stupid

ZZZZzzzzzz. Not.

January 16, 2011

I am so very tired, but cannot get to sleep. My head is zooming, thinking of this and that, designing little things, having mock conversations with folks. This has been going on for many nights now. The natural world out there is noisier, with the water constantly dripping from the snow melting off the roof. [...]

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Opt Out

November 15, 2010

Remember those X-ray glasses we longed for as children? The advertisements were in the back of comic books: See right through clothes! The TSA has those now. They cost $100,000 a set* and are in use in airports throughout the United States (and have been in use in some airports since 2008). Next time you [...]

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Timber (Mis) Management

November 10, 2010

These trees are a representative sample of what remains in an area which was clear-cut about five years ago. A man named Mark McBroom bought this property, logged it, and then left. Turn 180° from looking at this clear-cut stand and this is what you will see: These acres were selectively harvested, using practices for [...]

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Made in China — Your Money to China, duh.

November 6, 2010

So rumours are that additional U.S. currency is going to be printed and added into circulation; somehow this is going to make our lives better, more prosperous. While I aced my college economics classes and I’ve read a few recent articles about this whole print-more-money, cause-inflation, make-life-better notion, I really can’t provide a good “economic” [...]

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Not Now

September 7, 2010

I need to chime in here and say that living in the here and now, is not always what it’s touted to be. See, I was very much in the moment, when the big, steel pipe came crashing down upon my wrist–crack! I was just standing there, marveling at the blue sky and the fresh [...]

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Ouch

September 5, 2010

“Nondisplaced distal radius fracture.” I never knew what that meant. Now I can tell you. It means one-handed typing asking someone to open the peanut butter jar for me difficulty folding laundry trouble putting my hair up making multiple trips to carry a few things setting things down to open a door It also means [...]

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we interrupt this programming

September 13, 2007

3:03 a.m. September 13, 2007. I am awake. 3:43 a.m. September 13, 2007. I am still awake. In the intervening 40 minutes I have realized that: It’s my birthday, my jaw muscles are raw with ache from clenching my teeth, my attitude is askew–pitched toward the unpleasant and negative aspects of my life rather than [...]

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my new I-pod just about ruins my wedding

July 3, 2007

So, Rob’s been crafting some very specific playlists for our wedding. Hours in I-tunes of drag and drop and arranging. And the plan was of course, to place it all on our I-pod and happily scroll through the wedding day. Well, Perry’s I-pod failed (for the third time), so we went I-pod shopping. Decided the [...]

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Wedding invitations

June 24, 2007

I suppose I have spent more time on our invitations than on anything else for this wedding. I don’t want to count the hours of thought and effort. My first wedding, I dunno know what I was thinking, the breadth and quantity of people I invited. I was young and socially inept. Now, I am [...]

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Jury duty. NOT.

October 11, 2006

It is 2:19 p.m. I am STILL sitting, waiting. My name has yet to be called, so I wear my “JUROR” badge with some falseness. All that I am juror of is this process. If it weren’t for my experience at the law office, I would be extremely frustrated by now. There are dozens of [...]

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