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September 22, 2008

Long time, no see OR One side of a conversation with a non-existent entity

Why, hello, Internets. How long have you been sitting there? Been waiting for me to post, have you? Did you think I'd forgotten you? Silly Internets. I never forget you - I just get busy. So what's new with you?
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Me? Oh, not much. Working a lot. Cleaning up the house, getting it ready for company...
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Yeah, my parents are coming for a visit.
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They haven't seen the house since right after we moved in, so things have really changed.
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Yeah, I guess they haven't seen me, either. That should be interesting.
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Well, I was actually able to give blood, which means they checked my cholesterol.
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Yeah, pretty good, actually
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No, it wasn't really that high before - higher than it should be, but not that high. Before the diet, I think I maxed out at 215.
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137.
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I KNOW, right? That's nuts.
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Oh, that's too bad. Is she at least on medication or something?
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Well, she needs to get on top of that.
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A total of 62 pounds. Crazy, huh? Blood pressure's down, too. It really wasn't bad before, either, but now it's really good.
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And I'm working out quite a bit.
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Yeah, I try to run 3-4 days a week. This weekend, I made it almost a mile and half. Pretty good for someone who's never run more than 10 feet in her life. Never to late to start, I suppose.
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Oh, I don't want to ruin the surprise!
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Yeah, and Schondy hasn't taken any good pictures of me lately.
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Well, I want to surprise the 'rents and then maybe I'll post something after they leave. The last picture I posted was about 30 pounds ago and then I got lazy or busy or... something.
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Yes, definitely. We will chat again soon. Promise.
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Call me!
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Give everyone a hug for me!!


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September 5, 2008

50 Pieces of Flair! I feel so loved.

You've probably noticed that I've mentioned flair before - roughly, here-ish - so I won't go into another full explanation of what it is and where it came from and blah, blah, blah. The bad news is that currently, it is possible to display only 50 buttons. So I have hit the legal limit and will not be expanding anymore until they upgrade the system. But today, as I was rearranging my flair board to fit in another button, a realization struck me.

The flair system does allow you to grab things you like for yourself, and I'd wager that maybe 10 of my buttons came from there (i.e. from me). But the other 40-or-so came from friends and family. In some cases, I'm sure, it was just because the sentiment made the person laugh. In other cases, it's because that person was directly reminded of me. I realized that in a very strange and highly lopsided way, this little flair board is an excellent representation of what others think of when they think of me.

So let's take a poke at this thing, shall we? I can actually tell you exactly who it was that sent me each of these, but in the interest of... well, of keeping my friends, I think I'll just leave it anonymous. :-)

So everything can pretty much be bunched into 8 categories:

  1. Music
  2. 88 keys - 10 fingers, No problem
  3. Pretty Pictures
  4. Disco ball
    Black and white filigree
  5. Apple
  6. iPod Clickwheel
    It's Better/Get Over It
  7. Goofy TV/Video Game/Movie references
  8. My Patronus is a T-Rex
    Hey! Listen!
  9. Dachshunds
  10. :-) Heehee.
  11. Being crazy/irritable/random
  12. I am easily distracte... bunny
    I'm not as random as you think I salad.
  13. Coffee
  14. Addict
    Instant human - just add coffee
  15. Knitting
  16. Yarrrn

Note that all but 3 of my buttons came from just two different people (not counting me). So from this, you can deduce that: I love coffee and dogs, I'm a Mac person, I'm from or have lived in Kentucky, I'm a musician, I like Harry Potter/Wicked/Juno/Narnia, I'm married, I work too much, I'm a little abstract and I love naps (This last one is especially true). What do you think? Pretty close description?

So I challenge you, inter-web, to ponder your own personal flair board (Facebook or otherwise) and see what the buttons on your board say about you.

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