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  1. Curiosaty Killed the Cat

    What can I say? Muse was amazing. The show in Cincinnati was better, of course, but it was still pretty incredible. Left Thuxoa voicemail during the last song, since they were on their way to the UK and missed it. Muse was over in time to see Interpol on the main stage which was cool as well. (Paul & Deanna were already at our seats and Paul says, “You got here in time for the good stuff.” Yeah, but he missed Muse.)

    And then there was The Cure. Robert’s not as young and svelte as he used to be, but the man is still hot. The lighting for the first song sealed the deal for me… especially the twinkly lights during the windchimes. Sadly, they didn’t play “Friday I’m in Love”. I was going to start a riot if they didn’t play “Lovesong”, which luckily was the first song of the encore.

    Concert Rules Question

    I’m not sure… but I think you’re still not allowed to wear the shirt of the band you are going to see even if it is a 15-year-old, thin & fading, concert tour t-shirt, right? Or does that make you cool for seeing them the first time around?

    Get Thee Behind Me

    I was gone to a meeting all day yesterday. I haven’t checked my voicemail since last Friday. I’m behind.

    Me & Bobby McGee

    Online Karaoke… you know you wanna. “Here you can sing along to all your favourite tunes all from within the comfort of your very own home, office, or computer lab.”

    LJ Friday Five

    1) Of everything in your wardrobe what do you feel the most comfortable wearing? Why? My long homemade skirts and t-shirts. Extreme comfort.

    2) How would you describe your style? Eclectic perhaps. I can vary from hippy skirts to vintage polyester to classic MaryJanes and pearls. It’s a mood thing.

    3) How many pairs of shoes do you own and do you wear them all? I’m a girl. I buy shoes. In fact, I just bought three pairs of shoes last week. I wear them when I think about them.

    4) Where do you buy most of your clothes? I don’t know that I could really say, seeing as I hate to shop and don’t really have a store that’s “mine”. Any place with clothes made for long legs.

    5) What was the last piece of clothing you bought? I bought three knee-length skirts while I was at home.

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  2. My Peeps

    I’ve read a lot about people’s friends in the last couple of days, and I decided this morning that I miss having a posse. I went for years and years having identity through the group that I was in. The end of high school was the Cory-Nate-Danielle 3 Musketeers Posse. At college Nate got switched for Matthew. Then there was the whole ARC gang. And then we had the Dysfunctional Seven that lived at The Fold + The Newlyweds. And then the redletterpeople with the broadies and groadies. There was even a sort of posse here when Jay was still around.

    Maybe it has to do with age. Maybe it just has to do with the people I presently know. But it just seems like I don’t have a group. I have some singles and a few doubles… but rarely do those intermingle.

    I know too many single travelers and too many married people who don’t have fun anymore. That’s it. πŸ™‚

    Thank the Lord Michael Crawford is Too Old

    I was really skeptical about putting Phantom on film again. That story holds such a special piece of my heart because of the people who sparked my interest in it, and I didn’t want them to mess it up. But after seeing the trailer, I think it looks pretty amazing. Looks like the only thing that could blow it is bad vocals.

    Random Tidbits

    • I put my belt on backwards. Today the buckle is on the right.
    • My nails are a heinous shade of pink.
    • I’m wearing two different trouser socks. I like to think I’m making a statement.

    My Cure Paris cd is scratched and won’t play in my computer.

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  3. Lost America: Night-time photography with long exposures makes for really awesome shots.

    Mandarin Design: lots of hints and tips for spicing up your site.

    TypoGenerator: Use it to generate images like this… (via Loo Who)



    Random Blog

    Faith Enough… another switchfoot fan

    Current Dilemma

    Go see the guys open for Jars in New Orleans next month and go to Rock the Universe… or just do Florida.

    Muse? Tomorrow? Yes, I think I will.

    Music?

    Jesse said they’re going out soon with Brandtson & Further Seems Forever. Based on the song playing on their site, I kinda think I could dig Brandtson if they put on a good show. I will find out on September 1st, as they’ll be playing in Nashville.

    I feel a little yucky today.

