odetteroulette

odetteroulette
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Currently wishing I didn't have to do any grading. Before that, graduate student and new mom. Now an actual Dr. of Something or Other and the Kid is two and some months. Before that, a Southern girl in the West. Now a Southern girl in the South, dreaming of being in the West. Before that, I can't remember. Still waiting for the flying car.

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FEBRUARY 10, 2012 3:58PM

PhD

Every week, I pull up the listings on the Chronicle. The people on the Chronicle forum, who are sometimes a bit cheeky, have a saying: Apply for the Damned Job. I do.

In 2010, a few years after the economy crashed, I graduated with my PhD in English. I know.… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 29, 2009 10:56AM

The Double Standard of Naked Shirtless Hollywood

I promise to put up ghost stories tomorrow. But I've been busy! There's no time for fun. Boo. I have to pick up the Kid early today and go get our H1N1 vaccinations and then the grocery store and then my dissertation and then ...

Yeah, it's busy but also boring.… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 24, 2009 12:10PM

Halloween Stories: An Open Call and A Haunted Car

So, as you all must know, since it's been in the store since, wow, JULY (really not kidding), Halloween will soon be upon us. 

Despite the commercialization of what I nearly consider a religious holiday (heh heh), I still love Halloween and especially ghost stories.

To get us all "in… Read full post »

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JULY 14, 2009 1:31PM

The Most Ridiculous Show on Television

I always hated the show "Seventh Heaven." 

When I say I hated it, I really mean it. It wasn't just that the show was unctuous, ridiculous, and full of patronizing BS, although that did play a contributing factor, I must say. It was that the plot and characters never made any… Read full post »

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APRIL 22, 2009 1:12PM

Mean Girls Suck

I met my first mean girls in grade school. I didn't know that they were mean girls. I didn't actually know what that was. I mean, I had a brother who called me a 'butthole' behind my parents' back and occasionally punched me in the arm, but I wasn't really acquainted… Read full post »

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APRIL 4, 2009 12:13PM

Academia's Bitch

Because I am presently in a work quandry, I've had ample time to think about things like work ethics.

Ben Franklin, that adorable butthead (yes, I'm sure history enthusiasts everywhere will be thrilled I've addressed him as such) had the maxim of early to bed and early to rise and that… Read full post »

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MARCH 21, 2009 3:21AM

Battlestar Galactica, Final Blog

 AS ALWAYS, IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE SHOW YET, DON'T READ FURTHER, AS THERE ARE SPOILERS.

 

Episode One.

Episode Two.

Episode Three.

Episode Four.

Episode Five.

Episode Six. 

Episode Seven.

Episode Eight. 

Episode Nine.

 

Well, well, here we are. At… Read full post »

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MARCH 18, 2009 7:23PM

Authentic Light

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Taken on a lunch break while considering authenticity and photography

Still no answer to that question ...

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MARCH 7, 2009 1:32AM

Battlestar Galactica, episode 8, the tired edition

 AS ALWAYS, IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE SHOW YET, DON'T READ FURTHER, AS THERE ARE SPOILERS.

 

Episode One.

Episode Two.

Episode Three.

Episode Four.

Episode Five.

Episode Six. 

Episode Seven.

 

My lord, I'm tired. I almost shelved the whole thing tonight in… Read full post »

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MARCH 5, 2009 11:38AM

A "Meteoric" Brush With Death, Plus Public Service Message!

I think we often have brushes with death about which we never know. That day you were running late, hopped on the freeway and realized you weren't going anywhere, because twenty minutes earlier, five cars had crashed in a big pile-up. Maybe it takes you a minute, maybe it takes you… Read full post »

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FEBRUARY 25, 2009 9:43PM

Night: An Addiction

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I had to give my addiction up for the baby.

I waited until the very end.

I waited until the week before she was born to end my addiction. And it has ended. For now. 

For as long as I can remember, I've loved it. The sounds, the… Read full post »

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FEBRUARY 21, 2009 1:12PM

The Thin Man Series

Thanks to missboulay at youtube for the video compilation and her love of these movies as well. 
 
 
For years, I wished for a relationship like the one these two characters have. Then, I just wished I could meet someone else with this kind of relationship. Then I… Read full post »
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FEBRUARY 6, 2009 11:36PM

Battlestar Galactica: Blogging the Final Season, Epi. 4

 AS ALWAYS, IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE EPISODE, DON'T READ ANY FURTHER UNTIL YOU DO. SPOILERS LIE AHEAD OF YOU!!!!

