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Of Human Bondage

Of Human Bondage


Posted on Oct 14, 2011

  I had mistakenly thought that Atlas Shrugged was the 9th book in my summer book project, only to realize that it was actually my 8th book.  I should have taken that as an omen then.  I also didn't realize that my copy of Of Human Bondage was abridged – something I adamantly try to avoid.  That should have been my second sign.  But I was fully committed to my book project and dived into Of...

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  Once again, I found myself downtown for the Portland Marathon.  My mom-in-law decided, after completing the Eugene half marathon last May, that she'd like to run/walk the Portland Marathon.  She convinced my husband to join her and she diligently trained for this competition.     This is the 3rd year in a row that I've helped friends and/or family with the marathon.  There is something so...

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My Sis Turned 40!

My Sis Turned 40!


Posted on Oct 10, 2011

My sis turned 40 at the end of September. Her best friend and I threw my sis a party last Saturday to celebrate the beginning of this new decade.  My sis requested a special cocktail that she had tried on her last visit to NYC called Bee’s Kiss.  I had never heard of this drink, but was happy to comply to her wishes.  I had found many recipes online and went with the version below. Bee’s Kiss: 1 shot light rum 1 shot dark...

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Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged


Posted on Sep 27, 2011

  Atlas Shrugged was the 8th book in my summer book project.  Wow!  Wow!  This book completely blew my mind.  I hadn't expected that at all.  When I picked up this brick of a book with 1084 pages, my first thought was that I was in for a mighty long haul.  I hadn't read a book this large since Infinite Jest and I'm still scarred from that experience.       I was...

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My Bike

My Bike


Posted on Sep 26, 2011

  My friend's bike had an unfortunate accident a few months ago.  Her bike is her main mode of transportation.  When I heard that she was bikeless for the next little while, my very first thought was that she should borrow mine.  I don't ride mine as much as I should and it was just sitting in my house.  It made perfect sense to loan her mine until she could get another.  I dropped off my...

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The Awakening

The Awakening


Posted on Sep 23, 2011

  The Awakening by Kate Chopin is the 7th book in my summer book project.  This is the only book in my group of 10 that I had started to read previously and never finished.  I must have been in my early 20's and I could not get into the book.  I was surprised that The Awakening was never a required book in my school years.  All of my friends had been required to read it, so I figured I should see what...

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