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Tony…

...is a squirt. See photos below for proof: Or listen to this story. We have a friend, Jay, who is recently divorced, and trying on the player thing like OJ tried on the glove. It's liberating and sad for him at the same time, and I feel immense sympathy for him right now. He feels like half of himself has been amputated, and I feel... Read more →
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Goings on

I am going through a lot of changes right now, primarily the changing of my server for my webpage. April 24th I am moving back to Yahoo! because 1&1 was not very helpful in my search for web forms. Seems like a minor issue to some, but I need my hosting company to be helpful and I have found Yahoo! to be very much so. So I am going back... Read more →
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What a day

I've been struggling lately to make sense of my life and the things in it, to overcome the stresses of a family vacation, and to decide what's right for me and our baby family in every decision I make. The vacation to Florida was wonderful, and Tony's parents are great, and I adore his sisters. But coming home was like a cold ball in the pit... Read more →
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Clear Blue Sky

It was a beautiful day today, with puffy thunder clouds making storms off in the distance, but azure heavens above me. Beautiful. One of my students was talking to me today, and it seems that she may know someone from Mongolia who lives in Japan and might know my friend from Mongolia. It's a small world, really...But this talk, and the... Read more →
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And the blind shall see…

You thought I liked TiVo. If I could have sex with a machine, it would be my new computer, SonyBaby. Because she's a Sony and she's incredible. And she's a she, yo, because a man could never be this smooth.Which means I have some unidentified lesbian issues, or I see her as an extension of myself. I prefer the latter explanation, but my... Read more →
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Headline News Sucks

I adored Headlne News up until about a week or so ago. Now they have a special new format, Headline Prime or something, which means stupid talk shows. I hate it. It isn't on all day, mind you, just in the prime-time hours, when I would use HN to escape TV shows I didn't like. I am not a happy camper.And they changed the ticker across the... Read more →
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Interior Design By Me

The best thing about recent times is the weather. Well, recent meaning today and yesterday. And tomorrow. Sunny and in the low 70s. Almost feels like spring! Yesterday, Tony and I made a few acquisitions at Target, our cheap design mecca until Ikea opens here in the summer. There was a table lamp, clear glass with an off-white shade,... Read more →
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It’s Getting Hot In Here

I am not taking my clothes off, however. Work is a bitch lately. I got an email today from my boss about writing things down in class. I took it as an affront to my professionalism, after so many affronts to date. One was her insistence that I not speak Chinese or Japanese with my students in class. Yeah. Like I do that. That just doesn't... Read more →
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This Just In…

My husband is a better man than I knew.While working today, he noticed a ladybug on the surface they were working on. He took the ladybug off the surface, walked it across the parking lot, and deposited it in the bushes. Matter-of-factly, without any fanfare, and quite seriously. He has been ferrying ladybugs to salvation once or twice an... Read more →
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Musical Slideshows

I wish I could post my slideshows with pictures from our visit to Daytona Beach with all of my brothers and sisters, Rebekah, Ryan, my brother in law Derek, Andrea, Katie and AJ, Tony, and of course, my Dad.The slideshow was made with Sony's Picture Package, a software thingy bundled with the camera. It's pretty much a crapshoot with this... Read more →
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Earthquake

The callousness, or rather, the cheerfulness with which the American news media reported the tsunami in the days after it hit stuns me. Tens of thousands, an incomprehensible number of people, were killed outright, and millions of people will be affected. "Our top story tonight, a tsunami from a massive earthquake devastates the coasts of... Read more →
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Ugh.

Have you ever had one of those days where you are kicking yourself from the moment you get up? That seems to be my day today. I am not working this week, so I decided to get my butt to the social security office. Because I applied for a card about two months ago, waited in their office with a variegated crossection of humanity for four... Read more →
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Snow Day

It's the first snow day in Dallas TX in my memory, at least since last February, and last February it only snowed on Valentine's Day. This snow threatens to last only one day also, but at least it will give a few of my Taiwanese students the opportunity to see actual snow.I went to the office of one of my clients yesterday and was deluged... Read more →
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Bloggyland

Why have a blog? Some say it is to stroke your own ego. I have a blog not because I am full of a sense of self-importance. I use it to vent to the world out there, to say my piece, to free myself of ideas that I have, and to let those ideas "out" into the world, into free circulation. I blog because I read blogs, as a lurker most of the time,... Read more →