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Tuesday Tasks
Tuesday, December 04, 2012      0 comments

A full-featured, complete day might incorporate the following: (1) doing (2) learning (3) creating I like to think of it as empirical, rational, and phenomenological. Or perhaps inductive, deductive ... and abductive? Bottom... Read more
My Monday in Miniature
Tuesday, December 04, 2012      0 comments

This evening, shortly before 10:30, Ms. S. starts the dryer. It's a comforting sound, a hum and a buzz, a gentle rumble as the asymmetry and imbalance of jeans and socks tumble out of rhythm. Did I accomplish what I set out to do today... Read more
Sunday Sortings, or: Turtles all the Way Down
Sunday, December 02, 2012      0 comments

Sometimes I like to details what I've done. It's empirical, a bottom-up affair. It could be replaced by a numbered or bullet-point list (the chronology being implied by implicit order of the points) ... or even a definition list, a definition te... Read more
Saturday Sports and Such
Sunday, December 02, 2012      0 comments

1. How 'bout those Broncos? 2. Leftovers and cupcakes 3. The badger is a dangerous animal I. How 'bout those Broncos? It's a weak football weekend; it's just 'championship' games and other season-enders, such as that embarassing Or... Read more
Flexible & Fantastic Friday
Friday, November 30, 2012      0 comments

1. Morning Glory 2. Lunch Treat 3. Evening on the Town I. Morning Glory I went to bed after midnight but not that much after. After Ms. S. went to work I was sitting on the sofa, laptop in my lap, when cat A sauntered over and... Read more
Thursday Thinking: Smoke & Mirrors
Friday, November 30, 2012      0 comments

1. Cooking 2. Inquiry 3. Application You know, I've never really every put much thought into smoke detectors. They're ubiquitous. They're frequently obnoxious. But what do they do? Or: how do they work? I. Cooking Ms. S. was o... Read more
Wintery Wednesday Words
Wednesday, November 28, 2012      0 comments

1. Weather 2. Words and Such 3. Wires & Widgets I. Bright and sunny -- it's so rarely bright but not sunny, though occasionally it achieves that silvery shimmer of high cloud cover -- but chilly today. A high near 60s, though hover... Read more
Tuesday Treats
Tuesday, November 27, 2012      0 comments

1. Skyfall 2. Liz & Dick 3. Bedazzled Sometimes you treat yourself. To a hot mess sundae! I. Oh my ... yes. You've got an over-qualified cast (as usual), a good script, and meticulous production. Strong and tight plotting... Read more
Movie Monday
Monday, November 26, 2012      0 comments

1. Tim Burton 2. Train of Thought 3. Ed Wood 4. Leftovers I. Tim Burton Somehow last evening Ms. S. and I found ourselves contemplating Tim Burton for a while. We had become deeply dissatisfied with him. Recently we watched 'Dark... Read more
A Simple Sunday
Sunday, November 25, 2012      0 comments

1. Reading 2. Writing 3. Arithmetic I. Reading My ebook reader -- iRiver Story HD, now discontinued, but quite functional -- is cluttered. I'm currently rereading Neal Stephenson's "Snow Crash," which I first encountered durin... Read more
Saturday Stasis
Saturday, November 24, 2012      0 comments

1. Leftovers 2. Reruns 3. Bulk Batches I. Leftovers I made a point of not making too much this Thanksgiving, which means I only made too much by a little bit. That chicken for me and Ms. S.'s father? Not consumed at all Thursday, b... Read more
Friday, Pieday: Better the Next Day.
Friday, November 23, 2012      0 comments

1. Let others shop 2. Let them eat cake 3. Let it be I. Let others shop Ms. S. drove to work shortly before 11 last night and a bit later texted how insane the Walmart parking lot, past which she drove, already was. I have a c... Read more
Thanksgiving Thursday
Thursday, November 22, 2012      0 comments

1. Cooking 2. Eating 3. Recovering 1. Wednesday evening I prepared the desserts -- apple pie and pumpking pie -- so I'd have more time available to me this morning and early afternoon. Plus, pies are best if they can sit and while and, ... Read more
A Midweek Memory
Wednesday, November 21, 2012      0 comments

I was going to write about all the pre-Thanksgiving cleaning and cooking (so that I don't have to cook as much Thursday, and so that the place is presentable for guests). But while working in the kitchen my mind wandered and I had another topic ... Read more
Targeting Tuesday
Tuesday, November 20, 2012      3 comments

This afternoon/evening we're off to do our Thanksgiving grocery shopping. I planned a menu a few weeks ago and have modified it only a bit since then. The goal is to hit many of the favorites while at the same time keeping it all rather healthfu... Read more

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