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At Least It’s An Ethos…

April 18, 2013

(This post’s imagery is brought to you by The Big Lebowski which I used to hate but have come to kind of love because of The Mister.) One of the reasons that I’m thankful I grew up with the parents I have is their proven ability to introduce me to good music early in life. […]

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Capturing the Moment

December 4, 2012

There is a lot that has been done and is being done to prepare for the arrival of the babies.  One of those things has been the conversion of my Red Room to a nursery…and since a jarring red color didn’t seem to be very soothing to anyone but me, I assumed it wouldn’t be […]

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Random Thoughts

October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween, y’all! I’ve never been a huge Halloween fan, but it means more to me than costumes and candy.  My dad was born on Halloween (which explains a TON without saying anymore) and Brooklyn the Dog was also born on Halloween (we know this because she was born into the rescue…her mom was saved […]

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Stubborn is as Stubborn Does

June 21, 2012

My entire life is full of stubbornness. My family is full of good ol’ fashioned stubborn.  I think this stems majorly from Grandpa on my dad’s side.  He was a stubborn old mule.  Kept all kinds of shit that did not need to be kept.  Wouldn’t listen to other people’s suggestions–even medical professionals’ suggestions at […]

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The Ghosts of Halloween Past, Present and Future

October 31, 2011

When I was thinking about what to blog on today, I realized that I had never fully talked about Halloween.  In part, this is because Halloween has fallen on a weekend for the bulk of this blog’s existence.  But mostly I think it’s because no matter how hard I try, Halloween has never been a […]

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Random Thoughts

August 23, 2011

Yesterday the allergist suggested that since I’m not pregnant now and not starting fertility treatments again for another month that I get a pneumonia vaccination due to my asthma and potential complications because of that.  I agreed.  Now, I’m not against vaccines in general (though I often question the flu vaccine for non-necessary types), but […]

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Random Thoughts

April 5, 2011

I’m really glad yesterday is over.  It wasn’t just one of those “bad days,” or even a “case of the Mondays,” it was a full-on assault on my sanity.  First, I had a paper due that, of course, I didn’t even start until yesterday morning.  Then, Brooklyn the Dog got out of her crate while […]

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My Own Worst Critic

March 10, 2011

They say that no one is harder on us than ourselves.  There are some people for whom this is absolutely not true.  I, for one, don’t think this rule applies to Kanye West.  But that’s pure conjecture and I could be wrong.  (I don’t think I am, but I could be.) I digress. This whole […]

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Wacky Things About Me

March 9, 2011

I once lived on the first floor of a house for two months where the second floor was used as a dominatrix’s place of business.  It never bothered me until one warm day the windows were open and I could hear the sound of voices.  I couldn’t tell what they were saying and I didn’t […]

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Too Quiet on the (Mid)Western Front

February 21, 2011

Before I say anything else, I want to offer my undying gratitude for all of your comments, tweets, Facebook messages and so on.  Your support over these past few days has been nothing short of amazing.  While it didn’t make the hard decision any easier (nothing ever could), it made dealing with it a bit […]

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