taking a break

I'm not sure the bed is the optimal study area.  I'm sitting up in bed with my laptop, GRE books, study CDs, papers, notebooks, pens, highlighters, cell phone, emergency kleenex for my sneezes, beverages, and poptarts spread all around me on top of the quilt and on the nightstand.  I should probably move to my desk because... Continue Reading →

I would’ve been kicked off the debate team

I love a good debate.  From afar.  I would last about .003 seconds as a lawyer.   I suck at defending agruments.  Yet, I love following the more controversial topics on MCB (and elsewhere) and the various "discussions" that inevitably ensue.  Maybe that makes me a political voyeur of some sort.  It's not that I don't have opinions about things... Continue Reading →

wow i’m boring

I suppose I am back in the routine after being on vacation.  Woohoo.  I've successfully thrown flaming sacks of dog poo (readily available to me) at anyone making a comment in any way resembling "I thought you went to the beach, so where's your tan?".  I had gazillion emails to catch up on at the 9 to 5 and... Continue Reading →

rub a dub dub

there's a dog in my tub Cooper has developed a very cute, if annoying habit of jumping into the bathtub every time he comes in from outside.  He waits for us to turn on the water and then he'll drink from the faucet.  He jumps out of the tub onto a towel and goes about his doggie business. ... Continue Reading →

doubting and questions

Please excuse my fit of panic yesterday.  It's just a bit overwhelming when confronted with bits of knowledge that I haven't had to use in years but that I have to resurrect to pass some test, only to brain dump it all once more, never to be used again.  Seems a tad bit silly doesn't it?  I... Continue Reading →

uh oh

I am too old to be studying.  I do not remember how to calculate the area of a circle.  I do not remember what absolute values, binomials or rational exponents are.  Nor do I recall the root of the word "circumnavigate" or what an analogy bridge is.  I am going to fail.

back into it

We had a fabulous time away in sunny Florida as you could probably tell.  The only bad thing about vacations is that annoying coming back home part.  The build up and planning for vacations are fun, the actual time away is even better, but the return home and descent back into real life can be disappointing for me.   Not... Continue Reading →

it’s a bird…

Wow.  Just wow.  We went to Pensacola Naval Air Station this morning to watch the Blue Angels practice.  It was one of the most amazing things I've ever seen.  I've never been to an air show before and it was a bit scary, a tad loud and a LOT spectacular!   Meet my new friend, pilot of the... Continue Reading →

out of touch

Its funny how disconnected you can feel when you go away for a while.  And, ironically, I am probably about as in touch as it gets since I have access to the computer and cell phone.  But even with those communication devices I'm only using them to keep in contact with a few people and am... Continue Reading →


I've never watched more than a few minutes of the Emmy's until tonight.  Now I know why.  It's a complete snoozefest.  And what was the big deal about Ryan Seacrest hosting?  E! made it seem like some huge gig but he was only on for about 3 minutes at the beginning and I haven't seen him... Continue Reading →

pole magnet

Today is my Friday and I am so grateful.  I'll spend tonight and tomorrow packing, cleaning the house, taking Cooper to the kennel and other last minute tasks.  I need this vacation like you wouldn't believe.  I need the time to recharge, rethink and renew myself.  I'm looking forward to doing a lot of reading... Continue Reading →

quote of the day

This week's quote in my dayplanner (hush, I haven't migrated to the electronic version)... The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action. - John Dewey I like this. 

shower interrupted

This morning did not get off to a great start to say the least.  First of all, it's Monday.  Strike one.  But I'm used to Monday's by now so that wasn't out of the ordinary.  The Accountant left for work while I was walking Cooper.  Doggie and I get back from our walk and he goes... Continue Reading →


In the midst of drought, floods, war and destruction I'm choosing to blog about the VMAs and Britney's "comeback" performance.  So sue me.  Disclaimer: I watch the VMA's because I'm a shallow, empty, sad person.  Nah, not really.  I'm just really bored tonight and don't want to fold the laundry.  I know it's easy for non-celebrity... Continue Reading →


Why can I not upload pictures from this weekend onto Flickr?  Just wondering.  Until it starts working again, here's a picture of the ball of fur my parents call a cat, Bogey. 

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