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The Insanity of BMI

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Health, Size Acceptance | Posted on 01-03-2008

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Kate Hard­ing cre­at­ed this very cool slide show to show just how absurd it is to rely on body mass index to deter­mine whether or not peo­ple are at a healthy weight.

BTW — I did not “miss” blog­ging yes­ter­day. Feb­ru­ary 29 was the only “day of rest” for Blog365, so I took it 🙂 It felt odd, though!

Semester done!

Posted by Cyn | Posted in College, Fun, Geekery, Music, RPGs | Posted on 28-02-2008

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I took my project man­age­ment final tonight, so I’m done with the semes­ter! Now I’m try­ing to down­load the text­book files for next semes­ter, but the ebook serv­er is hav­ing Issues.

In the mean­time, I’m lis­ten­ing to some love­ly new music, free and legal, over at The­Six­ty­One. I don’t know how Sam found out about the place, but it’s neat.

Best Star Wars Synopsis Evar!

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Fun, Humor, Movies | Posted on 27-02-2008

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Jen, the lit­tle one reminds me of Cherub!

Hat tip to Noël Figart 😉

SBQ: Stitching weaknesses?

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Needlework, SBQ | Posted on 26-02-2008

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What is your cross stitch weak­ness? (i.e., What do you have to have when you see it, even if you are sup­posed to be on the Wag­on?)

I’m sup­posed to go telling my weak­ness­es, in pub­lic?

Well, I guess I’ve already exposed them, con­sid­er­ing the lists on my site. I adore “dif­fer­ent” pat­terns. If it jumps out from all the cutesy crap, I want it. Celtic knot­work is anoth­er one. I haven’t seen too many good pagan designs, so when I do, I pay atten­tion.

Flu. Mono. Whatever.

Posted by Cyn | Posted in College, Health, Reading | Posted on 25-02-2008

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What­ev­er it is, it sucks. No mat­ter how long Katie and I sleep, we stay exhaust­ed.

We did watch more Dex­ter while we were awake. And I stud­ied for my Project Man­age­ment final. I’m actu­al­ly using the study guide, like a good girl! Hey, my brain is so stu­pid right now that I need all the help I can get. Maybe I should have read some of the text, huh?

Oh! I fin­ished Shirley Damsgaard’s Ophe­lia & Abby series. Very good stuff! They’re cozy mys­ter­ies, but there’s also an inter­est­ing por­tray­al of peo­ple fol­low­ing a “fam­i­ly tra­di­tion” of folk mag­ic.1

On to Stranger in Death!


1 I have to say that the ref­er­ences to “witch­es” have caused some inter­est­ing changes in the ads Google is stick­ing on this site. Love spells? Please!

Never, Never on a Sunday

Posted by Cyn | Posted in College, Education, Family, Fun, Geekery, Movies | Posted on 24-02-2008

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Nope, not Sun­day. Most­ly. Well, maybe some­times. Damned ear­worm!

I was try­ing to be Very, Very good today as I wrapped up my assign­ments for the semes­ter. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, I got com­plete­ly dis­tract­ed by the fact that I hadn’t done a bloody thing with Pagan Par­ents since adopt­ing the site. I got it work­ing at a min­i­mal lev­el, so it should be easy to add con­tent now.

Hint Hint: Con­tent! I need con­tent! Col­lab­o­ra­tors! Seri­ous­ly, if you have opin­ions about par­ent­ing as a pagan, or you know of resources that I should link to, please let me know. If you know some­body who might want to write an arti­cle or blog with us there, have him or her con­tact me.

Gone Already?

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Blogging, College, Fun, Geekery, Health, Home, Needlework, Reading, RPGs | Posted on 23-02-2008

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Wow. This has been a very short week. I’m sure it doesn’t feel that way to my poor Sam, but it does to me. That’s what hap­pens when you sleep through most of it, I sup­pose. I’ve avoid­ed acknowl­edg­ing the pos­si­bil­i­ty that Katie AND I have mono, but I have the same symp­toms she does, and nei­ther of us are get­ting any bet­ter.

My dreams are increas­ing­ly weird. I have to think that I’ve slept so much that my brain is done with ordi­nary pro­cess­ing, so now it’s dredg­ing up All That Weird Shit. Increased hyp­n­a­gog­ic episodes, oh joy. I hate those!

New Secret Pleasure

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Fun | Posted on 22-02-2008

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Dex­ter. Katie bor­rowed the first sea­son DVDs from her boyfriend and we start­ed watch­ing them today. Now I don’t want to stop.
dexter.jpgYou have to have a fair­ly mor­bid sense of humor to appre­ci­ate them. I was afraid they’d be too gross, but it’s no worse than CSI.

It’s a very Scor­pio series.

Laptop Research & Shopping

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Geekery | Posted on 21-02-2008

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Sam and I spent most of our date time look­ing at lap­tops. Yes, we’re final­ly replac­ing the one that died last sum­mer. Yay!

I find it eas­i­er to put what I find online in con­text after hav­ing actu­al­ly played with a bunch of machines tonight, so I’ll be doing a lot of research online.

Any­body have any strong rec­om­men­da­tions or good/​bad expe­ri­ences to share? Knowl­edge of any places that give “edu­ca­tion­al dis­counts” that aren’t just “steer your stu­dents to us and we’ll give you a lit­tle low­er price on your own machines” deals? Sure expe­ri­ence exor­cis­ing Vista from a “Vista-com­pat­i­ble” PC? Please speak up!

Lunar Eclipse

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Family, Fun, Geekery | Posted on 21-02-2008

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Dur­ing our date, Sam and I saw the full moon, then part of the lunar eclipse. Gor­geous! Katie and her fel­la are out moon-gaz­ing and tak­ing pho­tos.