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April 29, 2005

adding to the census

A big congratulations goes out to my neice and nephew on the birth of their twins today. 5 lb, 12 oz and 5 lb 13 oz each, a boy and a girl. They have been wanting this addition to the family for a long time, and now they have three beautiful kids. I am so happy for them! I'll annoy you all with pictures when I get some.

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April 18, 2005

my linguistic profile

Your Linguistic Profile:

70% General American English
20% Dixie
10% Yankee
0% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern
What Kind of American English Do You Speak?

Pilfered from Tvindy

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April 13, 2005

aging gracefully, part 2

In keeping with the theme of my post on aging, a friend of mine sent me this bit from Andy Rooney that has made the rounds several times. I think it bears repeating.

Andy Rooney says....
"As I grow in age, I value women who are over 40 most of all. Here
are just a few reasons why:

An over 40 woman will never wake you in the middle of the night to
ask, "What are you thinking?" She doesn't care what you think.

If an over 40 woman doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit
around whining about it. She does something she wants to do. And
it's usually something more interesting.

An over 40 woman knows herself well enough to be assured in who she
is, what she is, what she wants, and from whom. Few women past the
age of 40 give a darn what you might think about her or what she's

An over 40 woman usually has had her fill of "meaningful
relationships" and commitment." The last thing she wants in her life
is another dopey, clingy, whiny, dependent lover.

Over 40 women are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with
you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of
course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you if they
think they can get away with it.

Over 40 women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know
what it's like to be unappreciated.

An over 40 woman has the self-assurance to introduce you to her
women friends. A younger woman with a man will often ignore even her
best friend because she doesn't trust the guy with other women.

A woman over 40 woman couldn't care less if you're attracted to her
friends because she knows her friends won't betray her.

Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins
to an over 40 woman. They always know.

An over 40 woman looks good wearing bright red lipstick. This is not
true of younger women.

Over 40 women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off
you are a jerk if you are acting like one. You don't ever have to
wonder where you stand with her.

Yes, we praise over 40 women for a multitude of reasons.
Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal.

For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed hot woman of 40+, there is a
bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with
some 22-year-old waitress.

Ladies, I apologize.

Andy Rooney

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April 11, 2005

life is a dance, get out on the floor!

Okay, I am looking for new breakfast foods. I am bored with cereal, and it has too much sugar usually since my family is predisposed to diabetes. Bah. Humbug. I am not industrious enough to bake whole grain bran muffins. Plus I think I need a little protein in the mornings. Any suggestions? While I love leftover pizza, the goal here is to lose some weight. What? Exercise? Are you kidding? :)

The only exercise I am getting right now is dancing. You'd think this would be enough, but it really isn't. I have slacked on the yoga and am getting stiff, so dancing isn't as strenuous as it probably should be. However, I did get to perform with my dance buddy Jess last night at a Romanian restaurant. There was a "Romanian" feast, too, but it seemed a lot like Greek Salad and chicken and rice with an artichoke sauce. It was delicious, but not what I consider Romanian. Where's the mamaliga? Where's the tochitura? Okay, not that I really want to eat tochitura. Now sarmale....I love sarmale. Meat rolls in saurkraut leaves. Yum. With the mamaliga.

Anyway, the restaurant. It was the site of this month's Harem Night. We danced a skirt dance that was a big hit. Then Jess danced a great solo, but the words to the song were controversial and she offended someone. No more dancing to that song in public, which is a shame. It's a great song. She got several tips! We will perform the skirt dance again at the next hafla. We have also been asked back to dance at the next Harem Night, back at Stratos on May 5. Stratos has a better dance area. We are going to try to come up with something in the next month, but we'll see how that goes. We may fall back on something we already know. I'm kind of excited, really.

I am waiting to hear back from the few job opportunities I got last week, so keep your fingers crossed!

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April 05, 2005

job and dance news

I have missed you all, I feel like I have been away forever. Life has been busy here. The most important news is that I was called in for an interview with the content editors at Hilton Corp., then called in for a second interview today. There are only four candidates left, including me. They hope to make a decision by next week. This has, of course, preoccupied me along with some freelance work I had to finish up and need to get paid for. I have been hesitant to mention it so I don't jinx it. Here's hoping it all turns out for the best.

Meanwhile, RIP Terri and Pope John Paul II. Also I will be dancing at Constantin's on Midway Sunday night, one routine only. Still, fun! The next hafla is April 30, and I hope to participate in the DFW PURE. We have our first rehearsal coming up in a couple of weeks. If any of you are interested in learning more or helping out, drop me a line. I think that's all the dance news I have for now. I just realized I haven't changed my desk calendar from March yet. Sheesh, time flies.

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