Monthly Archives: September 2010

Bananagrams Word of the Day: characterized by verbal abuse*

*definition from Merriam Webster

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Of Cake and Couchsurfing

Although it might sound like something only curlers would do, Couchsurfing is for anyone and everyone.  It’s an international community of folks who offer their “couch” (or in our case, a spare bedroom) to travelers all over the world.  It’s … Continue reading

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dream is destiny

If you were a curler in Seattle in 2000 your library subject list may have looked something like this? natural healing sweat shop labor rain forest meditation community activism genetically modified foods ruckus society ::  http://www.metacafe.com/watch/5090297/raising_a_ruckuss_climate_camp_vs_rbs_day_2/ tibet welfare rights prison … Continue reading

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Eat like a bird

Birds are the ultimate anti-curlers.  They generally spend nearly all of their time working, working, working, just to get a decent meal.  Many birds need to eat half their body weight in food every day.  (Good thing humans aren’t birds.  … Continue reading

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Run away and join the . . .

I have been hankering to see a Cirque du Soleil show ever since I saw a documentary about one of their shows way back in college.  Upon seeing that initial documentary, I was so in awe, I couldn’t think of … Continue reading

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Stumpers

The thing about curling and working from home is that it’s easy to become distracted with things in the home.  Like say you’re on the way to get a drink of water and you walk by the pantry and all … Continue reading

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The Most Important Meal of the Day

As a kid, I actually hated breakfast.  Correction, I hated breakfast foods, which at my house were things like cold cereal and oatmeal (with the exception of Saturday morning pancakes, which I’ve always liked, but they were not available except … Continue reading

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Des(s)erting the auction: Lavender Cheesecake

I pretty much loathe auction fundraisers. The bad food. The bad art. The trips that have so many contingencies that you can never really take them. The awkward embarrassment when something you donated sells for less than its actual value. … Continue reading

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Curlpacking: Mildred Lakes

Sparklepants, the little poochie, and I packed up our gear and hit the trail up to Mildred Lakes in pursuit of some wilderness curling.  The “trail” if one can call it that is mostly rocks, fallen trees, and roots, with … Continue reading

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Goodbye Yellowbrick Sun

Curling really comes in handy when one of the last warm, sunny days of summer happens to fall on a weekday. This past Friday, S and I gallivanted through town while regular working stiffs were suffering away under fluorescent lighting. … Continue reading

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