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Sabine tapped me to provide this week’s quote for the weekly quote challenge.  First, a reminder of the rules: Each week, on Monday, a quote will be posted. If you feel so inclined to center a blog post around that quote- whether it be a direct inspiration, a memory it calls to mind, or anything […]


Posted at: November 13th, 2006 - 12:56 pm - Number of Comments » 12

The Star review. Oh. My. This was, by far, the most amusing Train Wreck, I think I have ever read.  And I have a confession to make. I read the first third forward.  I read the last 2/3 of the book backwards from the ending. And it really made no difference whatsoever. Now, my undergraduate years […]


Posted at: November 13th, 2006 - 12:46 pm - Number of Comments » 1

The second quote in Sarah’s Quote Challenge is provide by Sabine: Darling, a true lady takes off her dignity with her clothes and does her whorish best. At other times you can be as modest and dignified as your persona requires. — Lazarus Long (Robert A. Heinlein)   I had a whole post written out […]


Posted at: November 11th, 2006 - 11:39 am - Number of Comments » 2

I will get to the quote. I will get to the Star review.  But right now, this is important. I am not a religious person. But I am a spiritual one.  Although this is a strange thing for a scientist to say, I have a close relationship with my Maker.  We talk daily.  But that’s […]


Posted at: November 10th, 2006 - 12:12 pm - Number of Comments » 2

I hereby revoke my right to bitch until the next election.  About politics anyway.  I have shirked my civic duty.  I did not vote yesterday.  This is only the second time since I was eligible to vote that I have missed an election. The first time I had a good excuse.  I didn’t know when […]


Posted at: November 8th, 2006 - 5:09 pm - Number of Comments » 2

My son has a rather obsessive relationship with the vacuum cleaner.  If it is anywhere visible, he is drawn to it like a moth to a flame.  He takes it apart.  He plays with the attachments.  And, if you try to separate him from his vacuum, he has a full-blown toddler temper-tantrum that is only […]


Posted at: November 7th, 2006 - 10:16 am - Number of Comments » 4

You may not believe this.  Quite frankly, I am not sure I believe it myself. I got a call from L.L. Bean. A very nice man from their research department caught my husband at home.  Since he seemed rather eager to speak to me, Kris passed him on my work and mobile phone numbers.  Since I […]


Posted at: November 2nd, 2006 - 4:21 pm - Number of Comments » 6

Remember my multiple posts on the nearsightedness of Big Brother? I stand corrected. Once again, I have to give Kudos to LL Bean.  Within six days of my blog post on my rare moment of frustration with their customer service, the site was peppered with hits from the LL Bean corporate domain in Durham, ME.  It […]


Posted at: November 1st, 2006 - 6:08 pm - Number of Comments » 3

Sorry to all my childless and fancy-free friends.  You must endure another o-my-god-my-son-is-so-perfectly-wonderfully-adorable-isn’t-he posts.  Okay.  Well.  I am not sorry.  I am going with that “no apologies” policy outlined yesterday. Live with it. Harry is just a little too young to really go trick-or-treating.  It’s a long way for his little legs to handle, confounded […]


Posted at: November 1st, 2006 - 3:05 pm - Number of Comments » 9