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When I went off birth control before getting pregnant with Johnny, we got pregnant the first month. I KNOW in my head that it doesn't mean this time would be as easy, but I also sort of thought that five months in - including the past two months of timing out when I might be ovulating - we would have gotten pregnant. I'm not. So.

Also you know how kids have no filters? Johnny says almost daily "Mommy you look like you have a baby in your big fat belly" which is not only making me upset because HELLO you're calling me fat, but also because yeah, there IS no baby in there and we all kind of want that. And I KNOW he's four and doesn't MEAN it, but man. It's hard to hear e.v.e.r.y. day. Meh.
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Followed most of you here from LJ. I know I'm not super active, but miss the online community that LJ afforded...
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[Error: unknown template qotd] Plane tickets to Minneapolis, Seattle, San Fran, St. Louis, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Detroit, and Miami so we can go visit all the people we love but see far, far too infrequently. <3

I baked!

Aug. 21st, 2008 03:04 pm
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I baked crayons, that is.

Presenting, Neebs's recipe for make-your-own crayons!

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Supreme Court overturns DC gun ban

Never mind the fact that aside from the murders, DC has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.

This makes me not want to go out in DC very often.....
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[Poll #1187283][Poll #1187283]Feel free to invite others to take the poll as well.  I'm intent on winning a very expensive bet!
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This weekend at the National Cathedral was an event called "Lighting to Unite." 

Description of the event from the website:  For three memorable nights in May, Swiss lighting artist Gerry Hofstetter brings his artistry to Washington National Cathedral for a spectacular exterior illumination of the south and west sides, in celebration of the Cathedral’s centennial. Numerous vivid images will be projected directly on the Cathedral sunset to midnight on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, illustrating its mission of reconciliation, spotlighting its role as a spiritual beacon for the nation, and proclaiming hope for all humankind.

It was pretty neat!  I took a bunch of pictures, but these were the best...

The six of us who went


May. 12th, 2008 02:49 pm
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In case you were wondering what to get me for my birthday in about a month and a half I present...the Cinderella Toaster!

Product Description:  Toasts Cinderella's slipper onto each slice. Plays a waltz when toast pops up. Extra wide slots, 5 setting browning control. Removable crumb tray. Classic stainless steel housing.

*Did you read that part about playing a waltz when the toast pops up?  That's my favorite part!!
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I am skipping class next Monday night because I will be here instead:

Celebrating the pivotal role of women in our Community.

Monday, October 15 at 8pm

Queen Latifah, one of the most prominent female performers on the scene for over a decade has made tremendous inroads in movies, television, and music with a Grammy Award and five additional Grammy nominations, an Emmy Award nomination and an Academy Award nomination. In addition, she runs an artist management company, Flavor Unit. A role model who takes the responsibility to heart, Latifah helps celebrate the first ever SHERO Awards!

The first SHERO Awards honors Suzanne F Cohen of the Baltimore Museum of Art and other local women, the un-sung “Sheros,” for their contributions of time, talent and treasure to their community. In addition, scholarships based on a demonstrated commitment to community service will be awarded.

I will be there because my mom is one of the local Baltimore Sheros - she was nominated by Girl Scouts for Outstanding Volunteer Service and she won!!!  GOOO MOMMY!!!!!
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Are you stylish and trendy?  Always on the ball with the latest fashion craze?  Then don't forget your dead mouse this fall!

The guy wearing it is Jason Preston, the boyfriend of Marc Jacobs.  Apparently Courtney Love gave it to him...


Aug. 9th, 2007 12:59 pm
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This is my puppy.  She's 13.  She used to be all black, but now she has a nice salt and pepper look going on. =)

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And thanks to all those who serve and keep our country free.
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We just found out last night that our fourth UMYF counselor is going to Iraq tomorrow.

Please keep Sean in your prayers.
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When Jesus said "Love your enemies"
I think he meant don't kill them....
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The Great Pumpkin Goes to Washington

Wendy Doniger
Professor of the History of Religions, University of Chicago’s Divinity School

Wendy Doniger (O’Flaherty) is the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago’s Divinity School. The “On Faith” panelist also teaches in the University’s Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and directs the Martin Marty Center.

I don’t care a fig about our next president’s personal religious views. The candidate can worship the Great Pumpkin, for all I care, as long as he or she doesn’t assume that the rest of us do too, and that the Great Pumpkin told him to do things such as, to take a case at random, invade Iraq.

But I certainly want to know what any presidential candidate thinks government should and should not do to protect freedom of religion and freedom from religion. The candidate may be a person of deep faith or a godless atheist, but what matters to me is the candidate’s willingness, and ability, to ensure that the law protects the rights of other people to have their own deep faith or godless atheism, and keep them from messing with one another.

I pledge allegiance to the first amendment, which I interpret to mean that government shouldn’t traffic with religion—neither promote it nor persecute it—and this means that, in the public arena, the candidate should not use religious rhetoric, which does nothing but harm, fogging over the clear lines of argument on the issues and eliciting irrelevant and irrational choices in the electorate.

As someone once said of objectivity in science, just because we cannot produce a perfectly sterile environment is no reason to perform surgery in a sewer. In the context of the presidential elections, this would mean that the candidates should debate the issues entirely on their own merits, not with reference to whatever religious (or other) feelings or beliefs may have brought them to their conclusions.

Of course religious (or non-religious) beliefs will play an important part in their judgments about such matters as abortion and euthanasia and stem cell research and the rights of homosexuals to marry, and a less obvious part in judgments about poverty, war, justice, and even about health care, the homeless, and global warming. But those judgments must stand, and be judged, on their own merits, regardless of what beliefs underlie them.

I don’t care how they got to where they stand; I care about where they stand.

This is what I think should happen. What will actually happen is, alas, just the opposite. But let’s try to keep the surgery as far out of the sewer as we can manage.

(link here)

Good quote

Jan. 22nd, 2007 05:48 pm
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"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial "outside agitator" idea. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds."

Martin Luther King, Junior.  "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"

Applies to SO MANY facets of our lives....
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I have really REALLY great friends and I am VERY lucky to have each and every one of them in my life.
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I just finished "A Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson.  The basic concept is Bryson, an overweight free-lance journalist, decides to hike the Appalachian Trail.  He gets his friend to hike with him and then he writes about their experiences.

Should you read it?  Yes. It was funny and entertaining and a great feel for what the trail is like for your Average Joe hiker, not some super crunchy granola hiker who lives in the woods already.  I thought it was great!


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