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20 Questions

1. When do you think it’s appropriate to change your relationship status on Facebook after becoming “official”? I don’t know. After you’ve established that it’s exclusive, I guess. 2. How easy is it to open up about your feelings? I’m pretty introspective, and I’m fine talking about my feelings except that I always think I’m…

A Variety of Snippets

He only wants to be held, but as this is not a manly wish, he says nothing and instead goes to lie on the bed and feel sorry for himself. But she knows him too well, and looking at him discerns his need. She lies down next to him and gathers him to her, tucking…

Dr Phil’s Test

1. When do you feel your best? a) in the morning b) during the afternoon & and early evening c) late at night 2. You usually walk . . . a) fairly fast, with long steps b) fairly fast, with little steps c) less fast head up, looking the world in the face d) less…

An Embarrassment of Riches

I have a lot of jewelry. Seriously. You could load me up like a Mayan sacrifice and toss me into the well, and those gods would be pleased for a good long while. Then again, maybe not. Aside from a few select pieces, most of my jewelry has little monetary value. So why so much…

London Countdown

No, I don’t mean the Olympics. I know these days whenever anyone puts “London” and “countdown” within a few spaces of each other, it’s generally assumed they’re talking about Summer 2012. Not so here, however. I’m actively avoiding that insanity by taking my usual trip much earlier—typically I go in June, but not this year!…

It was like learning a language via immersion, but silent, all hands and lips and eyes and the discovery of another’s body as if it were made of strange new letters—the angles of hard consonants, the soft roundness of vowels. Sign language, both taught and assimilated, a foreign exchange. Solemn but not without joy, a…

Teaser Tuesday: The Raising

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Should Be Reading. The idea is to pick up your current read, go to a page at random, and post two teaser sentences. I picked up The Raising by Laura Kasischke at Target because I was desperate for something to read and the selection was limited.…

St. Patrick’s Day

Although really this post has nothing to do with St. Patrick’s Day. I’m just acknowledging that today is, in fact, St. Patrick’s Day. I took this from Christine Rains’ blog. I think I’m supposed to pick 10 people or whatever, but I don’t really do well with those kinds of things, so I’m just going…