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Archive for June, 2008

Monday June 30, 2008

Monday, June 30th, 2008

In case you didn’t know what it meant to say that the lettuce bolted, you can see here that the lettuce corner of the garden is now filled with fantastic creatures. This is the result of heat. Sometimes you can keep lettuce from bolting by catching it right away and cutting it right down to […]

Sunday June 29, 2008

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

We’re back from the Midwest. The rehearsal was a great pleasure. It was held in a hall bearing our last name. This probably happens to you a lot if you have a name like “Johnson,” but for me it was unusual enough to be interesting. #2 daughter wasn’t happy about the fact because the room […]

Saturday June 28, 2008

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

We made it to the Big City, and I am sitting on #2 daughter’s sofa with her laptop. She is sitting on the floor with her other laptop, checking out the new offerings at i can haz cheezburgers. #1 daughter is drying her hair. We’re going to #2’s rehearsal and then to a museum. If […]

Friday June 27, 2008

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Avian flu has turned up in the county where I live — in chickens, not people. 15,000 birds were destroyed, and people are worrying about the economic rather than the health implications, but I was a little startled by it. I remember reading in Wired that schoolteachers and shopkeepers would be the first to fall […]

Thursday June 26, 2008

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Here it is: the first ripe tomato of the season. This is an Arkansas Traveler, a really wonderful tomato. I have one plant of these in my garden, and one Roma, which still has only green tomatoes. The smell is wonderful. I put this, along with the lettuce, also from the garden, on a turkey […]

Wednesday June 25, 2008

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Amazon swag arrived yesterday. One of the items was a magic sonic toothbrush, specifically the Phillips Sonic 732 Healthy White toothbrush. It cleans your teeth with sound waves, it seems. Also vibration. It goes automatically for two minutes, and you are to pay attention and make sure that you are in each quadrant of your […]

Tuesday June 24, 2008

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

I did some weights yesterday, after having been a weight-training slacker for a while, and I have the sore muscles today to remind me of it. I’m heading out early to the farmers’ market with Fine Soprano, and then I have a meeting with Client #2 before I settle down with Client #6’s work. I […]

Monday June 23, 2008

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

My summer Sunday School class actually met for the first time yesterday morning. We examined the question of whether science and religion were in conflict. One young man said “They cancel each other out,” but I was not able to get a real handle on what he meant by that. The consensus, to begin with, was […]

Sunday June 22, 2008

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

Here’s Erin, with another high-contrast band as I finish up the back. Yesterday, #1 daughter and I got haircuts and went to the farmer’s market for blueberries and vegetables, and thence to the local French antique store. I was charmed by the little plates with “Cadet Roussel” printed on them, and the bigger majolica plates with eery […]

Saturday June 21, 2008

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

There were exciting moments yesterday. There weren’t any exciting moments scheduled. I was supposed to do some routine maintenance for my smaller clients, drop off Client #3’s key, spend another seven hours on Client #6’s linking campaign,  and then have a relaxing evening with my family. So I sent off the Google Analytics code to Client […]

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