Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Food for Thought

"There is no sight on earth more appealing than the sight of a woman making dinner for someone she loves." -Thomas Wolfe
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Monday, August 30, 2010

Happy times

So true :)
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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Going the Distance

"There are no shortcuts to distance running success. First, you have to put in the work. Second, you have to belive in the system you train under. Third, you have to get out and perform when it matters." -Bob Kennedy, 1992 U.S. Olympic Champion.

Let's hope this is true for triathlons, too ... making my Missouri debut today! Yikes.
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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Talking Technology

I went to check my e-mail yesterday morning and saw this:My comment to Matt: "What is this? Who would use this?"


Several hours later, I listen to a voicemail on my phone:
"Whitney, it's Jean. I'm calling you from Google. It's free!"
What a lady :)

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Bakery Buys

"Do you have change?" -a student who wanted to buy a muffin from me at the farmers' market yesterday; she pulled out a $100 bill and expected me to give her $98.50 back (although to her credit, she did make change with someone richer than me and then returned to buy the muffin!).
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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Food

"One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating." -Luciano Pavarotti & William Wright

Campus farmers' market today!
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Paddle Power

“Doing this race is like having a baby. When it’s all over, you forget the pain and remember how good it felt to stop. Then you start again and say, ‘Why am I doing this again?’ ” -Cami reflects on her second MR340. Hope she and Linda join the 50-hour club today! Good luck, ladies!



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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Focus

"I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am." -Sylvia Plath
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Monday, August 23, 2010

Going Steady


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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Cute


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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Smile

Lots to be happy about today: Matt's home, farmers' market, Saturday...
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Friday, August 20, 2010

Delightful

"Charm is a glow from within you that casts a becoming light on others." -John Mason Brown (as quoted by HJW III in yesterday's Tribune.
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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Read all about it

"By tragic historical coincidence, a period of abysmal under-educating in literacy has coincided with this unexpected explosion of global self-publishing. Thus people who don't know their apostrophe from their elbow are positively invited to disseminate their writings to anyone on the planet stupid enough to double-click and scroll." -Lynne Truss in Eats, Shoots & Leaves
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Long Distance

"Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; and every little absence is an age." -John Dryden



Is it Friday yet?
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Punctuation!

"An excessive use of exclamation marks is a certain indication of an unpractised writer or of one who wants to add a spurious dash of sensation to something unsensational." - H.W. Fowler
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Monday, August 16, 2010

On It

"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." -Thomas Jefferson

Working hard this week.
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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Missouri Summer

The Red Dragon says it's hot outside!


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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Road Kill

"The squirrel that you kill in jest, dies in earnest." -Thoreau. Well, it wasn't in jest, but I did kill a squirrel yesterday. On my bike. Oops.
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Friday, August 13, 2010

Segregated Swimming

"Can I share you? I don't share men." -an older Asian woman asks to join my lane at the pool. I don't share men either.
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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Cruising Columbia

I was biking home, and I passed two teenage boys, also on bicycles (except theirs were too small and their long, saggy shorts made it difficult for them to pedal). The following words were exchanged:
Boy #1: Hey! You want to cruise with us?
Me: Laugh
Boy #2: Naw, her bike's too fast to cruise with us.

That's right.
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Power of Print



Awesome ad campaign.
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Show Me

"Missourians count among their ranks: Mark Twain, Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Sara Teasdale, Tennessee Williams, William S. Burroughs, William Least Heat Moon, Joseph Pulitzer, J. William Fulbright, Walt Disney, Walter Cronkite, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Jesse James." -from the Writer's Almanac, which recognized it was on this day in 1821 that Missouri was admitted into the Union.
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Monday, August 9, 2010

.,:;!

"A courtesy designed to help readers to understand a story without stumbling." -one definition of punctuation, as put forth in Eats, Shoots & Leaves.
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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Lovely Day


"You've finally found someone who's like you!" -an overall-clad old man congratulates his wife on finding another hot-weather lover (me) at the Boone County Farmers' Market. She sold me cherry tomatoes and apples, and we chatted about the sunshine :)

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Carry On

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men of talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent." -Calvin Coolidge.
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Friday, August 6, 2010

The bikes roll by the thousands...



Hooray Team SKA! Can you spot Matt & me at the end?
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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Write On

"Let there be enough gall in thy ink." -Twelfth Night, Act III, Scene iii.
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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Book Talk

Conversation between me and an odd little man who was taking his sweet time at the library book sale yesterday:


Little man: Are you anxious? You look anxious.
Me (trying to be polite): No. I'm fine, thanks.
Little man: So you were just born looking like that?

Hmph.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Home Today!

"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow." -Lin Yutang

Ciao, Iowa! Until next time...
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