Category: personal

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Life of Brian: Bugs

To be clear: I do not like bugs. I do not hate bugs. I do not fear bugs. I respect bugs. Growing up in the suburbs, they were everywhere. And I’m using “bugs” as the blanket term for all creepy...

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Life of Brian: Internet

I originally envisioned these “Life of Brian” posts as little views into moments from my life, or bit of my inner thoughts, things I’ve likely never written about because other people were involved, or it seemed silly, or I just...

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People Can Die From Exposure

[The first in a pair–perhaps later a series?–of articles about work, ownership and compensation online. What I have to say is nothing new, but hopefully can add to the growing chorus of voices about it.] Recently Wil Wheaton went off...

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“Hello” and Welcome Back, Adele!

Oh, Adele… It was well worth the wait. I have a complex relationship with some singers, especially those that sing about relationships, and their songs. Some songs are so closely associated with memories of people in my past that I...

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“I Almost Made a Racist Joke!”

One thing I didn’t really mention when talking about cleaning up my place is that, with my kitchen counter covered in poison, I haven’t been cooking a lot because I’ve lost my prep space. This isn’t really a problem since...

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Getting My House in Order

Nothing like a good cleaning to get things nice and tidy! Except that I hate cleaning, I hate tidying, I hate chores. I accept that clutter is my default mode, although I also realize that it shouldn’t be. Not that...

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On This Day: Shelfie!

Who knew I was so hip? Taking a shelfie before it was even a thing! I think the “On This Day” apps are fun… to a point. While it’s cool to see where I was, what I was posting on...

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It’s Just Not Cricket, Nature!

Flashback to a few years ago when I had broken up with a live-in boyfriend, had a new apartment with a lovely patio and was trying to enjoy the change of seasons… I might respect all living creatures, but sorry...

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literally: can’t even

Is it possible to have a Case of the Mondays on a Tuesday? My mini-vacation making a long weekend out of the July 4 holiday is done and I’m back at the office. It was a hot, humid, and rainy...