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I’ve MOVED

 As of Saturday, Oct 29, 2011, 100 Words On will be found exclusively over at my new website: www.erinshanendoah.com/100wordson

And as of Sunday evening, the whole erinshanendoah.com site should be up and running.

I’m excited about taking this next step in my on-line presence and hope that my readers will join me in making the transition. You may even find more to love- like my pet or personal finance blogs. Or perhaps you’ll choose to try your hand at super short form writing with the weekly/monthly micro-fiction contest.

Just be warned, before Sunday evening, it’s still a work in progress.

 
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Posted by on October 28, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Culling the Wardrobe

Every Wednesday I wear the exact same sweater. It has short sleeves and is a cardigan type, so it can be worn in the summer over shells or in the winter over long sleeved tops. It is kind of striped in various shades of blue, so it goes with every pair of slacks I own. I love it, and it always helps me get over the hump day blahs.

I’ve worn it every Wednesday for 6 months or so. If anyone has noticed, no one’s said anything. I take this as proof that I can cull my wardrobe without ramifications.

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Can I be done now?

It’s one of those “when it rains, it pours” weeks. At work, it’s been a week full of little issues, combined with it being the month my projections are due, generally with a less than 24 hour turnaround time from when I get the final data from last quarter.

In addition, today my mother-in-law goes in for total knee replacement surgery. She’ll be in the hospital for 3-4 days and then in a skilled care facility for another two weeks or so.

And then, my husband got food poisoning and spent last night sick.

Can the week be over, please?

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Where were you?

Ten years ago today, I had been in Seattle for just over a week. I had two interviews scheduled. I woke up that morning to confused radio show hosts. They kept saying something about September 11 being 9/11 which is 911, our emergency number, so maybe that’s why this was happening. I didn’t know what “this” was. They never could seem to say. I went to my first interview.
It wasn’t until I saw the television in the lobby of that company on the way  out after the interview that I had any real idea of what had happened.

 
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Posted by on September 11, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Thinning the Closet

Yesterday I bought a new pair of jeans. This brings me up to two pairs of jeans. Still, I have a rule that for every new pair of pants that comes in to my house, I have to get rid of an older pair.

I threw out two pair of pants with holes in them, and have three more that need some minor tailoring set aside to go to my friend who can sew to fix up before I donate them. While I haven’t worn any of these pants in a while, at least they’re slated to leave the house.

 
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Posted by on September 4, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Rave Kids on a Sunday Morning

Pulled in to Starbucks and saw a bunch of people milling around. I’m an hour earlier than normal, so maybe they aren’t open yet? Its not football season yet, and 6:30am is a little early for even the die hard tailgaters (they usually arrive around 7:30-8am).
Then I get a closer look- rave kids. Its been close to 15 years since I hung out with rave kids, but they’re still instantly recognizable in bright colors and jammies.
It makes me feel almost young again to be surrounded by them, even though I’m no longer sitting at their table.

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Science Content: Invisibility Cloak

Invisibility cloak? Who’s spying on me, I wonder.

Actually, I have to ask, does the invisibility cloak actually work when something is placed on top of it? Because the size of object we are talking about (smaller than a hair) I can make invisible with any cloak or blanket or whatever by throwing one over it. The object is too small for the human eye to discern it under something bulkier.

Not that I am mocking. I actually think this is really cool technology, and I hope these folks get the funding, time, and bodies they need to do more.

 
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Posted by on August 3, 2011 in Uncategorized