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Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
12:31 pm
Happy Zucchini Day!
It's Aug 9 today, National Leave a Zucchini on Your Neighbour's Porch Day! I got up last night around 3AM and put one on my neighbors' porch, with a pink ribbon on it and everything. I've been awaiting this since we planted our zucchini in April. Only thing is, we've developed a taste for zucchini noodles in chicken soup, so we've been keeping up with the zucchini production quite handily. I was afraid I was going to have to buy one.
Sunday, July 31st, 2011
11:16 pm
Beach!
Spontaneous beachiness is awesome! Waves! Salt! Crazy seawater afro scaring people around me! Woot!
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
11:39 am
Yum. New Jim Butcher. Won't come up for air for the rest of the day. Hooray for Harry!
Monday, July 4th, 2011
11:24 pm
Watching Jaws and sorting coupons tonight. Strangely apropos. Not good enough for TV, still good enough for my family. :)
Friday, June 17th, 2011
9:06 am
Walking to school
E and I have some of the most amazing conversations walking to school. Today I mentioned that I hadn't bought something in Mass because of the tax there. He asked why there are taxes.

Then the incredible breakdown of tribal organization, work division, trades vs services, and social responsibity emerged. How our 'tribe' interacted with other 'tribes' and how the social necessity of government and public works evolve from an expanding population base.

He's 8 years old and I'm barely keeping ahead of him. Whoa.
Monday, May 16th, 2011
7:30 pm
Thursday, May 12th, 2011
11:57 am
Garden Awesomeness!
Just went out and made my first harvest of the year- some absolutely luscious, tender red lettuce! Officially best salad ever! And I totally can't wait til my radishes are ready next week. I found a neat recipe in the paper where you sauté them in butter and a bit of pepper. I've only ever had them raw (yum!) but I'm excited about trying them a new way, too.

Totally loving my garden today- and I'm getting even more excited about my apple trees being in bloom for the first time. Ahead of schedule, and utterly lovely. :)
Saturday, May 7th, 2011
6:16 pm
EK Crowne
Congratulations to his Grace, Duke Gregor and his lovely consort Baroness Kiena, Prince and Princess of the East! Long live romance!
Thursday, May 5th, 2011
8:27 pm
Run Day
Did my 5K speed intervals today. If I had a choice, I would have left my brain on a street corner about a half mle into the process, it was being such a whiny little bitch. Finished it though- and have a new personal best for the mile!

Someone had said to me ages ago (with referece to heavy list) that it's not what you do one the days you feel good that's important. It's what you do on the days you feel like 10lbs of shite in a 5lb bag that really counts. And I guess it's true.

In an utterly unrelated note, I despise the auto correct on my phone. Most of the time even my senseless typos make more sense than the words it suggests in lieu of my mistake (or lingo, or abbreviation, or obscure name). Grrr.
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
11:26 am
Lucky Day
Found a 4 leaf clover cooling down from my run today. Also found two 5 leaf clovers. Guess this'll be my lucky day!
Sunday, May 1st, 2011
7:27 pm
2 soccer games today, totaling about 4 hours on the pitch in the sun. We are so freakin' bushed- and 3 of us weren't even playing. Wow. Ready for multiple cups of tea and a nice sit down.
Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
1:24 pm
Just had to explain to a soccer mom that halfway up my longest hill in the middle of a 4 mile run us not the time to called me and discuss the status of her son's practice schedule. Subtle clues like panting heavily and saying 'Callme back in an hour, I'm in the middle of a run' were completely lost on her. Grrr.
Sunday, April 24th, 2011
8:32 am
What a brilliant Easter morning! Happy Easter, everyone! The bunny was particularly canny this year and brought decorated mangoes to go with the standard plastic eggs filled with strawberries. Lots of chocolate, too, bless his lapidarian little heart. :)
Sunday, April 17th, 2011
12:14 pm
Busy today- 2 soccer games, a run, and a bunch of housework to round things out. I'm going to be wiped by the time bedtime rolls around.

Oh, I saw a bluebird today on my run! I've never seen one this far north before! So wonderful!

Oh, also discovered awesome recipe for gluten free, low glycemic almond muffins. Yum!
Saturday, April 2nd, 2011
12:22 pm
Run!
Ran today for the first time in ages. Just a little 3K starter run, but it still felt good to be out in the world.
Monday, March 28th, 2011
9:02 am
Busy Weekend
So it all started with picking Elliot up from school on Friday. We stopped to play in the playground afterwards, and both kids were having a pretty good time. Little did they know...Elliot decided to be a boy and jumped from the top of the jungle gym- and hurt his foot. Several hours worth of medical attention later, he wobbles out to the car on crutches. Diagnosis: not broken, but best not walked on for several days. Some stress there, because if it WAS broken, he'd have been on crutches for 6-8 weeks and would have missed spring soccer season (disaster!). But all was (relatively) well and though the crutches were a pain, we took comfort in them only being til Monday.

