Archive for November, 2010

black behind us

27 Nov

Thanksgiving and Black Friday have now passed. Today we enter that time of year when compulsory merriment is the order of the day, and more and more people manage to make the phrase “Merry Christmas” sound a lot more like “F**K YOU!” than anything else. <sarcasm>This, my friends, is my favorite time of year.</sarcasm> As […]

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something to think about this weekend

24 Nov

…courtesy of author Philip K. Dick: Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away. Just a little thing to remember when you’re drunk on tryptophan or standing outside Walmart at 3am freezing your ass off.

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contractual obligation post

16 Nov

I don’t really have anything of particular note to report. That is, other than my compulsion to continue to add new prose to this space at least every few days. That isn’t to say that I haven’t been busy. It’s just that I’ve been busy with things like work and family and NaNoWriMo and reading […]

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I’m calling it a victory

13 Nov

The new desktop PC arrived in the arms of the cheerful FedEx guy on Thursday afternoon. I’ve been playing with it a little bit, trying to get it to my liking…most specifically, getting a comfortable dual-boot environment going between Windows 7 (for games) and Ubuntu Linux (for just about everything else). After several hours worth […]

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do vs. say

09 Nov

I honestly love it when I find a succinct explanation of a problem that’s been bugging the hell out of me for a long time. Today, I found it in this piece from Rick Perlstein in The Daily Beast (by way of a link from Amanda Marcotte at pandagon): When one side breaks the social […]

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friday random ten: “recovering from the drive” edition

05 Nov

Things went on a little bit longer than usual at the office on Thursday; long enough to miss the narrow window of time that would have gotten me home ahead of DC rush hour. As a result, it took me almost five hours in a soaking gray rain to get home last night. It wasn’t […]

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the healing benefits of patterns and discretionary spending

03 Nov

If I can establish reliable routines and patterns, I tend to find I’m an easier person to deal with, and am generally more upbeat about things. Thankfully, after a seriously trying occurrence of Alexander Chuck and Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day that lasted most of a week, the new job, schedule, and general […]

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ennui and the annual urge toward voting

01 Nov

if this post feels a little disjointed, it’s because I feel a little disjointed right now. There’s lots of stressful and often unpleasant stuff rattling around in the deep dark corners of my brain right now, and it’s got me both totally on edge and wallowing in what may not necessarily a deep well of […]

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