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  4. Southern Living

    Look at me… I made fried okra for lunch. Homegrown in Dr. RoseAnne’s garden. I don’t know if I made it right, but it tasted okay.

    That one I’m proud of… but I’m not so proud that I almost said “all y’all” in conversation the other day. It’s all downhill from here.

    LJ Friday Five (on Monday)

    1. What color ink pen do you like best? purple, then blue, then green, last resort black

    2. Do you prefer plain paper or paper with lines (notebook paper)? With lines, but using them is optional.

    3. What’s better: books from the library, or reading online? Buy books

    4. Which would you rather get, e-mail or snail mail? Snail!

    5. Do you have a paper weight on your desk? I used to have a 12-inch pirate hook on the corner.

    Iowa Trip Recap: Day 3 (Sunday)

    • Made a spectacle by parading all 67 of us into church at once.
    • Coffee & cookies (grandma’s recipe) back at the barn and took family pictures
    • After lunch went to visit with my Grandma who is awesome
    • Went home and washed my hair, and then got my haircut by my aunt when I got back
    • Dinner, then a small church service put on by my uncles, and then a bonfire with s’mores and goodbyes

    Case-Mod Mania

    Matt points to a great case-mod combining all the Nintendo systems into one case. Here is one that turns an NES into a PC.

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  5. Random Tidbit

    I ate Pringles this afternoon, and now the roof of my mouth is raw.

    Random Act of Kindness

    I happened to be at Kroger when the Thunderstorm of the Century blew over. Several of us stood under the overhang wondering if it was ever going to let up enough to let us dodge to our cars. It wasn’t the getting-wet part that worried me so much as the pushing-a-large-hunk-of-metal-while-running-through-ankle-deep-water part considering the outrageous lightning quite nearby.

    An elderly gentleman had apparently made it out to his car with an umbrella and drove up to the door to retrieve his groceries. I tapped on the passenger window and pointed to the cart indicating that I would put his groceries inside if he wished. No point in him getting out again.

    He moved the items off the passenger seat, and I put his four plastic bags of mostly produce and a carton of milk in the mini-van. He asked if he could give me a ride to my car. I said I could wait until the rain stopped. He offered to leave his umbrella with me. I declined and wished him a nice afternoon.

    I just love old people.

    Random Link

    Sensitive Light: especially be sure to check out the smoke gallery and the Wallpaper section.

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  6. Goal for the Weekend

    See Napoleon Dynamite. My sources say that the theatre at Green Hills has added the secret additional footage way after the end of the closing credits, so stick around.

    Did I mention that tonight I start house/petsitting just a block from my office? How much will this rock? Considerably. They have a pool and a baby grand. Not that I really swim… but I do play.

    Blog Quote of the Day

    “I watched Trading Spouses last night since I don’t discriminate when it comes to reality TV.”

    Heather, the reality t.v. commentary queen. (Will you be watching Amish in the City when it starts next week?) πŸ™‚

    Quote of the Day

    When Bossman noticed that Karl had gotten his second coffee of the day, just after I had gotten his second coffee (along with my second coffee)…

    Bossman: Sheesh, we’re all going to coffee hell here.

    Too Cool

    I’m ever amazed by case-mods and the like, so I bring you USB Gundam.

    Leaky

    I’m glad I don’t have to worry about being the one to leak the EP cover anymore.

    Iowa Trip Recap: Day 2 (Saturday)

    • Had to be at “the barn” by 9:00… in the morning… for opening ceremonies and breakfast.
    • Cousin Meredith and 1st-cousin-once-removed (1cor) Amy entertained with mixers, including the nontraditional double-elimination thumb wrestling tournament
    • Lots of mingling and chit-chatting.
    • After lunch a large group of men went golfing while most of the ladies took the youngins to the aquatic center
    • Cousin Amy had a great craft idea once the kids got back… they filled pieplates with wet cement and we decorated them with marbles and beads and shells to make stepping stones (even the adults made them)
    • After pizza for dinner, we had the Silly Milly and Farmer Bob talent show

    Song of the Day

    So Pure
    Alanis Morissette

    While some people stopped paying attention after every single off Jagged Little Pill went to #1, I think I prefer Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie. I can’t remember the last time I listened to it before yesterday, but I surprisingly remembered all the lyrics. Woot.

