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March 23, 2007 by kimk546
This topic deserves a better presentation than I'm about to offer, but I'm too distracted by nothing, I don't have the level of concentration - on demand - I used to, and (hopefully not really,) I've gotten too dumb.

Generally speaking, elementary school and junior high - "grade school," we always called it, as I went to the same school K-8 - was a breeze for me. I got A's and B's. I took a dive in the 4th grade, but grown up me can attribute that more to outside factors at the time. That ...
November 16, 2005 by kimk546
I chose this title because I think "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder is one of the best songs ever recorded.

That being said, this tune has been popping into my head more and more recently, as I notice how superstitious I've become. I never considered myself a superstitious person. I don't hesitate to walk under ladders (if safe), and I hope black cats cross my path so I can pet them. I don't want to break a mirror, but it's just for the mess and the expense. Seven years of bad luck is a ...
November 14, 2005 by kimk546
It's true. But I did get further than last year.
Actually, I falsely started about 5 different novels, or pieces, at any rate.

Most recently, I decided my novel would be about a bar I once frequented and the characters I encountered there.

This Saturday, I met Elaine, my good friend and partner in crime from those days, for lunch to discuss some of the times we'd had and to help fill in some of my blanks. We had a great time. Kudos to the griller at the BD's Mongolian BBQ, who was im...
November 7, 2005 by kimk546
For once, I did not get sucked into any Lifetime movies this weekend, but dusted off my VCR and enjoyed some old tapes while prepping the house for company.

Friday night: Party Girl (1995) starring Parker Posey. This might be my favorite movie. If favorite means I can pop it in and enjoy it any time, regardless of when I last watched it. It's whimsical.

Saturday afternoon: Desk Set (1957) starring Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. My mom turned me onto this movie years ago. I don...
October 27, 2005 by kimk546
It's here again. I believe it was this time last year that Rob blew my mind with the prospect of writing a 50,000 work novel in the month of November (I mean right before Christmas??!! - as if there's any better time).

We both punked out and it's been on the back burner all year, until the topic came up again last weekend.

So, should I write a novel in November or not? I know the obvious answer: Of course you should! Why not? Which is what made me originally think, "Yea, I should. Wh...
April 6, 2005 by kimk546
My chiropractor sister is probably more familiar with this concept than I am.
According to my DailyOM: Kinesiology taps into body wisdom to find imbalances and blockages of qi flow, even detecting disruptions in the chakras and aura.

OK, but also according to my DailyOM: A simple "self" kinesiology method involves asking your body questions by testing the muscle response in your fingers. For instance, you may want to know if you are suffering from allergies. Make a circle with two finge...
March 24, 2005 by kimk546
My Birthday April 23, one month from yesterday. I'll be 29.
My family always gives gifts on Birthdays, and we take our gift giving very seriously. So much so that the Birthday person is expected to circulate a wish list of the stuff they want at least a few weeks before.

Last night I had a dream that I was trying to write my 'Birthday Wish List,' and getting very stressed out because I couldn't think of things I wanted people to buy for me.

Everyone should have such a stressful life,...
March 22, 2005 by kimk546
I've had this mischevious little grey hair pop out of the top of my head a day or two ago. Judging by the length, it's probably actually been there longer, but I've only recently noticed it because it sticks straight up off the top of my head.

According to one beautician friend, this isn't my first grey, but it's the first that I've found. I don't have any strong emotion either way. Greying doesn't bother me. I don't take it as a sign that I'm old - maybe because I'm not, and it's not going t...
March 3, 2005 by kimk546
Happy days! Elden Campbell is buying out his own contract with the NJ Nets to return to the Pistons.
New Jersey picked up Elden simply so that Detroit couldn't, and then left him sitting on the bench the whole time.

The two great Elden things I've missed this year: his Barry White voice, and his classic 'I just fouled(?!)' face. I can't wait.

The team is obviously walking on air to have their buddy returning, and high morale makes them even more unstoppable. Look out, Shaq.
February 22, 2005 by kimk546
1 dozen eggs, hard-cooked
10 oz firm reduced fat tofu, drained
2 T mustard
2 T sweet pickle relish
2 T chopped fresh chives or 2 t dried
1 t turmeric
1 t fresh lemon juice
1/4 t salt
1/8 t pepper
Paprica (optional)

Remove shells from the eggs. Slice eggs in half lengthwise; remove yolks and discard.
Pour liquid from tofu. Drain. Place tofu on a double layer of paper towel. Pat dry.
Place tofu in large bowl. Using a fork, mash tofu into small bits.
Mix remaining ingredients ex...
February 21, 2005 by kimk546
My sister has just purchased her first home. Due to some issues with the company financing her mortgage, she only got final approval last week. However, she put in notice at the complex she currently rents from to be out by the end of the month.

Her new house is a bit of a "fixer-upper," in need of some cosmetic touches and a few minor updates and repairs. With only one week until moving time, the clock is ticking pretty loudly.

The tendency of my family is to come together in situation...
February 16, 2005 by kimk546
An increasingly worsening allergy to eggs, which developed somewhere around puberty, has pretty much deprived me of deviled, fried, and hard-boiled eggs for the past 20 years. It's amazing how much you can miss these little guys.

I recently ran across a deviled egg recipe that uses tofu in the place of egg yolks. Not only can I eat these, but they're practically cholesterol free (no mayo either). Apparently, it's only the yolk that I react to. I gave the recipe a shot, and brought them to...
October 12, 2004 by kimk546 November, apparently.

"Have you ever thought about writing a novel?" This is the question my boyfriend posed to me last week. Well, indeed I have. But I suppose, who hasn't?
Here is a group that sponsors a novel writing contest every November. You have one month, exclusively, to write a 50,000 word/175 page novel. This is entirely for fun, and according to the website, "Art for art's sake does wonderful things to you," and "If you don't do it now, you probably never will."
October 5, 2004 by kimk546
All in all, not nearly as bad as I had readied myself for.
I don't think half of my graduating class, which was small to begin with, showed up. I know some of them couldn't make it, but I expect many were just too apprehensive. Some of the missing I was really hoping to see, but others I admit relief at not having to face. I got to talk to some people that I barely knew in High School. And the people that I always avoided because I had labeled them as snobby had either been mislabeled or ...
September 30, 2004 by kimk546
My 10 year class reunion is Saturday, and I'm going.
A couple of months back I was undecided, but as the day approaches, I'm actually getting more excited, if a bit anxious.

I was certainly not popular in High School, but, as far as I know, I wasn't unpopular either. I had a few good friends, most of whom were the "smart kids." I've kept in touch with a couple, and remained good friends with only one. He and I are going to the reunion together, and I'm bringing my boyfriend along for good...