Category: personal

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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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40: different animals…

It’s never easy to look back at a relationship that recently ended. We cared for each other very much, but in the end we both wanted different things.

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40: the big (?) four-oh…

As I just received what is likely my last birthday gift this past weekend, I suppose I can safely say that birthday time has now ended. Especially as all of my grandparents have passed, so there won’t be any strangely...

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photo: catch the sun

I’ve taken to walking in the early morning after checking into the office. Our building is right next to The Yards Park and Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, so when it’s nice enough outside, there’s never a lack of great scenery. This morning was no exception.

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comics: Breast Cancer Awareness

An amazing ad campaign drawn by Maisa Chaves for DDB Mozambique featuring well-known female comic book characters giving themselves self-exams to raise awareness of regular breast exams among women at risk of breast cancer. Nobody’s immune to breast cancer. When...

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health: such a little thing…

I completely misjudged how long it would take me to get into work this morning, so here I sit at quarter to 7 in a nearly completely empty office. Which is actually a really nice thing. People always ask why...

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metro: platform or runway?

*taps mic* Is this thing on? Anyone still out there? Yeah, it’s been a while, but between indulging in birthday shenanigans, and sorta realizing that I’m not as able to recover from birthday shenanigans as I once was, I needed...

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twitter: happy hour

Last night, a friend mentioned–rightfully so–that it had been ages since we’d seen each other. I offered the following retort, which I will admit, is very true… Not that I’m a lush or anything, I just like getting together with friends and having a few drinks and laughs.

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me: I’m not sick, but I’m not well

The year was 1997, a bootleg copy of Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone? was in my CD player and I was a little too into this track… “I’m not sick but I’m not well, and it’s a sin to live so well.”

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random: forgotten

It’s said that DC is a very small place and it’s so true. Especially for those that have chosen to make this place their home and aren’t just passing through. My friends often joke that I run into my ex’s...

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pride: Army on DADT

Not sure how I hadn’t noticed this before, but the Army actually has a webpage devoted to the details of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) and its repeal…

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pride: all ages

Continuing on the Pride trend comes a great announcement from AARP: AARP today announced the launch of a new online Web portal—www.aarp.org/pride—dedicated to serving older lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans. The organization’s first online home base for the...

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pride: to the girl…

I typically don’t do very much for Pride in DC anymore, but with it coming up next weekend in DC, this post from a best friend, beautiful person and more than occasionally a myopic little twit* was well-timed: I know...

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in DC: a metro holiday

I really enjoyed this cover from last Friday’s Express. I’m used to seeing “yesterday’s news” printed in the free daily, but this story was dead on target for the impending weekend track work. There were still plenty of papers in...

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in DC: CoHi WMATA mornings

Not every morning, but just about every morning, Columbia Heights metro riders are “treated” to the sound of escalators in dire need of some repair, or maybe just some WD-40…