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And I ran. I ran so far away.

I can’t remember where we got the idea for roses.

I’ve always liked roses and I think people generally like roses, but we must have known or somehow figured out that my cousin liked roses.

I don’t remember.


Anyway, it doesn’t matter now. My cousin got married and we, meaning me, my sibs, and my sib-in-laws, had to figure out a good gift for a  second marriage. No offense to second marriage, but how the hell do you buy a gift for two people who already have everything from their first marriages or from their post–first marriage start-over houses?

We came up with lots of ideas, but I’ll be honest. They all sounded stupid.

I can’t bring myself to buy a set of wine glasses for two people who are probably drowning in wine glasses – or perhaps living their second lives dry.

I’m sure you’ve guessed by now that we ended up getting them roses.

Actually we got them seeds for roses. We figured that they could enjoy gardening together and then reaping the benefits of their hard work by having fresh roses and their house.

And apparently that’s what happened.

And now we get pictures of roses in our email, which is actually pretty fucking cool.

This weekend I’ll be painting rose petals from photos of rose petals.  Because they’re so pretty.




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I’m not listening to it now, but I was listening to… drumroll… The Big Listen, a podcast from WAMU 88.5. I like the host of the big lesson Lauren Ober. She’s got a good balance of the qualities I like in a podcast host, the most important being that she doesn’t piss me off or put me to sleep.

And she doesn’t have NPR voice, a certain tone that manages to piss me off while putting me to sleep.

Check it out – it’s a podcast (or a broadcast, not sure about the difference) about podcasts… but not about podcasting, which can be boring.  This podcast is literally (yes, I said literally) about the podcasts that are out there that we might want to listen to.


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Can moms stay relevant now that we have the internet for advice?

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Listening to Pandora for the first time in several years. It’s so cool to login and have all of these really great stations already set up. It’s also good to have a program that reminds me what my favorite music is. This isn’t a plug for Pandora in particular but it’s a plug for apps generally. After making my Life easier.

Listening to The Psychedelic Furs Love my way. Wow.

Followed by Echo and the Bunnymen, who, by the way, have the absolute best domain possible ever in the universe. Bring on the dancing horses, baby!

And have a wonderful Friday.

(oooooh! Flock of Seagulls now! okay, bye)

xoxo, d

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