Archives: August 2012

Dark Places.

I know I must come off as an idealistic Pollyana most of the time, always finding the bright side of everything (or at least filled with hope). But the truth is that I suffer from social anxiety (undiagnosed). I find myself without many friends in person (you friends of the internet, I adore you so

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Super love and Orange Juice.

I was going to write a piece about Superman and Wonder Woman, but I’ll just say this. While I see why they’d be attracted to each other, I don’t think it could be anything permanent. Why? Ultimately, they’re really similar. Really, really similar. Both are essentially outsiders fighting for the good of mankind, and historically

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Ch-ch-ch-changes!

I don’t expect my kids to stay the same. Honest. But in the last week, we’ve had a lot of changes. In the first couple weeks of school, the Little Kidlet has sort of gotten the hang of writing his name. I’m glad we went with a short name for him, because I pity the

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I have shoes!

Running shoes, that is. This weekend we went to a local running store (not a general sporting goods place) where there was someone who could watch me walk and figure out what sort of shoe I need. I now have a pair of Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12. And boy, it feels like a complete 180

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Blood and lasers.

Last night, as with many nights, I put the kids to bed and it turned out that the Oldest Kidlet didn’t brush his teeth. So out he came from his room, explained what he was doing and went into the bathroom. And started screaming, “THERE’S BLOOD EVERYWHERE.” Turns out that both TheBoy and a BIL

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A fabulous start to my day.

While out today I ran a quick errand and found myself at Starbucks, buying a mocha for TheBoy. The one up the street has my absolute favorite barista. Once, knowing that one of the cups TheBoy was ordering was for me, he wrote [TheBoy’s name]-isha on the cup. He asked my name (it’s been awhile

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Non-Apologies

I wanted to comment about Rep Todd Akin, but so many people already have. What he initially said is offensive on so many levels, as is his non-apology. The “apology” said that he misspoke, he empathizes with rape victims, but still doesn’t think they should have abortions. There is no apology in there. I’m tired

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Excuse me Internet…

So today I was supposed to start Couch to 5k. But… yeah, stuff got in the way. Around midnight I woke up with cramps in my stomach. Severe enough that I couldn’t sleep. And then I threw up. The cramps continued and when all was said and done, I only got a couple hours sleep.

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Superfan or Bot?

Every day I look at my site analytics. I use pMetrics in addition to Google Analytics, because pMetrics gives me live data. (I’m not paid by them, but I really like what I get to see) When you log in, it gives you an overview of how many people had visited your site, as well

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First Day of School!

Today, the Little Kidlet started preschool. Well, this year of preschool. It’s the same school from last year (a preschool at a private Christian K-8 school) When we showed up, the parking lot was a madhouse- which I anticipated this time. We found a spot and headed in. On the first day, they have a

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