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Entries from January 2006

When Did You Fall in Love with Me?

January 26th, 2006 · 39 Comments

I’ve recently heard this song by Chris Rice on the radio (hear it on his MySpace page) and its buoyant happiness and story details carry the jazzy tune. Even the DJ assumed Chris must have a wonderful woman in his life and I did too, until I read this article. Regardless, I think of Ted [...]

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A record-breaking year

January 26th, 2006 · 22 Comments

Today (January 25) is our 14th wedding anniversary. We’ve now been married longer than my parents were. Perhaps it seems strange to mention this as significant, in the second sentence, a sad and somber thought on a day of celebration. But I can’t deny that I entered into marriage with some doubt due to divorce, [...]

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Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists

January 25th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker listed three links for the video of his MITWorld lecture on Words and Rules: two pages at Harvard and the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists. Had I lingered longer in the lab, perhaps I too could have proposed myself for membership. However, I recently had my hair trimmed so I [...]

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Naked Conversations Launch Party in Bellevue

January 22nd, 2006 · 5 Comments

Robert Scoble kindly invited us to attend the Naked Conversations Launch Party on January 21. Ted was in San Francisco this week and couldn’t make it. But after a week of parenting by myself, I was grateful for the opportunity to go out alone, pick up a copy of the book, and celebrate with friends. [...]

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Dirty money

January 20th, 2006 · No Comments

This week the girls and I did ye old penny-cleaning-with-vinegar experiment. We tried a number of permutations including adding ketchup and/or salt to the solution with water as a control. The picture above is a penny Abigail held halfway in her mix of ketchup, vinegar and salt for ten seconds. Ketchup seemed to help clean [...]

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