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Archive for August, 2011


Today, in chemistry, we did an experiment. Not unusual, seeing as it was chemistry. But there were too many variables, too much margin for error. I saw it all play out, watched my experiment take place and all I could think of was: “what is wrong with this?”. I wondered about contamination of my petri [...]

August 31st, 2011
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A Birthday Post for Mommy, in 42 parts.

If I could show you my love I would bake you a cake. I would sing a love song. I would capture the wind. I would tame the ocean. I would leave my fears behind. I would dream big. I would be a poet. If I could tell you my love, I would tell you [...]

August 30th, 2011
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Yesterday…the day I didn’t post.

Yesterday, I didn’t post. Last night, at 2:00 a.m., I woke up chanting: “oh crap, oh crap, oh crap” because I had broken my resolution to post everyday. I slanted a sleepy, bloodshot look (read: glare) at my computer which was sleeping soundly by my power outlet and weighed choices (read: fell guiltily asleep again). [...]

August 30th, 2011
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Why I love…cake

So, second in my “desperately trying to blog” *ahem*, I mean, “Why I love something or other” series is…Why I love Cake! 1. It’s delicious. 2. It’s fun to make. 3. It’s quiet. 4. It gives me an excuse to be in Denise’s kitchen. 5. It makes people happy. 6. You are what you eat, [...]

August 28th, 2011
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Six Word Saturday

Rode a segway…then ate gelato!

August 27th, 2011
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A Blurb About Realization

Sometimes stories start in my mind with a plot, or a concept. Sometimes they start with a character. But sometimes, my least favorite times, in fact, they start with a conversation, or a monologue. These are my least favorite times because trying to build around them is so hard. When they spring to mind, they [...]

August 26th, 2011
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Why I Love…to cook

People often say: “I love this…I love that”. And that’s all very well and good. But, in my new blog post series that i am making up purely for the purpose of having SOMETHING to say besides six words, I will give ten reasons why I love whatever it is. Today, it’s…cooking! Why I love [...]

August 25th, 2011
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As Fall Approaches…

It’s August. I can hardly believe it’s August. It felt like the summer would go on forever, sun- and sweat-drenched days stretching on into eternity, late sunsets and dragonflies kissing the sky forever. But school starts soon. And the days are growing shorter. The smells of grilling hot dogs and toasted marshmallow are growing to [...]

August 24th, 2011
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A Few Lines

One of the cats is peeing blood. I don’t know which. I do know, though: I don’t want any of them to die. Please don’t let them die.

August 23rd, 2011
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Poems About Being an Ambassador at Freshman Orientation

I spent six hours today helping incoming Freshmen and their families around the school (good community service hours!) during which time I wrote haikus to stave off the crazies which occur as a combination of loudness and being hungry. They go as follows: Loud, angry woman Hasn’t registered. No packet. She needs to chill out. [...]

August 22nd, 2011
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