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The Granite Whisperer

By Blogger_babe32, published on Dec 11, 2009

A few years ago we remodeled our kitchen and, as was popular at the time, bought all black and stainless steel appliances. I loved the look of them, all sleek and shiny. We also had granite counter tops installed, in a very dark, speckled blue. In hindsight, or more accurately, in my nearsightedness, this was a bad choice for the kitchen. I’m blind as a bat anyway, and while I thought hiding the dirt was a good idea at first, I quickly realized it hid it so well, the health department might show up. The black stovetop is certainly great because you don’t see any burnt stuff on the burner... (more)

Tags: granite, kitchen remodel, decorating, cleaning

Fellini Moments

By Blogger_babe32, published on Dec 2, 2009

If you have ever seen a Federico Fellini film you know that the hallmark of his work is the juxtaposition of seemingly out-of place people and things. They are not completely abstract, they just end up in these situations and that’s the genius of Fellini.

I have had a few of these moments in my life and sometimes I have been able to step back and reflect upon what I have just seen. More often than not I am delighted and amazed. I am sure there have been more, but I wasn’t able to recognize and appreciate them. Once you experience a Fellini moment, you start looking for them.

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Tags: music, fellini, airports, conducting, brahms

Degrees of Intelligence

By Blogger_babe32, published on Nov 28, 2009

Most of the other PhD’s I worked around were unbelievably brilliant but lacked, shall we say, common sense or any social graces. I used to say that they may have discover the hole in the ozone, but they couldn’t cross the street because they would get hit by a bus. My PhD friend had three grown children, and at the time my son was young so we often talked about parenting dilemmas and such as we ate lunch together.

I could never figure out why she was being so generous with her time in spending it with me. In retrospect, she may not have had a lot of choice. At that point in my life,... (more)

Tags: scientists, phd, friends

My Own Personal Animal Farm.

By Blogger_babe32, published on Nov 22, 2009

I live on a farm, now bereft of livestock, but at one time we had three horses, one pony, four sheep, multiple chickens, geese, and the obligatory cats and dogs.  We also had a steer, named Brutus.  He was not named as in “et tu,” but for Brutus Beefcake the wrestler. I know, it’s sort of a literary double entendre, just wait, it gets better.

I also had a day job.  Farming is a lot of hard work for little or no money, and oddly, for even less food.  I guess we weren’t very good at it or maybe... (more)

Tags: pets, george orwell, animal farm, 1984, literature

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