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Outrunning the thieves
Wednesday, December 05, 2012      13 comments

I was able to call my insurance agent in the US this afternoon to inquire about my 500% increase. Nope, not a mistake. The thieves...excuse me, insurance company...have declared that they must have a driver listed as the main driver of... Read more
Tuesday, December 04, 2012      20 comments

Ok, I understand companies need to make a profit...but really? I just looked at my auto policy renewal...for 6 is $6130!!! Yes, it is full coverage but I have a 2007 Kia Rondo, not a Ferrari. My insurance just increased more t... Read more
I'm going to be a Grinch
Sunday, December 02, 2012      16 comments

But in a good way, honest. No one will be writing nasty funny songs about me. In keeping with my decluttering I've decided this year not to decorate. So no tree, no decorations, no lights. stress, no unpacking and repacking... Read more
November Goal Results
Friday, November 30, 2012      9 comments

1) Maintain my weight at +5 / -14 pounds emoticon Ended the month 2 pounds under goal weight. 3) Do so... Read more
Parent of the Year Awards
Monday, November 26, 2012      18 comments

Cast your vote now, we have some real winners below! These people kind of make one want to enforce involuntary sterilization. Just think, we have to have a license to go fishing or own a dog but not to have children. ... Read more
What a week!
Sunday, November 25, 2012      11 comments

It actually started about a week and a half ago. My new car was supposed to be available on the 10th but the dealership never called me. Which was OK because I hadn't transferred the down payment to my French account yet. On Monday the 12th a... Read more
Grubs and other culinary adventures
Saturday, November 24, 2012      8 comments

This is what I saw in the grocery store today, right next to the peppers : They look just like some sort of insect larvae don't they? Yum Yum! I can't say I've ... Read more
Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?
Sunday, November 18, 2012      17 comments

a book by Peter Walsh, who is an expert on decluttering. I wish I had read this book 2 years ago. As it was the book sat for more than a year in my "to be read" pile of...clutter. A bit ironic perhaps. The premise is that the physica... Read more
Fitness Junkie
Saturday, November 17, 2012      10 comments

Nope, not me. I retain a healthy core of laziness to balance out the Crazy One living inside my head. My daughter's dog has turned into the Fitness Nut. It took him 4 days to pick up on the pattern of morning walk; he still hasn't qui... Read more
The right choice? Or sheer laziness?
Friday, November 16, 2012      8 comments

Wednesday night I traveled to Lyon as I had an all day meeting scheduled with my colleagues there. The hotels in Lyon were pretty full so I was booked into this hotel in Perouges, which is nearby. Perouges is actually a medieval town, movies h... Read more
Revenge of the Kittehs
Tuesday, November 13, 2012      12 comments

Last week the Kittehs got their flea meds put on them. They were not happy, given that they view this activity as a "dog thing" which obviously does not apply to the more highly evolved felines. Usually they find a way to exact revenge wit... Read more
Monday, November 12, 2012      14 comments

Today a coworker asked how was my weekend and if I did anything in the area. I responded "Le dimanche j'ai couru 15km". See, I'm learning French! The grammar is the somewhat easy part, the vocabulary is hard. Anyway...translated ... Read more
The Path Not Taken
Sunday, November 11, 2012      17 comments

My Morning Mile route in Amsterdam took me right by this forest path....but I learned my lesson from my misadventures a few weeks ago and stayed on the paved & lighted route... Read more
More Amsterdam Pics
Saturday, November 10, 2012      10 comments

There is a big square in the center, Dam Square. As we were going through there was a bagpiper playing and a comedian starting a street show: ... Read more
The Start of the Morning Mile
Friday, November 09, 2012      9 comments

I mentioned before I signed up on Nerd Fitness for the Morning Mile Challenge. Last week Thursday was a holiday in France and I had Friday off work to make it a long weekend so sort of on the spur of the moment I decided we could go on a sh... Read more

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