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C is for…

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…Color I know y’all have been waiting breathlessly all day for my next installment in this here #AtoZChallenge2015. Unfortunately, last night I couldn’t sleep because of extra pain due to extra physical activity yesterday (darn insomnia! darn fibromyalgia!) and so my brain is in a big fog today. I even tried napping, and that didn’t help… and neither did a long hot shower or a cold iced tea… But I shan’t let the fog beat me, so here I write. I hope you’ll forgive me if it’s not the best post I’ve ever written. My faithful friend Brandi gave me some ideas for this post: “Clean. Contrite. Curly. Cross-eyes. Couches. Crimson. Clumsy. Colors. Church. Cumberpatch. Canada. Clarity. Cousins. Cold. Climbing. Crystals. Clothes.” Which are all … Continue reading

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What I’ll do on my summer vacation

One of the first shots I took with my nice camera in 2009. Queen Anne

I know, I know… you’re groaning at the silly reference to first-day-of-school assignments given across the world. Or is that a myth? Do teachers still require that essay? I know I certainly don’t, but then I’m teaching college students, and many of them don’t have a summer vacation because they are taking classes. Also, I teach graphic design, and asking them to illustrate what they did using an entirely foreign program might be a tad evil on my part. (Eviler than I usually am, that is. *cackles*) Anywho, where was I going with this? Oh yeah, what I plan to do on my summer break, which includes but is not limited to: Sleeping. Okay, that sounds silly, but I need to rest. I’m worn out. … Continue reading

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E is for…

E

It’s day 5 of the #AtoZchallenge2014, which means it’s time to write about something that starts with the letter E. I’m sure you’re all a-twitter, wondering whatever I picked to ramble on about. Is it “excellence”? As a matter of fact, no. Tho I could indeed discuss the fact that we should strive for it in all we do, that we should treat each other that way, that we should watch Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure… It’s also not Erinyes, the monster my pal Chad Clark chose to write about for his “E” topic (which by the way, is making me quite envious of his vast knowledge of various monsters… and here I thought I was fairly well-read!). Nor is it efficiency, the topic chosen … Continue reading

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C is for…

C

Obviously I’m late for my entry for today’s #AtoZchallenge2014… (and it’s only Day 3!). I meant to work on it last night, but was too tired. Plus I didn’t have a topic. Then I didn’t have time today before I left for school, and when I got home I essentially fell over into a coma, waking only when hubby roused me for dinner. Suggestions for topics from my friend Guster include:¬† “carnivorous… coniferous… cellophane… cello… cha-chas… crack… cucumber… collarbone… cummerbund… catch a falling star… comic books (my c)… bad words beginning with c…lol… can of soup… conviviality… contentious… construction sites for burying the bodies… collider as in Large Hadron… cats… clapping one’s hands… chicken… cork…” All of which are great¬†words, but other than cat, I … Continue reading

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Celebrate my #BlogAversary! – Day 7

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It’s the last day of my #BlogAversary {sniff, sniff}… I hope y’all have had as much fun as I have. Had. Or something. I can’t wait to have Rafflecopter draw the winners and inform all of y’all what you won! (Winners and authors/artists will be notified by Wednesday, and I’ll post the list of winners on Thursday.) As a reminder, here are the awesome prizes: The contest ends at *midnight tonight* (8/12), and if you didn’t play the trivia the last five days, you still can: #BlogAversary – Day 6 #BlogAversary – Day 5 #BlogAversary – Day 4 #BlogAversary – Day 3 #BlogAversary – Day 2 #BlogAversary – Day 1 (no trivia on day 1; has a list of prizes and the contest rules, and … Continue reading

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Celebrate my #BlogAversary! – Day 5

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It’s now Day 5 of my #BlogAversary and #TriviaContest! This celebration has *flown* by. Only *two* more days, and then I get to draw a bunch of people’s names (will yours be one of them?!?!) and give away lots of cool prizes, donated by lots of cool people! And yes, I’m posting a little early for today ~ technically, I should be posting at midnight, when the day actually turns over to Saturday, but I’m on a mini-vacation at the most wonderful place on earth (the coast of Georgia) {celebrating my 5th wedding anniversary with my hubby, per yesterday’s post}, and my access to the internet is dependent on when McD’s is open ~ only until midnight. (Starbucks is an old fuddy duddy, apparently; they … Continue reading

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Celebrate my #BlogAversary! – Day 4

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It’s now Day 4 of my #BlogAversary and #TriviaContest! Thank you SOOO much to everyone who has been playing and sharing! On a personal note, today (8/8, the day I’m writing this, not the publish day), I am celebrating my 5th wedding anniversary. Before Mike & I got married, I thought it would be cool to make these signs ~ we’d take pictures with them and use ‘em as our thank-you cards. Hubs and I even created them together, and as he said today, we had a lot of fun doing so. Unfortunately, the day we *actually* got married (8/8/8), it poured rain, a HUGE storm, and we didn’t get to use our signs. Today, five years later, we returned to the scene of the … Continue reading

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