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Wendy Mitchell
Facebook IconOctober 18, 2018 at 10:07 am

This is my favorite clothes weather.

I’m bringing back to “old lady rain bonnet”. Because duh. Cute(ish), practical, hands-free rain protection.

Come on folks, join me in this.

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Wendy Mitchell
Facebook IconOctober 18, 2018 at 7:13 am

Working until you are 84 because you love it and because it is important: That sounds like a good retirement plan.

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After 50 Years On 'Sesame Street,' The Voice Of Big Bird And Oscar Is Retiring

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Caroll Spinney, 84, has performed the roles since the show's very first episode. "I will always be Big Bird," he said. "And even Oscar, once in a while!"

Wendy Mitchell
October 16, 2018 at 8:18 pm

Take a drink every time Cruz says ‘extreme’ or ‘extremist’ tonight.

Wendy Mitchell
Facebook IconOctober 16, 2018 at 6:35 am
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Oops — Ignore That Email Invitation To A Cookie Monster Cat Party, U.S. Embassy Says

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The U.S. embassy in Australia says that someone testing a newsletter platform accidentally sent out the invitation to a 'cat pajama-jam party.'

Wendy Mitchell
October 13, 2018 at 9:19 am

Maybe I’m Amazed why I can’t figure out how to share on Facebook this audio recording of Maybe I’m Amazed that I made last night. Actually, I AM amazed. Oh well.
It is lovely. And I could hear the crunchy rhythm guitar part in the second verse that makes me so very very happy.

Wendy Mitchell
October 12, 2018 at 9:27 pm

Wow. Band on the Run.
Best song to play bass on when playing Rock Band

Wendy Mitchell
October 12, 2018 at 8:10 pm

This is surreal! Paul!

Wendy Mitchell
October 12, 2018 at 5:07 pm

Just overheard on bus:
“I kinda wanna see Paul McCartney. I don’t know his music or anything, but he’s, like, historic. You know he was a Beatle?”

Wendy Mitchell
Facebook IconOctober 12, 2018 at 5:43 am

And then Banksy will come out with sledgehammer...

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For Sale! Certified Lunar Meteorite — Weight 12 Pounds — Mileage 250,000

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Ever look at the moon and say, "Yeah, I want a piece of that"? Well, an online auction house has one for sale.

Wendy Mitchell
October 9, 2018 at 6:36 am

Now that it’s so easy to borrow audiobooks from the library, I’ve been reading/listening to things I would never take the time to read-read.

I’ve been listening to “All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of ‘The Wire’”

I was hoping they’d talk about the scene where they’re trying to move a desk (in the 4th episode— I had to look that up; I don’t have that sort of brain), but they haven’t. That’s my favorite scene in the whole shebang- and I want to know if I assigned too much weight to it or the right amount.

They DO go into great detail about the writing of / inspiration for / evolution of the McNulty-Bunk crime scene scene that’s just a series of “F - - -‘s,” though.
(Can I say they word on Facebook?)

It’s got me thinking about so many random details (I only remember random details) — like the perfectness of McNulty’s shirt in one scene where he’s at dinner with someone who’s out of his class...

Summary: There were so many dedicated people caring so much about so many details of that story. That seems like very rewarding work.

Wendy Mitchell
Facebook IconOctober 6, 2018 at 7:42 am

Banksy. Yves Klein. I love it.

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Wendy Mitchell
October 5, 2018 at 5:30 pm

One of the most amazing performances/people I’ve ever seen. So well-deserved.

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MacArthur Foundation

MacArthur Fellow Okwui Okpokwasili is making visible the interior lives of women whose stories of resistance and resilience have been left out of dominant cultural narratives: https://www.macfound.org/fellows/1019

Explore the 2018 MacArthur Fellows, 25 creative people who inspire us all, and check out their stories using the hashtag #MacFellow: https://www.macfound.org/MacFellow2018

Wendy Mitchell
Facebook IconOctober 5, 2018 at 7:57 am

Listening to Elizabeth McQueen’s Liz Phair interview this morning and it’s making me so happy and sad in all the best ways.

You’re doing great work, emq!

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Wendy Mitchell
Facebook IconOctober 5, 2018 at 7:15 am

Aided by the pre-dawn clatter of garbage trucks in the alley, I was thrust back into the reality of the situation: It had not been a dream.

I rolled over in my bed cautiously, not wanting to disturb that which still clung precariously to my side.

Again? Could this actually be happening AGAIN?

“Let’s just pretend last night didn’t happen,” I said groggily, my forearm grazing the cold and briefly-forgotten iPad still open to the MLB At Bat app, its hollow shell of a score staring back at me unrelentingly.

“Maybe we can agree to, you know, not talk about it... ever again. Okay?”

My heart.

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Wendy Mitchell
Facebook IconOctober 3, 2018 at 9:10 am

Yes, this is a post about boobs.