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  7. Long as God Can Grow It, My Hair



    Locks

    of

    Love

    10 inches of slightly curly red hair will be sent tomorrow. Two time donor. Joining the 2004 Locks of Love Cut Club along side of these lovely ladies: Connie & her mom, Manda, Teresa, Laura, Christy, Heather, Rachel, & Kate.

    The end result was quite flippy, but it’ll tone down once it gets over the shock of being short again.

    Grilled Cheesiness

    Last week Matt asked the question:

    What is the best way to make a grilled cheese sandwich?

    There has been a range of cheeses that are globally acceptable. There are the snackmasters vs. the frying pans. But there is a new question raised… does anyone not do the diagonal cut?

    Good Ol’ Rocky Top

    Be sure to check out today’s Rocky Top Brigade Volunteer Tailgate Party over at B.O. Michael’s Big O.M.’s!

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  8. Dramamine is for Wimps

    And I’m a wimp. I’m normally a champion flyer. I dig it. But yesterday I wanted to shoot myself if only I could have gotten a handgun past security.

    Due to noise ordinances in Chicago, they (as my father says) fly you in real high and drop you like a rock once you get to the airport. Which can be fun, unless that rock-dropping sensation also comes when you are flying through a giant thundercloud. *yak* I got really headachy and seriously considered renting a car to drive the rest of the way before reality set in.

    Iowa Trip Recap: Day 1 (Friday)

    • 5:00am – packed and out the door
    • In Omaha (somewhere in middle America) by 10:30am
    • Rent car and drive to sister’s house by 1:30pm
    • Hung out with the kids, played Magical Racing Tour with Bradley who was surprised I knew how to play (little does he know how much of my college career was spent playing MarioKart), exhaustion set in
    • Had Pizza Ranch, the only pizza I actually look forward to, for dinner with Ang’s fam and the parents
    • Ran to “the farm” for last minute reunion preparations
    • Saw family members at nearby hotel, so stood outside chit-chatting with the MN cousins and the CO cousins until dark.

    (The haircut didn’t happen until Sunday, so you’ll just have to wait.) πŸ™‚



    We Remember

    Having grown up in Iowa, this probably meant more to me… but Monday was the 15th anniversary of the crash of Flight 232. I can remember it like it was yesterday.

    The most vivid image was turned into a statue. The picture of Colonel Dennis Nielsen carrying a child away from the wreckage.

    “God saved the child. I just carried him, sir.”

    ayearinpictures: many beautiful photographs from my childhood corner of the world. (more here)

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  9. Not Quite Dead Yet

    4:30am comes quite early when you’re waking up every half hour to make sure it’s not past 4:30. I should have powernapped when I got into town, but I had a niece and two nephews to adore.

    Must. Sleep. Now.

    (Oh, and I might cut all my hair off tomorrow.)

    (Oh, and I think we have a passport photo winner. Now remind me to do that whole application business when I get back home.)

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  10. All Vanity Aside

    So I told Manda that I had my passport picture made tonight for the second time. And as per usual, I found the first set only after having paid another $15 for a new set. She suggested I have a poll for which one to use. I think the answer is obvious. The one set I can’t believe I left the house much less felt compelled to have my photo taken.

    I also would like to add that I don’t photograph well. And the photographer both times was shorter than me, so there’s all that extra chin involved. The flash is so bright, so to avoid half-closed eyes I over compensated with the deer-in-headlights look. And why do they insist on trying to make you smile? Only one succeeded.

    You decide. Choose wisely.

    (I can’t believe I’m doing this.)

    In random order…


    Photo 1

    (That smudge isn’t really in the background.)


    Photo 2

    (I’m actually laughing at the short man.)

    Vote in the comments. Be kind.

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  11. Desiderata


    Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.

    Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

    Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.

    Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

    Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

    Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

    Max Ehrmann

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  12. Motivation to Clean Desk Off

    To make room for the flowers. THANK YOU!

