Posts made in October, 2015


Every day when I make a cup of tea in the microwave I think of my Aunt Klara. While staying at her house in New Hampshire years ago, I dropped a tea bag into a cup of water and put it in the microwave. “No!” she (very nearly) shrieked. “You have to microwave the water without the tea bag!” And then she said why … and I think it was something to do with the microwave making my teabag radioactive or...

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If you loved the Serial podcast, maybe you’ve been listening to Undisclosed. Or more likely, you haven’t … because I’m the only a-hole I know in real life who’s been keeping up with this case. [Maybe you’ve listened to neither and have no idea what I’m talking about. If you’re one of those people, stop reading and go download Serial right now. If you’re not techy and the idea of...

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If I were to sit down and make a list of things that I’m good at, I’d probably include: making dinner out of whatever is around being 10 minutes late to anything that’s not a work function, wedding, or funeral, and justifying why I should have cake today (there’s always a reason if you think hard enough) What I would not include: throwing kids’ birthday parties. I’m the worst at it. [Except for...

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Things That Annoyed Me Today


Posted By on Oct 7, 2015

Overall I had a good day. Right up until I had to wipe a few items off my to-do list. Now I’m feeling grrrrr…. Things that got on my nerves today: Having to get on the phone with both my health insurer and the health insurance exchange in my THIRD attempt to get my address updated. Total time spent on this endeavor in the last 90 days: Close to two hours. Having to show up in person to quit the YMCA. I LOVE the YMCA as an...

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What I Did Over My Summer Vacation

What I Did Over My Summer Vacation


Posted By on Oct 6, 2015

90 days. We’re coming up on 90 days in the new house. Man, that went fast. If you know me in person and I haven’t invited you over yet, don’t be insulted. We’ve barely had anyone over. We want to. We intend to. And then another week goes by. Can I share something with you all? I miss writing on this site so much. In fact, I mentally write blog posts all the time. And then I realize that I couldn’t...

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