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1/31/2013

No Longer Contagious

Filed under: — Jaime @ 3:22 am

Some miscellany as I recover from my head cold…

*During the height of my illness, over the weekend, I was witness to one of those odd, universes-converge moments. Mike was surfing Google images to try to help me get an idea of what color I may want my bass. While contemplating ‘surf green’, he came across an etsy artist, whom at one point sold this: ?????. No, we did not order that. Meaning, there is another Mike and Jaime out there who married on 7-20-2012. It was a little stunning. I sort of want to meet this other Jaime and Mike. I hope he’s a guy Jaime. Cute craft, too. I’d buy it…if I were a crafts buying person.

*I’ve made some significant progress on my family tree. In fact, I was surprisingly productive on the first two nights of my illness (last Fri/Sat), and uncovered over 90 documents related to my great, great aunt. I opted to look more into her because I learned she had written a biography of her father/my 3rd great grandfather. Turns out that I opened the door to researching a very accomplished person. She was born in either Canada or Minnesota sometime between 1856-1863. From what I gather she was widowed young and remarried in her late thirties/early forties to an artist, who was an interesting fellow as well. Much of my research focused on my gg-aunt’s years spent in Washington DC. While her husband was illustrating microscopic images for NIH publications, she was participating in a number of organizations. Most remarkably, she was a long time member and former president of the League of American Pen Women. She worked to promote various causes including forestry and conservation, English opera, and something I can’t quite peg – the anti-food trust. I don’t know what that one is, but that phrase appears in a few articles related to my gg-aunt. I intend on continuing my research as I’ve found very little of what she has actually written. She was a pioneer pen woman, I know her words are out there. I just have to find them.
Here’s Aunt Annie:

*If you see this lovely bride anywhere today, wish her a happy birthday!

1/23/2013

Tell Me Your Name!

Filed under: — Jaime @ 12:49 am

I want to hear lots of this tonight – >

1/18/2013

First One

Filed under: — Jaime @ 12:32 am

Holy Mother of Unicorns! Your Angel of Death has struck already. My choice of Pauline Philips was a good one. Alas, the original Dear Abby has passed.

Oh – and here are everyone’s lists:

AUTHORMUSICIAN
Honey Boo-boo
GWHB
Al Gore
Garrison Keillor
Larry King
Jay Leno
Rush Limbaugh
Rupert Murdoch
Sarah Palin
Psy

EEYORE
Jimmy Carter
Bob Dole
Kirk Douglas
Michael Douglas
Queen Elizabeth
Zsa Zsa Gabor
James Garner
Jerry Lewis
Nelson Mandela
Ariel Sharon

JAIME
Patty Andrews
Bobby Doerr
Joan Fontaine
Bob Dole
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Henry Heimlich
Lyndon LaRouche
Nelson Mandela
Peter Marshall
Pauline Phillips

JULIAN
Sir David Attenborough
Lord Richard Attenborough
Fidel Castro
Dominic Chianese
Kirk Douglas
The Duke of Edinburgh
Clint Eastwood
Lindsay Lohan
Nelson Mandela
Eli Wallach

If any of your picks goes and I don’t notice, please let me know.

1/1/2013

Dead Picks

Filed under: — Jaime @ 5:58 am

My picks for the 2013 Death Pool:
Patty Andrews
Bobby Doerr
Joan Fontaine
Bob Dole
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Henry Heimlich
Lyndon LaRouche
Nelson Mandela
Peter Marshall
Pauline Phillips

Obviously, I’m a bit late, as it’s now just after midnight. I’ll extend the deadline to get your picks in to midnight (EST) tonight, Jan. 1, 2013. I’ll post a comprehensive list of everyone’s picks after that.

Happy New Year!

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