    Delivering flowers has to be the best job in the world. Unless the person has a freaky stalker, I can’t imagine someone not being happy to see someone bringing them a bouquet.

    Funny Forecast

    I screencapped this last night before the power went out. Just found it kind of amusing. Clear skies until midnight when all hell is going to break loose and then *boop* at 6am it’s sunny again.

    Okay, I really am working now.

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  13. How Sweet it is to be Loved

    My buddy Jason from Michigan called me last night from North Carolina to say that he and his wife were watching the weather channel (while on their vacation) and noticed that Tennessee was in a severe storm alert. He just wanted to make sure I knew so I wouldn’t die.

    Cool Blog Name

    Whither, Canada

    Peace that Passes Understanding

    I ordered my coffee this morning, and the gentleman behind the counter said, “You have such a pleasurable and calming demeanor.” I took that as a very sweet compliment.

    Excuse Me, I’d Like to Get by Now

    I am going home on Friday for the Non-optional Family Reunion we have every five years. With that said, I have many people I need to get off my back before then, so posting and emails could be sparse the next few days.

    In the meantime, Satelliteguys have lots of flash games for you to play. Neverland is particularly disturbing, but I had to admit that I laughed. And Candy is a kind of addicting Tetris-like game.

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  14. Highway to Heaven

    I had seen this elsewhere, but only stopped to try it at The Mommy Blog. Lo, though I drive through the valley of depression… I will fear no evil.

    Kathedral Highway
    Lake Love 4
    Tower of Commitment 23
    Contentment Meadows 41
    Family Farm 144
    Valley of Depression 330
    Please Drive Carefully

    Username:

    Where are you on the highway of life?

    Cornerstoned

    I read an interesting article someone wrote about their observations of Cornerstone this year. Having only subjected myself to one (extraordinarily hot) day of it a few years ago, I can’t really add much except to say that I would tend to agree.

    Why Must I be Surrounded by Frickin’ Idiots?

    Just so you know, we spent no less than ten minutes during staff meeting debating whether there are two or three Austin Powers movies. I think this calls for a Friday Afternoon Office Movie Marathon.

    I <3 the 90's

    I really do. Only now I have Sinead O’Conner stuck in my head.

    Am I the only one who has watched the entire second season of The Surreal Life on VH1 in one sitting… twice?

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  15. Goldminer

    Seems some people are blaming me for their newfound Goldminer addiction. To that I say, beat 25094. πŸ˜›

    The little dude makes me think of Spur in The Man from Snowy River. πŸ™‚

    hola

    I average about 70-75 hits per day normally. By noon today I had over 85 hits from a site in Venezuela. Craziness. I didn’t retain much from high school Spanish, but based on the photographs, I suspect it’s not safe for work. But hey, I’m huge in South America.

    Home Again, Jiggity-Jig

    Barry’s back from vacation. Steve’s still MIA.

    Foods I Do Not Like

    (stolen from Tommy)

    Foods I will not eat, under any circumstances:

    1. French Toast!

    2. The peanut butter & jelly combo

    3. Most seafood (save for white fish, tuna in stuff, & imitation crab in sushi)

    4. Cheesecake

    5. Those molded mints they serve a weddings and anniverary parties that taste like toothpaste

    Foods I don’t care for, but will eat if I need to:

    1. Cake

    2. Pepperoni

    3. Pizza Hut pizza

    4. Coconut

    5. Pancakes

    6. Doughnuts

    Ch-ch-changes

    Teresa at Hatamaran chopped off her hair and is donating to Locks of Love. Awesome! I’m almost ready to commit to the Grand Hair Chop of 2004… but I’m nervous about what it’s going to do once the weight is gone. I fear the bouffantness.

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  16. Attitude Adjustment

    Me: You need to be nice to [person she has some weird grudge against]

    Manda: What? I didn’t say anything!

    Me: I know, but it was the attitude with which you said nothing.

    Manda: [pause] Is that a saying or did you just make that up?

    Me: I just made it up, but you can use it.

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  17. I Don’t Wanna Go Home

    Tomorrow is my last day of dogsitting. I pick Karl up from the airport at night. I’m going to miss having this place to myself. And I’m really going to miss how awesome my music sounds when I hook my computer up to the studio speakers he has in the dining room!

