50 entries from srah blah blah tagged with 'guest blogging':

My First Post

Let me introduce myself. I am Srahmom or Alfiemom or Mommy. I had knee replacement surgery in September and am preparing to go back to work next week after being off for almost three months. Currently, my life is spent walking and riding our stationary bicycle. Walking in the Mall In late October my therapist told me that I could finally start walking in the Mall. I was very excited since it meant that I could go somewhere else other than the physical therapy clinic and the doctor's office. Walking was slow, I had to use my cane and was...

srahmom - Tuesday, 14 December 2004 - 8:59 AM

The Mummy

And here I thought your Christmas present, dear readers, was going to be a crapload of music! The music will continue, of course, but I have another treat to brighten your holiday season. Some time this evening, I hope, we will have the first post by a new featured guest blogger: srahmom! Let's give her a hand, ladies and gentlemen......

srah - Saturday, 11 December 2004 - 11:54 AM

I Am the Song that Never Ends

Sing my name! Sing how you'll miss me! Sing about clowns! Today is my last day as a guest blogger on srah.net. Thank you for letting my contribute to your page, srah. Thank you for being so nice to my posts. This is such a sorry last post, but I have to go to my office hours to do the crossword. Seriously, that's what I do there. I even told the kids that that's all I do. I am going to go see Once Upon a Time in Mexico tonight. If that's good, I'll let you know. I'm also going...

cheryl - Friday, 12 September 2003 - 12:56 PM

My Realization of the Day

I realized today that I don't like feet. Well, no, that's not what I realized. I realized that, because I don't like feet, I must pretty them up. I love shoes. I love socks. I always make sure my toenails are painted. I think the reason I am obsessed with footwear is because I hate feet. I hate them. One has to have extremely nice feet for me to be able to even tolerate them. And I was sitting in class, wearing my brightly striped socks and I suddenly understood....

cheryl - Friday, 12 September 2003 - 12:51 PM

Help Me!

I'm stuck in the computer lab! It was closed for the afternoon because the grad student who had to babysit couldn't. But I came down cause I have a key and an undergrad came and now I can't leave! Wait! He just did! I must go before another one comes!...

cheryl - Thursday, 11 September 2003 - 1:40 PM

The Days of Yore

Back in high school, we sort of had a pet ground hog. He used to hang out at the school and eat out of the trash. He was cute. We should have named him. He was always there, just hanging out, with total disregard for the 1600 students. Until one day.... We never actually saw him again one way or the other, but we saw him go under Andy Freeth's car, and then later, we saw Andy back up and the ground hog went running. It was the saddest day. I brought this up because there's more than just black...

cheryl - Thursday, 11 September 2003 - 1:09 PM

Octodon degus

The Octodon deugs, or degu, is a diurnal, hystricomorph rodent from Chile, at 30 degrees south latitude. It is a social animal, related to the guinea pig and the chinchilla. That's the little introduction I give when I present at conferences. So, I have two degus. I have a boy, Fezzik, and a girl, Popper. I had another one before names Inigo Montoya, but he had some sort of neurological disease and I put him down. Fez and Inigo are castrates (sorry, guys!) and I originally had just the two of them. Then I brought Popper home and later Inigo...

cheryl - Thursday, 11 September 2003 - 1:04 PM

Pizza and...pizza

So I went to the pizza and movie night last night. I walked in with Joanna and the caterer put us in charge. There was no one there and she needed to go do work. Um, ok. So we helped ourselves to the food and the two people actually in charge showed up - and that was it. We were there an hour and I think there were three more people by the time we left. And, because there were so few people, they sent me home with pizzas. Plural. I gave one away, but now I have a whole...

cheryl - Thursday, 11 September 2003 - 12:47 PM

Also at Wal-Mart...

They have hunting gear there. This is not a big deal to me, as I am from Michigan where there are hundred and thousands of deer (I don't really know the real number). While I don't hunt, I have been camping in the fall and woken to the sounds of ducks quaking, frolicking in the lake...promptly followed by the sounds of gunshots. I have eaten venison. But my two friends from the coasts, think this is the craziest thing for WM to carry. It's interesting how different places can be. I guess they don't hunt in New Brunswick or Santa...

cheryl - Thursday, 11 September 2003 - 12:43 PM

Be Vewy Vewy Afwaid

For those of you who don't know me, I have three fears. I'm afraid of: 1) Aliens 2) Religious Phenomena (ie miracles, seeing Jesus in your oatmeal) 3) Wal-Mart I am clowly getting over my fear of Wal-Mart. I've never been against the idea of Wal-Mart. I'm more afraid of the people that frequent Wal-Mart. I think, however, I was initially exposed to a bad example. The WM I grew up with is located in Ypsilanti, MI. I am afraid of the parking lot; people drive around like crazies. And then you get inside, after narrowly escaping that SUV coming...

cheryl - Thursday, 11 September 2003 - 12:38 PM

Who wants to learn about brains?

