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Archive for April, 2012

   Apr 30

Girl Day!

On Friday, I postponed work and all other obligations to spend the day with my sister. We’ve both been so busy lately that we’ve hardly seen each other. I was shocked to realize that even though Megan has had her new car for almost a month, I hadn’t been in it. That alone tells you […]

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   Apr 28

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

As for my own kitties… We had a summer preview last weekend, with temperatures hitting 80. I dragged the fan out of the shed and brought it upstairs (it gets hot up there if it’s over 65 outside), and went to the Gro for Otter Pops. Needless to say, the weather changed to rain and […]

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   Apr 27

Digital Digit

Digit sitting in the window behind my desk I know you’ve all been dying for more pictures of Digit, the office cat, and an update on how she’s doing. So far, so good! She hasn’t tried to escape, which surprised me. She lounges on her giant beanbag bed and watches the UPS guy, Roger the […]

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   Apr 23

Office Cat

Meet Digit, the office cat! My co-worker Erin and I have been (subtly) campaigning for an office cat at the jobette, facing opposition from our dog-owning colleagues. Finally, Erin was able to persuade the CEO that we needed a cat, for mouse hunting purposes as well as decoration and purring purposes. And, you know, giving […]

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   Apr 18

Number Nine

Those in the know know that every April 15 is Jessica’s birthday. Far more important (and enjoyable) than filing income taxes is finding the right gift. Despite the fact that Jessica is the least material of children – when Megan asked her what she wanted for Christmas last year, Jessica replied, “a candy cane” – […]

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   Apr 15

Last Day

Well, my last day in the City did not go exactly as planned. I packed my bags and the car and otherwise managed to kill a couple of post conference call hours in the early morning. Around 9:30, I set off for Swan Oyster Depot, knowing that they open early. What did not know is […]

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   Apr 13


Storm clouds on Polk Street Well, here I am, ending my trip as I started it, with a pre-dawn conference call. I’m drinking reheated coffee from the French bakery, which I bought just for this purpose, figuring that it would be better than the dreaded in-room coffee. So far, I’m right, though I managed to […]

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   Apr 11

View from the Top

Conference day dawned cloudy, but not rainy, as predicted. I disguised myself as a responsible adult and hailed a cab. Other than the driver, the whole thing was computerized, with a disembodied voice informing me how to exit safely, and a printed out receipt which said “Happy Cabbing” on it. Is there any other kind? […]

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   Apr 10


Well, it’s been a long day. It started at 5:30 am, when my Moonbeam alarm clock kindly flashed its rays over my sleeping face. I almost sobbed as I turned it off in the rainy darkness. Roscoe didn’t bother moving. I was sufficiently caffeinated to hold up my end of a 6:00 am conference call. […]

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   Apr 08

Spring Planting

It seems kind of unfair that you don’t get Easter baskets as a grown-up, which is when you need it most. I’d love to wake up to a basket full of chocolates and cuteness and then test my ability to eat the chocolate before noon. You can skip the marshmallow Peeps and substitute a mimosa. […]

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   Apr 04

Mom’s Birthday

Teeny picture of Mom at her parents’ house Today would have been my mother’s 80th birthday. She lost her long, valiant battle against cancer seven years ago this summer. She was a fighter, and fought until the end. Her ability to withstand pain and not complain about it was astounding. Sometimes I wonder whether she […]

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   Apr 03

A Brand New Start

Apparently, March did not get the whole “in like a lion, out like a lamb” memo. It both came in and went out like a particularly rambunctious and attention deprived feline. Or, you know, an Audrey. I woke on Saturday night to rain and wind battering my hippie hovel. I checked all the doors to […]

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