    Tip of the Day

    Don’t wash your khaki swing dance pants when you have orange movie tickets in the pocket. Grr.

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  18. Remind Me to Never Not Go Again

    I debated about going to the show.

    Had to let out the dog.

    Had to stop at the bank.

    Was going to be late.

    Wasn’t sure my car would survive the trip all the way to rcktwn.

    It was hot and gross outside thus making me hot and gross.

    I almost didn’t go.

    But I needed to go see John & Gene… which is always a pick-me-up.

    However I turned a corner downstairs and ran into another familiar face.

    Matty-D.

    His band was playing there as well. And it was incredible catching up with him. It’s been almost four years since we all lived together in that little house in Indy. I met his beautiful wife, and his adorable son fell asleep in my arms during their set.

    I truly needed this night of being around people who know me.

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  19. Tyler is doing movies and theatre in L.A. He was a good guy. Always a blast at cast parties. What I find funny, and only I will probably find this funny, is that he now goes by “Ty”… when my friend and I actually used to call him “Ler”. We had a symbol for it and everything. β€”| (If those two lines were connected, that would be a ler. Like a tipped over “T”.) Moving on…

    Brown

    Another random search for something that escapes me now brought me to ilovebenbrown.com. I’m left with these thoughts…

    1. Who is ben brown? (besides this)

    2. Why do all these people love him?

    3. Why don’t I love him?

    4. Do I love him?

    5. What can brown do for me? (hello!)

    Curiosaties

    Spoke to Darren yesterday about my spare $100-worth of Curiosa Festival tickets. He and Paul have lawn seats but may give those to Jonathan and Adam in order to have better under-the-canopy seats. That will be fun.

    Die

    Remember back when previews were part of the excitement of going to movies? Did you know that they play that annoying Fanta ad before movies these days? Not that I was a big Fanta drinker before, but I now refuse to ever let a drop of Fanta pass my lips — just out of principle.

    And because it’s Friday… go play Goldminer.

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  20. Q. Why are you so tired and cranky, Danielle?

    A. No sleep.

    Q. Why haven’t you been sleeping, Danielle?

    A. Dog.

    I understand that my life is somehow less meaningful because I was deprived of having a pet when I was a child… but dang. Pets are freaking noisy in the middle of the night. I love this dog — don’t get me wrong… but I don’t particularly enjoy lying in bed listening to the slobbery moist echo of her licking her paws or the floor or whatever it is she’s licking at 3:00 in the morning.

    Gah.

    Another Site to Peruse

    MrHelpful.com… I mean, I come across two sites in two days that quote the same Tori song. What does it all mean?

    Shirker

    I’m supposed to be guestblogging while Tash is in Fiji… but I’m having hard enough time filling space here these days. Sorry, babe.

    Supporter

    My friends from Indy are playing in town tomorrow night. I don’t particularly want to go… only because I don’t feel like doing anything. But I love them, so I will.

    You’ve heard of “Metrosexual”… now see the Code of the Retrosexual.

    I saw on YCD@W that people are selling gmail invites on ebay. (Wish I had known that before I sent one to Mr. Gmail is the Suck. πŸ˜› ) But I also discovered that you can donate your invites to soldiers at gmail4troops.com. That way they are able to receive large attachments with pictures or movies from home. Cool concept.

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  21. Eureka!

    So I’ve been house/dogsitting while Karl’s family has been away this week. The other night after my parents had gone it dawned on me that I have a perfectly tuned piano at my disposal and hadn’t even sat down at it. Alas they had no music there, and my memerized repertoire is dwindling as the years pass… but I did find The Mutopia Project which is a collection of many public-domain classical works. Whee! If my piano teacher could see me now!

    Some old favourites I can still play…

    Musette – J.S. Bach

    Sonata No. 14 – 2nd Movement – L.v. Beethoven

    Ballade – J.F.F. Burgmuller

    Sonatina – M. Clementi

    Rondo Alla Turca – W.A. Mozart

    Rock the Vote

    Heather conveniently linked to a place where you can organize your stuff to apply for an absentee ballot online. They might be harvesting my social security number and vital information, but at least I don’t have to worry about that letter I started last week anymore.

