Category: asides

the posts that belong neither here nor there, usually temporary, so any events and offers are likely long since past

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infographic: How Does Google Work?

I’m a little behind the curve on this one, but a co-worker sent it to me yesterday and it’s pretty interesting. It’s a very detailed graphic/flowchart on how our pages, blogs, tweets, etc. get processed through the juggernaut that is Google and wind up as search results.

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on the elevator: blondist

I was on the elevator a few minutes ago to let a new employee in through security. I had my coffee in one hand, iPhone in the other. We have wi-fi in the building and I was being an obsessive...

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Dining Out For Life

On Thursday, March 11th, 150 restaurants in the Washington, DC metropolitan area will join together to support men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses by contributing a percentage of their sales to Food & Friends....

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in DC: please curb… yourself?

The last of the frozen snow is finally fading and unfortunately what’s being left behind are the results of all the lazy dog owners who took their dogs out for a walk, but couldn’t be bothered to clean up after...

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Not the liquid brunch I’d hoped for

Prompted by friends’ reports of tastiness, I picked up the Green Mountain Holiday-themed variety pack for my Keurig coffeemaker–specifically, for the Golden French Toast flavor. Unfortunately it is the “one of these things is not like the others” in the...

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at work: overheard

I know I married the guy, but combining our cell phone accounts? That’s a pretty big commitment. Happy Thanksgiving Eve, everyone!

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No Brown Liquor?

Co-worker just told me that the waitress at Cantina Marina told her the management doesn’t serve brown liquor because they’d like to avoid the type of customer it attracts. I don’t go there often, but hope that it was just...

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spam: ARE YOU STILL ALIVE ???

A delightful bit of spam* seen while making the afternoon e-mail check: Attention Beneficiary: We write to confirm if there will be any response from any of your relations concerning what we just heard from a man named Mr. Paul...

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TWSS: Police raid Atlanta Eagle

Presented without comment from The Southern Voice, Atlanta police raid gay leather bar: But when you have the limited group of people going into a situation where they are outnumbered and they don’t know who is in there, it’s a...

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phone: Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam…

Quick question: What the heck is up with callers/spammers being allowed to report stuff like this as their caller ID? It would figure on a day that I’m ranting about craigslist spam, I’d get this call while leaving the office....

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wmata: common sense, use it

In light of this recent event, would the above ad campaign–albeit very clever–in metro stations be considered ironic or simply poor timing?* This isn’t to say I haven’t seen metro riders bumping into one another on the platforms due to...

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ads: wine bar or sex dungeon?

Saw this ad for Veritas Wine Bar in today’s Express and I couldn’t help but wonder if it was intended for next month’s Pride publications. Or has come out of the closet finally reached the state of general cultural usage?...

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mother’s day: the perfect gift

I… might have to head downtown and grab this t-shirt for my mom. I don’t think I could get it there for Mother’s Day, but the better late than never might apply in this instance. She’s offered to help me...

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at work: overheard

Conversation between two co-workers yesterday mid-morning*: …I’ll tell you how to get in and we’ll play tomorrow. But when we do, you have to be the girl. I’m just kidding, we’ll make _______ the girl. I was immediately torn between...