Monthly Archives: June 2006


OMG. Take note: it is not healthy to make the stakes too high. My boyfriend went for TWO hour-long runs today, in order to maintain his lead. And I, well, I ate zero-point soup all day. I totaled in at … Continue reading

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Okay, time for me to come out of the closet. My latest craze has been… Weight Watchers. I’ve been trying to lose 10 pounds off and on for about ten years. Because I was thin and so active when I … Continue reading

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ZERO points

Vegetable Soup — from Weight Watchers Ingredients Preparation 2/3 c sliced carrot ½ c diced onion 2 garlic cloves, minced 3 c broth (beef, chicken, or vegetable) 1 ½ c diced green cabbage ½ c green beans 1 T. tomato … Continue reading

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a box of misc.

My new idea: Have a house-warming party and give everybody who comes a box marked “misc.” OR “books-unsorted.” My empty boxes almost reach the ceiling – and the crazier thing is that I have been bringing empty boxes to the … Continue reading

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buck wheat and other sweet things

I found my buckwheat pillow today! Only took me seven days after moving into my new house. My next goal is to find my toothbrush, my sonic care, the one I really use. I have been using my travel toothbrush, … Continue reading

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no exit

I once saw a production that summed up a true hell of endless repetition. It was a high school play, but exceedingly well acted, or maybe the material was just good. In any case, a group of people find themselves … Continue reading

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real excitement

I GOT THE JOB!! I am officially out of the classroom and a teacher-on-assignment for the next year. My best idea so far is to make one of my job duties involve maintaining a work blog: 

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Young adult books list

A few weeks ago, I attended a pretty good conference called The Best Young Adult Books of the Decade. I walked in a half hour late and there was an overweight man in a sweat-drenched shirt reading out loud with … Continue reading

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rat palaces

My brother got me the Rat Skyscraper for my birthday!! (I’ve been teaching my students to use the exclamation mark only when you can’t do without it, but the skyscraper warrants such gushing.) I’ve gotten some great gifts this year: … Continue reading

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more movies

Last night I watched Memoirs of a Geisha (IMDb 6.9/10). Beautiful costumes, but I didn't really find the storyline of falling in love with an older man and dreaming of becoming his geisha very convincing. I read the book a … Continue reading

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