son of google searches

March 2, 2009

After four years of blogging, I tend not to look at my stats quite as much as I used to. After taking a look at some recent search strings that landed people here, I can see why. Laura Erickson massage…

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the year in birds: 2008

January 1, 2009

Most notable for me birding-wise in 2008 was my inadvertent big year in my home city. I had 169 species, blowing away any previous year’s total. I got my last city bird New Year’s Eve day, an American Black Duck…

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welcome to our family

December 26, 2008

After losing Kady, my husband and I knew we wanted to get another cat. We thought it would take some time to find an adult cat with just the right personality to go along with Sophie. Our local shelter is…

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saying goodbye

December 6, 2008

I had to say goodbye to my number one cat today. Kady took a turn for the worse on Wednesday. It’s true — you know when it’s time. I’ve never had to have a pet put down before. Scheduling her…

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the good, bad, and the ugly

November 25, 2008

Kingfisher and I were out and about over the weekend. There’s not much joy in the Motor City these days. But we did make our way to one of Detroit’s bright spots for lunch, Slows Bar BQ. We had a…

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99 things meme

November 19, 2008

I saw this at Evolving Thoughts and thought it would be a fun waste of time. Rather than bolding things I’ve done (or not), I’ll just divvy them up into two lists. Things I’ve done: 1. Started your own blog…

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how to choose a president

October 29, 2008

I have no patience with people who will spend hours digesting sports statistics or studying video game reviews, but won’t bother going beyond 30-second sound bites and cockamamie ads to examine and analyze the positions of presidential candidates. Engage in…

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trip creatures

August 3, 2008

The first banana slug, next to my hand. Very cool. And we had lice in the rental car. But had to pay for them.

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trouser trash

July 7, 2008

If you farm coffee in this unnamed country, you have permission to slack off and take a few short cuts with your mulching.

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bird seed recall

April 14, 2008

A friend sent me this: Scott’s Bird Seed Voluntary Recall Major manufacturer of wild bird seed and animal food products, The Scotts Company LLC announced a voluntary recall of certain varieties of Morning Song, Scotts, Country Pride and various private…

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