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Interests: science fiction, firefly, the x files, bellydance, reading, writing
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I'm now posting primarily - and even more inconsistently here:Birch and Maple andThe Liminal Universe Oro out Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2009 at Birch and Maple
~*~ Also, I'm still working on the other website, but will (hopefully) be posting over there full time come November 1. ~*~ TheBeardedLady, my pic is of a member of the Ouled Nail, an Algerian tribal hillswoman who went to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2009 at Birch and Maple
So I'm ordering books related to infertility and such and have the feeling I'm forgetting some titles. Here's what I've ordered so far: Navigating the Land of If by Mel (duh!) Two Is Enough: Guide for Couples Without Children It... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2009 at Birch and Maple
I'm moving because I can't afford Typepad anymore. Please point your browsers to: Birch and Maple And now, the Video of Awesomeness (sfw)(unless you work for FOX News, Rush Limbaugh, etc) found via Shakesville, who also have a transcript): Happy... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2009 at Birch and Maple
If you have a moment or two to spare, a candle or incense to light, I would greatly appreciate any good thoughts and prayers for my friend, whose 11 year old son, recently diagnosed with and treated for stage 4... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2009 at Birch and Maple
Interestingly, I've found myself rather more into the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing than the US version. That's probably because the judges are more judge-y ("You dance like you've got both legs in one knicker hole"), and then, of course, there's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2009 at Birch and Maple
One of the 'joys' of working in retail is watching how parents treat their children. I've seen angry parents, annoyed parents, hippie parents, unreasonably strict parents, parents who don't know how to be parents (oddly enough, these were almost all,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2009 at Birch and Maple
Dearest John Stewart - Dude, seriously, enough with the fat jokes. Honest, they're not funny. Yours, A fan ~*~ Dear Ricky Gervais - The Office is awesome. Your standup, however? Not so much. Again, enough of the fat jokes. Yours,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2009 at Birch and Maple
Ice Storm 2009? BRING IT ON: it arrived like this... And with the help of my awesome builder, Mr Oro, and my mate from work, they got it uncrated and into the house... Ah...cast iron + soapstone + wood -... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2009 at Birch and Maple
For the love of avocados, do not read Jodi Picoult's Handle With Care. Seriously. Don't do it. Just...don't. Oro, getting off the blog before the bosses come in to check the busted back door and display window - due to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2009 at Birch and Maple
Because they help me decide whether or not to follow a blog. Recently I've deleted a couple of blogs from my feeds, for various reasons. One big reason is of new pregnancies, and I'm sorry, I just can't follow some... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2009 at Birch and Maple
I am sick. Sick enough to warrant a visit to the doctor because of the following ringing in the ears light headedness difficulty breathing/shortness of breath constant sweating but no fever difficulty sleeping lack of interest in eating I'm hoping... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2009 at Birch and Maple
Dear Dumb Crack At The Cross Walk - Don't be an ass by doing these when the light is green (because that's when the cars go): pushing your stroller into the road not looking to see if there is a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2009 at Birch and Maple
The latest " woman held for x amount of years by wacko couple" story reminded me of a fanfic I wrote a few years back, which I'm going to post below. This is not the best written story, but honestly,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2009 at Birch and Maple
Because it's something I've been struggling with for nearly a couple of years. While you're at it, read this too. I don't really know what to say about the site, We Are The Real Deal, perhaps you read it and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2009 at Birch and Maple