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Archive for October, 2007

Wednesday October 31, 2007

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

I got a phone call yesterday from The Central Office telling me that I would be listed in the Top 50 corner for doing so well in my first month as a consultant. Although I know that The Central Office is one of those places that tells everyone how well they are doing all the time, I still was […]

Tuesday October 30, 2007

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Read Chanthaboune today. She’s more amusing than I am. I did lots of computer work yesterday, breaking at one point to go to the gym to spend half an hour on the treadmill and lift weights. Someone had left the leg press machine in the position for lying down and pushing with padded blocks on the […]

Controversial Topics

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Are you scared? How about now? We took advantage of the last-minute Hallowe’en sales and added a creepy creature to our holiday decorating. I was also able to get my disposable Christmas basics — cards, paper goods for the Christmas Eve buffet, and Christmas crackers — at impressively low prices at T. J. Maxx, so I got some […]

Ren Faire

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

  We had a good time at the Renaissance Faire. #2 son was bothered quite a bit by the fact that the archery area was labeled “Primatave Archery.” I tried to convince him that they had done it on purpose to emphasize the primitive nature of the thing, but he was having none of it. […]

Saturday October 27, 2007

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

I have just discovered that there is a Renaissance Faire going on in my town today. This is astonishing to me. I mean, is it some kind of private Faire, or are they just bad at publicity, or what? In any case, I am going to try to persuade my kids to join me in […]

Saturday October 27, 2007

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

I was scheduled to work at the store today, but that is cancelled. Since I was scheduled to work there all day, I obviously didn’t schedule anything else for today, beyond plans to clean and get to the grocery. In time management terms, this is the equivalent of a snow day: I don’t have to […]

Friday October 26, 2007

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Thank you so much for answering my survey yesterday! (If you didn’t you can go do it now. I’ll wait for you.) The first topic for today is Southern names. Southern names are no odder than those found in any other place (really — you’re just used to yours), but we do have some special […]

Thursday October 25, 2007

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Last night’s final hymn class ended with a bit of revolutionary fervor on the part of the participants. They are ready to bring the hymnal back into use in the church. My work with them has opened their eyes to the value of using the hymnal over the Power Point, and they are going to […]

Wednesday October 24, 2007

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

The Empress announced yesterday that we are ready to move ahead with the website. If you remember all about the website, or do not care, you can skip this paragraph. The store I work for has a website, and I have been in charge of it since last March. I was initially in charge of […]

Tuesday October 23, 2007

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

I started the day yesterday with earthquake lesson plans, then picked up my bar pan on the way to the gym, where I was reminded about Daniel Gilbert and Carl Linnaeus, a couple of interesting guys with important things to say. I’ve written about both of them before, so I will try to resist the […]

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