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Archive for October, 2012


Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

La Bella and I went to see Shrek the Musical last night. It was great fun. La Bella is entitled to go into the special room for serious patrons, and I got to go with her. They gave us wine and ice cream bars (not at the same time) and we hung out amid the […]

The Flying Squirrels Return

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

#2 son and a selection of his Ultimate Frisbee teammates arrived on Friday. We fed them King Ranch Chicken, beans, salad, and cupcake (Lemon Pound Cake with chocolate frosting). They chatted about school, played Wii games, and then went to #1 son’s show. Yesterday morning, I fed them ham, eggs, Danish pastry, melon, and yogurt. […]

Long Day

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook I started this morning way too early, around 4:00, when I woke dreaming of blog posts. I fell in and out of sleep for about an hour before getting up, blog posts in my mind, […]


Sunday, October 21st, 2012

The Poster Queen, The Empress, That Man and I had lunch at a local bistro. Three salads and an order of fish tacos, and you can guess who was the odd man out. Our conversations were typical for people in our age ranges: how are your parents and how are your kids. We also reminisced […]

New Music

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

On Sunday we sang a new piece of music: literally, a new piece that had never been performed before. It’s a piece commissioned of Randoll Bass for a chorister who had been in the choir for 56 years. Let that sink in for a minute. We have not even been alive for 56 years, most […]

Last Year

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Last year at this time I was in Rome.

Razorback Pop-tarts

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

I was astonished at the grocery yesterday to see Razorback pop-tarts. It is not a joke; five schools have given permission to use their logos on frosgted strawberry pop-tarts. I think I will have to buy some for #2 son’s visit. Pop-tarts have an interesting history, actually. They had a scary spell in the 1990s […]

Getting Out of Hand

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

We’re having our third quarter meeting tomorrow; admittedly, this is late, but things have gotten a little bit out of hand. This is evident from the picture of my desk. Actually, they’re getting back in hand now– hence the meeting. I wish I had made good notes at our Q2 meeting. I know that the […]

Henry Again

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

This is Henry, two skeins in. I haven’t had to frog again, but I have had to do a lot of tinking. It’s easy to make a mistake and hard to see it. It’s also a very firm fabric, which makes it slower and harder. Also, since I’m working across the length of the scarf […]

Notre Pere

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

“Praying is a dangerous act.. you can end up changed.” It is World Communion Sunday, and I did my part in the worship serice by praying “que ta volonte soit faite sure la terre comme au ciel.” We had Korean, Italian, Russian, German, and Hawaiian lines as well, plus music in Latin and in Zulu […]

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