Then on Saturday we went to the Revolution's home opener at Gillette Stadium! Pro soccer is cool! Having a kid on crutches in a rowdy mob, not so much. He had a terrific time- we went with our own mini-mob and were determined to enjoy ourselves. The match was awesome (Revs won 2-1) and a good time was had by all. Then at half time the Revs Girls came out with the t-shirt cannon. They lobbed one almost perfectly at me, but it slid thru my fingers at the last minute and landed in the empty row behind me. Someone from across the way leapt up to snatch MY hardwon shirt, so in a fit of festival gymnastics I pulled a hard bridge over the back of the stadium seat Nd snatched my prize right from under her nose! I was even sassy enough to say "I did the yoga, I deserve the t-shirt!" (rival t-shirt jackal was unimpressed). I got me a free awesome Revs shirt, for the lows, low price of "Omigod, what did I just do to my back?!". It would seem that the Krafts hadn't taken into account my not-very-tallness when designing Gilette and the seat back edge had hit me right over my L4 vertebra (not an optimal spot for a fulcrum, at least on me).

Ow ow ow gotta free t-shirt ow ow ow.

Thank heavens for ibuprofen and remedial yoga.
Thursday, March 24th, 2011
7:14 pm
Awesome Dojo
We had the best karate day today, ever. Elliot brought home the class 'pet': a stuffed elephant named Horton. Each kid takes Horton home for a night and writes about what Horton did on his visit. So we headed directly out from school to karate, where Tashi Dan included Horton in the class with immense dignity and solemnity. Horton got his white belt and his first belt tip, and even participated in the board breaking at the end of class! I love our dojo, and today's events only underlie my confidence in this being a great place to bring my children.

Incidentally, Horton also played goalkeeper (in cleats) in the backyard, and listened to the evening recitation of THe Hobbit. Beat that, other kids in the class! :)
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
10:57 pm
Rant
Next time someone shoots off about Canada's "amazing" health care system, I may smack them. My father-in-law has just finished an 8-hour stint in the emergency room after mutilating his finger with a table saw. Like, "You'll need to consult a plastic surgeon about that." kind of accident. 8 freakin' hours...and all for the low, low cost of 45% of your income.

Bloody stupid Canadian health care system.
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
8:48 am
What's on my MP3 player?
IF SOMEONE SAYS "IS THIS OKAY" YOU SAY:
Ready for the Bettys- The Bettys (Phineas and Ferb)
Hey, I've got kids...and the music rocks anyway. :)

WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
Hungry like the Wolf- Duran Duran
Yum, food.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN THE OPPOSITE/SAME SEX?
Holding out for a Hero- Bonnie Tyler
And ya know what, I kinda did.

HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
You Snuck your way into My Heart- Love Handel (Phineas and Ferb)
..he WAS kinda sneaky, come to think of it...

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE?
Hosanna Filo David- Gregorian Chant
Well, this makes me feel all holier-than-thou (I need it to sleep tho)

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
E.V.I.L. B.O.Y.S.- Candace (Phineas and Ferb)
*snorts*

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
Improperium- Gregorian Chant
No Comment

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
Everybody Wants to Rule the World- Tears for Fears

WHAT IS 2+2?
Southern Cross- Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
I Drove All Night- Cyndi Lauper
Well worth the effort

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Rolling in the Deep

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
If You Had My LOve- Jennifer Lopez

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
1985- Bowling for Soup
Always loved the 80s

WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Barbie Girl- Aqua
Strangely apropos.

WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
Dance, Dane- Fall OUt Boy

WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
Control- Traci Lords
Techno from a porn star. Interesting.

WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
Shine on you Crazy Diamond- Pink Floyd
LIke shiny things!

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
Send me an Angel- Real Life

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
Who Wants to Live Forever- Queen
We DO live kinda hard. :)

WHAT'S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN?
The Reflex- Duran Duran

HOW WILL YOU DIE?
Sweet Surrender- Sarah MacLachlan
Well, it sounds pretty anyway.

WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU REGRET?
We Belong- Pat Benetar
OUch.
WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
Hold Me NOw- Thompson Twins
OLd joke here- inside joke.

WHAT MAKES YOU CRY?
Brothers in Arms- Dire Straits
Rich and sad- and yes, it does. :)

WILL YOU EVER GET MARRIED?
Heaven is a PLace on Earth- Belinda Carlisle

WHAT SCARES YOU THE MOST?
Sandstorm- Tunnel Alliance

"Cry Baby Cry" (The Beatles)
I guess that's an answer.

IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?
Fabulous- Bobby Fabulous (Phineas and Fer)


WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
Marco Polo- Loreena McKennitt
Friday, March 18th, 2011
11:07 am
So crippled. Squat class.
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