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blue hole

Posted 08-14-2008 at 04:19 PM by emeraldsky
Updated 08-14-2008 at 04:59 PM by emeraldsky

I was reading one of Nomadicus' blog entries, the one where he jumped into the river and landed on a snake ... (poor Nomadicus) and it reminded me of the time I jumped into blue hole. I was a very unwilling jumper. It was not one of my proudest moments... Blue Hole is in Texas, around where I went to high school. It was a place we went to swim sometimes.

One day an old friend showed up on our doorstep. Todd. A friend I went to elementary school with in upstate New York. We kept in...
singin' in the rain
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rooting for the underdog

Posted 07-08-2008 at 03:11 PM by emeraldsky
Updated 07-12-2008 at 11:09 PM by emeraldsky

I remember sitting down next to my dad watching football with him once when I was a kid. Probably eating chips and very hot salsa, which we both liked. (He told me once I wouldn't like his hot salsa, so I decided I would, even if I didn't. Dad's can't have their own stuff. No way...)

side note: I've never been one for figuring out what's going on down there on the football field. Even when I played clarinet in band. I just played when they told me to (touchdown!), too busy talking...
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my pet snake...

Posted 07-01-2008 at 08:59 PM by emeraldsky
Updated 07-12-2008 at 11:06 PM by emeraldsky

Growing up, my family was always an animal-loving, pet-loving family. We had some really terrific dogs, cats and kittens, hamsters, gerbils, and a turtle. But I never had a pet of my very own…

Until my friend Tony came to my house after school one day bearing gifts. He generously presented me with a gardener snake he’d caught, and wanted me to have, with some live insect food that went along with it.

What was a girl to do? Thank him, and accept the gift, right? So...
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the island of Terceira and 1st kisses

Posted 06-20-2008 at 04:17 PM by emeraldsky
Updated 07-12-2008 at 10:49 PM by emeraldsky

Thinking of Anne's 1st kiss reminds me of my own. (The time in 5th grade didn't count, when a boy tried to kiss me and got a mouth full of hair because I hadn't noticed his efforts and turned my head at the wrong time.) My 1st real kiss occurred on a small island in the Azores, off the coast of Portugal, when I was 12 years old. My father was in the Air Force and we'd recently moved from upstate NY to lush green Terceira.

Picture green pastures squared off by low rock walls, sprinkled...
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