Monthly Archives: June 2012

Ephron followup

I have to say that Nora Ephron’s I Hate My Neck pretty much disappointed me. It was the Maintenance essay that did it; Ephron talks about having two salon blow-outs per week (this means they wash and blow-dry your hair, … Continue reading

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what fine women eat

I have not yet read enough Nora Ephron to know whether she ever got from May she be granted beauty and yet not Beauty to make a stranger’s eye distraught, Or hers before a looking-glass, for such, Being made beautiful … Continue reading

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going barefoot (at work!)

Among the things I ordered and had delivered to my parents’ house were a couple of pairs of shoes by companies that are into the barefoot-running movement. I have zerio interest in running (at least for any distance; sprinting is … Continue reading

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upcoming: more good than not, plus a small Olympics rant

Good things: only two weeks to work before we go on holiday next. This is not only our monthly pay week but because of the way the Dutch system works, I get nearly an extra month’s pay (one month, almost, … Continue reading

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reunion trip

There’s a more guarded account of my family reunion, plus some pictures, at the other blog. This one is less censored but still entirely drama free, because my family is good that way. I have to admit that I wasn’t … Continue reading

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ready to go?

I’m not sure what happened yesterday, but I didn’t row as planned. Instead I went to bed for an hour or so, spent the rest of the evening on the couch except for making dinner (Thai rice noodle salad with … Continue reading

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Introducing Elijah. As you can see, he found a few friends around the house: His friends are rom our trip to Thailand a few years ago. Judging from the size of his ears, Elijah is also an Asian elephant, so … Continue reading

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I am a wyverary

Here’s where I make a confession: I never read either Fahrenheit 451 or The Martian Chronicles. For that matter, I still haven’t read the Foundation books, or Childhood’s End or any number of other classics of the literature of ideas. … Continue reading

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and yet one more thing

Apparently the stairs yesterday did work. Or maybe the panicked speedy bike ride to the boathouse was what helped. (The ride there was panicked because I realized at 7:35 that I’ve been supposed to be there at 7:15 to take … Continue reading

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two quick notes about Amazon

1. There’s been a small policy change lately, and I Do Not Like it. THey used to have their recommendations grouped into “New For You” and “coming Soon”. Now they have combined those categories under the name “New For You”, … Continue reading

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