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Art Life

Shitty Art Makes Headlines

This recently came to my attention: A Swiss museum is counting the cost of having crap art, after a giant inflatable dog turd the size of a house broke free from its moorings in high winds. The massive poo, an artwork by American Paul McCarthy, left a trail of destruction in its wake as it […]

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Gardening Life

Kill Your Lawn!

I saw this on Boing Boing awhile back and it stuck with me. It stems from an experience I had while I stayed in Sligo for two weeks. My roomie and I opted for a guest house arrangement with a very wonderful woman who had a garden instead of a lawn, something that seemed to […]

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Books Life Movies Television

Still Alive

I’m past the whiny phase of being sick, so it’s probably safe to post again. The flu completely kicked my arse this week. I woke up Saturday feeling fine and by Sunday morning I couldn’t move or eat without being sick. The sinus pressure in my face was so bad that my teeth were throbbing. […]

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Life

Unexpected Life

When I was little, I wanted nothing more than to be a quadruped and run around in the woods all day. I’ve wanted to be a veterinarian, a writer, a traveler, and a spy. My musician phase lasted quite a while- I dreamed of mastering them all. These days, I’d settle for traditional Irish fiddler. […]

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Life

Obfuscation is My Guilty Pleasure

“I bet Jon Stewart has a huge right frontal lobe…” -Dr. Katherine P. Rankin TWSS? The quote, on the very quotable and snarktastic JS, is from a New York Times article on the comprehension of sarcasm in the brain. Some, due to head injury or certain types of dementia, cannot detect sarcasm. It’d be interesting […]

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Life Music

Today’s Important Question

How would you spend $9.07 at the iTunes store? I’ve gotten a few music suggestions from various people recently but I love options. Suggestions welcome. Thanks Mom and Dad, the iTunes card was well spent (almost). A Kohls card (also a birthday gift from the parent creatures) was also well spent this morning- plus a […]

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Life

Treading Water

Last night found me balanced on the bathtub ledge trying to determine whether or not we have a water-saving shower head installed. Since moving in, I’ve assumed that these water-saving devices were installed. Why wouldn’t a property manger want to save hundreds, perhaps thousands of dollars per year? But I shouldn’t assume that is the […]

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Life Music Musical Interlude

I’m 2

Today marks the completion of two years’ work at IU Libraries. Go me. Time can be such a mind frag. Has anyone ever heard that a bird dumping on you is a sign of good luck? I’ve haven’t. Poor Libba! A vid of Eileen tearing it up- because it’s Friday and I feel like what […]

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Life Theatre

Aftershock

I had an appointment with my doctor this morning to stock up on allergy-related prescriptions. I am NOT going to suffer this year. The opening weekend of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf went very well. We had a good sized-house opening night and received great feedback from folks after the shows. There is a review […]

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Life

Why?

The mouse-over text reads: It’s like the squirt bottle we use with the cat. xkcd.com