    New Site to Peruse

    MollyKnight.com

    I’m pretty sure we don’t need to discuss how much I’m looking forward to Blade: Trinity. Wesley Snipes is so bad. “Bad” as in “good”.

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  22. I think I’m going to buy a really expensive imported suitcase only because Stacy had one for her South African tour and said it was the best money she ever spent. Mom said she could buy it for me for the next Christmas. We’ll see. (People, make a note to not have children around Christmas, because birthdays are much more convenient during the giftless void of summer.)

    Geography Lesson

    #1. Map of Counties in Tennessee.

    #2. Map of Present Weather Conditions.

    #3. When there are large green, yellow, or even orange areas over your corresponding county, it is not advisable to walk to the post office without an umbrella.

    (I got wet this afternoon.)

    Field Guide to Online Dating Profile Photography

    For Sale…

    Someone is trying to get rid of a 1962 Hammond organ. Email me if you want the details.

    My Father’s Daughter

    My dad is the king of useless trivia. Particularly music trivia, but really any trivia.

    (For instance, when we questioned what some dude was doing lying in the grass surrounded by a circle of white things on the lawn of the Parthenon, he was able to explain that it was a fairy ring… though it still didn’t explain what the guy was doing on the ground in the middle of them.)

    One night a Swiffer commercial came on and we had this exchange without missing a beat…

    Dad: Who originally sang this song?

    Me: Devo.

    Dad: And what is the song called?

    Me: “Whip It”.

    Dad: That’s my girl.

    All the while my mother is laughing in disbelief because many of these conversations went on over the weekend.

    I’m Pretty Sure I’m Going to Die Now

    Sun is shining in one window. Sky is black out the other. The wind just blew all the leaves out of the tree a second ago. And now it is deathly calm. Where’s a freaking basement in this state when you need one?

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  23. "If you keep something as complicated as love bottled up inside, it can make you sick."

    --Dr. Octavius

    Mom and Dad just left for the airport. We had a really nice time together this weekend… watching Spiderman 2 last night instead of braving the weather for the Nashville fireworks. We saw them in Franklin on Saturday night anyway.

    I think I need a nap.

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  24. Heck No! We Don’t Want You to Go!

    But congrats to Matt & Leslie on the Hawaii thing. Better get a house with guestrooms, because you know we’re coming to visit. (And get back into the blogging habit now so that it’s second nature by the time you leave!)



    Age of Innocence

    I almost forgot about this. I can’t remember why I needed to scan this for Steve. My kindergarten school picture. What’s shocking is how beautifully straight my hair was at that time.

    Mom & Dad made it. Went to Demos’ for dinner. Certain Hoosiers will appreciate that. More food and fun tomorrow, to be sure.

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  25. Lightning Break… a pool game that I’m really sucky at. High score of 2295 starting from Level 1 so far. I’m determined to pass Level 4 though. (via Tournament of Stuff)

    Has anyone else been paying attention to this whole Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn? I confess I only became interested yesterday, but it’s now in orbit around Saturn and sending back some incredible pictures. Kind of amazing if you think about it. Plus I started reading A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson, and I’m just trudging through the history of the cosmos… but I did feel cool for knowing about the Kuiper Belt and the Oort Cloud.

    Two Tickets to Paradise

    Anybody want to come down or up or over, as the case may be, on the 28th? Due to visa issues, the people who were going to the Cure show with me need to be out of the country by the 30th, and the only flight they could get was the 28th. Come on — you know you wanna!

    Thankful Thursday

    I’m so thankful for the two big trees outside of my office that give me shelter from the downpour as I dash madly to my car to roll up the windows at least three times a week.

    marzipan
    You are Marzipan. You’re the only female character
    and kind of bossy. StrondBad calls you “A
    dirty Hippie without the dirt”. You are
    the musical, artsy, advice giving friend. Will
    you ever admit that HomeStar is your
    boyfriend???

    What HomeStarRunner Character are you?

    I’m not bossy. Go take this quiz! Now!

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