Sometimes, you just choke on the words.

So the girls brought home Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls from the library, a week or so ago.

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We’re working our way around the book, and thus far there has been much to like.  Naturally I could do entirely without any of the entries for politicians or wannabe politicians (on the grounds of being inherently athematic), but they’ve been easy enough to ignore.  The book’s basic premise–of a summary catalog of a selection of notable women–is a great idea, and some of the choices seem truly inspired.

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Not the day we expected.

Some days just have stories with them, and today was one of them.  Today I was up really early for a 5am webconference (my current work has me on a team with a few folks from Cape Town) and it was particularly frustrating because my internet connection was spotty, with audio dropping in and out and generally making an operational mess of “my” meeting.

What I didn’t know is that I should have been thankful that I was able to connect to the meeting at all, in the first place.

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Reflections on 2008.

Looking back on it now, it seems almost ridiculous what we managed to do in 2008, and mostly in the latter half of 2008 at that. Move, job, baby—blam, blam, blam. Factor in all the other things that happened, and the absurdity stands out that much more. Even in the process of writing it up, I can’t tell you how many times I had to stop and say, “holy cow, I completely forgot about this part, which happened right alongside x, y, and z…”

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