Sunday, November 27, 2005
Happy Birthday Caron... you are golden today, by tradition. I am sorry we could not make it to your place... traveling is great until you come home and realize you only have three outfits you can wear, and they are all dirty... this chore just among the many. I am with you in spirit, and hope you had the greatest birthday ever. By the way, Joyce sent me home with a bunch of your stuff, I'll keep it in the car, who knows when I might just "drop in!"
Hip Hip Hooray, Caron is 27! Love ya.
Friday, November 25, 2005
-The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe.
Thursday, November 24, 2005
hello, my friends! i want to add my "happy thanksgiving" to cheryl's, caron's, and daphne's. you guys are pretty great. thank you for taking me into your sort of pre-existing community this year. i guess that's the whole idea of community, but i want you all to know that i think you do it especially well. it's the only reason i haven't gone crying back to arkansas. i like it here.
my sense of thanksgiving is heightened this year by the flock of wild turkeys that owns our neighborhood. it's their beat. their turkey beat. they do sweet things, like have showdowns with neighborhood cats in my back yard. like gang wars. cats vs. turkeys. (in case you are curious, cats seem to win. the next time i'm around you, if you want me to, i'll enact the whole scene for you.) but now because of avian bird flu, they have a sinister element to them. but they are still sort of cheery. in a slightly sinister way...haha.
anyway, God bless you all and your families too. Happy thanksgiving!
Wanted to wish you all a happy Thanksgiving, too. You can wish me luck with my first roast turkey. I'm brining it in this picture in the only place I could think of. Kinda yuck looking, huh? Caron, I miss seeing you. I hope you are hangin' in there. Linus sings about your daughter a lot.
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
i miss you guys.
hope you all have a great day, no, let's make that WEEK of thanks. gratitude. isn't it a wonderful thing? 'getting' the concept of gratitude changed my life, i think. of course, i'm still trying to get it. just wanted to say that i'm thankful that you ladies are in my life--you are amazing women! i am in hillsboro, kansas celebrating with the mennonites. it's fab.
Sunday, November 20, 2005
Friday, November 18, 2005
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
(I found this on a website and thought maybe someone else might also have a laugh)
1. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down.
2. Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don't Disguise Your Voice.
3. Put Your Garbage Can On Your Desk And Label It "In."
4. Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks. Once Everyone Has Gotten Over Their Caffeine Addictions, Switch To Espresso.
5. In The Memo Field Of All Your Checks, Write "For Sexual Favors"
6. Finish All Your sentences with "In Accordance With The Prophecy."
7. As Often As Possible, Skip Rather Than Walk.
8. Specify That Your Drive-through Order Is "To Go."
9. Sing Along At The Opera.
10. Go To A Poetry Recital And Ask Why The Poems Don't Rhyme.
11. Five Days In Advance, Tell Your Friends You Can't Attend Their Party Because You're Not In The Mood.
12. When The Money Comes Out The ATM, Scream "I Won! I Won!"
13. When Leaving The Zoo, Start Running Towards The Parking Lot, Yelling "Run For Your Lives, They're Loose!!"
14. Tell Your Children Over Dinner. "Due To The Economy, We Are Going To Have To Let One Of You Go."
And The Final Way To Keep A Healthy Level Of Insanity...
15. Send This E-mail To Someone To Make Them Smile. . . It's Called Therapy
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Monday, November 14, 2005
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Friday, November 11, 2005
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Here is my delima.
It has been our tradition in one annual exchange to recycle the truly unique gifts back into the mix the following year. Last year Nate & I received Action Figure Jesus. He is a pretty good White Elephant Gift in my opinion and therefore would qualify for recycling. The trouble however, is that I have grown attached. I failthfully regave the Kung-Fu Dancing Hampster last year, but Jesus is different. He watches over us with patience and quiet company as we work in our home office. He at one point adorned my previous office cubicle to the frustration of my boss (tee hee). He is one of us. I can't give him away... Yet there seems to be a hidden metaphore here for giving Christ away to others. Hmmm.
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
(sidenote: word has it that the biggest loser finale is on tonight... check it out)
darci: thanks for the gift card. will buy billy collins/coffee/treat.
alicia: gracias for the hat/scarf. sooo pretty.
ali: that 20Q game is at our bedside. my entire family wants one. and for the book!
Monday, November 07, 2005
this comes out wednesday. maybe you guys all knew that already, but i didn't. i heard it on npr. if you follow the link in the title, you can listen to the piece about it. he's the coolest. he has this great poem about the gutenburg bible. does anyone think he could be a believer? hm...
tonight my man and i have forsaken the world in favor of two side-by-side study carrels in the law library basement. we're under the earth's crust, i think, although i may just be feeling the cumulative effects of spending my work days in a simillar sub-sub-basement, in a beige cubicle, under a headset and some flourescent bulbs, nary a spark of natural light to be seen. i walked by a co-worker's desk today and saw a live plant, and my heart leapt. gotta get one. except i kill plants. see the three plants on the balcony for further information.
we're working tonight. he's working on torts. i'm working on my lectures for the coming weekend (17th and 18th century brit lit. the restoration and the romantics, all in one weekend. covering aphra behn's novella _oroonoko_, mary wollstonecraft's _vindication of the rights of woman_, s.t. coleridge's _rime of the ancient mariner_). really i'm blogging. but i'm here to work.
to facilitate work, i've purchased a can of coke for 65 cents. seemed really cheap to me. we pay a dollar for everything where i work, in the sub-sub-basement. anyway, its so quiet down here that i'm afraid to drink it because i will definitely need to belch, and there's absolutely no ambient noise to muffle me. also in the interest of facilitating work, i'm listening to some music from my college days, natalie merchant, "tigerlily." i love this cd. can i get an amen. here i go. sip of coke. we'll see what happens.
Sunday, November 06, 2005
Saturday, November 05, 2005
At twenty three years old, I never though I would east reeses peanut butter cups for breakfast. I have always liked reeses, but i have never wanted them for breakfast. At three o'clock in the morning, when I wake up with pee pains and hunger pains, I waddle to the bathroom (holding onto my belly), sit on the pot, and start thinking, "I can't wait until 5:46 when I really wake up, to go into the kitchen and get some reeses before I clean up for the day." Every morning this is my thought process... maybe this child within has a sweet tooth. All to say, If my butt looks huge after this pregnancy we will all know to curse the Reeses Peanut Butter cup.
Friday, November 04, 2005
Don't know if much German music gets over that way ... or maybe this guy is German but living in the states and he's huge (wouldn't that be the case). Either way, this guy is more than worth checking out and he sings in English. If you click the link it will take you to his website (in German) but if you click on the album name at the bottom of the page (The Secular Proof) it will bring up the list album songs and you can listen to clips. My favorite is "Spring Inside."
This is one of few German things I'll be bringing back with me. Enjoy.
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
We had spaghetti and meatballs last night for dinner. I bought the new multigrain Barilla pasta that is so good for you it is supposed to add years to your life or something. Anyway, I'd highly recommend it. It tasted really good. Worth the extra money. It also made me laugh that there is a page on their website entitled: The Dangers of Low-Carb diets. I happen to agree that they are unbalanced, but what else is a pasta company going to say??