Category Archives: Things that make me happy

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“Really? GURL!” Happy Friday! Filed under: General Nonsense, Things that make me happy [Discovered here.] And the latest from Freaky the Scary Snowman.

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Fall Campus

What going to work looks like right now.

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Bea is for Bawdy

This is one of the funniest things I have ever seen. I was poking around Youtube earlier looking for clips of Elaine Stritch, because the woman who took me on a behind-the-scenes tour of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate last … Continue reading

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The Considered Semicolon

She’s essentially a lady of dashes, I think, with lots of afterthoughts and sudden additions to what she’s saying, and not a lady of the considered semicolon … — Eudora Welty, about her character Edna Earle from The Ponder Heart — … Continue reading

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The Moors

Filed under: hahahaha. Oh, the moors. I don’t know why I find this cartoon so funny, but it makes me laugh and laugh. I suspect it has something to do with my affection for The Hound of the Baskervilles. Finished … Continue reading

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Flower Country

Filed under: a little beauty for your Friday. These were taken outside the Buena Vista Winery, where Millie was a little pushy about joining their wine club, but otherwise the vintages were delicious and we bought a couple of Chardonnays … Continue reading

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Let’s Go Fly a Kite

We went to the National Cherry Blossom Kite Festival. Me: I love the kite festival. Jules: Of course you do. Me: What a cute orange fish. Josh: Bill that’s Nemo. There were planes, one tall ship, at least one skull … Continue reading

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The Divine Miss M

No disrespect, Bette, but I’m talking about Meryl. Even though I would have loved to see the sublime Viola Davis win for her work in The Help, there’s something really satisfying about seeing Meryl-the-Goddess-Streep win an Oscar. Fun fact: I was … Continue reading

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7-letter word for Merchant of Song

I remember having a professor in college who was so difficult to understand that several friends and I used to say that he must have attended the Natalie Merchant School of Enunciation.  We were a clever group who had grown up — … Continue reading

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Book list — the “classics”

I got a fun email a couple of weeks ago from a friend who is embarking on a journey to read “the classics.”   The list she had compiled included titles like Don Quixote, Robinson Crusoe, The Brothers Karamazov, The Metamorphosis, … Continue reading

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