EPISODE ONE HERE.

EPISODE TWO HERE.

EPISODE THREE HERE.

Well well, here we are again, waiting to see a nice new episode of BSG.

The Kid is very… Read full post »

This subject is a touchy one. If you're squeamish, maybe you should go read something else. I totally understand. I've knocked on wood about ten times while writing this thing.

I've been thinking a LOT about the Lexus question lately. Not in terms of winning money, although that would be… Read full post »

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JANUARY 30, 2009 11:46PM

Battlestar Galactica: Blogging the Final Season, Epi. 3

 AS ALWAYS, IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED THE EPISODE YET, WAIT TO READ IT!!! OTHERWISE, THESE WILL BE SPOILERS! AND I WILL FEEL GUILTY! WE DON'T WANT THAT, DO WE? 

EPISODE ONE RECAP

EPISODE TWO RECAP

Well, well. Here we are again, readying ourselves for another night of Battlestar… Read full post »

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JANUARY 23, 2009 11:30PM

Battlestar Galactica: Blogging the Final Season, Epi. 2

 AS ALWAYS, THESE ARE SPOILERS, SPOILERS!! IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THIS WEEK'S EPISODE, DON'T READ ANY FURTHER!!!!

 

So, we're sending out a more somber message for this particular evening. First, the Kid is still getting sick to her stomach. I'm hoping this stuff will pass, but obviously, we h… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 11, 2008 12:17PM

Honesty Compels Me To ... (a post about lying)

We are all liars. Even Mother Theresa probably spun one off once in a while. 

 Think about it. How many times a day do you lie? How about to that bill collector on the phone? To your best friend when she asks, "Do I look fat in this dress?"

Are you… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 11, 2008 12:40AM

A White Girl and Her Skin Cancer

I try not to worry about these things. Though I am from a family of hypochondriacs, we rarely get sick, well, except with really exotic, strange stuff. (Someday ... there'll be post about my family that'll make you never go into the woods again ... because of ticks and mosquitos! Geez,… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 8, 2008 3:43PM

What I Want for Christmas

So, if you have enough money, this is what I want for Christmas ... 

You can find it HERE.  

The Jetpack is only $155,000. 

I'd like it in red, if possible.

Oh, well, okay, and I'd like world peace, an answer to world hunger, love for everyone, and a cure for… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 7, 2008 12:21AM

He Who Is Handsome II

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As usual, I am handsome. So what if I knocked over that little piece of artwork by my feet? I meant to do that. Nothing is more artistic than I am.

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I wish there were a mirror over there. Then, I could sit here and gaze at myself forever.… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 4, 2008 2:39PM

The Pain of Paper Cuts and Realtor of the Living Dead, pt. 1

I couldn't pick so I decided to talk about two of my worst jobs. I've had so many. But, when you're in grad school, it's a bad job that keeps the roof over your head. So, there you go. Here are my worst two experiences.

Now that I think about… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 23, 2008 5:26PM

An Opinion About OS before I Take My Sick Child to Clinic

I'm in a hurry, but the Kid is taking a nap, and I'm loath to wake her, as she's sick. (Told you that good time wouldn't last.) So, I'm throwing this post up without a lot of thought. If it disappears into the ether, fine. If not, great.

However, I haveRead full post »

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NOVEMBER 4, 2008 12:43PM

Voting in Southern California: Open Salon Style

My polling place is actually a block from my house. 

 So, this morning, I got a cup of coffee, my wallet, and my camera and walked over to the grammar school to vote.

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The OS coffee mug getting ready to go vote 

I passed the two dueling yards ...

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OCTOBER 31, 2008 3:17AM

The Tours Are Never Haunted, well, almost

 

 As I've mentioned before, I love the ghost tour, and my friends take me to a new place for every birthday. 

One of my favorites was the Haunted Hollywood Ghost Tour. Did we see a ghost? Er, well ... let me just tell you about that night, and you decide.… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 26, 2008 12:53AM

Before the First Pain There Were Some Others

You want a cohesive narrative. But it does not happen.

Sadly, my life is more like a Gertrude Stein novel. With really bad attention to verb tenses. Or a Flannery O'Connor short story, which, I love her short stories, but seriously, I do not want to be one of her protagonists.… Read full post »