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Thursday, March 26th, 2009
9:58 pm - :) :) :)


current mood: amused

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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009
1:00 pm - one of the few things i don't miss about maine...


current mood: amused

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Monday, March 23rd, 2009
8:51 pm - SXSW '09
(cross-posted from ecto, forgive me...)

I'm back from SXSW, and finally out of bed (in retrospect, going to Austin on the heels of a 2.5-week Southern tour wasn't the smartest thing we've ever done :}). Perhaps my impression was clouded by the stark contrast to last year, where there was exactly *one* thing on the schedule I was interested in seeing ... but hot damn, SXSW was awesome this year.

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ETA: For the crappy camera-phone pix I took while there, see here.

current mood: exhausted

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Friday, January 30th, 2009
12:46 pm - hippo birdies
Happy birthday to my esteemed sibling, dancinghorse!!

current mood: jubilant

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Tuesday, January 27th, 2009
12:30 am - bravissimo
Yea verily, Robot Chicken has outdone itself this time.

"Wrath of Khan: The (Space) Opera"



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Saturday, January 24th, 2009
2:42 pm - "something to do with Sir Francis Drake"
This is my new all-time favorite NY Times news item, right here:



No Snickering - That Road Sign Means Something Else

current mood: amused

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Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
7:09 pm - tv meme (because i can't be bothered to post actual information, apparently)
Courtesy of k8land:

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This is a stupid meme. Feh.

current mood: annoyed

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Saturday, January 3rd, 2009
12:22 am - how'd it get to be 2009 already?!
So uh yeah, Happy New Year!!

This is the longest vacation I've taken in a while. I did a criminal lack of work over the past couple weeks, but that's ok. I can catch up this coming week.

dancinghorse did a great job of summing up Xmas here, so I'll just point y'all there. Santa was quite nice to me, too, so yay.

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So anyway ... we didn't get going overly early this morning either, and were on the road headed north again around 1:30 pm. We pulled into New Haven at 5, and here we are. Tomorrow the holidays officially come to a close with a friend's post-holiday party, and Sunday I actually have to work, so it's back to reality for me with a thud.

Happy 2009 to everyone!!

current mood: cheerful

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Wednesday, December 24th, 2008
2:28 am - let's celebrate the Ten Days of Newton!
I think this is a rather fine idea, myself.

current mood: amused

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Sunday, December 21st, 2008
2:54 am - 'tis the real reason for the season
Happy Solstice, everyone!!

current mood: cheerful

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Friday, December 12th, 2008
8:38 pm - xmas decorating
The holidays have officially come to casa smoe. We have electric candles in the windows, wojsvenwoj has hung the icicle lights on the porch (though not sure how long I'll be able to stand the blinkiness :}), and we're watching the South Park Xmas specials that live on TiVo for this time of year. Whee.

We even put up our Pathetic Tree(tm).



(Yes, that is a dreidel in a snowglobe. Three guesses who gave it to me, and the first two don't count. ;)

Last weekend in Arizona, we helped my mom put up her tree. It's decorated exclusively with her collection of Star Trek ornaments.





current mood: pleased

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Thursday, December 11th, 2008
11:48 pm - amen, so to speak
Once again, Jon Carroll nails it in one.

current mood: impressed

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11:13 am - ow. ow. ow.
Warning: today's "Get Fuzzy" WILL cause physical pain. So of course I have to share it with you all.



current mood: hungry

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Tuesday, December 9th, 2008
12:37 pm - mission accomplished
So this weekend wojsvenwoj and I flew out to Arizona to surprise my mom for her 75th birthday. It was all day of travel on Saturday and all day of travel on Monday just to be there on Sunday, but it was all worth it. :)surprise!Collapse )

current mood: pleased

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Friday, December 5th, 2008
1:17 pm - droooooooool
The Metropolitan Museum has renovated its Medieval galleries.

Gotta go check that out sometime soon ... I'm salivating just reading the article.

current mood: lazy

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Thursday, December 4th, 2008
10:30 pm - fun links of the day
Plays Well With Lightning: the story of St. Barbara

Tom's Essay: The Story Of "Tom's Diner", by Suzanne Vega

The Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar

current mood: lazy

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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008
8:08 pm - from the "check twice to make sure this really isn't true" dept. ...
American Airlines Now Charging Fees To Non-Passengers

Here's hoping The Onion isn't prescient on this one ... I didn't know whether to LOL or cry b/c seriously, I wouldn't be surprised if something like this did happen someday (though United would probably start it, not American).

current mood: amused

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Thursday, November 20th, 2008
5:35 pm - oh, this is SO true
The Feline Game Of Hide And Seek

current mood: amused

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12:47 pm - sometimes college football players actually do go to class...
Here's a story that is fascinating and heartening ... though really, it's kinda sad that a big-time college athlete who *gasp* actually goes to class (!) is news.

Florida State football player up for Rhodes scholarship

I follow the 'Noles, so I've seen the kid play -- he's quite good. I really hope he gets the scholarship and is able to achieve his dreams.

current mood: impressed

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2008
6:58 pm - yay, dusty!!
Dustin Pedroia Wins AL MVP Award

Yay!! I love that little goober ... he's the most fun player I've seen in years.

current mood: pleased

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