Monthly Archives: December 2011

Saturday, 31 December 2011

08:25 – From xkcd. 09:15 – Although I joined only a month or two ago, I’ve been reading the Well-Trained Minds forums for years to keep up with the homeschooling community. The woman who wrote the WTM book and runs … Continue reading

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Friday, 30 December 2011

08:23 – Barbara picked up some new “tennis balls” for Colin at the pet store the other day. Boy, I wish these had been around when I was playing tennis. They look just like standard tennis balls, but they aren’t. … Continue reading

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Thursday, 29 December 2011

10:00 – As promised, UPS showed up after dinner yesterday with my replacement AmEx card. AmEx customer service called me Sunday to say there’d been suspicious activity on my card and that they’d denied several charges. The woman from AmEx … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 28 December 2011

08:45 – I see that Italy is delighted with the “successful” results of its bond sale. The first headline I read claimed that Italian bond yields had fallen to half what they had been at the most recent previous sale. … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 27 December 2011

09:07 – Last night we were looking for another series to start watching on Netflix streaming, and came across GRΣΣΚ in our queue. I’m not sure how it ended up on ABC Family, because the only thing it has to … Continue reading

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Monday, 26 December 2011

09:36 – Boxing Day. When I was little–this would have been back in the mid- to late-50’s–I thought Boxing Day referred to the sport. I remember my dad and uncle and men from the neighborhood gathering around the TV to … Continue reading

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Sunday, 25 December 2011

11:15 – Just another work day for me. Barbara is over at her sister’s house for the day. We finished watching S7 of Despicable Housewives last night. The four lead housewives are, to put it mildly, not likable characters. They … Continue reading

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Saturday, 24 December 2011

08:58 – Today I’ll finish the lab session on worms and start the lab session on bugs. Tonight, of course, I’m hoping to shoot some reindeer that I can dissect, but that’ll be for the next lab session, on Chordate … Continue reading

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Friday, 23 December 2011

09:21 – In bizarre local front-page news a 23-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with having consensual sex with a 19-year-old man. The problem is that she’s a public school teacher and he is a student at her school, … Continue reading

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Thursday, 22 December 2011

08:14 – I see that a Bellevue, Washington USPS employee has been ordered to stop wearing a Santa outfit while he’s delivering mail, although he’s been wearing that suit around this time every year for the last ten years. Now, … Continue reading

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