Sunday, March 25, 2007


I sell our old books and cds on amazon. some dorkus ordered a book and put PhD after his name for the address to which he wanted the book sent. I am sensing a forthcoming existential dilemna much like the one I experienced post IM #1. but, I hope I can maintain a sense of humility that all it means is that I wrote a really long paper that not very many people are interested in, I took a bunch of graduate classes, I worked for little money teaching undergraduates, and I have an awesome husband and family who supported me through the thing. it does not mean I am any smarter than anybody else, of which I am reminded when I talk with my old private school classmates. I have to look up words they use in emails to me. eschew. I am going to start using that one if I can think of a good context. I eschew staying up late despite the change in daylight. I eschew walmarts. I eschew mud.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

pretty tables

I just wanted to take a break from sitting at the computer all morning to report that I am done with my results section, and my tables are really cool.
I even took the day off exercise. whoa.
#3 is we saw a really good documentary on pbs on wednesday - last best hope. it was pretty incredible. I highly recommend it.

Friday, March 16, 2007

done and done

Did my pres this am. Not too many folks there, but it was good practice for me.
Got back to my hotel and enjoyed some cable TV - The New World was on. Collin Farrell is hot, FYI. Especially when he gets in the pool with his clothes on. Back to capital city EARLY in the morning. And it's really going to be an hour earlier with daylight sucky time. And here is a cute one of BH and MH. Cute, but not hot.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

the streets of Baltimore

can't get the song out of my head.

I sold the farm to take my woman where she longed to be.
we left our kin and all ours friends back there in Tennessee.
I got those one-way tickets she had always begged me for.
and she dragged me through the streets of Baltimore.

it's a cool town. right by Towson where Michael Phelps is from.
my shuttle driver's son knows him because his son is friends with him.
it is supposed to get cold here tonight.
I can't imagine anyone is going to go to my 7:30 am presentation.
it will be a good dress rehearsal.
there are tons of PE teacher-looking types. mullets, track suits, and a little bit overweight.
that's at the conference. the city is full of smokers. I am surprised by that.
I walked over to a deli after I checked in. Attman's. There were white, Jewish people there, black people, and white, gentile me. it was a good sandwich.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

at least it's dark out

in case I haven't given you my tirade, I don't care for daylight savings time. tonight, it is raining, which is awesome, so I think I can make it to bed early. a)DST makes it hard to get up early like decent, working folks do, b)DST makes it hard to go to bed early so that decent folks can get some sleep, c)DST does NOT save energy. the extra daylight, in fact, tends to make people use MORE energy driving around doing stuff and watching more tv and that kind of thing. d)there are few decent things I have done after 9 pm. maybe written a song back in the day, but it was well after dark and not affected by DST. e)someday, Arizona, baby.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

feeling..., again

Just thinking that I feel better at 35, really than I ever have, physically, mentally. Maybe I have had more spiritual times, but I do feel a sense of peace that I know Is.
Found an old friend, and was thinking about how many lifetimes I have lived.
I have found a few, lately.
For the first time in teaching swimming for 4 years, I demonstrated fly. That was cool.
I am trying to enjoy minutes rather than get through them, and I have some moments.
We have hyacinths blooming in the backyard. This morning I ran some fast 800's, and I thought I was going to pee and throw up at the same time. I didn't know I could run that fast.
I did not think this is where or who I would be 15 years ago. Thank God I do not always get what I want.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

mammogram + 5 minutes

Turned 35 on Thursday. Now, it's time for a mammogram, and I get 5 extra minutes to qualify for Boston. Not that I need the 5 minutes!!!
In news, I am ALMOST done with my ppt for AAHPERD. I have been almost done for at least a week, but I keep adding things and trying to get one more stat to run.
As soon as I fininsh, I will refocus on the diss.
I have been making my relaxation day Sunday, but I decided to switch today. I don't feel like sitting in front of the computer. So, I thought I would update my blog.
Hyacinths are blooming. Red buds are budding. Tim is coming for a week. But, alas, I don't think we will see much of him because he will be with his lady.
Enjoying the cold nights, cool days, and low dew points.
Still in love with Jack White and the White Stripes.
Going to Dallas next weekend, then up to Baltimore the next. Awesome.