Category: culture

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booze: from the land of pleasant living

Spotted near the trash bins outside my building. I think I love the tagline the most: From the Land of Pleasant Living. Why yes, I do live rather pleasantly whenever possible. I’m not a beer person at all, but it...

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TGIF: the ultimate battle?

Every time I see this t-shirt advertised on the Overcompensating comic feed, it makes me laugh. And I’m betting it would be a much better fight than robots vs. werewolves. Oddly enough with my recent t-shirt addictions, this one just...

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video: three is too many

So I broke a 5-year streak and went on an interview today. It was for a job that’s similar to what I’m doing now, but might focus more on the parts of my job that I enjoy and have very...

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Dec 10: Day Without A Gay

Day Without A Gay, huh? The story in the Chicago Tribune says it best, The HR office has probably never encountered this before. Day Without A Gay seeks to shift our strong feelings about injustice toward service! Let’s fight for...

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shopping: what’s your style?

Even though I overindulged a bit on Friday evening out with friends, I was still well enough–or so I thought–to head out with Kyle and hit the malls on a shopping excursion. I don’t have anything to buy for the...

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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 A day to celebrate the 21st amendment… that repealed the 18th amendment, which enacted prohibition.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...