Archive for December, 2012

2012 by the numbers

27 Dec

Describing the last year in quantifiable terms: unique visits to this blog this year (so far): 4,927 posts this year (so far, including this one): 155 books read (so far): 83 books acquired: many sporting events attended: 4 musical performances attended: 21 theatrical productions attended: 5 fan conventions attended: 6 miles bicycled: 950 (so far) […]

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the state of things at this point in the year

21 Dec

So, I’m done working for the year. That’s good. I’ve gotten really used to taking the last week and a half of the year and just not doing much of anything beyond basic household upkeep and the stuff that I want to do. The general lack of obligation to anyone but me, especially the part […]

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friday random ten – “Lenny Bruce is not afraid” edition

21 Dec

So, it’s nearly 10am EST, and we’re all still here. I’m not surprised, but a small part of me is a little upset, what with all the literal wailing and gnashing of teeth we’re missing, and the figurative stuff I’m getting via twitter (though at least that’s funny). might as well spin some tunes, see […]

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something for the readers among my readers

19 Dec

Encountered via a passing mention in this week’s commute audiobook, David Hadju’s The Ten ¢ent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America, an excerpt from President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s commencement address at Dartmouth College in 1953: Don’t join the book burners. Don’t think you are going to conceal faults by concealing evidence […]

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people will accuse me of humbug for this one…

18 Dec

They’d generally be right about the humbug thing, but not in this case, as this post has nothing to do with the season. It’s just my way of remembering how great The X-Files often was: Life is like a box of chocolates. A cheap, thoughtless, perfunctory gift that nobody ever asks for. Unreturnable because all […]

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friday random ten – “splitting headache” edition

14 Dec

As alluded to in the last post with the kitten, the stress levels I’m dealing with are through the roof at the moment. For all kinds of reasons. This time, all that stress is going straight to my head, providing sustenance and power to those gnomes in my frontal lobe with the pneumatic hammers…you know […]

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look at this kitten

13 Dec

The title is a reminder for myself. I need to look at a kitten. It’s been one of those weeks.

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after a week of being shaken up

08 Dec

I purposely don’t talk much about work here except in generalities; there’s something to be said for establishing some boundaries between my lives there and out here in the digital æther. That said, this new job involves some definite life-changing arrangements that seem like proper grist for the blog mill, so, I’m going to talk […]

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Impossible Space Tales! Zombie Omnibus!

08 Dec

Hey, my tens of readers, one of my little missions here in this space is to draw attention to the work of independent artists who make neat stuff. In the interest of fulfilling that mission, here are a couple of things I think you ought to take a look at, courtesy of my buddy Dan […]

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puppet fornication and creepy christmas revelry

03 Dec

The job upgrade has been the primary concern at the forefront of my mind for the last few weeks, but I did a couple of cool things this weekend worth mentioning, so I shall mention them. Friday night, I checked something off that’s been on the bucket list or whatever for the last seven years […]

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