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We three went out for a walk this evening in the freshly fallen snow. It's a wonderful feeling wandering the quiet neighborhood streets at night when everything is still blanketed in an even layer of soft whiteness. Mr. Giles loves the snow, too. He ate some and generally pranced around in it.


Dec. 3rd, 2008 05:34 pm
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No one at work has commented on my silly mustache. We are getting our department YEARBOOK PHOTO taken tomorrow at the end of a meeting. I will keep the mustache until after it has been recorded for all time in my school's yearbook.


Nov. 12th, 2008 04:41 pm
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This boutique eyeglasses shop in Durham has ruined me for cheap glasses. Before my last couple of pairs of glasses from that shop, I used to get fairly inexpensive glasses at LensCrafters or other such mass outfitters. But today, as I looked into getting a new pair of glasses and updating my lens prescriptions, I couldn't bear to take myself over to the Vision World at the mall. Instead, I'm going to fork over an arm and a leg so that I can pick out something from Invision Optical. Sigh. Buying things with credit is going to be the death of me.

Update: 6:36 pm CDT Ummm. Wow. That cost twice as much as I thought it would. And I didn't think it was going to be cheap.... But I think the glasses will look A+++++.
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Al Franken came up and said hello to Mr. Giles this afternoon outside the coffee shop.
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I have received 25 emails so far today at my work address that all require some form of response or added work. Sigh.
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Mr. Frog just figured out why our windows are so drafty. It's not so much the seal around the edges that is leaky but the holes for the rope pulley system. These are old windows, and the wind just comes pouring in through those holes! He is now stuffing those holes with cotton. :P
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A couple of sales!

University of California Press

Princeton University Press

Go forth and buy books!
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We three fell asleep on the couch this evening during Heroes. A little later, I woke up when Giles started growling. Mr. Frog was across the room, getting ready for work. Sometimes Giles wakes up a bit grumpy and/or startled. :P I freaked out for a split second, thinking that someone had broken in, until I realized it was just Mr. Frog.
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This morning, Misters Frog and Giles walked me to Summit Ave. There, I turned right to go to school and they left to continue a morning walk. Mr. Giles whined and fretted at my departure.

Tonight, I am unclear as to how it is 7:45 already.


Sep. 10th, 2008 11:47 am
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Misters Frog and Giles just came to visit me. I'm on campus all day today (8 am until 9 pm). Mr. Frog called up and told me to look out the window. We talked on the phone and waved to each other. I called out to Mr. Giles and he got all whiny and excited but couldn't figure out where I was. Mr. Frog picked him up and tried to point me out on the third floor but it didn't work. :D
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I eat horribly. I eat take out once or twice a day sometimes. I eat too many sweets! I'm having students jot down a log of what they eat for a few days as we go into reading Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. I'm using the food log as a way for students to think about their eating habits, not so much for dieting or nutritional reasons but for understanding the idea of how much food travels. (Kingsolver's book tracks how her family eats locally for a year.)

What I've eaten the last few days. )


Sep. 4th, 2008 04:04 pm
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Mr. Frog just showed me a rock show on WoW.


Sep. 3rd, 2008 10:27 pm
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I am slightly tipsy after imbibing half a bottle of merlot with a friend. I stopped to get some frappuccinos for Mr. Frog and me on the way home. I survived the first day of the semester. We'll see what the attrition rate is to Friday. I must revise like mad tonight (what's left of it) and tomorrow. Oh, the joys of academia.
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This evening, we discovered that my car will no longer start.
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When I wake up these days, my mind briefly dwells on whatever anxiety dream I was having, but then it quickly begins visualizing words in a Scramble game. Scramble as a defense mechanism? General obsession with the word game? Oy.
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Mr. Frog thinks I should change my t-shirt since it's got a chocolate stain on it from the ice cream bar I ate. :P I have managed only to do one of five things on today's to do list. I need to get my ass in gear.


Aug. 9th, 2008 08:22 pm
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Dear NBC,

More gymnastics, less beach volleyball, please.


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I just had a delicious jelly donut. It bled into the paper bag. Mmmmm......


Jul. 31st, 2008 11:03 am
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I want a lemon blueberry danish.


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