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March 27, 2009

No No No!!!

Sometimes I hate caffeine. Right now I absolutely loath it. Bad enough when it keeps me up, worse when it lets me sleep an hour or two then jolts me awake at 2AM.  Have to get up at 6:15AM and be to work by 7:15AM.  (Current time: 2:31 A.M.) Ugh.
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March 24, 2009

Must Haves

There is some sort of magic in the late night and early morning hours that turns stupid ideas into brilliant ones.  I don't mean my own ideas, though I'm sure the same could be said for those.  I mean infomercials. I don't straighten my hair, or buff my car a lot, or bedazzle things.  Yet at some magical hour my…
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March 20, 2009

Caf or Decaf?

Okay, so a few weeks ago- the Monday following Daylight Savings to be exact- I had a  long day of classes.  Prior to my biology class (which doesn't end until some time after 8 PM) I decided to indulge in a coffee.  I'm not the type to go full-on caffeine if I can help it.  I like half-caffeinated drinks (one…
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March 8, 2009

On Board

I recently had the privilege of learning to snow board. Lonni taught me. I think I made her laugh for quite a bit of the time (like when I fell so hard my head actually bounced up off the ground!), but I comforted myself with the fact that she said I did a good job (whether she truly meant it…
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February 21, 2009

Herb

I was texting my friend, Brit, today and the word 'herb' came up.  I told Matt that it's funny pronouncing it 'erb.'  It's such a contradiction of American English (let alone British English) because we pronounce the 'h' in herbivore, but not in herb. Matt said when he was in Bible Quiz, he answered a question as 'herb' which he…
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February 10, 2009

Coraline, don’t bring the kids!

Okay, as some may recall, Matt and I are hooked on 3D movies. Not long ago we saw "Bolt" in 3D and I asked Matt how I could ever watch a 'flat' movie again. On his birthday (after the delicious breakfast at Al's) we went to "Coraline" in 3D. Though I liked it over all, I was certain I would…
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January 30, 2009

Mischievious Dream Pixies

I can't say for sure, but I think that there are in fact dream pixies. Some sprinkle pixie dust to give nice dreams while other more mischievous pixies give bad ones -for no better reason than to cause trouble and because they are simply mischievous.  When I find those pixies I'm going to pluck off their wings. I don't like…
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January 27, 2009

Make it Mac Tonight?

Hey, remember that singing moon head from McDonald's commercials in the 80s?  For some of you that's a resounding 'NO!'  But for others, you do remember him.  He sang and played piano on the top of skyscrapers.  (I think McDonald's was actually sued for using that song.) On our recent trip to OK, we saw a church nursery with this…
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January 20, 2009

I did it

Matt and I have had a great three minute discussion that has consisted of nothing more than us laughing (or in Matt's case emphatically repeating) and saying "I did it" or rather "Edit it." Matt was giving me instructions and said, "Edit it."  But to my ears it sounded like (though I'll admit I knew he didn't actually say), "I…
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January 19, 2009

Unlucky Girl?

Hm.  Lately I've been wondering if perhaps I'm a little unlucky where electronic devices are concerned. On our trip to Oklahoma we stopped just outside of Des Moines, Iowa.  I left my iPod "safely" nestled atop a pile of coats and pillows between the driver seat and the passenger seat of our 15 passenger van (let me just say that…
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January 15, 2009

Balloon Phobia

I have shared with some people my strong dislike (one may even say phobia) of balloons. I can't say for sure, but I have a few theories on this.  I think it could stem from those games teachers made us play in school. Each child tied a balloon around their ankle and everyone chased each other around and tried to…
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January 8, 2009

Taste of Italy

In the fall, for a pastoral staff 'hang night,' we all met at Punch Pizza on Grand Ave.  It has, sadly, been years since I was last in Italy but the pizza at Punch brought it all back to me.  It was the same size, style, and taste of many of the pizzas in Italy.  I was won over.  One…
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January 4, 2009

Back to the 80s

We had a staff Christmas party at church and it was an 80s theme. It was like totally fun, okay? Here are Matt and I dressed up as a 'typical' 80s couple! I might go for this as an every day look...
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December 29, 2008

Q.C.

I can't actually remember what I got this sticker off of.  All I know is it was an article of clothing.  That's not really the important part to me, it's not what led me to dig it back out of the trash and photograph it.  What led me to that was thinking. I was cleaning and saw that sticker and…
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December 26, 2008

Some Traditions

There are some traditions that are logical, some nostalgic, and some that are nonsense.  One of our nonsense traditions, when we're able, is to see a movie and eat Chinese food on Christmas day.  I'm not entirely sure how this began.  Maybe it's because in my family we do our big meal and gift exchange on Christmas Eve, leaving Christmas…
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December 14, 2008

Say Cheese!

Ew gross! I bought some string cheese and when I peeled the wrapper back, it exposed this disgustingly odd strip of... mold? I don't know.  It wasn't very 'moldy' looking, more like dry and cracked and... ugh.  It's just gross. Needless to say I threw it away, but not before taking numerous pictures of it.
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December 7, 2008

Warning: Very Sad News.

To preface this, I hate to share such bad news with people, and I especially hate to post something so sad on our website -especially around Christmas time.  But it happened, and it was big in my life, and so I'm writing about it.  If you don't want sad news, just skip down to my coffee story, it was pretty…
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December 3, 2008

La-tay

On our recent trip to PA via Michigan and Wisconsin (thanks again to Ben and Sara for being welcoming hosts -and serving GREAT waffles!) we stopped just past Indiana, in a little town on the Michigan border.  It was lunch time and McDonald's was our best and only option.  It was apparently everyone else's option as well.  The restaurant was…
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November 9, 2008

Okay, what is this?

This is a mushroom outside of our house.  I've never seen anything like it.  The stem looks like foam, but is moist.  The top smeared like baby poop when I touched it with my shoe. What kind of mushroom is it?
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November 5, 2008

Mega Nerd is Super Tired

My name is Jill Reed and I'm a Mega Nerd.  I'm not sure when it happened.  Maybe it didn't happen so much as it just always was -or I always was. An unfortunate side effect to the Americano my study partners -and friends (Ursula and Amanda)- bought me for lecture today (or yesterday I guess) is that I am now…
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November 4, 2008

Historic

Okay well, whether you like it or not (I don't really care which side you're on so you don't need to comment on that), this was a historic election and Obama looks to be the next president of the United States.  Looks like my write-in vote for Joe Kessler did me no good... (no, I'm kidding.  That's just a joke…
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November 3, 2008

Bob and Jillian

Matt and I went to a costume party at Charlie and Shannon's on Friday night.  It was a lot of fun (we won the pumpkin carving constest -woohoo!).  We dressed up as Bob and Jillian, the trainers from the Biggest Loser.  The easy part of it was the outfit.  The hard part for me was trying to match her attitude. …
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November 2, 2008

Late Night Registration

Matt and I have spent many late nights registering me for classes.  There are only so many spaces open in classes in the nursing program and they open the registration window at midnight on Sunday nights (and of course I work at 7 in Edina the next morning).  This means Matt and I have spent a lot of nights wishing…
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October 26, 2008

Lucky

When I was a kid I spent countless lazy summer days diligently searching for four-leaf clovers.  I never did find one, but that didn't keep me from stopping mid-game to search a patch of clovers near me, fearing the minute I stopped looking would be when I just missed finding a four leaf clover.  To this day, on occasion, I'll…
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