Monthly Archives: October 2011

I’m heading out, Mechaieh can hold down Europe for the next little while

Grr. I think I am going to need to have That Conversation with a guy at work – this would be the one where I explain why telling a woman to smile when she’srunning around doing actual work is a … Continue reading

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Occupying my brain

The thing is, I don’t actually begrudge executives and CEOs big salaries and luxurious lives, in return for performance. (Notice I said “big”; “big” is not necessarily synonymous with “mind-bogglingly humongous”. Also, giving someone a massive bonus for inadequate bonus … Continue reading

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need advice: NYC

Since I have been horribly deficient in my research, what would you do with three days in New York, in October? The obvious tourist things are fine to suggest; Ted has never been there and though I grew up only … Continue reading

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degrees of fiction

The ‘seven degrees of Kevin Bacon’ game gets even more surreal when it edges into fiction. Now: At the end of the Kindle version of Laurie R. King’s novella Beekeeping for Beginners, there is a transcription of a Twitter “interview” … Continue reading

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travel breeds complexity

How convenient – Shweta Narayan has just solved a dilemma I didn’t even realize I had. Since they’re just out and I had all those long plane flights ahead, I was saving the new Heroes of Olympus book and the … Continue reading

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replanning

The post about the Mississippi Personhood Amendment that’s been popping up in a lot of my friends’ blogs is freaking me out a little – it’s cleverly phrased and looks like a real post by the owner of the blog. … Continue reading

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o/O

I think this may be some sort of life milestone: I just saw the following status on Facebook: “Happy Birthday to my AWESOME grandson, (kid’s name)!! You’re \ l / (this many)today!!!!” …from someone I went through junior high and … Continue reading

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knitpics

Here’s the cowl I finished yesterday: And the skirt. It’s not completely done: I still need to sew in the rest of the buttons (the top two are functional); below that I sewed the skirt closed to prevent wardrobe malfunctions. … Continue reading

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nearly done with being sick (I hope)

I did take off yesterday, but I’m back at work today. It went OK, mostly, except for a period int he morning where my head felt all spacy, probably as a reaction to the nose-spray decongestant my doctor recommended. (Otrivan … Continue reading

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just like half of everybody else, it seems

Bleah. We are sick. I was hoping it wasn’t real, was just me feeling fevereish a few days before my period starts. That happens sometimes. However, given that the electronic thermometer and the old-fashioned mercury kind agree on 101.5, I … Continue reading

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