Category: Miscellaneous

Stuff that doesn't belong anywhere else.

Meeting Lexie and Lenny

My brother Chris is a fellow animal lover and rescue volunteer, recently joining forces with Our Pal’s Place here in Marietta (I use the phrase “joining forces” advisedly because my brother is a force to be reckoned with!). Among the many tasks he takes on for them is being K9 coach, trainer, and friend of …

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Google lost me!

Whoa! If you Google me by my maiden name, Julia Benson, I’m no longer on the front page except at the very bottom with my Google profile! Apparently some young, very well-endowed Canadian actress of the same name made her debut on Stargate Universe this fall and has taken over. We other Julia Bensons — …

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Where did the holiday go?

I had good intentions for this five-day weekend, I truly did. Like so many of my good intentions, they didn’t get completely fulfilled. I was going to: catch up on the massive grading backlog. Well, I at least sorted out the papers and graded a little bit. A very little bit. get a bunch of …

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An Interview With Myself

The original post of “33 Questions For An Interview With Yourself,” by Dragos Florin Roua, is at http://www.dragosroua.com/33-questions-for-an-interview-with-yourself/ I liked Dragos’ question list enough to borrow it for a blog posting, so here goes: 1. What Do You Do For A Living? I teach computer science at a two-year college. I also make and sell …

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Hmmmm

On this date in 2009, nothing of significance happened. CSCI 1300 students took their third test, I failed to make it to dance class because of that, Trader Joe’s in Sandy Springs ran out of fresh cranberries, and Donny Osmond won Dancing With the Stars, proving he’s not all washed up at 50. How many …

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Show recovery

I’m too sleepy to do more than a token post tonight. This was one of those days where I just never quite woke up. I taught my classes & got through office hours, but when I got home I lay down for five minutes and totally conked out. I woke up to watch Dancing With …

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Oh well, NaBloPoMo Fail

In case you didn’t notice it, there was no blog post last night. It was a crazy but fun day, but at the end both Dee and I were wiped out. I got up yesterday and got on over to Roanoke College to make sure my programming team was ready to compete and to answer …

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On the Road to Roanoke

Observations: Even after rush hour ends, Atlanta traffic, even in the off-direction, is no fun. There’s a Carhartt outlet at Commerce. I wonder if they carry women’s stuff. Bulldogs are loveably slobbery fun to pet. Playing tug-of-war with a 40 pound bulldog is a good workout for your deltoids & such. The guys at Mountain …

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Indecision

I was packing for my trip to Roanoke this evening and trying to decide what to take to read during those few minutes (mostly before bed) that I’ll have a chance to read. I had so many choices that I couldn’t make a decision! Magazines or books; if magazines, ones I can read & abandon …

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Meh

Here I am trying to blog every day for a month, four days in, and I have nothing to say. Do we call this “blogger’s block,” akin to writer’s block? Or is it just symptomatic of the entire day, when I couldn’t get moving this morning, was blah all through class, came home and fell …

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