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karen c. added a favorite at Go Pug Yourself
Nov 1, 2013
There are few things as mindlessly satisfying as vacuuming one's own house. The work isn't hard and you don't have to think. It doesn't take very long and the results, at least in my house, are immediately tangible. The air even smells better, thanks to my super duper hepa filter.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2013 at serendipity
At last, the moment I feared would one day come has finally arrived, albeit somewhat later than I expected. I was grateful for the delay – any delay really - because I dislike conflict with my kids. And she's so sweet and sensitive and smart; I don't want to wage... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2013 at serendipity
The other passengers tried to warn me with their eyes but I didn't understand them in time. I was new. (I'm still new but I'm quickly learning the ropes.) I sat down in the nearest seat, right smack next to the crazy guy. Being that the muni train was full... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2013 at serendipity
karen c. is now following Garth Webb
May 9, 2013
LG, I don't know why it's such a big deal, but I think you should consider getting her checked out. School gets more difficult and important with each matriculation.
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2013 on Believing in Seeing at serendipity
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Although my optometrist assures me that my eyes are remarkable for a woman my age, I am starting to feel the effects of my aging eyes. The mottled blur of things that are much too close. The inexplicable shortening of my arms. The squinting. I am told by experts that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2013 at serendipity
@LG: close it's from 2006. My original Vox headshot. :-)
Toggle Commented Mar 25, 2013 on Suddenly Spring at serendipity
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The hair fell into my lap. Clumps of brown, straight to the point where anyone who cuts it needs to wear protective clothing; my hair will quite literally give a person splinters. In the middle of the jagged brown piles were longer gray hairs. They were thicker than the brown... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2013 at serendipity
And I have to file it under the very large category called "Marketing Uses its Power for Evil Instead of Good." Again. Clean Coal. It has nice alliteration. And you know how much I lurv alliteration. (What do you mean the kids don't say lurv anymore? Check your watch, I'm... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2013 at serendipity
karen c. added a favorite at Kokochi
Nov 19, 2012
The light changed color today. It rained last night, welcomed by most except the owner of the car with the partly open sunroof. The air smells cleaner outside, and a tad crisper. It has bite. The calendar notified me “It’s Fall!” but I never believe this news until I see... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2012 at serendipity
When I was young, before I was married, I took care of a friend who needed to get an abortion. She was a very good girl in a very tough situation. She struggled with herself about her decision, and no one tried to prevent her from doing what, in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2012 at serendipity
Gwen Stefani would be so proud!
Toggle Commented Jul 25, 2012 on Aila shopping in Tokyo at Kokochi
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For three days I've been making threats: "if your bag is not ready, you can't…(insert idle threat here). "It's NOT too late for me to cancel your reservation" "You're definitely NOT leaving for FIVE WEEKS with your room LIKE THIS." Lame. All of it. And two years ago she would... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2012 at serendipity
Yep, the Greek still has it going on. That must have been a fun concert!
Toggle Commented Jul 3, 2012 on Sit Your Bad Self Down at serendipity
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We were at a concert in Oakland. I’d always wanted to see a show at the Paramount, and with my friend playing, it was the perfect opportunity. We’d have good seats for good music and good ambiance. Dinner reservations for eight people at a chic restaurant nearby. Overpriced fish and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2012 at serendipity
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The bay was calm, with an easy entrance. Rocks everywhere of course, but that was necessary to the ultimate experience. Sand wouldn’t do. There just isn’t much to see in sand, except sand. Which is what I like about sand, it’s a relatively predictable element in an environment I’m not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2012 at serendipity
karen c. added a favorite at Kokochi
Jun 13, 2012
karen c. added a favorite at Internet Tubes
May 29, 2012
karen c. added a favorite at Kokochi
May 10, 2012
I measured it with a child's straight ruler just to see how bad the situation was. I never meant to grow it this long. I never had the patience to even try. But the guy who’s been cutting my hair for almost 30 years suddenly couldn’t and I didn’t have... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2012 at serendipity
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I have a tendency to not wash my car in the wintertime. Even when it hasn't rained in weeks I have this sense that it *should* rain, and since it should rain, it might rain. And since it might rain it would be silly to actually wash the car. And... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at serendipity
Hello, my name is Karen and I'm a Christmastreeaholic. Hi Karen! It's January 24th and I still have my Christmas tree inside the house. Not only is it inside the house but it's glowing in full Christmas tree regalia - lights, decorations, action! I'm not even pretending that I'm going... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2012 at serendipity
karen c. added a favorite at oopsie daisy
Jan 15, 2012