Category: personal

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home: snow day = chores?

In which I break the habits of a lifetime and use a snow day to do chores… Past Brian is looking at Present Brian today like “What gives, man?” OPM called it, federal offices closed, it’s an official snow day–sort...

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work: that trainer needs re-training

A while back, I said/decided/whatever that I wasn’t going to write about work. Mostly because… it’s work, but also that I am way too easy to find on the internet. However, if you recognize yourself as one of the people...

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dreams: I’ll be on my suit and tie…

I had a very strange dream last night. I was maybe back in school, or maybe just a chaperone for a school band event, but my high school band director (as he looks today)1 was there and I kept running...

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personal: my weird brain

We’re all slaves to it, but none of us can really explain why it does what it does… unless you’re a neuroscientist, in which case… wow. But just this past week, I was reminded yet again that my brain just...

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wishes: Somewhere that’s green…

I absolutely hate moving, but while looking over a friend’s shoulder at craigslist apartment rental ads this weekend, I noticed the following house for rent that made me think, “Hm… maybe moving wouldn’t be so bad!” At $2,999, it’s a...

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video games: hands up, don’t shoot!

I recently rented the game “Watch Dogs” from GameFly and as I was installing it, I jokingly tweeted that I doubted I’d last more than 20 minutes playing it. This was more a commentary on how a lot of the...

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video: I’M SORRY!!

There are days I just want to get a bullhorn and head to the roof of a building and shout out a modified version of Annie’s “I’m sorry!” speech from The First Wives Club… I’ve always loved this movie and...

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42: Sacré Fromage!

Even though I’ve heard it’s impossible to get a table there and you’ll have to make a reservation weeks in advance, I decided to test my luck (with backup plans, just in case) at Le Diplomate for an early dinner....

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42: ***Spotless

After almost–but not quite–20 years in DC, I sometimes think it would be nice if I could opt for a form of selective amnesia. I never watched “Eternal Sunshine” but I more or less guessed the plot and I was...

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quips: -tion…

Sometimes the silly quips about dating you trade back and forth in your youth end up still applying to your life in later years.

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fitness: walk for me, walk for me…

I’ll see you after the function! Hm, I may have to add that one into my walking mix. I’m trying really hard to get back in the habit of taking my weekend walks. This summer has been milder than usual,...

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42: birthday anxiety

It was at brunch this past Sunday that I really started to think about it, even though I’ve already been asked by the boy about our upcoming plans for my birthday. Just one month away, it’s not even a milestone,...

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food: urban gardener? moi?

Can I just say how much it blows my mind that I’m growing food in my backyard? …which isn’t even really a backyard, but just some planters on the patio. Normally, I just grow herbs, mostly mint because it’s super-easy....

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fitness: Okay, now be serious

Today’s “Pearls Before Swine” strip by Stephan Pastis perfectly portrays my reaction the first time I ever heard about spinning.

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health: unremarkable

Just a few snippets from my recent PET-CT scans. I have honestly never before been so content with with the word “unremarkable” being applied to me. Unremarkable neck. Unremarkable study. Specifically, the subcutaneous abnormal soft tissue seen on the regional...