Monthly Archives: October 2008

It was a rocking werewolf zoo at Temple Beth-Emmanuel. 0

In honor of both Halloween and 30 Rock being back (yay!), I present you with this clip: And I present the full song for your listening pleasure:

Adventures with Chris Collins. 7

Once a year, I have to go to the eye doctor to see how my eyes are doing. The doctor has a really bad habit of saying that everything is perfect. Multiple times. So, I am happy to report to you that my eyes are, well, perfect. Perfect perfect perfect perfect perfect. I had my […]

Tasty. Tender. Delicious. Yummy. Whichever you prefer. 2

Nan wrote yesterday about passion and how she has a hard time knowing what she is passionate about. I know the feeling, because the things I get excited about don’t necessarily seem interesting to other people. I geek out about good literature, I find politics fascinating, I am an economist. I also really like food. […]

I think it only made it rain more. 16

I’ve been reading Acedia & Me by Kathleen Norris, which is very good. Acedia is a sort of listlessness and despair. It was originally one of the “eight bad thoughts” but never made it onto the list of “seven deadly sins.” One of the points that she makes that I need to ponder is that […]

We saw this commercial during the baseball game tonight. 6

Actually, Mike saw it, and he backed it up so I could see it because he was laughing so hard. Go ahead and watch it before you read the rest of this post. I’ll wait. Done? Okay. “Sales . . . Income . . . Cars . . . Death . . . CANDY!” I […]

The Pleasure Was Mine by Tommy Hays 2

My grandmother had Alzheimer’s. I can’t find evidence that I have ever talked about it here, so you may or may not know that about me. She was a big part of my life when I was very small, but when she was getting sick, she cut our family off. That was very hard for […]

Awesome Weekend: The Sequel. 6

Mike and I just got back from a weekend away with some of our church friends. Four couples, two children, plenty of food, and one Wii Fit equal a fantastic time with what we like to call “our village.” On the way there, the ladies’ car (women in one car, men in the other – […]

Lazy runner. 2

Mike has decided to get healthy, so he’s been running. You would think I would be happy about this, right? Yay for healthy hearts and living longer! And I do like those things. But his legs are longer than mine. And thus, he is faster than me. After being a runner for approximately 27 seconds. […]

Cranky, party of one. 4

You know how sometimes there are people who are sarcastic and also kind of mean? And they don’t ever let up or give you a break? What are you supposed to do with those people? Especially when you have had a rough week and didn’t sleep well and came into work and cried a little […]

Hula hooping with Kari. 2

Mike and I finally managed to find a Wii Fit. I spent one evening laughing hysterically as he tried skiing and hula hooping, and then on Sunday night it was my turn to be humiliated. So here’s the thing about hula hooping on the Wii Fit. As we all know, I am excellent at hula […]

Prayer: Does it Make Any Difference by Philip Yancey, revisited. 5

This year, the deacons all had to read Prayer by Philip Yancey. I read it early last year and really enjoyed it, but was happy to revisit it. We had a good discussion about prayer, what stuck out to us in the book, and how we experience prayer. These days I do find it difficult […]

Sign count: Three weeks until the election. 8

On Saturday I went running, and I don’t know exactly how far I went, because I ran all through the interior of our neighborhood looking for signs to report to you all. There are definitely more signs than there were a couple of weeks ago. And we all know how I feel about that. Have […]

Sniff. 6

I’m not even a dog person, but this had me tearing up. It’s a video of a soldier seeing his dogs after returning from being in Iraq for 14 months. (He notes that it was prearranged . . . which is kind of obvious, because it’s not like the dogs were running the camera. hehe.) […]

An obligatory vampire post. 37

Everyone at my school is reading Twilight. Students, of course. Middle school students were born to read this series. And the teachers? Many teachers have found that, like me, they cannot turn away from the drama. And the principal? Is also addicted. You guys, I am so sad about this. Because everyone is reading them […]

Good things this week. 3

Overall, I am feeling a lot better than I did, say, two weeks ago at this time. I think my class assignments (for the classes I am taking) are spacing out a little bit better, and we got some good news tonight about not having to keep our online journals quite as much. Hooray! Other […]

A truly horrifying story. 13

This morning, as I was sitting at my desk, drinking my coffee and working on some important library things, I began hearing . . . a noise. A noise coming from the trashcan. I tried to ignore it. I thought, “Surely there is nothing in the trashcan. La la la la la. Nothing in the […]

Fun Run Race for the Cure. 8

This morning, three of my friends and I participated in the Women’s Only 5K Walk and Run. Two of us ran and two of us walked. I ran almost the entire thing. Almost! Except for this one thing that happened at the end. Which I am going to tell you about. At the very end, […]

Sign count: AWESOME. 9

This afternoon, I dropped off my carpool buddy and drove home. And then I saw a thing of beauty and a joy forever, something that made me turn my car around so I could drive by again. It was just that awesome. In case you can’t read it, it says, “Obama supporters can steal our […]

If you’re in the kitchen, Mabel, come back in the front room. 4

This evening I went for one last run before the race I am running on Saturday. (Aside: This race raises money for free mammograms for women who can’t afford them. Here is an actual conversation about that I participated in today. OTHER TEACHER: So, what is this race all about? KARI: It raises money for […]

Adventures in babysitting. 5

I babysat our neighbors’ son a couple of weeks ago so that they could go to an open house at their daughter’s school (which is also Mike’s school). He did not so much like being left behind. But he likes me, so I think he was a little bit conflicted. “I like Kari, but I […]