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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_ had that on-a-phone-call-in-the-store-moment where I can't stop crying and had to buy a box of kleenex! I also forgot to get my $20 cash back while self-checking out. Guess I *was* "checked-out! :(
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Member Since: 11/25/2005

My Goals:
....to update my goals? :)


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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MAGGIEBONGO
9/12/2014 10:06:35 AM

Dear Fellow Sleep Fan: NIIICE!! Feels good, huh! I've increased my walking by about double these past few weeks, and I'm sure that's helping with the sleep. So, there's chronic sleep deprivation combined with couch-melding on the one hand, and righteous, near-Olympian level walking + good sleep on the other. Reminds me of that Zen saying, "Embrace the extremes.."
Here's to continued good sleep and more of the E word! Cheers!
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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO
8/31/2014 5:55:07 PM

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your wallpaper.
I don't live in front of a mirror and, in fact, the only mirror in this house is a very small utilitarian one in the bathroom--just big enough for a man to shave.

Be well!



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JANEDOE12345
8/31/2014 8:40:43 AM

"For someone who lives mostly in my brain, and not in front of a mirror, it's hard for me to tackle it as a "real" thing, KWIM?"

I know exactly what you mean. I used to take pride in my identity as an intellectual and everything was secondary -- but lately I have begun to desire balance in my life, including valuing the body as well as the mind. Mindfulness and yoga -- blending it all into one calm entity.

How many "smart" girls made this choice and became fat lumps with dorky glasses?? I am done with that excuse. It's not that black & white!

Hey, you CAN have it all!!!



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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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