Monthly Archives: October 2007

Nashville is the Fattest City

Today in Forbes magazine, their “most Sedentary Cities”: NashvilleNashville is branded the unenviable distinction of being the heaviest city on our list. An astonishing 68% of the city’s population is either overweight or obese. A contributing factor to the city’s … Continue reading

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Dog Bite in Williamson County

Today I started another watercolor class. It’s been a few years since I tried to paint, so I’m a little rusty, to say the least, but it was so much fun. Three hours went by like 3 minutes! I don’t … Continue reading

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Michael Jackson “Beat it” video

Once upon a time, Michael Jackson was a cute African American and he still looked like a human… I so remember running the loop around UT Knoxville to this song on my “walkman”. It was the perfect tempo for my … Continue reading

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I am officially freaked out

Well, I am officially freaked out. Had an interesting conversation with some other parents today and found out some things that have been going on with some of Hannah’s classmates. I knew about some of them, but did not know … Continue reading

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More of a chic flick, but J liked it, too

Saw “Dan in Real Life” last night. I LOVED it. It’s been a really long time since we’ve been to see a movie. J would have preferred we go to some foreign intrigue, war, car chase, mystery, fighting, gunshooting kind … Continue reading

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Single-sex education?

Single-sex education…I hear it’s better, mostly from either all girl’s or all boy’s schools. I’m reading a ton of statistics about how girls in single sex classes score much higher than girl’s in coed classes (75% vs. 59%), and boys … Continue reading

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Sports for girls is good on so many levels…self-confidence, teamwork, exercise, etc

Basketball tryouts are today. This morning, J asked H how practices have been going, and she said, “Fine, but you know, I probably won’t be starting for the A team this year.” Knowing her as I know her, I think … Continue reading

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Red Shirt Fridays

Got an email today about red shirt Fridays. It said that Americans who support our troops have been in the silent majority too long, and those of us who want to show our support should wear red on Fridays. Here’s … Continue reading

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The roaring thunder of J snoring…

Last night it rained all night! Should have been a great night’s sleep, except for the roaring thunder of J snoring. I love him dearly, and don’t get me wrong, I’d much rather have him sawing away than not have … Continue reading

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Too much homework?

Thank GOD for the rain today! I almost forgot what it’s like to have rain all day long…makes me want to hop in bed and curl up with a good book. I don’t even know where my umbrellas are…it’s been … Continue reading

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