Site Owner: Miriam
Site Name: Fauxklore
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Articles Posted: 63
Bio: Storyteller, traveler, craftswoman, space geek

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December Prompts Posted on Dec 31, 2021, 10:12 pm
I think life is such an unlikely, low-probability event that we probably are alone.

New Year's Eve Storytelling Posted on Dec 30, 2021, 10:12 pm
This year Artists Standing Strong Together (ASST, pronounced “assist”, is hosting this day of story and community along with our partners: Voices-in-the-Glen & Virginia Storytelling Alliance (VASA).

Up Tooo Early Posted on Dec 29, 2021, 10:12 pm
I had to get up early because I'd scheduled my COVID test for 7:35 a.m.

Another Seven Songs Posted on Dec 28, 2021, 8:12 pm
Here’s the rest of that song list from yesterday.

Seven Songs Posted on Dec 27, 2021, 11:12 pm
I found a sheet of paper with a list of 14 song categories and thought that would make an interesting thing to write about.

A Frustrating Day Posted on Dec 26, 2021, 10:12 pm
I spent pretty much all day on various zoom calls.

Exposed Posted on Dec 25, 2021, 8:12 pm
There is some question about whether I have to quarantine, given that I am vaccinated and boosted, but I will stay home out of an abundance of caution.

A Holiday Story Posted on Dec 25, 2021, 7:12 pm
Here is a holiday story, which is completely true - and mostly factual.

One Mystery Solved Posted on Dec 23, 2021, 10:12 pm
The mystery of the shipment notification was solved.

Yards Park Posted on Dec 22, 2021, 10:12 pm
One of my friends wanted to check out some holiday lights near Yards Park, so we ventured into the city in the late afternoon.

Hammacher Schlemmer Posted on Dec 21, 2021, 11:12 pm
Long-term readers may know about my fascination with the Hammacher Schlemmer catalogue, purveyors of the ridiculous, useless, and overpriced, along with a handful of things I might actually want (and a smaller handful of which I bought.)

Georgian Feast Posted on Dec 20, 2021, 11:12 pm
I should explain that Georgian lemonade has interesting flavors and is not lemony at all. The tarragon flavor is my favorite (though I also like the pear flavor) and is one of my favorite soft drinks in the world. It also has a rather startling green color.

Moderately Productive Posted on Dec 19, 2021, 10:12 pm
I had two odd emails today.

Where Does My Time Go? Posted on Dec 18, 2021, 11:12 pm
That leaves at least 13 waking hours unaccounted for.

In Which Technology Does Not Improve My Life Posted on Dec 17, 2021, 8:12 pm
If you are dumb enough to meet a stranger at a motel, admonishments to lock your doors aren’t going to help you.

That's Entertainment Posted on Dec 16, 2021, 10:12 pm
In addition to my crafts group and my book club, I’ve watched various entertainment events on-line over the past couple of weeks.

Too Stressed to Write Posted on Dec 15, 2021, 9:12 pm
Anyway, I think that trying to get through some of my chores is a better use of my time tonight than writing here would be.

Call Me By My Name Posted on Dec 14, 2021, 10:12 pm
I am not Mimi, damn it.

Peruvian Dinner Posted on Dec 13, 2021, 9:12 pm
Tacu tacu is one of my favorite Peruvian dishes - basically a rice and bean cake, that does a good job of soaking up juices of the main dish and accompanying sauces.

The Joys of Condo Living - Not Posted on Dec 12, 2021, 10:12 pm
It was almost 2 a.m. before it was quiet enough to sleep.

Packaging Posted on Dec 11, 2021, 10:12 pm
I discovered that the mailing boxes I had were way too big. So I made a quick trip to Staples to try to find more suitable boxes.

Chores Posted on Dec 10, 2021, 10:12 pm
Recipe writers need to learn how to tell time.

Not So Good At Housework Posted on Dec 9, 2021, 10:12 pm
I threw out coupons that had expired as far back as 1990.

What Handmaid Amy is Missing Posted on Dec 8, 2021, 10:12 pm
Why Amy Coney Barrett is wrong with a capital R.

Weather Posted on Dec 7, 2021, 10:12 pm
They are sort of predicting snow tomorrow morning.

Chanukah Music Posted on Dec 6, 2021, 10:12 pm
During the holiday, I posted a Chanukah song to Facebook each night, as I’ve done for the past few years. My aim is to publicize new or lesser known songs. And to avoid Adam Sandler’s song.

Lost in the Supermarket Posted on Dec 5, 2021, 10:12 pm
Grocery shopping shouldn't take me almost three hours.

The Search for Meaning (and/or Asian Food) Posted on Dec 4, 2021, 7:12 pm
I have been trying to do some decluttering, in the course of which I have stumbled upon various mysterious notes to myself. I

November Prompts Posted on Dec 3, 2021, 2:12 pm
Answers to daily prompts for 2021 from emaciated words, including at least a couple of things I will never do again.

