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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Baby-Girl Mistaya (aka Kiki)!




Happy 12th Birthday Mistaya
Just finished a supper designed by Mistaya, all her favorites: fries and gravy, sweet potato, and
beef dip--whoa...carb overload! A cheesecake awaits us in the fridge. Mist loved her ipod touchfrom Mom and Dad, and her cool jammies and moonstone from her Gran, and the cool "Mistmantle" books from Aunt Kathy and Uncle John--those books are so cute. The details of a mother squirrel in labour are priceless. And Nana sent her a subscription to Owl, which she loves. Mist's friends decorated her locker at school today in honor of her B day.
My comment on the Globe & Mail was blasted by a few people. Sure, it was a tad controversial but I stand by the fact that one cannot completely trust the Chinese justice system.
Tabarooster had ballet tonight and bravely danced with a pulled quad muscle. Mist and I had coffee at Starbucks while T danced. Mist had a decaff gingersnap latte seeing that it was her special day.
I didn't go out last night as Pip developed a fever. However today she seems a little improved. Had my hair highlighted today and it looks fab! Went on a run this AM, took the Pip to Toys R Us and picked up a few items for Mistaya's big 80's party this weekend. Painting a little each day which seems small but will most likely net me a nice collection by year's end.
Have a brand spanking new thesis idea that I am excited about--here it goes:
"Peter Notpizzaface" published online, bit by bit as hypertextual fiction. And I, as author and researcher, will study the literacy processes I engage in while writing it and the processes the test group engages in while they read it( and add comments and visual illustrations to it). The beauty of this study is that it is so unique as I am author and researcher: autoethnography and ethnography--had to wow my readers with some new exciting research lingo. 

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