I do. Well, sort of. I'm taking a class on primate brain evolution. I was beginning to like it and was actually understanding everything. I've learned most of this stuff so far before but the classes were all so general, it was in a minute and we just zoomed by. But now we actually learn. Until today. We had a guest lecturer who is good and who I like but who I didn't really understand today. She lectured for another of my classes last week and I was able to follow and I like what was going on. Today, though,...

cheryl - Wednesday, 10 September 2003 - 11:59 AM

Pizza and pop

My friends at school love that we say "pop". No, not really. Today is a movie night for the grad students, with "pizza and pop" served before. This is like the slogan for the Grad Student Senate, (Srah, please please please work on their website, they don't even have a list of events up!). Every function is accompanied by "pizza and pop". But Ally and Joanna are from the east and west coasts, not respectively, so they say soda. They hate the word pop. I told them within the next 5 years, they'll start saying pop. I'm really gonna push...

cheryl - Wednesday, 10 September 2003 - 11:51 AM

"I Have One Thing to Say...Sashay, Shantay!"

No, really what I wanted to say is: LLAMA FACE!!!!...

cheryl - Tuesday, 9 September 2003 - 3:58 PM

Only a few short...months.

It's almost September 10th....What are you going to be for Halloween??? I am going to be a ring-tailed lemur with a little smile on my face. How cute am I? P.S. I know we covered this briefly once before, with Srah saying she was going to be a pirate until she realized EVERYONE was going to be pirates. I say, AR, be a pirate. Give yourself some weird quirk or trait, like Captain I Like Jell-O....

cheryl - Tuesday, 9 September 2003 - 3:48 PM

It's All About Me

I often like to think that Dave Matthews writes songs just for me. In particular, Angel and Sleep to Dream Her. (This is what's playing right now, so I just thought I'd share. I guess that's what this is for, huh?)...

cheryl - Tuesday, 9 September 2003 - 3:43 PM

Here's my day...

I'm sorry, but I don't even have any fun links to send. I feel like I need to give you something, if I'm not going to be entertaining. Here's one that my friend Tiffany and I used to play with when we "worked" together during the summers. Well, kids, it appears I can't just add the link or italics or anything, so I'll have to give you the address: www.dancingpaul.com Hope you haven't seen this. Also hope it works. I was having issues today with it, when I went to see if it still exists. If not, here's another: www.mrwinkle.com...

cheryl - Tuesday, 9 September 2003 - 3:40 PM

Good Or Bad?

Have you seen the new Kellogg's cereal? It belongs to Tony the Tiger and it's called Cinnamon Krunchers. They claim the cinnamon "won't wash of in milk". Who wants to be the first to try this indestructable cereal?...

cheryl - Tuesday, 9 September 2003 - 2:00 PM


Last night, I was watching Miracle Pets with Alan Thicke (no he wasn't in my living room), and there was this woman with brittle diabetes who never ate or checked her blood sugar. Her family often gave her shots because she would be passed out. Then they found a kitten. The kitten would cry when she needed to check her numbers or if she passed out. They began to rely on Stowy. That's a lot of pressure and responsibility to place on a cat....

cheryl - Monday, 8 September 2003 - 2:03 PM

Two Things...

1) I just saw an ad for Active Solutions, one of those motorized carts like at the grocery store, where two people were "strolling" in a field while "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" played as the theme. 2) Someone in my complex is playing Wooly Bully quite loudly. It seems a weird song of choice to blast for the neighborhood. I find it amusing at least....

cheryl - Monday, 8 September 2003 - 1:56 PM

"I Am Small, But I'm Strong, I'll Get it On With You"

Takers? Oops, maybe I shouldn't advertise that on the internet. Perhaps I need to go pick up men more locally. Just as I suspected, my weekend was pretty tame. Most of it involved me sitting at home and reading. Non-school material, I might add, so I wasn't even productive there. On Saturday, I did go to my friend's and we rented a couple of movies. One was called 8 femmes. We didn't realize it was even foreign until we got it home and saw it was subtitled. The box only said 8 women. It came out last year. Srah, did...

cheryl - Monday, 8 September 2003 - 1:33 PM

"Whatever Happened to Class?"

