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Entries Tagged as 'monumental'

PS. You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby.

February 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

On February 1st, 2001, I started my online journal.  It’s moved twice, and seen great increases and decreases in activity, but nevertheless… I have been blogging for almost half my life. Here’s the first entry, from my old phoenixdragon livejournal account. Don’t laugh, I was 16. A Dragon is Born… One of the first entries in […]

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Death and Dolphins.

May 17th, 2012 · No Comments

My aunt passed away on Monday. We weren’t particularly close, so I feel more relieved (for her – she passed due to a long wasting disease) than bereft. But, the past month or so, I have been sending a string of condolences to my uncle and grandmother (mom’s mom). I always feel a little awkward, […]

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Tags: Arianna · monumental · Parenting

Knox Alexander.

January 6th, 2012 · No Comments

It’s a boy!  Knox Alexander Ditto was born 1/5/2010, at 4:43 AM, after about 4.5 hours of labor. I was staying over at my Mom’s hotel, having taken the next two days off to at least spend the last of her visit not working, or trying to work from home. I had told Ari we […]

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Working Girl.

February 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

Well, this is it!  I got the job at Navteq.  They said that while I was somewhat lighter on the technical skills side than they like (a totally new problem to me…welcome to IT, I suppose), I had great ideas.  And that they liked some of the ideas I had shared during the interview. That’s […]

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Tags: monumental · work

The End of an Era

January 26th, 2011 · No Comments

I have been semi-seriously applying for jobs for about 2 weeks now.  All told, about 10 apps to various places.  I got my first call-back/phone screening yesterday.  Sounded promising – a technical writing company out in Oak Brook with a propriety database software.  They need someone to write an online help manual. So, today I […]

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Closing the loop.

November 20th, 2010 · No Comments

I had coffee with my friend Christina J. this evening.  That’s noteworthy enough to put in the journal because I didn’t think it was ever going to happen again.  Many years ago, we had a falling out that was unexpected to me.  I nursed hurt for a long time over it, even when I thought […]

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Raves and Randoms

January 8th, 2010 · No Comments

Ari has weaned this week. I have kindof mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, I was never one to adore breastfeeding. But on the other hand…it was useful. And healthful. And, yeah, sometimes I did enjoy the cuddling. But, I also feel like I do a lot of that in other ways, so […]

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love is.

July 11th, 2008 · No Comments

when he leaves the house at 10 pm to go with you, 3 train stops and 6 blocks, in the rain, to get ice cream. (cold stone, even!) and true love is? when he makes you homemade french fries to go with said ice cream. almost exactly a week ago, he asked me to marry […]

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Tags: monumental · relationship