Archive for January, 2012

“differently social”

31 Jan

Many people believe that introversion is about being antisocial, and that’s really a misperception. Because actually it’s just that introverts are differently social. So they would prefer to have a glass of wine with a close friend as opposed to going to a loud party full of strangers. That’s one of the money quotes from […]

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shaking it off

30 Jan

So, the weekend events proved to be both as enjoyable and as stressful as I expected. I’m really not complaining about any of it, per se; I enjoyed the company of some quite wonderful people, and, somewhat unexpectedly, I had the opportunity to be a bit of company for someone else who maybe needed it. […]

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“thanks for letting me rub your butt for an hour”*

26 Jan

For no particular reason, I provide here a link to the American Top 40 pop charts from the week I was born. All told, there’s not a lot of quality there, especially #1, which straddles the line between hokey and oddly creepy pretty well (though I suspect there were at least a few jokes cracked […]

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taxing

25 Jan

So, yesterday was the day that Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney released his 2010 tax returns. Sure, this sort of thing isn’t a requirement, but it’s one of those things that you do as a candidate, because it’s an indication of trust and openness (“hey, I have nothing to hide!”) and because it gives voters […]

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article ii section iii

24 Jan

Because I always link this, here’s the State of the Union Drinking Game for your imbibing pleasure. I’m not sure I’ll be watching. I’m really tired.

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dealing

23 Jan

I did a bit of sleep deficit spending this weekend; such is the toll of a busy weekend followed by a week during which rest did not come easy, followed by another busy weekend. Mostly it was Saturday that did me in. It was really the two-pronged assault of (1) the labor involved in helping […]

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“documented, but largely unstudied”

19 Jan

I knew someone had to be looking at this, but nobody really knows why approximately one in four people (including me) experiences photic sneeze response; that is, sneezing when the sun gets in one’s eyes. There have been several different theories about why this reaction exists, and several of them have been considered and abandoned […]

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going dark in protest

18 Jan

Today this site, along with thousands of others across the web, is going dark (from 8am to 8pm) to protest SOPA & PIPA, two bills currently flying through congress which will have wide-reaching consequences regarding security and freedom of expression online. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, please visit American Censorship dot Org, […]

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Marscon post-op

17 Jan

Apologies up front for the almost-certain crap quality of this post; I woke up this morning feeling, shall we say, pretty awful, and that will probably color just about everything I produce throughout the day, at least. So, sorry. Still, stuff and adventures and things happened this weekend, so I feel I ought to chronicle […]

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ten years after…

14 Jan

Although I’ve been “blogging” in some form since 1995 or so, well before the word ‘blog’ was coined in 1997, in the form of various crappy personal “home pages” and a relatively popular unofficial fan-page for the band The Badlees at the height of their commerical success, the project which you find yourself currently reading […]

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