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I'll take LANGUAGE for $1000, Alex.

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Today, I signed up for a car wash at work (my work has a car washing service come every month for us) and I went outside to get the car washer's attention, so I yelled, "hi sir!", and waited for him to acknowledge me with a response, but to my surprise and horror he just stood there staring at me like I had a massive white zit on my nose, causing such a distraction  that it caused a lapse in what I thought was going to be a simple exchange. As I become flush with embarrasment, he points to his ears and mouths the word, " deaf!" Oooooh!! Okay, so I don't have a bulbous goiter on my face, but somehow I feel even more like a creep and I just want to get out of there because I don't know how to communicate with a deaf person! But I have to try to tell him where my car is if I want a carwash. I start to pity him a little and trick myself into thinking what a great person I can be if only I use a little patience and understanding. So, I rattle my keys up in t

Obamicon

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You can do it too! Click here: Obamiconme (Thanks Rach, again!)

Fox News is Awesome

Listen closely - Umm, ouch?! Better choose your words more wisely Fox News! (Thanks Rachel!)

To Sir With Love

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The New York Times posted an article about young children's thoughts, hopes and advice to President Obama. Here is the link to the entire article - Dear Sir Obama: Presidential Advice - you should read through their letters, especially if you need a good giggle! I have included my favorite letter here: (thanks Rachel!)

44th President

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With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Barack Obama 01.20.09

My Sun My Flower My Friend

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Two things that make me smile:

Fact or Fiction?

Fact or Fiction from Scientific American 1. Waking Sleepwalkers May Kill Them. Just how big a hazard is it? The chances of killing a sleepwalker due to the shock of sudden awakening is about as likely as someone expiring from a dream about dying. In fact, waking a sleepwalker is more likely to save his or her life. The answer: Fiction. 2. Living People Outnumber the Dead. Has the human population swelled so much that people alive today outnumber all those who have ever lived? Despite a worldwide quadrupling of the population in the past century, the number of people alive today is still dwarfed by the number of people who have ever lived whether we begin counting from the first Homo sapiens 50,000 years ago, the Egyptian agricultural revolution in 9,000 B.C., or the Roman rule in 1 A.D. The answer: Fiction. 3. Chocolate is Poisonous to Dogs. Can too many M&M's kill a Chihuahua? Humans and their pets share a similar sweet tooth, but whereas humans who eat chocolate fe

2008 in Photos

Overall, 2008 was pretty great. I did a lot of travelling for work, and spent some quality time with good friends and my loving family. I moved in with my wonderful boyfriend after painting every wall in our condo, and we've been having a fun time getting used to being around each other ALL the time. EVERY day. Sounds great huh? But, really, it's a ton of fun and we're learning more about each other and growing closer. There are times when we argue all night about how many blankets really need to be on the couch at all times (I say three, he says none), or when he can't find his keys, wallet, or phone, because I put them back where they belong (in the catch-all box on the shelf!!) Honestly, the hardest part has been learning each other's needs. After work, I like to yap my jaws and talk about the day, and Steve likes to relax quietly. It's like that one episode of Sex and the City where Aidan moves in with Carrie and when she comes home from work, he goes, "

January on the Central Coast of California

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I know I said that I want to live where it rains, but I guess I shouldn't complain...

Festivities

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I didn't feel as festive this year as I usually do during the holiday season. Maybe it was the 90 degree weather leading up to December, or maybe it was because I had to work on Christmas Eve. Regardless, I managed to put up my mini Christmas tree and decorate the house a bit. We arrived in Bozeman on Christmas morning and my mom made us breakfast as soon as we walked in the door. After our tummies were filled, we opened presents, and napped, watched movies, and relaxed. My mom made a beautiful pork roast for Christmas dinner and I ate like it was my first meal in weeks. My little brother got a Glock from Santa. Yes, a REAL Glock gun. He is so gangster. I wanted nothing to do with that gun, but Steve had something else in mind. :) I didn't even know Steve was into guns, but ever since we got back from Montana that's all he can talk about. He's been reading gun magazines, internet articles, and has been practicing his shot at the local shooting range. Boys will be boy

Festivities

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I didn't feel as festive this year as I usually do during the holiday season. Maybe it was the 90 degree weather leading up to December, or maybe it was because I had to work on Christmas Eve. Regardless, I managed to put up my mini Christmas tree and decorate the house a bit. We arrived in Bozeman on Christmas morning and my mom made us breakfast as soon as we walked in the door. After our tummies were filled, we opened presents, and napped, watched movies, and relaxed. My mom made a beautiful pork roast for Christmas dinner and I ate like it was my first meal in weeks. My little brother got a Glock from Santa. Yes, a REAL Glock gun. He is so gangster. I wanted nothing to do with that gun, but Steve had something else in mind. :) I didn't even know Steve was into guns, but ever since we got back from Montana that's all he can talk about. He's been reading gun magazines, internet articles, and has been practicing his shot at the local shooting range. Boys will b