November 2002

Screen Savers. While diddling around with the settings on the computer, I happened upon a desktop theme for jungle that I liked. Heh. Ray watched the screen saver for half an hour. We also set up the small tree yesterday. A day for all good bebes to stand, transfixed, in wonder.

Trivia. There are approximately 4 times as many conversions to Mormonism as there are new births, although less than half of those conversions remain with their new religion for over a year. —Perspectives on American Religion and Culture, Peter W. Williams, 1999.

NaNoWriMo. Please, if you have not done so already, check out Doyce’s story. He wrote a 50,000-word novel in November. Waaaaan month. Yeah, he finished it. Woo Hoo! I’ve only read three days’ worth, but I can tell you already that if you’re up for a good beginning, then begin. By the end of the …

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Happy Thanksgiving! We went to Matt & Stacey’s house. I had a good time; Lee had a good time; I think Joe had a good time; Ray had a “The hills are aliiiiiiiiive with the Sound of Muuuuusiiiiic” time. M&S’s beagle, Sable, proved to be the life of the party from a one-year-old’s perspective. We …

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Cheap Thrills. Anybody that knows the David Allen Coe song…well, they just don’t know unless they know. My brother-in-law Mike sent us a CD of David Allen Coe songs that you’ll never hear on the radio. Never. And now I know more about David Allen Coe than I need to know. You know, I didn’t …

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Back Online. Well, we’ve been through our periodic screwed-up-the-internet party again, but we’re back now. I can’t say it was too terrible a thing, since now a) I get to read everything all at once, b) I did some good writing (let me remind myself that I don’t know how to write novels, it’s all …

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