Category Archives: Et Cetera

Attack of the killer squirrel

A final basement sunflower update? It doesn’t look like the last of my basement sunflower buds is going to make it to a full sixth flower. The plant, which was the largest and strongest, did well with the transfer outdoors … Continue reading

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They did it: My basement sunflowers lived until spring

Planted at the wrong time, they broke through soil anyway, kept alive by a buzzing light. The long winter persisted, but they grew stronger, and laughed bright yellow blooms. In spring, they breathed fresh air in a world that now … Continue reading

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Three Finales that Worked

The recent finale of How I Met Your Mother brought another round of Internet rage, but as a loyal viewer I thought the ending was right, as I did with both Dexter and Breaking Bad, two other shows with finales … Continue reading

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Holding my book in my hands

UPDATE 04/06/14: Thanks for the votes on the cover. My book is now published! Timid No More (in paperback) — One of my favorite scenes in the old Steve Martin comedy The Jerk is when Navin R. Johnson eagerly searches … Continue reading

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Unpacking my new worms

While I’ll admit this is a fairly dull video of me unpacking my new worms, I did get a kick out of documenting my exuberant revulsion and my singsong, “Oooo, they’re alive.” (Video link) I set up my new worms … Continue reading

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Wanted: Garbage-Eating Friends

“A plague o’ both your houses! They have made worms’ meat of me.” –Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet I cut the nub off a carrot, and at the familiar thwack of my knife on the board, I thought again of my … Continue reading

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My Third Blogoversary, and Life Without a List

My third year of blogging was my favorite so far. I was consumed with completing my list of 101 things in 1001 days, and I had a lot of fun with plenty to write about. (Related post: Year in Review, … Continue reading

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For the Record: The F.U. Sharp

I was watching The Daily Show and heard one of my husband’s jokes come out of Jon Stewart’s mouth as he discussed the Gov. Chris Christie scandal: “I think I finally figured out the tone he set: F.U. Sharp.” Surely … Continue reading

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Year in Review: 2013

Looking back at some of my favorite posts from 2013, it was a busy year that saw me finishing my list of 101 things in 1001 days. January Just Say Yes I suspected it was risky to get together with … Continue reading

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Endings and Beginnings: Day 30 of Posting Every Day for NaBloPoMo

While I enjoyed the challenge of posting every day in November and the new blogging friendships I made, blogging every day is not for me. I like blogging in bursts of enthusiasm, and I didn’t have something to say every … Continue reading

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