keep getting in the way. If I put them one post back will they still be effective?

I bought 1/4 oz. Water Gremlin "Dipsey Swivel" sinkers. The weights are lead but they're on brass loops so the lead shouldn't stain the threads.

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7:54 am - So Unamused
If you note the time, it is 7:55 on a Saturday morning.

A Saturday that I didn't have to do anything.

A Saturday that both my guys are gone.

A Saturday for indulging in late-sleeping luxury.

I woke up at 7:30 when the phone rang. I am not a happy camper. I understand that friend A is concerned that friend B hasn't called him regarding their potential carpool to M/C War today, but you know what? Not really my problem. I hate to be cold but I'm not going to the stupid event, I'm not in the carpool and I'm not responsible for either of these grown men, their transportation or their communications. I was SLEEPING.

This crankiness is compounded by the fact that a ringing phone is one of those things that startles me awake and into action. I'm out of bed and answering before I wake fully, especially when someone else has my kid. Add to that, if you will, the fact that I cannot "just roll over and go back to sleep." Once I'm up, I'm up.

Well, I'm up.

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Friday, September 14th, 2007
3:16 pm - Toxic Article

WTF? Exactly *how* is it a woman's responsibility to keep a man faithful? MY job is to keep *me* faithful*. My effort to keep HusbandMan faithful consists of having married a man of integrity and loyalty. Beyond that, his fidelity is *his* effort.

I hat this kind of bullshit. I hate the "men cheat because women fail to do X, Y or Z" mentality. The same applies in reverse, but you hear it less. Making your partner happy is one thing. Taking on accountability for their cheating is another entirely.

Grown-up men are accountable for the actions of their own penises, regardless of whether their partner thought to plan "Scrabble night."

current mood: cranky

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Wednesday, September 12th, 2007
11:17 pm - Success!
I figured out what was wrong with my weaving, made a minor adjustment on the loom and my Birka pattern is now running correctly. Go me!

I need to figure out how to transfer photos from my camera to the computer. Then I could show off a couple of my projects.

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4:09 pm - Where I've been

create your own visited states map
or check out these Google Hacks.

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2007
8:45 am - Today
Today I mourn.

It has been six years since my friend Shel was murdered. Murdered for going to work. Murdered for someone else's abstract aims. Murdered for simply being.

She was good, kind and compassionate. She was generous of spirit, brave and loving of heart. I miss her. Miss knowing she's out there, a quiet force for goodness and right in the world.

I understand that today is a day of national tragedy. That many out there mourn the one great loss of 3,000 lives to the evil of a mad man. Please remember though, as you mark this day in whatever way you do, that there is something else. There are 3,000 individual tragedies being marked today as well. 3,000 sets of friends and family who still live with their losses and the fact that the perpetrator of those crimes is still out there. Remember them. Remember us. Remember the individual losses. Remember Shel.

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Thursday, September 6th, 2007
12:39 pm - About social pitfalls
This will be vague, because it is a response to a locked post from a friend. You know who you are.

Sometimes we want to click, to bond, to belong to a small subset so much that we forget our own better nature. Snarky is funny and it is reassuring and the lines between snarky and snotty and nasty-cruel are blurry. Noticing that you've started to follow someone into that pit is painful. It's embarassing. It feels like it is nothing to be proud of.

That's wrong. Catching yourself in an error of that sort and correcting is the sign of a strong character. It is a virtue to have enough humility to confess your error to yourself- doing it semi-publicly is huge.

To err is human. To see it- that's divine.

Today I am proud to know the inspiration for this post.

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Thursday, August 30th, 2007
3:50 pm - Da List
Pack pressies
Bake ginger cookies
Make casserole for Bobert

Call Dr. F.
Call Faelan
Make cookies for Bobert
Pick up new glasses

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Wednesday, August 29th, 2007
11:21 am - Da list
Pack pressies
Candy ginger
Bake ginger cookies
Make caramels
Make brittle
Make cheesecake
Remember chiropractor
Boy to Dr. S.
Call Dr. B
Call Dr. K

Call Dr. F.
Maybe make another chiton
Finish red and gold weaving
Call Faelan
Make cookies for Bobert

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Monday, August 27th, 2007
11:55 pm - From Feefers
I need a good "Meme Sheep" icon.

1. Where is your cell phone?
On the charger

2. Your girlfriend/boyfriend/hubby?
My personal superhero

3. Your hair?
Still super cute

4. Where is your father?
At his house?

6. Your favorite thing to do?
Read good books

7. Your dream last night?
Sad and angry

8. Your favorite drink?
vodka gimlet- rocks

9. Your dream car?
bright red Mini

10. The room you’re in?
quiet and cluttered

12. You fear?
wide open spaces

14. Who did you hang out with last night?
My two boys

15. What aren’t you good at?
art without words

16. Muffins?
Muffin loves Jackhole!

17. One of your wish list items?
A pony! Duh!

19. The last thing you did?
stirred the ginger

20. What are you wearing?
just my jammies

22. Your pet?
fluffy devil bunny

23. Your computer?
on my lap

24. Your life?
better than ever

25. Your mood?
cheerful in creation

26. Missing?
Toby. Still. Always.

27. What are you thinking about right now?
A lost friend

28. Your car?
grey PT Cruiser

29. Your work?
best job EVAR!

30. Your summer?
almost over now

31. Your relationship status?
very happily married

32. Your favorite color(s)?
purple and pink

33. When is the last time you laughed
An hour ago

34. Last time you cried?
last night

35. School?
school lovin' geek

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12:04 pm - The people in my tv are stupid
Also crazy. Things I've just heard/seen on a reality show:

-"BFF Forever!" Uh... doesn't BFF = Best Friends Forever

-"And I told him that in CONFIDENCE!" Listen sisterfriend, anything you tell someone on NATIONAL TV is, offically, not in confidence.

-There's a bimbo who is mad at someone else because her buddy got voted off. She voted for her buddy to be gone. The other guy voted for him to stay. But she's mad at him because it is somehow his fault that. Girl logic. Gotta love it.

This one isn't even worth running in the background while I clean. It's like the short bus version of reality tv. I mean, none of it is particularly intellectual, but some of it at least requires a little common sense.

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