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The rather intermittent musings of a fast-talking dame

Feb. 13th, 2012

09:48 pm

This weekend in WI was wonderful. The lack of sleep has sprung my brain weasels from their box, but it was completely worth it.

I miss Madison. I really do. I miss the people, but I also miss the city. I've gotten used to living in Albany, but coming back for a visit reminded me of all the ways Madison is exactly the type of place I want to live.

Everyone, thank you. So much. Now I must return to convincing Peanut I still love her. She is making it nearly impossible for me to type this.

I will try to keep in better touch. I will try to post more often. I have a couple of introspective posts that have been knocking around my head for a while that I really should sit down, type, and put up, but it never seems like the right time. I should just do it.

Dec. 22nd, 2011

12:40 am

I'm baaaaaaaaaaack!

After almost a week of fighting miscellaneous software glitches, I have them subdued. Now, to catch up on all the LJ I've missed.

This is what I get for naming my laptop Gremlin...

Sep. 5th, 2011

02:04 pm - I saw this

And thought of Lex.

I think the rest of you will appreciate them too, but mainly, this is for Lex.

They make miniature doors you can put anywhere, so you know where the fairies will come from when they sneak in.

Sep. 3rd, 2011

11:34 pm

So... completely forgot to mention one of the best things that happened at PAX: R2D2 and C3PO showed up, walking through the convention floor. I walked up to 3PO and said hi. :D Buddha has a picture on his phone somewhere.

A bit of googling showed that this happened a few minutes later:

Jul. 17th, 2011

10:28 pm - The trivialization of war at liberal arts colleges

Pat Polley, my most excellent physics professor (and Vietnam vet/military scholar) from Beloit College (this is the guy who stuffed Armed Services enrollment forms in failed exams) gave a "last lecture" style talk last semester. It's up on Youtube, and it's quite, quite excellent. It's almost two hours long, but it's worth making the time to watch.

Jun. 30th, 2011

10:07 pm

Alternator is dead, looking for alternate ways to get to work tomorrow. Come on coworkers, call me back so I can carpool.

Jun. 26th, 2011

08:55 pm

Today I fired the first shot in my war against the poison ivy that just started invading the corner of the yard. On my way home from work Friday I picked up some poison ivy killer from Home Depot, and today I deployed it. I sprayed the one adventurous leaf cluster that had poked itself through the fence and alerted me to the larger bunch of poison ivy on the neighbor's side of the fence. Then I went around to the neighbor's yard and sprayed down all the poison ivy over there, too. Poison ivy doesn't respect property lines, so I didn't either. At least in my crusade.

The instructions say that it should start wilting in 2 weeks and be completely dead in no more than 6. I do hope that it kills the stuff faster, though.

Other than that, my garden is coming along as well as it can, with this weather. It needs more sun! And warmth! Days in the 80s would be good.

My mission to find a better ankle brace failed miserably, however. I guess I'm stuck ordering one online and hoping it fits.

12:04 am - Ankle, 96 hours later

New and improved! Now with yellow bruising that just appeared this morning, and the purple spot is bigger. Swelling seems to be slowly going down, though.

Yes, you all will keep getting pictures as long as my ankle is doing entertaining (at least to me) things. Deal with it.

EDIT: Also, documentation of how the recovery progresses, particularly useful if the doctor was wrong when she told me Friday morning there was no serious damage. She told me it wasn't broken, but I already knew that. I mostly wanted to make sure I hadn't completely torn any of the useful ligaments, and she didn't really address that. Probably couldn't, until or unless it doesn't seem to be healing right.

Jun. 24th, 2011

10:34 pm - Enough kvetching

So, with all the kvetching I've been doing over my ankle, I completely missed kvelling over the awesome that happened Monday.

At my horseback riding lesson on Monday, I went over a cross rail for the first time in 8 years. Three times. And I did not fall off the horse. :D :D :D AND I got praise for my form from the instructor.

Sure, it was like a foot off the ground. But man is it awesome to be back to jumping.

Jun. 23rd, 2011

11:38 pm - And the plot thickens...

That's new. I think I'll be calling the doctor tomorrow...

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