Monthly Archives: November 2010

parenting, viewed as a spectator

We spent the weekend having a Thanksgiving visit with Ted’s cousins Greg and Kris, who are living near Stuttgart, Germany, about five hours away – or it would have been, except for snow on the way up and getting spectacularly … Continue reading

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maunderings

I have officially been living abroad too long; yesterday I gave someone a US address and forgot to include the state *facepalm* (Both Taiwan and the Netherlands are small enough that addresses go “street, city, country”, or in the case … Continue reading

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embarking on the annual Challenge

Yep, it must be Thanksgiving. No, not because of time off or impending turkey; that’s been a bit chancy the past few years. This year we’ll have it Saturday, weather permitting (we have no snowtires, snow or freezing rain are … Continue reading

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was going to title this “If I could give you three things”, after a song, but if I could it wouldn’t be these three so I won’t.

1. I felt awful last night – our best guess is that it was a spot of mild food poisoning. I didn’t feel queasy, but suddenly got very sleepy around 7PM and my gut was otherwise unsettled the rest of … Continue reading

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:-(

Well, spit and dirty socks. Yesteday I had the conference with the doctor to discuss the results of my 24-hour blood pressure test. I don’t trust that meter to be accurate – whenever I was moving around or even just … Continue reading

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can you really take yourself too seriously?

Lately, I’ve begun to get annoyed at the number of people in my life, especially at work, who take themselves far too seriously, henceforth to be called The Ones Who Matter, or TOWM. That feels strange to me, because for … Continue reading

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24 hours of ow

You know what’s not a heck of a lot of fun? Wearing a blood-pressure cuff for 24 hours, that’s what. I was hoping they’d have some sleek futuristic version for this, but nope, it’s only slightly thinner than a normal … Continue reading

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the perils of over-vibration

It turns out that if you use a vibrating implement (such as a leaf-blower for two hours straight, your arms will not be of much use to you for the rest of the evening. This lesson courtesy of my mother-in-law. … Continue reading

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a useful review

This guy claims not to be much of a reviewer, but his writeup of PC Cast’s Goddess by Mistake is my idea of a useful review. This shows exactly why I say that a good review isn’t one that tells … Continue reading

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on the brink of a weekend

1.4 sleeves done, more or less. It feels like we have always been at war with Eastasia I have always been working on this sweater. Work’s been eating my brain too – not long hours, just intense. Then there was … Continue reading

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