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consumer: $6,800 cables, anyone?

For years, blogs have been railing against overpriced cables, Monster Cable being one of the most frequent offenders, but this one takes the cake. AudioQuest’s K2 Terminated Speaker Cable is currently at Amazon for $6,800 (reduced from $8,450).

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moving: what, again!?

Yes… again. The apartment hunt is on, actually has been on for a few months now with not too much to show for it. I’m on the lookout for a 2 bedroom in the Mount Pleasant/Columbia Heights area and pickings...

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in DC: Crafty Bastards

Last week I confessed–to twitter–that I had yet to attend Crafty Bastards. No real reason, I think, just no one else had ever expressed much interest and it wasn’t the kind of thing I wanted to attend solo. Well I...

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books: a modest bestiary

My alarms go off at 5:15a and 6:05a in the morning and I’m usually woken up by the middle of an international story on NPR or if I hit the snooze button, The Writer’s Almanac.

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birthday: gauntlet? thrown!

I suppose this is a technical win, since it’s wishing me a happy birthday and not an early happy birthday, but it’s still a win. Thanks karona! Are the rest of you going to let her get away with that?...

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time: like a clock of the heart

Actually, it’s nowhere near that poetic or new romantic. To be honest, I’m ready to see the past year put in the ground. I’m just shy of a week away from my birthday and one gets into a state of reflection…

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video: big cats, tripping balls

This has been cracking me up all morning, at appropriate intervals. I do a little work, get a little stressed and take a OMG CUTE BIG CATS break. It’s a bit old, but Big Cat Rescue posted a video to...

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photo: Earth First…

Fatigue caught up with me this weekend and I wasn’t feeling very well, so I didn’t make it outside that much save a food run or two. I didn’t really mind considering the masses descending upon DC for either the...

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snippets: on a rainy morning…

I hope everyone out there is having as lovely a morning as us DC folk are. The rain, she’s a comin’ down and showing no signs of stopping! I wish I had the option of these fine city workers to...