Wednesday, December 31, 2008


The ultimate vacation spot probably doesn't exist. Cranky travelers will find something to complain about in any locale.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Seeing me arrive at the writing group on time, my mother gave me a tacit look of approval.

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Monday, December 29, 2008


It was unintentional sacrilege when my mother accidentally blurted out the "f" word as we were returning home from a Christmas service at church 12 years ago.

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Sunday, December 28, 2008


I love to ramble: when driving near my home (weather permitting), I often take backroads to see where they go (and if my camera is with me, all the better); in social situations, once my initial shyness wears off, I can talk and talk about apparently random things. And I can do this as long as I have an audience--sometimes longer ;)

A twofer!

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Saturday, December 27, 2008


I'm still trying to think of a story that would qualify for this week's Sunday Scribblings post.

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Friday, December 26, 2008


Today's leftovers seem paltry in comparison to the feast we consumed last night.

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Thursday, December 25, 2008


When I received a navy blue hoodie for Christmas Eve, I couldn't resist making an oblique reference to my moment of shame at Lady Chadwick's soiree.

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Merry Christmas to all who celebrate :)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


After telling me that she is a lonely person, I realized that Lady Chadwick's narcissism is a coping mechanism for her.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008


I have no idea why Lady Chadwick decided to go on a macrobiotic diet the week of Christmas. Hopefully her hors d'oeuvres taste better than they look!

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Monday, December 22, 2008


I am generally something of a laggard on Monday mornings, but today I'm feeling quite energetic.

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Sunday, December 21, 2008


By working together on the kibbutz, the community became close-knit; however, tensions did arise from people living and working in such close proximity to one another. For instance, after hearing the news of the commotion at one Lady Chadwick's soiree, some of the workers found Princess Amelia's behavior to be reprehensible, while others hailed her as a revolutionary.

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Saturday, December 20, 2008


The epicurean in me overindulged last Christmas, leaving me feeling bloated and jaded. I think I'll try to go easy on the feasting this year!

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Friday, December 19, 2008


I find it a bit ironic that the word "iambic" is in three syllables; maybe it's just me...

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Thursday, December 18, 2008


Ah, the holidays are upon us. The one time of the year that we must endure our relatives' hackneyed jokes and stories with a smile on our faces.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008


I thought wearing a hoodie to Lady Chadwick's soiree was a gaffe, but not receiving an updated word of the day until early evening is just as bad!

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008


"Did Gillian fabricate the story about her affair with Russ, or did it really happen?" Stacy asked Linda at the water cooler yesterday.

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Monday, December 15, 2008


The choir donned their ecclesiastical robes for a warm-up of their rendition of "Amazing Grace."

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Sunday, December 14, 2008


*I'm going to take some liberties and use a form of the word*

Alisa feels that the inventor of word verification committed a dastardly deed in creating it.

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Saturday, December 13, 2008


While digging a garden, the new homeowners found some jewelry cached in the backyard.

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Friday, December 12, 2008


The well-wishers sent beatific greetings to Rhonda at her retirement party.

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Thursday, December 11, 2008


The bell's ablaut pattern is: ring, rang, rung.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Lady Chadwick and Princess Amelia may be homologous in social stature, but they differ in the way they carry themselves.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Lady Chadwick's elocution was elegant and refined; Princess Amelia's was casual and laid-back.

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Monday, December 8, 2008


They say that the sepulchers of the ancient Egyptian pharaohs are bedecked in gold and jewels. This adds to the mystery and intrigue of Egypt.

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Sunday, December 7, 2008


The nonconformist in me found wearing an overpriced gown to Lady Chadwick's soiree to be a sequacious act.

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Saturday, December 6, 2008


My cat Peyser, is my sentinel until he hears a knocking at the door; at this point, he dashes underneath a chair to hide!

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Friday, December 5, 2008


I'm so glad that BJ found out my true identity. I was afraid that my removal from the soiree might dissever our friendship.

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Thursday, December 4, 2008


My favorite curio is a clay bowl I made in 6th grade art class. I got a B+ on it, but I think it's pretty artsy, myself.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008


After my embarrassing presence at Lady Chadwick's soiree, the aristocrats have branded me a caitiff; I don't know if I'll ever find myself in their good graces again.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008


When I was a child, I once tried to build a snow fort; however, it proved useless as a bulwark.

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Monday, December 1, 2008


Saying my valedictions to BJ and Alisa, I allowed the guards to escort me out of Lady Chadwick's soiree.

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