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And, now, so sad! Baaaarrrrooooooo!!!

Washoe has died. She was 42; just a few months older than me. Having attended and graduated from Central Washington University, I, of course, new all about Washoe, the hand-signing chimp - she was totally famous on campus. Through her and the work of Dr. Roger Fouts, we were able to learn so much about chimpanzees, as well as learning a lot about ourselves.

Rest in peace, Washoe. And thank you.


Okay so that wasn't so bad. In fact, it wasn't half as painful as I expected. Uncomfortable, yes, but not intolerably so. But, then again how could it be a bad experience when the technician doing my mammo is a Packers fan? Seriously! She had two Packers pins on her sweater! I showed off the Packer earrings I wore today and mentioned the sweater and watch also. Talking about last night's exciting game and Brett Favre's amazing game-winning pass sure helped pass the time! Now I just hope my results come out okay!

Halloween May Be Screwed, but I Can't Help but Be Happy

Last week I purchased a dress on eBay that was relatively inexpensive and would be perfect for our theme of 1800's/Victorian era. Unfortunetly it wasn't shipped on Thursday like I thought it was (due to a family emergency on the seller's side), it was shipped today, which means it won't arrive till Friday. So now it's only a day till Halloween, and I have no costume, nor do I have time to shop for one.


However I can't be TOO bummed because the item that DID arrive at my house today (which I have mistakenly believed to be the dress) turned out to be the craft cabinet I ordered a couple months ago to store my rubber stamps in. I am VERY excited to finally have it, and I can't wait to organize my remaining stamps!

So there was a little good to go along with the disappointment. Also a good thing: the Packers are playing on Monday Night Football in about seven minutes, and I'll be able watch at least the last half when I get home from the gym.

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One More Thing to do Starting in November

I clicked on the Reading Challenge link on my sidebar just now and discovered that it's going on again this year! Yay! Here are the five books I've chosen to read  for the Challenge beginning November 1st and ending January 30th:

1.  Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (this was on my and jewel's classics list; she read it this summer, but i never got around to it till now!)
2.  Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (i included this one because it's on the nanoremo list, so i'll be reading it anway.)
3.  Like the Red Panda by Andrea Seigel (i actually forgot i bought this one!)
4.  Curly Lambeau by David Zimmerman (i bought this one last january when i was in green bay, but never got aroud to reading it.)
5.  Split Ends by Kristin Billerbeck (bought this one last summer; almost forgot i had it!)

Those are my official Challenge books, but I have five others I'm planning to read over the next couple months or so:

1.  Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (a local slo author who works(ed) at the slo county library.)
2.  Mother Aegypt by Kage Baker (another local author from pismo beach. i love her company novels!)
3.  Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam by M.C. Beaton (i've had this book forever and will finally read it before the end of 2007!)
4.  Wipeout! by Chip Huges (the second book of his i bought in hawaii this past june.)
5.  Wing Beat by Marilyn Meredith (another local author, i bought this book at the book and author festival recently.)

Freaky Friday

This turned out to be a very strange day. It wasn't just me, either: other people found it odd, too. No one could really explain it. It just . . . was. Perhaps it was the full moon. Or the fact that it went from sunny and hot yesterday to cold with a thick marine layer today. Or some people got up on the wrong side of crazy this morning. Or something else. I don't know. I DO know, however, that I'm glad it's over!