Category: blog

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winter: 6 more weeks!

I forgot about the 2nd being Groundhog Day until I saw it in a few papers today. While I don’t think they say this as much anymore, when I was a kid the folklore was that if the groundhog emerges...

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WaPo: the sincerest form…

It had been a while since I’d seen my name in “lights” and of course this was on a day when I was teleworking, and therefore didn’t make it out of the house/near a metro station to pick up the...

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2 cents: burning green/saving green

Regarding the Michael Phelps deal, the question “How dumb are you?” comes to mind. If he wants to burn one down, that’s his business. It isn’t yet legal, but it’s his business. But when you’re an Olympic medal-winner–and now role...

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B5/video: be somewhere else

I won’t say anything yet about the recent episode of Battlestar Galactica, but if you haven’t seen it, you have very little excuse. Both SciFi channel and Hulu have it available for viewing online the next day. There were definitely...

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facebook: 25 Things…

Unless you’re in that 1% online population that doesn’t have Facebook, I’m sure you’ve seen this: Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits or goals about you. At the...

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video: do you know your history yet?

I saw this History of the Internet video on YouTube this morning and it’s quite good and informative. The British narrator reminds me a bit of old instructional films and the Look Around You spoof series. I was only prompted...

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geek/theater: One Man Star Wars

Heard last night, if Star Wars has taught us anything it’s: Don’t kiss your sister like that, and Don’t let your father become Darth Vader! I lucked out and snagged Jhim’s +1 ticket to see One Man Star Wars last...

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queer: Denial FAIL!

Update to this entry, it appears to be a hoax, please see the footnote. Kyle shared this on Facebook, from FAIL Blog: Denial FAIL: I’m concerned that my son has a secret girlfriend? My 17 year old son has been...

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food: a tasty trilogy

It’s been quite the day today, but sometimes it’s all worth it knowing you’ve got something tasty to come home to. This was truly slow meets fast, as the pulled chicken sat all day in the crock pot while the...

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in DC: museum’ing, anyone?

Since neither of us had been since the renovation, R and I headed over to the National Museum of American History. Even though it was a pretty chilly day out, it was fairly crowded, perhaps Inauguration leftover tourists. There were...

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photography: capturing the moment

This will be my last post regarding the Inauguration, I promise. I’m already feeling the information overload and starting to turn back into “non-political Brian.” This panoramic photograph, however, is absolutely amazing. David Bergman took this photo, the file measuring...

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inauguration: balls!

That was indeed one of the high points of watching the tube on Tuesday night, seeing Anderson Cooper deftly and coolly say ‘Balls’ about three times per sentence. I suppose the word comes out as easily as it goes in…...

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44: a very nice number indeed!

The Big Picture from The Boston Globe has some amazing photos from Washington DC and around the world during yesterday’s Inaugural events. The satellite photo is incredible, of course, but it was the above image that appealed to me. Just...

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chores: clean, clean, clean. repeat.

I suppose it’s a good thing that my apartment is barely recognizable. I’m seeing more floor space and more gleaming surfaces than I have in a long time. I make no excuses for it, but being busy and lazy tends...