I am running vinegar through my coffee pot, and the smell is at once both sickening and nostalgic.  It’s hard for me to breathe in there when the process is going on.

Once, a few years ago — come to think of it, it was whenever we last colored Easter eggs at Kathleen’s — I thoughtlessly picked up the mug of dark liquid on the table in front of me and took a big sip (expecting coffee) then spit it out.  It was blue dye!  It wasn’t dangerous, of course, and fortunately I thought it was funny and pointed it out to everybody.  Elizabeth still tells that story.  Couple that with the time I ate a dog biscuit shaped like a chocolate chip cookie.  (Same household, different visit.)

Vinegar is supposed to be good for you somehow; some people take a spoonful every morning. I guess it can’t be much worse than some of the cheap wine I drank in my day.

Published in: on August 10, 2012 at 7:18 pm  Leave a Comment  

Did it work?

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It would be funny if I did actually lose 200 pounds.  I could be like, “Hey, I lost two hundred pounds!”

I guess the deal is that I co in and change the slider if I lose weight, and one of those two tickers is used as a signature.  I need to learn how to become conversant with that stuff.

8-21-12  Cool.  I just updated it at the website and it updated here too.

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Seeing if this works . . .

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I was followed from Pennsburg to Graterford by an enormous waning gibbous in burnt orange, skimming the treetops and disappearing from time to time. Along Ciaro’s fields, right outside of Red Hill, it ran alongside me, but when I started down the hill by the reservoir it vanished altogether — until I rounded the curve above the dam, when it popped up right in front of me. It did that again on the Zieglerville roundabout after about ten miles of being now just behind me and now just ahead. From there to Graterford, now a little less orange and a little higher, it was placed above the trees and just to the left. It was a good moon drive.

Published in: on August 4, 2012 at 6:57 pm  Leave a Comment