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Alisa. 37. New Hampshire. Married for almost three years to this wonderful, funny, smart guy. Previously married. Went through in-vitro fertilization to have my five year old magical son Keegan. Stepmother to the charming Isabelle (6). Gushingly in love with our baby boy Harper(1). Policy Wonk and dreaded bureaucrat. Lover of fine cuisine, honeybees, truly romantic moments and the underdog.
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Curried Beef Short Ribs

Note: I found this was more realistically four servings.

Finishing this dish with lime zest and juice brightens its rich flavors.

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces ribs, 2/3 cup rice, and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

2 teaspoons canola oil
2 pounds ...continue reading

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I guess I missed this email when it came around earlier in the year. New workplace words for 2005. I picked the ones that seem to apply here or in my former life.

Seagull Manager- A manager who flies in, makes alot of noise, craps on everything and then leaves.

Salmon Day- The experience of spending an entire day swimming upstream only to get screwed and die in the end.

Stress Puppy (we all know one of these)- A person who seems to thrive on being stressed out and whiney.

Adminisphere (apparently true for anyone who works in technology)- The rarefied organizational layers beginning just above the rank and file. Decisions that fall from the adminishpere are often profoundly inappropriate or irrelevant to the problems they were designed to solve.

Ohnosecond- That miniscule fraction of time in which you realize that you've just made a BIG mistake.

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