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Archive for July, 2005

Sunday July 31, 2005

Sunday, July 31st, 2005

We went yesterday to pick #2 son up from his Summer Institute in architecture. There was a nice ceremony, and exhibits of all the various projects the kids had worked on. I am not sure that I would have identified this as a “primitive hut,” but I liked it. A primitive greenhouse, perhaps. #2 son’s […]

Saturday July 30, 2005

Saturday, July 30th, 2005

We’ve definitely crossed over that line at work — in case you had any lingering doubts. We are in BTS (back to school) with a vengeance. Yesterday, a customer came up to check out with all black stuff — border, letters, probably a dozen black items. I asked her if she was going for a […]

Friday July 29, 2005

Friday, July 29th, 2005

A cool wave! I went out to pull weeds, and enjoyed it so much I could hardly bring myself to go to work. We are fairly busy at work. Not so busy that we don’t spend any time talking about how it seems as though it should be busier than it is, but still pretty […]

Thursday July 28, 2005

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

Here’s Brooklyn. This is of course the purl side. Stockinette is so dull when it comes to progress pictures that you have to add some variety somehow. The good news on Brooklyn is that putting the skein on a spindle instead of winding it is working quite well, as you can see from the picture on […]

Wednesday July 27, 2005

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

It has been suggested to me that I may sometimes brag about my children, Surely not. However, it is not bragging, but merely a statement of fact that #2 son’s picture was in the paper yesterday. I can show it to you, because his hair entirely covers his face, so you could not possibly recognize […]

Tuesday July 26, 2005

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

We had the opportunity to meet fellow xangan Sighkey, who was in our hemisphere and dropped by. What fun! We tried to provide exotic American experiences for her — we made her enchiladas, offered to take her to a kareoke bar or pool hall, drove her around the town in search of something really foreign […]

Monday July 25, 2005

Monday, July 25th, 2005

#1 son shut down his xanga. This may have been because his sisters and I found it and read it. But I had gotten fond of looking at his silly pictures during my morning tour of blogs, so I am putting one of his silly pictures here. So I can come and look at it. […]

Monday July 25, 2005

Monday, July 25th, 2005

Brooklyn again. This is one ball of Den-M-Nit. The bottom edge is flaring, as cotton is wont to do, and I intend to tame it with a clever trick from The Big Book of Knitting. The other clever trick in this picture is the use of a recipe holder to hold the second ball of […]

Sunday July 24, 2005

Sunday, July 24th, 2005

The Farmers’ Market yielded melon, squash, honey, eggs, nectarines, blackberries, and a hug from #2 son, who was on the square with his fellow Institute-attendees, giving away marigolds. We were too late for a marigold, but the hug was worth a good deal more. Later, we had a fine thunderstorm which lessened the temperature significantly. […]

Saturday July 23, 2005

Saturday, July 23rd, 2005

I’m still reading Lolita, for book club, but I needed some light relief. Lolita is of course the classic novel of a loathsome and self-loathing pederast. An important book, a well-written book, but not an enjoyable summer read. Our alternative was a roman a clef about a family of incestuous hermaphrodites, so I am not […]

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