My Hypochondria (Episode 2,173)

   October 10, 2003    Comments Off on My Hypochondria (Episode 2,173)

Isn’t there some kind of disease that makes both of your arms so tired that you think they are going to fall off? Because I have it.

I Prefer My Government Like Saran Wrap With Taxing Authority, Thank You

   October 9, 2003    Comments Off on I Prefer My Government Like Saran Wrap With Taxing Authority, Thank You

I am a Big Government person. With this many people in North America, or even in Texas, it just makes sense to me that we should fund a dedicated group to do some problem-solving on issues that affect everybody. Otherwise the only way to, say, build a hospital is to get everyone to pitch in on the evenings and weekends… Read more »

Delaware Ruins Everything

   October 9, 2003    Comments Off on Delaware Ruins Everything

On Route #3 Bus, Burnet/Manchaca, southbound, morning, re: admission to the University of Texas at Austin: Girl: I just need to be a foreign student and then I’ll get in. Don’t we have a quota on foreign students or something? Boy: Ummm…. no, I don’t think so. Girl: Or people from Delaware or something?

Canine Reprogramming

   October 8, 2003    1 Comment on Canine Reprogramming

If anyone knows a humane method for convincing a dog that big fat juicy snails are Not Interesting, please drop me a line. I don’t mind her smelling them, and if she licks one I can always brush her teeth, but I would hate for her to eat one. It’s just too French. I mean Freedom.

Science Meets Fashion

   October 6, 2003    Comments Off on Science Meets Fashion

It’s unfortunate that there’s no article, but The Toque’s headline “Queer Eye For Bill Nye The Science Guy” was enough to make my day.

My Funeral (which is hopefully far away, but about which I have opinions)

   October 5, 2003    Comments Off on My Funeral (which is hopefully far away, but about which I have opinions)

For the record, I’d very much like “Come On Up to the House” by Tom Waits to be the music – the actual recording, not some subdued organist’s rendition. It’s not a hymn, so no one has to sing along, especially because I think asking my mother to sing the line “Come down off the cross, we can use the… Read more »

I’m In Love

   October 3, 2003    1 Comment on I’m In Love

I know, I said I would be single for a while. But how can I resist anyone who engages in Extreme Ironing? Surely there will be a personal ads section on this site soon…

Earning My Geek Shirt?

   October 1, 2003    Comments Off on Earning My Geek Shirt?

I paid the nice folks at Six Apart to install Movable Type for me because I am not skilled or knowledgeable enough to do it myself. But I have now used the support forums to research and implement a change to my RSS feed (I hope) and also to stop the comments feature from creating a mailto link when people… Read more »

Quilting: The Next Generation

   October 1, 2003    Comments Off on Quilting: The Next Generation

Yesterday, after much foot-dragging, I sent a message to the listserv of the Austin Area Quilt Guild asking if anyone would be interested in forming a small meeting group (called a Bee) of quilters in their 20’s and 30’s. Within five hours I had nine responses from women were excited about finding a niche within/in addition to the general Guild… Read more »

If I Were A Stalker

   September 29, 2003    Comments Off on If I Were A Stalker

Neal Stephenson’s appearance at BookPeople on Wednesday would be an excellent opportunity to make him mine. Or at least make him nervous. But I have given up the stalking, so I must content myself with feeling lucky that he is actually interacting with the public. [Updated, September 2nd, 2012: After C-Man and I met, we discovered that Stephenson’s appearance at… Read more »