Category: culture

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movies: pride goes before The Fall

Saturday evening I finally–I’d wanted to see it for a while, but it slipped off my radar–saw The Fall directed by Tarsem Singh. I always appreciate stories within movies where the stories seem to take place on another plane, a...

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Macy’s: Fabulosity

Loved this window display from the Macy’s in downtown DC. As Kyle said, it’s so clear that a member of our family had a heavy hand in putting this together.

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holiday: Repeal Day!

If you don’t already know and your friendly neighborhood lush hasn’t informed you, December 5th is Repeal Day. A day to celebrate the 21st amendment… that repealed the 18th amendment, which enacted prohibition. I’ll be out enjoying a drink with...

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sports: Yes, that’s right, sports.

As Natalie says, “I love tickets!” So when Michael had an extra ticket to the Caps game last night, I put my name on the waiting list. I’m not usually a sports guy, and I haven’t been to a hockey...

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office: Pet Peeve #732

If I may take a moment to rant… Here’s a clipped image of an e-mail sent out this morning regarding a going away luncheon for an employee that’s leaving. From the blurry mass next to To: and the opening “Everyone,”...

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culture war: did Colbert humble Kanye?

Props to Hello, Negro for pointing out that I need to watch The Colbert Report. The last episode I watched in full was when Amy Sedaris was on and somehow Paul Dinello snuck in there as well. She pointed out...

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work: Repent and Live

I have mentioned before that I’m like management poison? Hmm, yes I have, sort of. Our team used to be huge, then it shrank right around the time that the contract was going through layoffs, so it was a “good”...

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OBEY: CONSUME & DISCARD

Well I’m glad someone finally said it. So far I haven’t bought a single thing, though I am thinking of stuff for myself. I might finally break down and grab myself one of those guitar band type game things. I...

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Dec 1: World AIDS Day

We make a lot of strides forward and a lot of steps back. The ribbon awareness movement has pretty much exploded to the point where you have to ask someone what their color means. Can someone print up a hanky...

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Sunday: rain, rain, go away!

Ok who found our really nice weather and replaced it with this soggy rainy dreary crap? I’m all for lazy Sundays, but you want to feel like you could go somewhere if you had to. Aside from an early morning...

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word of the day: spill

Setbacks, never a fun thing for me. Most of the time, I don’t even notice setbacks, I just push through. I only notice them when I’m at the end of my rope, resources depleted and it will really only take...

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thanksgiving: Oh the humanity!

Had a very nice Thanksgiving with my friend Kyle and his visiting sister at CommonWealth down the street from us. It was my first time going, but it most certainly won’t be my last. Being the UK-phile that I am,...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone’s having a wonderful day whether you’re spending it on your own or with friends and family. Cooking traditional dishes or kicking back with the tv and ordering in, doesn’t matter. Just enjoy the time off to relax...

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holiday: La Bouche Thursday

As Kyle and I were making our way through glasses of sangria and litres of his unpronounceable heifer-something beer, we declared that night a Bon Jovi Friday, even though it wasn’t really one. However we knew that the next Wednesday...