Category: blog

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shopping: just a few things

Wednesdays are telework days for me and they are often super-productive. I can get a lot more work done without interference from co-workers and clients and I can get the odd chore done at home without much time lost to...

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coffee: hurry up and wait

I know this is sort of a Generation X and New Coffee Generation blasphemy, but isn’t it a bit weird that we have an entire industry devoted–mostly–to selling brewed coffee? Not that I don’t partake as much as the next...

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words: “its all on how u look at it”

I attended a Super Bowl party last night, but it was more about the people, food and drinks. The game was certainly on, but aside from glancing up every now and again to look at the score, I wasn’t really...

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city love: no homo

Presented without comment. Also… hi! It’s been a while.. again. I had honestly meant to make this year more of a “I’m going to write this year!” but that obviously didn’t happen. Immediately after Christmas, I came back to house...

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internet: cui bono?

On the whole, most acts shy of outright aggression are seen as weakness, and weakness is despised, punishment favored, cosmic justice scorned. We’re taught moment by moment, amidst the fray, to seize opportunities for advancement and reward and to crush...

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#firstürbproblems: Skim, not Skinny!

Making sure to specify a “vanilla nonfat latte” instead of a “vanilla skim latte” at Starbucks for fear of being served a Skinny Vanilla latte. Yes… that’s a thing. Really. Well it is for me, anyway. The other odd thing...

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work: the fridge

What exactly is it about being left unsupervised with items we don’t own, but that we know we won’t get an any trouble for leaving them in a completely trashed state? The most obvious example of this is the hotel...

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health: “more of a nuisance”

So, following up on my visit earlier this month, I’d been to have the stitches–sutures if you’re fancy–removed and I thought I’d hear results on my biopsy at that time. This was incorrect and the doctor I saw was a...

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home: BUTT OUT! …please?

In which my first world problem complaints about cigarette butts landing on my patio are vindicated with a not-strongly-worded-at-all memo from the management.

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health: cancerversary?

Nearly three years to the day of completing cancer treatments, I find a skin anomaly and all those old familiar feelings come bubbling right back up to the surface…

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spam: …eloquent spam

It may be taking a while for my coffee to kick in, but while clearing out the spam comments this morning, these two are definitely winners!

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blog: still here!

So yeah, it’s been a long time, huh? Shaking out the cobwebs, trying some new digs, and mostly trying to convince myself that people are still visiting this blog for posts other than the SNL Justin Timberlake and Beyonce sketch.

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in DC: A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas listening party, that is! All of Guaraldi’s music for the various Charlie Brown specials is amazing, but the Christmas album is one that I will listen to any time of the year without ever thinking it’s...

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music: Christmas Midgets

Every year, in my efforts to maintain a Very Swank Holiday®, I’ll often try and track down some of the lesser known Christmas/Holiday albums that have fallen by the wayside. Usually these are much older than my current find, but I am pleased to have discovered Christmas Midgets by The Found Sound Orchestra…