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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-04-11

Back from shopping trip with mother (75) and daughter (9). Except for stop at Hanes outlet, both pretty much on the same shopping page. # Just turned on the air conditioning. Let me check the calendar again. Yep, still April. # Eww. It has no pants. http://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2010/new-mascot-announced-123.php # Heading to class: the bricks in front […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-04-04

Wind is HOWLING outside third-story windows. Must think of better verb for March. Bellowing, blustering, swaggering, sweeping, vociferating? # It is a Very Rainy Day on the hundred-acre farm. # Heading out for a soggy run. Seems like I've had a lot of soggy runs recently. # The soggy run was only the beginning. Have […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-03-28

Family day. COOKIES FOR DINNER. # Started the day with 47 emails in my Priority A email box. Now have 24. Unfortunately, those are the 24 most complicated… # Polishing up lecture I didn't give last Wednesday because I was in ER w/DD9 (who is fine–currrently outside, whacking things with a stick). # Just got […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-03-21

Heading off the grid for family day. # DS18 called from India. He went on a camel safari, took a 15-hour bus trip to Delhi, likes his volunteer job in the Rajasthan desert. # Just ate Baskin-Robbins brownie hot fudge sundae w/peanut butter & chocolate ice cream for dinner. Don't worry, I'll take some vitamins […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-03-14

Going off the grid for a (silent) family day. # Trying to answer interview questions by email. Making my brain hurt. # Inside house: half-sick mom trying to nap. Outside: children w/sticks trying to find object on farm which will make most noise when struck. # Voice half-returned, is gone again. This is getting boring. […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-03-07

There is a special place in hell for the bureaucrats who designed college aid forms. And for the techies who designed their web interfaces. # Watching closing ceremonies; glad that corruption and tyranny didn't permanently deprive Russia of that heartbreaking national anthem. # Er. Well, closing ceremonies demonstrate that Canadians are just as good at […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-28

Fresh pasta experiment: sage tortellini with ricotta & mozzarella filling, served with browned butter. DS13 SNARFED them, vacuum-like. # Release date for The History of the Medieval World! (Book's been shipping for weeks, but today's the OFFICIAL pub day=good excuse to party.) # "When in trouble or in doubt/Run in circles, scream and shout." Turns […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-21

A werewolf would have eviscerated loud paper-crumpling whispering couple next to us, thus improving movie tremendously. # Watching Olympic snowboarding. I know this is supposed to be a real sport. It doesn't LOOK like a real sport [age showing]. # Tuesdays are my Mondays. # Working on tonight's lecture, editing a manuscript for Peace Hill […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-14

Taking DD9 out for Girl Day, her choice of activities. Not sure what we're doing, suspect will involve nail polish & visit to craft store. # Making peanut butter & jelly muffins for breakfast. # Many…pages…of…manuscript…to…read… # Today was grey and wet and the first day of my workweek and filled with emails and business […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-07

Heading out to clean stalls in ten inches of snow. Animal ownership is overrated. # Closing Peace Hill Press office tomorrow. We've got 10" of snow and VDOT has declined to plow/sand/salt/notice secondary roads. # Local lane now has both sand and sunshine. Chances of accessing the outside world are rising! # The heater in […]