Julia Benson-Slaughter

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    New Beginnings

    So I finally got fed up with LiveJournal, for no real reason. I figure if I have a domain and a webspace all my own, why not use it, and use it for real? Managing my own blogspace is good practice anyway, I figure. Here goes. I expect I’ll import the old entries, manually if …

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    Just Updating

    Not much going on. My class is working on labs. Some of them actually seem to be on track with their work, thank goodness. Art Night at the ‘Bou Friday was fun even though it was just Colleen and me this week. I did a little more work on my tip-ins, and started working on …

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    Oh, no! I’ve been voted off the island! HORRORS!!!

    Looks like some of my comments in my December entry offended. I’ve been kicked out of one of the Yahoo! groups, ostensibly for failing to complete a swap by the end of January, but I suspect that was not the REAL reason. Oh, gosh, I think I’m supposed to be all upset and heartbroken. Let’s …

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    Frustration

    Yes, I’m frustrated. About what, you ask? Work? No, work’s no worse than usual and in fact better than some semesters, especially since I’m running the state BOR CS dog-and-pony show on Thursday and Friday. At least there I get to hang with a couple of friends for a bit. Home? Hah! Home life is …

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    Short Arty Road Trip

    Yesterday Cindy and I trekked across the north side of Hotlanta to the wilds of Gwinnett County today to help boost the local economy :-D. After we finally found each other at the Barnes & Noble in Alpharetta (we agreed to meet there, but not WHERE to meet there…oops!) we took the back way through …

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    Just Catchin’ Up

    Mood: sleepy. Hooray, I finished up and mailed Ann-Marie’s book today. I had to struggle to get my two spreads photographed and to glue down the stuff on my second spread thanks to Lorraine’s crappy work. Then I got to struggle to get the book into its box and packed properly :-(. I hope that …

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    Maybe I AM doing something right???

    Mood: surprised. When one of my students was talking to me this afternoon, she told me about a conversation she’d had recently with another former student. Both of them are computer science majors, and both have had me for classes. Anne said that Angie had told her that if she didn’t want to work so …

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    Failed goal

    Mood: pensive. Well, I didn’t meet my ArtByTheInch goal, not by quite a bit. I was still almost 400 inches short as of last night. I really think that if my computer hadn’t crashed, I’d have made it. But noooo, I lost almost two weeks getting it rebuilt and reinstalling all my software. I actually …

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    A slightly belated giving of thanks

    So yesterday I was contemplating the list of things for which I am thankful:

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    Yet another bleah day

    Mood: crabby. Yet another nasty sucky gray dreary drippy disgusting day. This makes, what, five in a row? Eewwwww. Even my hair doesn’t like this. It doesn’t know whether to go limp or curly. The only saving grace is that it could be 20 degrees colder (OTOH if it was THIRTY degrees colder I wouldn’t …

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