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I seem to have run in a great circle, and met myself again on the starting line.
― Jeanette Winterson

It's a magical world, and I am exploring. (to paraphrase Calvin)
I seem to have run in a great circle, and met myself again on the starting line.
― Jeanette Winterson

It's a magical world, and I am exploring. (to paraphrase Calvin)


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_UMAMI_ wishes my middle-school child's principal would read up on sleep issues in children (didn't change to later opening time).
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Member Since: 11/25/2005

My Goals:
I want a sexier driver's license photo to replace my decade-old one, and to lose the "baby weight" before my eldest starts high school in 2014.

I may sound vain, but I'm actually not vain enough, and I think that, by being moreso, I will also be healthier. ;-)


My Program:
Regular walks and hikes, indoor biking, rowing and yoga.

Personal Information:
I'm a brainy bibliophile lucky to have married a Geek with great hair. I have two kids and three formerly stray cats, and every one of us has our own computer. Or litter box.

My husband and I love to cook and eat good food---in fact, we'd often prefer to cook at home, rather than eat out.





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Check out my Film Buffs group!

I'm only five foot ten.

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MAGGIEBONGO
8/24/2014 9:04:39 PM

OOooo Happy Back to School! Fun days. I still want a pencil case with a slidey plastic top like a rolltop desk...
Umami, dear, what phrase did you look up? I read your post three times trying to figure it out (maybe I just missed it). I think it's totally great that your son's interested in Latin. I love word origins. Also words that are fun to say, like cardamom and ubiquitous.
I hope your family has a wonderful First Day Back. Try not to weep when they go out the door...haha.
I don't have students until Sept 3rd but my school loves red tape and trainings, so tomorrow begins the second of two full-time weeks of workshops (heavy sigh). I wish I could have a murder mystery piped into my ear. (omg baaad attitude!)
Cheers!
Maggie




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MAGGIEBONGO
8/23/2014 2:34:19 AM

Jeez louise, what kind of monsters close the pool when temps are still in the 90's?? It ain't right, it just ain't right.
Hey, did you get an invite to join "Bahama Mama's"? It's a 12-week challenge. I asked the leader to invite you and JaneDoe, in case you were interested. It just started today..
Stay cool, man!
Maggie
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MAGGIEBONGO
8/18/2014 6:17:38 PM

Yoga does get out the kinks, both physical and mental. Thanks for the reminder - I'll be going there this evening.
Five Good Things: cooler weather (still beautiful), adult offspring who still like me and seek out my company, friends and support online, a job, safety, drinking water, good food, absence of fear (more than five but if you even glance at the news, you find yourself grateful for soo many things)..
Thank you very much for commenting on my blog. Excellent suggestions. The one you mentioned, listing things you really like - an old buddy of mine used to call that the "Bliss Break" list. It's really fun - you just break it out when you need and BAM you're off to the movies (me) or soaking in a bubble bath..
Hope your trip was fabulous! Sorry this is so long...
Maggie



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MAGGIEBONGO
8/16/2014 1:24:30 PM

Movie Team YES! Let's git er going. How do we do that? Maybe I'll just start posting like a madwoman in there, and spamming our team members' pages.. Or maybe ... I'll ::italics please:: go to the movies MUAHAHAHAHAAA.
Sorry, I was gone for a minute there. I'm developing a tic from not having seen a movie in way too long. Boyhood perhaps?
Have a fine weekend!
Maggie
Oh man, I just looked for a movie-ticket emoticon but no! And no popcorn one, either. French fries, yes. (They need to consult with their nutritionists about this.)




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HIPPICHICK1
8/14/2014 9:09:58 PM

Thanks for your comments on my feed. You are always saying something so amazingly interesting!
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