Blog Profile / Irrational Woman

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Archived Since:March 19, 2008

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2017 Book List

I just realized that it is the last day of January, and I still haven't written up my book list from last year. So, here it goes, the books I read last year:Exhume - Danielle GirardPaws and Effect - Sofie KellyTelling Tails - Sofie RyanWe...Show More Summary

Feeling Surrounded

More and more I feel like I am trapped in the last few seconds of the last scene of Act 1 of Cabaret.

We have a Culture Problem

Part of the problem with sexual harassment in this country comes from the fact that we have a culture problem. Our culture tends to glorify, or at least condone, the sexual mistreatment of women. In the case of Al Franken, grabbing and kissing a woman without her permission, we have very iconic examples. Show More Summary

2016 Book List

Here are the books that I read in 2016:Speaking in Bones - Kathy ReichsFaux Paw - Sofie KellyThe Christmas Box - Richard Paul EvansDriving Heat - Richard CastleA Whisker of Trouble - Sofie RyanIf Walls Could Talk - Juliet BlackwellDead...Show More Summary

My challenge to everyone

The election is over and about half the voters are happy with the outcome and about half are not. In reality, that is to be expected. This is, however, something of a historic election. For the first time, as far as I know, the United States has elected a president with no previous political or military experience. Show More Summary

Election 2016

On Monday and Tuesday, I was seeing posts about how it is almost over. Today I am seeing posts about how the election is ove r, and people are glad that it is over and don't want to think about the election anymore. On the one hand, that is great - no more political commercials is always a good thing in my book. Show More Summary

2015 Book List

Here are the books that I read in 2015.Sleight of Paw - Sofie KellyCopycat Killing - Sofie KellyCat Trick - Sofie KellyFinal Catcall - Sofie KellyA Midwinter's Tail - Sofie KellyThe Whole Cat and Caboodle - Sofie Ryan (aka Sofie Kelly)The...Show More Summary

Why Going to the Zoo Makes Me Sad

Earlier in the summer, my family and I took a trip to Seattle, Washington. The first full day that we were there we went to the zoo. We spent almost the whole day there, and I took a lot of pictures (some better than others). I realized while I was there that being at the zoo makes me kind of sad. Show More Summary

Red-bellied woodpecker

I've been getting a real kick out of this guy. He's a red-bellied woodpecker and he's been really enjoying my new bird feeder. I don't generally think of woodpeckers coming to seed bird feeders, because they usually eat insects, but apparently they eat black-oil sunflower seed, too. Show More Summary

Zebra Swallowtail

I saw this butterfly fluttering around my gazebo a few days ago and decided to take some pictures of it. I only had my cellphone to take the pics with, and it is a very old Nokia (dumb) phone. So I apologize for the poor quality of the pictures.I don't remember ever seeing a butterfly like this one before. Show More Summary

Enjoying Number 11

I have finally gotten around to watching the newest series of Doctor Who with the eleventh Doctor. I wondered how I would feel about the new Doctor because I was so accustomed to David Tennant and I didn't know how the show would be with a new writer. Show More Summary

Update to "My Map"

Today I was looking back at an old post to find a link to a site to make a colored map for use in my American National Government class. I ended up not using the site, because it was specifically for making a map of the US states you have visited, but it reminded me of how out of date my map is. Show More Summary

My little "lasagna garden"

Here are some pictures of the little garden I planted this year. I never got around to making one last year, because here at the new house it needs protection from the deer in the neighborhood. This year I built a really deep lasagna garden and put a 5 foot tall fence around it. Show More Summary

Religion and Rock and Roll

As this Lenten season draws to close, I find myself going over two song in my head and contemplating their potential for religious insight. The two songs are Like a Stone by AudioSlave and Michael Jordan by Five for Fighting. Near the beginning of Lent, I read through the Catechism in my Book of Common Prayer. Show More Summary

2014 Book List

Here is a list of the books I read in 2014:Round Robin - Jennifer ChiaveriniAmerica Again: Rebecoming the Greatness We Never Weren't - Stephen Colbert206 Bones - Kathy ReichsSpider Bones - Kathy ReichsFlash & Bones - Kathy ReichsBones...Show More Summary

Thank you!

Thank you, Barbara Oakley, whoever and wherever you are. Today I received an unexpected package from Amazon. Inside was a gift - a Doctor Who fleece throw - and the enclosed note said "A gift from Barbara Oakley." The item wasn't on my wishlist and I don't know anyone named Barbara Oakley. Show More Summary

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Well, it's that time of year again. The time when people show that they have no idea what the twelve days of Christmas are or when they happen. The twelve days of Christmas are a season in the Christian church calendar, and they do not fall on the first twelve days of December. Show More Summary

Thought of the Day

After the election on Tuesday, and the campaigns that preceded it, I would like to make a brief statement on political terminology. If you seek change - of any kind - you are not a conservative. By definition, a conservative is someone who seeks to maintain the status quo. Show More Summary

Relaxing in the Sun

Yesterday, when I was outside hanging a quilt on the clothes line to photograph it, my cat Tiger decided to follow me out. He was laying in the grass being so cute I had to take a picture of him. I think cats are particularly cute when they lay on the tops of their heads like that. Show More Summary

What will become of Minecraft?

According to BBC News (and I'm sure many other sources) Microsoft has bought Mojang, the makers of Minecraft. I find this information somewhat unsettling, especially since the article says that the three founding members will be leaving the company. Show More Summary

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