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I seem to have run in a great circle, and met myself again on the starting line.
― Jeanette Winterson

It's a magical world, and I am exploring. (to paraphrase Calvin)
I seem to have run in a great circle, and met myself again on the starting line.
― Jeanette Winterson

It's a magical world, and I am exploring. (to paraphrase Calvin)

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_UMAMI_ is dangling the idea of a vacation at the end of a long stick.
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Member Since: 11/25/2005

My Goals:
I want a sexier driver's license photo to replace my decade-old one, and to lose the "baby weight" before my eldest starts high school in 2014.

I may sound vain, but I'm actually not vain enough, and I think that, by being moreso, I will also be healthier. ;-)

My Program:
Regular walks and hikes, indoor biking, rowing and yoga.

Personal Information:
I'm a brainy bibliophile lucky to have married a Geek with great hair. I have two kids and three formerly stray cats, and every one of us has our own computer. Or litter box.

My husband and I love to cook and eat good food---in fact, we'd often prefer to cook at home, rather than eat out.

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I'm only five foot ten.

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4/15/2014 12:31:47 PM

This is conjecture, but it feels reasonably sound to me. The reason these lunar events fall on Jewish holidays isn't some supernatural sign - it's because the Hebrew calender is a lunar calender (the one we all buy for one another at Christmas is a solar calendar) which also explains why the Jewish holidays don't have set dates. They fall on some lunar aspect because they were designed that way.

Like I said, just a guess, but I like it (and I'm a big enough girl to admit readily when I'm wrong.)

Oh, and as to why the babies were born on full moons - some people will tell you that a full moon has an effect on women's goings-on just as it does on tides. Personally I believe that babies just naturally are born when it is least convenient - you have a hours full of guests, it's holiday, or, in the case of both of mine, it is either the coldest (first daughter) or hottest (second daughter) day of their respective birth years. The second one missed a holiday (July 4th) by twelve hours but made up for it by choosing the time the hospital AC went out.

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4/12/2014 6:46:24 AM

The fish fry -- well, a church over the hill and through the dale is very well-known for their fried fish dinners, and has them every Friday from Ash Wednesday till Easter. BFF and I heard about it and checked it out for these last two Fridays.

Two huge hunks of baked or batter fried cod, fries, slaw and dessert -- for $9. The church gets the funds it needs -- it is SRO for every Friday--and we infidels get a fun, yummy meal. The cod is so fresh! They had a guy with a concertina playing sea chanties one time. Too bad they don't serve beer!The atmosphere is noisy and convivial, kids everywhere, maybe two hundred hungry folks at a time seated at long tables with these adorable teens helping. Desserts all homemade, too.

We loved it!

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4/8/2014 1:37:25 PM

Speaking of negative ions....many, MANY years ago, a buddy from college and I decided to build a good-sized negative ion generator. Blew out half the electricity in Allentown, PA. Same result messing around with neon. Got out of the particle (glowing or otherwise) business right after that one.

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4/6/2014 8:36:48 PM

It is jarring indeed to hear that unquenchable Aussie twang yammering on and on about the boat thing - altho I do love me a dose of Russell now and then. I sometimes watch an oldie of his called Romper Stomper, a real Goth mess that somehow is one of his better films. The Noah thing, well, I just think it is a stinker and hopefully, no one misses it who may think differently.

Have a great week and do not work too hard. In fact, I might suggest that you hardly work, which is my plan for all 40 torturous hours.

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3/29/2014 8:41:15 PM

Nope ,not a post-mistress. Just someone who sells stuff on Amazon and eBay.

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