Oh Boy!

I’m writing this blog post on Tuesday 9/17 while sitting in a hospital bed, chatting with my husband, pitocin pumping into my veins. Joy. Like my daughter, my son is getting evicted. And looking at the time, it’s going to be the wee hours of the morning before he arrives. So until my next post,…

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Dreams and Goals

I mentioned a while back I was reading Rise of the Machines by Kristen Lamb. One of the chapters tells us to write down our goals: 6 months, 1 year, 3 years, 5 years, 10 years, Lifetime. Now when it comes to books telling me to write down something, I typically don’t do it. I…

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Finding Funny

Knock, knock Who’s there? Interrupting cow. Interrupting c– Moo! *Snicker* Ever have one of those times where you try to be funny and those around you just either stare with an awkward silence or give a pity smile? Oh good, I’m not alone. Sometimes, I crack myself up. That’s more than I can say about…

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Kimiko Townsend

My five-word self-description—Wife. Mother. Writer. Ninja. Squirrel.—is listed in order. I know, I know. Squirrel should be higher on the list. But that’s not my point today. Tomorrow, at 11:10 PM, my daughter turns three. It’s been an interesting year. We’ve had to switch child care, enroll in speech therapy, and dole out a decent…

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C# Lab

I had a job interview recently. Before you ask, I’m not looking for a new job. I was emailed asking me to apply, I talked it over with my boss, and he said no harm in trying. So I tried. The job is for a C# programmer, and I’ve been Java for the past year…

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What I learned in 2012

It’s the last day of 2012. I’ve learned many things over the year, too many to really list, but here are the highlights: Life 1. Stop Crying People who have already raised children have been quick to offer advice about how to deal with temper tantrums. The one that I heard most often and used…

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End and Begin

Though NaNoWriMo is a challenge to obtain a certain word count in a limited time frame, to me it was much more than that. *Cue sappy music* I won not because my fingers hit so many keys to create a set number of separated letter groups. No, I won because I forged friendships I would’ve…

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Spotify

I decided to join Spotify some time back, but I never really paid much attention to how wonderful a product it actually is. I love music, dance constantly around my living room with my daughter, and have been looking for a decent playlist making system. Well hello! Spotify is great for making a playlist. And…

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