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Archive for October, 2013

Falling Further

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

What a wonderful autumn day! I baked tiny Blushing Apply Pies. Why would a little pie blush? Because its lattice is so wonky? Maybe because the cranberries in the filling make it a little tart. Bad joke. In any case, they are quite tasty, and it was fun to make lattices, however slapdash. The picture […]


Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Yesterday and today I have spent hours grading papers and writing blogs which didn’t get done on Thursday because I was in meetings. There are still more blogs to write. Assuming that I get them all done today, however, I will be able to get the bigger projects done tomorrow, and that will be an […]


Saturday, October 26th, 2013

I’m at LinkedIn, of course. I’m not that active — I push my tweets there and try to go over there once a week, but that’s about it. But this morning I had forwarded to me an email from this guy. I liked the email. I do not know the guy at all. I went […]


Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

According to Rescue Time, I spent 7 hours last week on email and 5 on Skype. This is more than the previous week and my productivity level was correspondingly low — below 80% for the first time ever. Still, I had more than 5 productive hours per day at the computer, in spite of its […]

An Ordinary Day

Monday, October 21st, 2013

I got a bit further on Adiri. I passed the Analytics Academy exam and got my certificate. I made the 400-connections goal on LinkedIn. I got a haircut, bought local eggs and honey, worked out the details of the study guide we’re writing, and enjoyed the rain. I had a new hairdresser at the same […]

Fail Forward

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for SuccessJohn C. Maxwell; Thomas Nelson 2007WorldCat•LibraryThing•Google Books•BookFinder The GOB recommended this book to me. I probably wouldn’t have found it on my own. I don’t usually think of myself as a failure. I work hard, I set realistic (some would say wimpy) goals, and I get a […]

What’s New?

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Here’s Adiri, about 2/3 of the way through the first skein of Pima Silk from Cascade Yarns. It’s in Plum, and it is destined for #2 daughter’s Christmas. I’m worried that it’s too small, but she is pretty small, so I don’t know… I have run into a problem with the directions for Grizzly. They […]

October Friday

Friday, October 18th, 2013

I had a good class today, then lunch with a couple of colleagues, beguiled the drive home with Science Friday, got nearly all my work done, and stopped at 5:00. I took the dog for a walk, ordered pizza, and settled in on my lovely new sofa to watch chick flicks and knit. My husband […]

Where Does Music Come From?

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Good meeting today with the realtors whose site we’re building — The Art Professor brought the wireframe and we had a good collaborative discussion  with the clients. I got home to find The Band outside my door, one minute to spare before I’d have been late for my meeting with them. We also had a […]


Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Yesterday I scrubbed the scrubbable parts of the house, did laundry, went grocery shopping, and worked on #2 son’s sweater. Nothing exciting, but a productive and pleasant day. My husband was watching some Lao music videos. Many Lao music videos have stories about people going into the city to earn money, but then feeling too […]

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