I'm all about lines from songs today, as shown by the titles of this and the last post. I have not really seen any sketchy characters in Kent, as yet. When I walk places at night, I am not worried that someone will jump out from behind a tree. I'm not afraid of lurkers or old men. I am more concerned that I will be "hollered at" but people in passing cars, or honked at. This seems to happen a lot here. So, here it comes...whatever happened to class? Is this supposed to make me come running? Am I supposed...

cheryl - Monday, 8 September 2003 - 12:12 PM

Where oh where?

I am signing off for the day. Hopefully I will have something to tell you on Monday, but I live in OHIO and who knows if I have anything to do or see. I have to babysit the computer lab on Monday, so I will have plenty of time. If I can't come up with something, you will hear a story from last weekend, which involves a part with similarities to a clown car. Hmmm.......

cheryl - Friday, 5 September 2003 - 4:06 PM

Here's What's Happening in My Neck of the Woods

Some local news for ya. And let me just tell you, when I was looking for the link, I typed in "Amish tomato shot". Intrigued? (Actually, the article in the school paper was better, but I couldn't find it online.)...

cheryl - Friday, 5 September 2003 - 4:03 PM

"Blame Canada"

From Southpark. Is there anything I have to do when speaking of copyrighted material? I don't want you to get sued. Or soolemaned. But really, we're not blaming them today. We're blaming something else. I went to this talk yesterday where there was this person, and I don't want to say their name because they might come find me, seriously. Yes, there was this person. And they were talking about nutrition and obesity and how the fast food companies are to blame. And blah blah blah. Basically, that we are forced to eat the bad food, that we don't know...

cheryl - Friday, 5 September 2003 - 3:52 PM


First of all, and I hate to disappoint everyone, I'm not as obsessed with Neil as Srah. But she did just sent me an email singing Soolaimon (and I don't know if I'm spelling it right or not, but I also don't care. Please correct me if you must), so now it is running through my head. Ok. So I am going to flashback a bit. And I realize my blogs are going to be chock full or "so", as I said it twice in my first entry. As part of my program at Kent, I am teaching undergrads. I...

cheryl - Friday, 5 September 2003 - 3:35 PM

The Beginning of All That is Cheryl

So, Sarah asked me if I wanted to guest blog. I said, "sure!", as I love to share. However, let me warn you all first off that 1) I've never blogged before, aside from making comments or asides on Sarah's or Katie's blogs and 2) I often have pointless things to say, or really long stories and often repeat them and such. I'm thinking that at least having them written down, I won't repeat them so much. So, here's a little about me. First, my name is Cheryl, and I know most of you have seen my comments before....

cheryl - Friday, 5 September 2003 - 3:22 PM

Enter the Cheryl

I would like to announce that our friend Cheryl is going to be guest-blogging with us this week. Cheryl is an Ann Arborite in the diaspora and enjoys rodents, violent sports, throwing snowballs into people's houses, and never ever being forgiven for having thrown a snowball into people's houses. Introduce yourself to the nice folkses, m'dear, and let us know what's snew in your life. I hope you will all make Cheryl very welcome during her visit. Please refrain from throwing fruit. Snowballs, on the other hand, are welcomed....

srah - Thursday, 4 September 2003 - 3:54 PM


Well, y'all, it's been real. But my site's finally back up, so it's time to go home. If you loved me didn't hate me here, then come see me over at SoJoyful!. I promise I'll be gentle. For those who are already readers, posts during the blackout start here. And before you say anything, YES I know my comments don't remember personal info. I'm working on that. And I don't have my categories listed yet cuz they're not quite ready. Deal. Merci mucho to srah! So long, and thanks for all the fish!...

katie - Thursday, 19 June 2003 - 9:49 AM

freedom fries

Needless to say, the current president of the United States has a lot to learn. However, I think the French could also take some things from our example. Hence, the following answer to my latest assignment: If France could learn/adopt one thing from the US, what would you want it to be? The US from France? The thing that most struck me while living and learning in France is their complete and total lack of individuality. Students in the French system copy their professors' words verbatim, with flawless handwriting and using rulers and colors to make as-good-as-printed notes. When homework...

katie - Thursday, 19 June 2003 - 9:41 AM

tidbit for thought

I got up early enough to read some before work. Here's an excerpt from Language in Thought and Action, written by S. I. Hayakawa:If someone shouts at you, "Look out!" and you jump just in time to avoid being struck by a car, you owe your escape from injury to the fundamental cooperative act by which most of the higher animals survive: namely, communication by means of noises. You did not see the car coming; nevertheless, someone did see it and made certain noises to communicate the alarm to you. In other words, although your nervous system did not record...

katie - Wednesday, 18 June 2003 - 7:22 AM

and how is your afternoon going?

