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Some time last week - or maybe it was the week before - I read an article on procrastination in the Washington Post which in turn lead me to this post from the Wait but Why site (whose subtitle by... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2016 at Julia
Peirce, a misspelling, I do beg his pardon. As for the rest of it: fiddle. He *was* a wealthy gadabout, his work *has* been largely forgotten and the man left three wives of his four wives. I don¹t find any of these statements disparaging (personally I aspire to gadabout) nor do I think that they are invalidated by your points. I grant that he was a devoted father. I have no doubt he served well in World War I. I am sure reasonable people may disagree about the quality of his work. And finally, no, since my passing mention of him - as best as I recall - revolved around the epic nature of his turtle prank and was not intended as a biography; I really don¹t think a whole lot of research was warranted. That said, I do understand and sympathize with your heated response. If I was tooling along the internet and came across some snide reference to Wodehouse (a quote from that jerk Milne, for example) I would probably be tempted to leave a nasty comment, too. I wouldn¹t, of course, but I would be tempted.
Toggle Commented May 3, 2016 on What I Don't Know Could Fill A Barn at Julia
[There is another new post below this one - I decided to separate them because... honestly because I didn't like the arc. What can I say.] "Mom!" Caroline said as she got into the car yesterday, "We're having a science... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at Julia
During an especially tense game of Catan I recently begged Edward to trade me a grain card and - upon his cold refusal - wheedled, "Surely with all those cards in your hand you can spare a small quantity of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at Julia
When I spoke to my mother this morning I informed her that I was in the process of driving home my new fish. There was a pause. Then she said, "Am I to take it that you've suffered a bereavement?"... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2016 at Julia
Oh heavens how I have missed you! Do you want to see my new brace? In addition to being rather sporty, it is significantly smaller than the other one; so not only can I now move the top joint of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at Julia
After taking January off to spend more time with my football I was ready to return to the internet today refreshed, revitalized, reinvigorated... when my doctor decided this morning that the best way to treat my swollen-like-a-cocktail-tomato thumb joint is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at Julia
The Happy Caroline and Edward turned eight. Let us all take a moment to ponder this because... WHAT? Eight? The Sad Jamy died early on the 26th. It was a good death. Very peaceful. We had made her a bed... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2015 at Julia
"C'mon, Edward," I said. "Let's go. Time for school. Move it along. Last day before the winter break." With the exception of the vacation carrot at the end there, this is standard morning chivvying. Repeated so often as to become... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2015 at Julia
I think with pets - elderly pets, you understand, who have lived long lives filled with sunny windows - it is not so much the death that hurts us as the dying. My vet friend once told me that everyone... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2015 at Julia
Edward has been home sick for the past two days. Not so sick that he's miserable but sick enough that I'm pretty sure they would've shipped him back to me if I tried to unload him on the school; all... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2015 at Julia
In order: ^ I returned those cleats to the hot pink hell from whence they came (at least that was my intention; Frodo was looking a little peaky as he set off with the UPS box but I'm sure he'll... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2015 at Julia
After a return to soccer following my eighth grade retirement from the sport, many analysts thought that that would be the final curtain on my career. How wrong they were. Temporarily maddened by the triumph of knocking over children while... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at Julia
Wonton filling.
Toggle Commented Nov 17, 2015 on Miss Marple And Me at Julia
Patrick ohhhhhhhh sooooooooo casually asked me how a person might go about talking to another person if they - let's call them A and B - always sit at different tables at lunch. [Allow me to stop here and list... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2015 at Julia
We aren¹t getting that one until later tonight. I¹m watching Ireland play Bosnia right now and I¹m about to throw up. In a good way.
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2015 on Just Asking at Julia
I was in the shower trying to decide whether or not to shave my legs when it occurred to me that the larger question is what I want to do with the rest of my life. The first thing that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at Julia
Walking from the car to the house Caroline suddenly shrieked, "Mom! Mom! Don't look!" This - because I am human - caused me to stop in my tracks and immediately start looking all over the place "What?" I asked. "No.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2015 at Julia
I waited in the carpool line and watched as Caroline trotted toward me. Although the DC public school kid in me believes that elementary school uniforms are fascist; I have to admit that she looked adorable in her crisp white... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2015 at Julia
GREAT question. I will ponder it.
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2015 on Gar at Julia
Next up in the random question queue (number 39): How you are coping with Chelsea's poor performance this season? I have nothing to say. Heh. Mourinho's post game interview? Anyone? After their 3-1 loss to Liverpool at the Bridge? It... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2015 at Julia
My writing paralysis has extended to the point that I had to use a random number generator to figure out what question to answer: 37. Which by my possibly inexact stubby finger to the screen method brings us to: Toni... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2015 at Julia
OK. I give up. Weeks and weeks of writer's block. What on earth did I find to say to you every day before I fell off the wagon? Prompt me. What do you want to know? Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2015 at Julia
When a child deliberately misunderstands what is said, it is obnoxious. Mrs Piggle-Wiggle, I believe, called it I-Thought-You-Said-itis and treated the afflicted by filling their mouths with frogs. Or something like that, it's been a while. Anyway. When a parent... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2015 at Julia
Do you think it is possible to have a really prolonged build up to a migraine? I have been feeling flat and sleepy and unfocused for almost two weeks and as I am sitting here waiting for Patrick it is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2015 at Julia