Busy? Yes. Productive? Not so much. Posted on Dec 2, 2021, 10:12 pm
I have a list of things to do that is longer than your average CVS receipt. About the only productive things I did today were finishing reading the Sunday Washington Post and signing a contract for a storytelling performance.

Love and Death and Stephen Sondheim Posted on Dec 1, 2021, 5:12 pm
Including 10 Sondheim songs I recommend.

New Years Dream Posted on Jan 1, 2019, 10:01 am
It is a good thing I dont attach much psychological importance to dreams.

Fourth Quarter 2018 Movies Posted on Dec 31, 2018, 10:12 am
I saw only four movies this quarter, but they were all ones I liked.

More Productive, Indeed Posted on Dec 30, 2018, 8:12 pm
I made a lot of progress on an amigurumi project.

Trying to Catch Up Posted on Dec 29, 2018, 10:12 pm
I am trying to believe I will be more productive tomorrow.

52 Ancestors Week 52 - Resolution Posted on Dec 28, 2018, 1:12 pm
My major genealogy-related resolution has to do with organizing my files and research.

Tapas and B-ball Posted on Dec 27, 2018, 12:12 pm
I went out with a friend last night to see the Harlem Globetrotters.

Explaining Some Things About Government Money Posted on Dec 26, 2018, 12:12 pm
They want you to study international real estate finance, but you want to study underwater basket weaving.

Home! Posted on Dec 25, 2018, 8:12 pm
No more flights this calendar year!

Charlotte Amalie Posted on Dec 24, 2018, 7:12 pm
Infinite shopping opportunities, but I was more interested in architecture.

St John Posted on Dec 23, 2018, 7:12 pm
Best of all, the National Parj Visitor Center eas open.

To St. Thomas Posted on Dec 22, 2018, 7:12 pm
Anyway, I made it, in a complete state of exhaustion.

Vacation Foul-ups Posted on Dec 21, 2018, 2:12 pm
And then I got an email from Expedia that Seaborne had cancelled the flight.

Frustrations Posted on Dec 20, 2018, 3:12 pm
I guess I don't multi-task as well as I think I do.

52 Ancestors Week 51 - Nice Posted on Dec 19, 2018, 5:12 pm
According to one of my cousins, the other woman is somebody who my great-grandparents, Schachne and Chaya FAINSTEIN, took in when her parents were killed in an accident.

Holiday Partying With Dead Celebrities Posted on Dec 18, 2018, 4:12 pm
Julia Vinograd, known as the Bubble Lady, was a street poet in Berkeley.

Reading List Posted on Dec 17, 2018, 3:12 pm
Sartre was wrong. Hell is not other people. It is reading existentialist plays.

A Slughtly Less Pathetic Day Posted on Dec 16, 2018, 9:12 pm
I was really motivated by The NY Times puzzle supplement.

Low Achievement Posted on Dec 15, 2018, 7:12 pm
Because, you know, theres nowhere to eat in midtown Manhattan.

52 Ancestors Week 50 - Naughty Posted on Dec 14, 2018, 12:12 pm
For one thing, he didnt have a visa. For another, he had stowed away on the ship from Havana.

Conference Posted on Dec 13, 2018, 8:12 pm
Also, this was the sort of thing which has a token talk by a congresscritter.

Metro Woes Posted on Dec 12, 2018, 7:12 pm
The metro was majorly screwed up - a cracked rail outside Foggy Bottom, leading to single tracking.

Mostly About Coffee Posted on Dec 11, 2018, 3:12 pm
As I always say, "think great, be great."

Chanukah Music Posted on Dec 10, 2018, 1:12 pm
I posted a song on facebook for each night of Chanukah. Heres the full collection for you to listen to during the last few hours of the eighth day.

Legal DNA and Condo Complex Party Posted on Dec 9, 2018, 7:12 pm
I hadnt realized before that our neighbors are vultures.

Shoveling Out the Living Room Posted on Dec 8, 2018, 10:12 pm
Why do I have a bag-less vacuum?

At Least It's Friday Posted on Dec 7, 2018, 3:12 pm
It is 644 days until my intended retirement date. That assumes I dont strangle anyone in the meantime.

52 Ancestors Week 49 - Winter Posted on Dec 6, 2018, 4:12 pm
If only, say, Rose had been called Calico instead!

New Work Computer Posted on Dec 5, 2018, 1:12 pm
Immediately after everything got set up, we had a brief power outage. I like to think of that as the universe complaining about change for the sake of change, too.

Another Five Questions Posted on Dec 4, 2018, 2:12 pm
Feel free to ask me up to 5 questions and I will attempt to answer them.

Things I Had Meant to Write About Last Month Posted on Dec 3, 2018, 3:12 pm
I havent verified that its an owl. Its possible that one of my neighbors has developed a disturbing vocal tic.)

Rabbit Holes Posted on Dec 2, 2018, 6:12 pm
I think that means I am not a true hoarder.

Holidailies Intro Posted on Dec 1, 2018, 6:12 pm
I believe that writing an intro post is traditional for the first day.




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