I just received a spam email asking me if my manhood is too small. Yes, it is actually quite small. Nonexistant, really. Once in a while I wish there was some manhood in my life, but for the most part I'm happy without, thank you. (I realize I was mixing inuendos, but oh well.) In other news, my server account is suddenly telling me that I have been suspended (without pay) and that I am denied access. This strikes fear into my heart because I have been working day and night to transfer my files from GM to MT, and...

katie - Tuesday, 17 June 2003 - 1:50 PM

i want to leeve een amer-ee-ca

Things katie was heard to say over the weekend:1) "Seriously, how do you have sex with a priest?" 2) (to the tune of "I Feel Pretty" from West Side Story) "I feel dweeby! Oh so dweeby!" To explain: 1) There's a very nice guy at my church, who sings in my choir and is very helpful. He is in seminary to become a priest. Everyone would love me to marry him. I don't want to be married to a priest. I was telling my friend about this situation, and explaining how it would be so weird and awkward to be...

katie - Tuesday, 17 June 2003 - 11:12 AM

goodness, where are my manners?

I was thinking about the fact that srah's mommy reads this blog, and even comments sometimes. I then remembered back to the days of being a kid when, if I went to someone's house, it was impolite not to first say hello to the parents before running up to my friend's room to play. Now I know this is a little bit different, but I feel that I must still say:Hello, srah's mommy! I'm Katie from Vermont, and I'm not a bad influence on your daughter, honest! If you're anything like my mommy, then I'm sure you're wonderful. That's better....

katie - Tuesday, 17 June 2003 - 8:30 AM

taking over the world, one blog at a time

At the moment I made my count, which was just a few minutes ago, the total number comments made on the main index page, per poster (srah or I) were: 114 on my posts 83 on srah's posts I will refrain from saying, NYAH NYAH!...

katie - Monday, 16 June 2003 - 3:37 PM

a fabulous new word, by katie

Last Friday, the clinic where I work had no scheduled clients. So the three of us front-office ladies were planning to get food delivered and have a picnic. Well, one of the ladies called in sick on Friday. I still wanted to have the picnic as planned, but the other lady didn't want to, even though she had not brought anything for lunch because we were going to order out. So we didn't have our picnic. Today, the lady who was out sick asked if we had our picnic.Me: "I wanted to, but Louise didn't want to. Even though she...

katie - Monday, 16 June 2003 - 1:34 PM

i'd like to report a stern grifting

They stole my dollar. One of the grad students made a Dunkin Donuts run, and offered to pick us all up some stuff. So I gave her a dollar and asked for 2 donuts. Another of the ladies gave her a gift card for a dozen donuts, to share with everyone. When the student returned, she had the box of dozen donuts. They were for everyone. I looked puzzled. "Shouldn't there be 14?" I said. "No, we just got the dozen because it was easier." I tried to politely hint at the fact that, in that case, I should receive...

katie - Monday, 16 June 2003 - 1:06 PM

morning, y'all

Things I am thankful for today: 1) Photocopiers that will collate, staple, AND 3-hole punch - thus doing all the work for me. 2) A clean apartment due to the aforeseen visit of an old friend. 3) The fact that I am almost done transferring my stuff to MT, so that I can soon fly away from blahblahing and go back to being SoJoyful! 4) Monkeys. 5) Pirates....

katie - Monday, 16 June 2003 - 8:45 AM

pleasing the masses

Hi there. Srah's not around, so I thought I would entertain you. My ulterior motive is to show you that I really can and do blog short posts. It's only when given a request that I become overly loquacious. How I spent my Saturday morning: Doing an experiment to see if it was possible to shorten my morning routine by drinking my coffee and taking my shower coincidentally. My experiment failed miserably....

katie - Saturday, 14 June 2003 - 1:07 PM

je suis la jeune fille! je suis muzzy!