Hang on. Seriously?? 15-23 pounds for D’s???

So why isn’t this ever factored in when one is calculating things like BMI and determining obesity and whatnot?? (Or
I guess it is, GENERALLY, in that ladies’ BMIs are generally supposed to be higher... but percentage of boob-weight-to-body-weight obviously can vary greatly?!)

I mean, I know I’m short and rounded and generally-arab-ish... but I’m also muscle-dense. And, blessing and curse, my ladies don’t seem to fluctuate much.

Numbers-wise, I have ALWAYS been “overweight,” even at my fittest / skinniest / sportiest.

So... if I were to subtract, say, 25 pounds, and the recalculate my BMI, that tells a profoundly different story?!

I mean, is that 25 pounds of mostly-fat
just hanging out up there???? That’s insane!!

[PLEASE NOTE: in case it’s not evident, I want to clarify that my self esteem is lovely and that I think I’m great and I don’t care AT ALL about weight, and I’m body positive and stuff, yada yada... Don’t freak out. I’m thinking science here.]

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Wendy Mitchell
Facebook IconOctober 1, 2018 at 12:30 pm

Why would they shoot someone who was already dead?

NPR, I feel like your modifier is unfortunately placed.

Perhaps “Orlando Police Fatally Shoot...” or “Orlando Police Shoot and Kill...”

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Wendy Mitchell
September 27, 2018 at 7:10 am

COFFICE

// Cherrywood is my usual coffice, but on weekday mornings I often go to Thunderbird.

[note: I will refrain from Googling this as long as possible so I can briefly believe I just invented this term...]

Wendy Mitchell
September 15, 2018 at 7:16 am

Anyone else reading the Bob Woodward book? I feel like I need moral support.

On a feel-good note, it’s making me appreciate the huge difference between simply having an ideological difference of opinion with someone (like a regular, old-school, thinking republican) vs that someone being a disgusting sociopathic virtually-illiterate power-crazed-yet-incapable-of-sustained-direction moronic lying piece of absolute tyrannical garbage.

I feel like there’s an actual opportunity for this horrific experience to make us regular empathy-capable humans appreciate each other more, regardless of our political views. Like, I keep thinking of the sacrifices of the people having to babysit him every day, and if I were a pray-er, I would be praying for their strength and their devotion to limiting the damage and trying keep us safe until we can get out of this nightmare. Please don’t abandon us.

Perhaps triumphing over an insanely unmoored president could be the thing that can right our metaphorical ship and stop people from being such assholes to each other?

I dare to dream...

Wendy Mitchell
September 11, 2018 at 9:56 pm

Just won second volleyball championship of the year! Woot!

Also: It might be time to wash my kneepads, as I think I am smelling them all the way from the backseat floorboard?

Wendy Mitchell
Facebook IconSeptember 2, 2018 at 2:58 pm

https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/calvin-trillins-life-movies

I love.

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Calvin Trillin’s Life in the Movies | The New Yorker Radio Hour | WNYC Studios

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The acclaimed writer talks about another side of his career, as the screenwriter of movies performed by his children, grandchildren, and their friends.

Wendy Mitchell
Facebook IconSeptember 1, 2018 at 11:49 pm

Under Freaking Pressure. I need to write an obsessive novella on that freaking masterpiece.

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Queen - Under Pressure (Official Video)

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Subscribe to the Official Queen Channel Here http://bit.ly/Subscribe2Queen Taken from Hot Space, 1982. Queen - 'Under Pressure' Click here to buy the DVD wit...

Wendy Mitchell
Facebook IconAugust 29, 2018 at 12:48 pm

Wow, the Honda Fit is the official car of Austin. Five in a row!

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Wendy Mitchell
Facebook IconAugust 29, 2018 at 10:04 am

https://youtu.be/TKyg7pYEAoY

It's time to revisit these. I love her.

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GREEN PORNO: Praying Mantis | Starring Isabella Rossellini

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In this episode of GREEN PORNO, Isabella Rossellini explores the mating habits of the praying mantis. Subscribe to SundanceTV: http://goo.gl/GTzxOZ Isabella ...

Wendy Mitchell
August 28, 2018 at 1:46 pm

I’m lingering in the screw aisle of Breed Hardware, and a freshman-in-college-age guy asks me, “Do you work here?”

1. It was as if he knew how much of my life I spend here staring at screws.

2. I’m wearing giant sunglasses and a sundress. I’m quite thrilled that society has come so far as for me to be a potential hardware employee in his mind. That makes me very happy.

3. But no, little dude, I’d probably be wearing a uniform of some sort. And good luck with your dorm loft.

Wendy Mitchell
August 28, 2018 at 1:06 pm

Re Trump’s Google bias complaint: Seems more likely that your fan base doesn’t have the brain power to figure out how SEO works...