Archive for July, 2007

on smart girls…

31 Jul

As a guy who ended up marrying the smart girl, I have to echo wil with a hearty so say we all on his comments  about actress/mathematician Danica “Winnie Cooper” McKellar’s new book about math geared toward girls. Listen closely, girls: Smart is much, much, more attractive than dumb. If there’s one thing I’ve tried getting […]

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eh, I’m back

31 Jul

Except for the dog waking me up at 4am this morning, I do believe that I’m feeling pretty close to human this morning after my procedure Friday morning. According to the medical team, I’m still not supposed to pick up anything heavier than about ten pounds for another couple of days, but overall, I’m feeling […]

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the two greatest inventions conceived by mankind

28 Jul

the two-pound, store-brand bag of frozen green peas vicodin

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inspiration always comes too late…

26 Jul

I’ve been attending class all week in a hotel with free internet access, with tons of really long (longer than they really need to be) breaks, and I only thought to bring the laptop in today. Well consider that rememdied. And to celebrate, here’s the story that’ll be taking the world by storm by the […]

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I case anyone cares…

24 Jul

…the interview’s over; and I think it went reasonably well…I think.  Who knows.  I had at least one real friend on the interview panel, so there’s that, and the other two didn’t run me out, and seemed responsive in a positive manner. What’s potentially interesting is that my competition doesn’t seem to be who I […]

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…on busy schedules, self-confidence, and scalpels.

23 Jul

ten pounds of something in a five pound bag It may not be as bad as that statement’s colloquial connotation makes it out to be, but the week certainly feels overstuffed enough to qualify for a reasonably literal reading of the comparison. I think the feeling stems from the fact that it’s a non-normal week […]

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my wife, the speed reader

21 Jul

she finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in six bloody hours. …and was weeping openly by chapter four.

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random ten – July 20 edition

20 Jul

I can’t come up with anything that feels like a theme or a common thread here, but then, that’s why it’s called random, isn’t it? “You Are Alright” – Akitaka Tohyama “Counting Blue Cars” – Dishwalla “Your Racist Friend” – TMBG “Armageddon It” – Def Leppard “Princes of the Universe” – Queen “A Sorta Fairy […]

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the inevitable Potter post

19 Jul

With Deathly Hallows dropping this weekend, and the world (particularly the internet) on the verge of going into a temporary shutdown as people drop off to read said book and avoid encountering spoilers (which are out there already, of course, the most prominent being that guy who supposedly “found” a copy of the book early, […]

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the light at the end of the tunnel

19 Jul

As I type this, the bathroom floor is being installed. Finally. [EDIT]: It Is Done. The Saga of the Floor is Over. on an entirely unrelated note… …In a recent Business Week interview, in answer to a question about her post-Bush Administration plans, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice responded: “I don’t know what I’ll do […]

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