December 2005

Christmas. You know, this is the fourth time I’ve started to write this paragraph, and I’m done messing around. I keep trying to say something uplifting, edifying, or at least amusing about the benefits of having a relaxed, laid-back, unworried Christmas, but it isn’t working. We had a hermit’s Christmas, which was A-OK with me. …

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Heh. So there we were, staring at each other. “What?” I said. Lee looks at his computer screen. Something’s loading. He looks at me. I look at my computer screen. Something’s loading. I look at him. “Are we just staring at each other while our stuff is loading?” I ask. In his best hillbilly drawl, …

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Naked! Here’s a childhood photo that my future sister-in-law posted. Not one of her childhood photos, no… I’m the one with the long hair.

Cute Overload. The name of the website says it all: Cute Overload. Although they could have gone with cute overlord, I guess.

I didn’t find this recipe on purpose. Spam Primavera: * Exported from MasterCook * SPAM PRIMAVERA Recipe By : Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:00Categories : Misc Amount Measure Ingredient — Preparation Method———————————————————- 1 cn Spam, cut in strips 2 Carrots, thinly sliced 1 Zucchini, thinly sliced 1/4 c Finely chopped onion 1 Garlic …

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More Murderous Trivia. “In certain plant foods, including almonds, millet sprouts, lima beans, soy, spinach, bamboo shoots, and cassava roots (which are a major source of food in tropical countries), cyanides occur naturally as part of sugars or other naturally-occurring compounds. However, the edible parts of plants that are eaten in the United States, including …

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Murder and MayhemA Doctor Answers Medical and Forensic Questions for Mystery WritersBy D. P. Lyle, M.D. I picked this up at the library. I was looking for the answer to a question, “Is there a poison that fakes death, kind of like the one in Romeo and Juliet?” Imagine my surprise when I flipped through …

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NaNoWriMo. November is National Novel Writing Month. I decided not to participate in the big project, but it was still an interesting month. I took a month off from my novel. I realized about mid-month that work wasn’t going to get any better, and started to work on starting up a part-time freelance writing business. …

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