Here it is, after 4:30 on a Friday afternoon, but I'm still at work. Why? Because it's pouring rain outside and I have to walk a million miles to my car, so I'm hoping it'll stop if I wait it out. In the meantime, here's my latest blogging assignment. Stories about learning French or making stupid, embarrassing mistakes in French. Ok. I can't think of anything grandiose at the moment, so I will bore you with short vignettes. 1) When I was 11, my parents and I visited the United Nations. Since we knew I would soon have to start...

katie - Friday, 13 June 2003 - 5:18 PM


I feel it is my duty to point out to everyone that today is Friday the 13th. So far, the evil demons have succesfully terrorized me twice. First, they made me spill coffee grounds all over my clean kitchen. Second, they made me 20 minutes late for work because of a traffic detour, causing me to drive all over high heaven to find a parking space that was still a million miles away from the office. Don't walk under any ladders today!...

katie - Friday, 13 June 2003 - 8:50 AM

i know i said i wouldn't, but i am

Yee hee hee! Tonight's the season premiere of that-which-shall-not-be-named. Complete with 1-hour behind the scenes special, hosted by he-who-shall-remain-sacred. Yee hee hee!!!!! (I was so excited, and I had nowhere else to post it. Deal.)...

katie - Friday, 13 June 2003 - 7:23 AM


I cursed at my alarm clock this morning. Used reeeeeeal strong words, too....

katie - Friday, 13 June 2003 - 7:17 AM

forgetting the important stuff

Srah asked why I went to Poitiers in the first place. I opened up a post cheerfully, thinking I would type all kinds of happy things. I can't remember. Seriously, I can't remember why I went to France the first time. I mean, I'm sure I didn't suddenly find myself there wondering where the heck I was. But I really have no clue how it all came about. I'll have to call my parents and see if they remember. I can tell you this, though. I was originally going to be studying abroad for my senior year in high school....

katie - Thursday, 12 June 2003 - 3:43 PM

welcome to france, i'll be your tourguide

Good afternoon, all. I am no longer a pirate... for the time being. Instead, I am way-too-sleepy-person. However, I will take a break from falling asleep at my desk in order to complete my blogging assignment for today. The pros and cons and things to see and things to avoid for Paris and Poitiers. 1. Poitiers Pros: A city with lots of history. The regional accent is very easy on the ears. There is a little pâtisserie near L' Hôtel de Ville that makes the very best florentins au chocolat in the entire world. I have friends there who, although...

katie - Thursday, 12 June 2003 - 3:11 PM

ahoy there

Aaaarrrr! Good mornin' there, me hearties! I be katie the monkey pirate. Yo ho ho and a bottle o' rum! Ye land lubbers best be readin' what I gots to say t'day, or else ye'll be walkin' me plank! Aaaarrrr!!! *squawk!* Avast! Me parrot says good mornin' as well!...

katie - Thursday, 12 June 2003 - 8:52 AM

this is just to say that i have no long term memory

While I've got your attention, can anyone out there tell me the name and/or author of the poem that starts out "This is just to say..." and then says something about eating someone's sandwich out of the icebox? I heard it on the radio once and really liked it, but now it's flown out of my brain....

katie - Wednesday, 11 June 2003 - 1:35 PM

doing my homework

Srah has given me a blogging assignment, so here goes: 1. the last non-Stargate thing I watched on TV This leads me to suspect that srah thinks I blog too much about Stargate, SG-1, which is my favorite tv show, and whose character Dr. Daniel Jackson I hold near and dear to my heart. Therefore, this is the one and only time I will post anything about it here at srah blah blah. The last tv show I watched was, in fact, Stargate. But before that I was watching the Simpsons and M*A*S*H. I am also highly partial to While...

katie - Wednesday, 11 June 2003 - 1:13 PM

absolument, c'est moi

So, I'm supposed to tell you all about myself. Er...ok. Do you really want to know? Of course you don't. But I'll tell you anyway. I'm a historian. That's not my job at the moment, but I'll take what I can get to pay the rent. I want to be an archivist in historical collections, but I work as a computer nerd, which is why I'm always saying that srah and I really ought to switch places. I live in Burlington, Vermont, USA. It has finally stopped snowing and is actually beginning to warm up a little. I have lived...

katie - Wednesday, 11 June 2003 - 12:35 PM


*creep creep creep* *peek* Ahem... *hide* *peek* Um... hi there. It's Katie here. And I just, um, wanted to, um, say one thing... I am here to terrorize you all!!!! You will bow to my magnificence! You will put up with my monotonence! (that word is a katie original) All that, and monkeys too. What more could you ask for?...

katie - Wednesday, 11 June 2003 - 12:08 PM

Veee-zi-tor! Veee-zi-tor!

We have invited our friend Katie to blog with us while she gets settled in with Movable Type. If she accepts, watch this space....

srah - Wednesday, 11 June 2003 - 12:05 PM

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