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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NaNoWriMo

Oh dear. What have I done? Was I crazy? I haven’t finished editing my first book. I’ve dedicated myself to critiquing. I have a child and husband at home. And now… I’ve signed up for NaNoWriMo. National Novel Writing Month has one goal. Write a novel, at least 50k words, within thirty days – November…

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