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Apr. 29th, 2008 | 02:55 pm

I just got this e-mail from Facebook: "Barry just joined Facebook. You are getting notified of this because our "People You May Know" tool discovered you and Barry both went to Michigan State University."

Gee thanks, "People You May Know" tool. Next time, you might want to consider that the student body at Michigan State is about 45 thousand people at any one time, and I went there about 20 years ago, so the chances that I know Barry are pretty slim.

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Apr. 9th, 2008 | 01:37 pm

Dear Tigers,

0-7? Really?

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Things that make no sense to me

Feb. 19th, 2008 | 01:00 pm

Regular unleaded at the major intersection closest to my house this morning: 3.17
At a station two miles down the road on my way to work: 3.08
At a station about 10 miles from there still on my way to work: 2.97

I'm glad I had enough left in my tank to make it to 2.97-land.

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Ricola LemonMint Breath Mints

Jan. 24th, 2008 | 03:16 pm

I cannot recommend these. I supppose I should have known that mint made by a cough drop company might be a tad medicinal in taste, but I did not think of that when I saw the little box of these at Trader Joe's. I thought, "lemon and mint, I like lemon and mint". I will save these to use the next time I get a sore throat, because they sure do not seem to be giving me minty fresh breath.

Also, the box lies when it says "chewy". The mints are shaped like gumdrops but do not chew like gumdrops. They chew like a classic Powerbar carried in one's coat pocket all morning in freezing temperatures, which is to say, not well.

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I voted

Jan. 15th, 2008 | 10:13 am


I voted
Originally uploaded by karen_d
As you may have heard, today is Michigan's primary. I am extremely annoyed at the cost of moving it to this early date. We have no real choice on the Democratic side, and it appears our delegates won't be seated at the convention anyway. I crossed over and got a Republican ballot so I could vote for John McCain, as the GOP only pulled half our delegates, so my vote might matter. No way I could go with scary Huckabee or native son who abandoned the state Romney.

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Tumbling blocks

Jan. 4th, 2008 | 03:44 pm


Tumbling blocks
Originally uploaded by karen_d
I hadn't worn this sweater yet this winter, so when I put it on this morning and it felt tight across the front and around the neck, I thought maybe I'd shrunk it when I washed it last. Or maybe the shirt I had on underneath was too big relative to the sweater. (I was pretty sure I hadn't gotten too fat for it, since I was just as fat last winter as this.) As I was standing in the mirror tugging at it, I noticed the shoulder seams weren't sitting in the right place. Why would that be? Have you already guessed that I'd put it on backwards? I turned it around and it's fine.

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I probably could have handled this better

Dec. 12th, 2007 | 05:00 pm

A Spanish language Harry Potter fan site decided to hotlink one of my HP fabric pictures to use as the background for their blog. They got enough traffic that I noticed when I looked at my stats for last month. Did I try to contact them and ask them nicely to stop? No. Did I just pull down the picture so they'd get errors? No. I replaced the fabric picture with new image; red text on a lime green background that said "hotlinking is not cool". It did get their attention and they stopped hotlinking. They do appear to have appropriated one of my images and made their own .jpg with it, but the site is so poorly laid out that it's hard to tell. At least they're not using my bandwidth anymore (not enough of it for me to notice in my stats, anyway).

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Yum

Nov. 16th, 2007 | 05:03 pm

Flat Earth Baked Veggie Crisps in Garlic & Herb Field flavor are the tastiest thing I've had in a while.

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Zoom

Nov. 15th, 2007 | 01:29 pm

Today is the start of firearms deer season in Michigan. So many people have or take the day off that I got to work in 45 minutes instead of the hour it usually takes me at that time in the morning. I expect tomorrow to be just as good.

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Mr. Karen, last night

Sep. 28th, 2007 | 04:51 pm

"Grilled cheese and a Pop Tart? You really did need some cheering up."

Yes, that's what I was trying to get across with all that whining about my knee and getting old and not beign able to run and such when I got home.

Today my knee feels better, so maybe I'll be able to face the broccoli.

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