Month: July 2005

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Sunday July 31, 2005

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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 […]

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Saturday July 30, 2005

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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, […]

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Friday July 29, 2005

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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 […]

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Thursday July 28, 2005

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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 […]

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Wednesday July 27, 2005

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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 […]

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Tuesday July 26, 2005

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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 […]

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Monday July 25, 2005

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#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 […]

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Monday July 25, 2005

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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 […]

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Sunday July 24, 2005

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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 […]

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Saturday July 23, 2005

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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 […]