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free: “Let’s Get It On”

Update: This deal is no longer available, it was a Valentine’s Day 2009 special only. amazon.com is offering a free download* of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” today and tomorrow in honor of Valentine’s Day. Once again proving that...

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DC: money in the bags

Or as I’m sure the plan will come to be called… nickel bags. I remember when San Francisco banned plastic bags, and some shopping chains followed suit nationwide like IKEA & Whole Foods. I even remember when stores would reward...

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geek: DC Comics, give this guy a job!

The security office at work is getting overzealous and has taken to blocking site after site, causing one’s internet experience to look like a connect-the-dots picture that someone’s gone behind and erased every third line. More recent blocks of flickr...

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clutter: old school networking

Cleaning house is SUCH fun! I opened a box labeled “CDs, Glassware, Mini-Shelves” and instead saw the above switches and a metric assload of cabling for devices long since thrown/given away. I think the nostalgia is getting to me, and...

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metro: standing, walking, questions

I thought I was done ranting about people on the metro. I mean what more can you say after so long, especially that hasn’t already been said on a million other DC area blogs, but ye gods! Stand right, Walk...

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food: brunch in the burbs

I wasn’t sure I’d get in a brunch this weekend. That wouldn’t have made a very good start to The Brunch Project. The week moved more quickly than I thought, even though it didn’t feel like it and when Friday...

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sports: Rock the Red!

I was rockin’ the red*, but it didn’t seem to helps the Caps net a win over the Kings, losing 4-5. But the end of the game was an emotional roller coaster! Even though they didn’t win, the rush of...

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food: wings, ’nuff said

So I bought a bunch of wings for the Superbowl, I figured I might watch it or not, but at least I’d have an appropriate snack either way. Since that day was in the 50s, I was out all day...

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politics: they didn’t pay what?

While I’m sure that photo wasn’t taken specifically in response to the recent withdrawn nominees, it still looks like an apt reflection of how he must be feeling. At least, as a quirk of fate, Daschle’s withdrawal took place on...

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music: but that’s my favorite part!

Someone swiped a piece of music from another artist and used it to great success?! Say it ain’t so! From The Guardian: Cameroonian musician Manu Dibango has filed a lawsuit claiming that “Don’t Stop the Music” and “Wanna Be Startin’...

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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...