Month: October 2010

Spooky is a Nagging Wii (The Diet, Day 98)

“It’s Halloween,” the Wii said to mii. “Have you been eating candy?” I refused to answer. Of course I’ve been eating candy. “You’ve gained 1.5 pounds since yesterday,” the Wii said. “Do you know why?” […]

Play it again, Sam

Last Saturday I was full of ambition. At least I worked up a mild ambition to work on a few housekeeping chores. I’m proud to report back to you this morning that of the five […]

Only this and nothing more

For All Hallow’s Weekend, I give you James Earl Jones reading The Raven. This is even better if you listen to the version that includes a little help from The Simpsons.

Coming Soon

The Gettysburg Address was delivered on November 19, 1863. Seven score and seven years later, we’re still working on the all created equal thing, but we sure have come a long way on managing to […]

Talking to Myself on a Rainy Morning

Me: My head hurts and my back hurts and my eyes are itchy and runny and it is raining outside. I don’t want to go to work today. Me: You’ve gotta go to work. Me: […]

The smartest girl in the first grade:  Scout Finch

I’ve been reading To Kill a Mockingbird lately, by which I mean I read a paperback version put out for the 50th anniversary and then I listened to the audio book and then I started […]

Along came a spider II

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Rock'n like Sunday Morning

My friend Jeanne sent me this video–Starry Starry Night by Don McLean I think it’s wonderful. I want to go sit in an art gallery looking at real Van Goghs while listening to this song. […]

Along came a spider

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To Read and to Clean

So, it’s Saturday again, huh? Yes, you get to sleep in a little later, and you don’t have to actually show up at the office, which means that whatever stress you are feeling over your […]