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Summer miscellany

Typical Redditor: Reads seven Harry Potter books that are about love, friendship, family, innocence, loyalty, cooperation, the triumph of good over evil, the corrupting influence of power, and the good that will come to good-hearted people, and all he can … Continue reading

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Seeing Brave in the theater

Shortly after it came out, Kathy and I went to see the Brave in the theater. It was a good movie and all, but one thing I’ll never forget is seeing a mother and two children walking back into the … Continue reading

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Middle-schoolers are awful

My first week of middle school, I started realizing how awful middle-schoolers are as human beings in general. The boys, at least. This was mainly manifested in P.E. class, where I repeatedly saw 6th-grade boys push and shove and grab … Continue reading

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Amazon vs. Barnes & Noble

It’s not hard to find people, especially book lovers, who lament the downfall of brick-and-mortar bookstores thanks to the rise to dominance of Amazon.com. I could say “online retailers”, but let’s face it: it’s only Amazon. Barnes & Noble has … Continue reading

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Observations from our Christmas road trip

Kathy and I recently drove from Ann Arbor to Atlanta for Christmas, from Atlanta to Tampa to visit her grandmother, and from Tampa back to Michigan with an overnight layover in my parents’ house in Atlanta again. The trip between … Continue reading

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Kristen Bell was Uda Bengt?!

I was shocked and amazed to find out recently that Kristen Bell, best known as Veronica Mars, also played Uda Bengt in Rob Thomas’s other show, Party Down. I had known Kristen Bell played Veronica Mars for several years, from … Continue reading

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Watching the World Series at Bar Louie

When I heard that Pedro Martinez would start game 2 of the World Series for the Phillies at Yankee Stadium, I was excited to watch it, preferably with my other baseball-following friends. You can read a nice summary of Pedro’s … Continue reading

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Ego bruising

While I was watching college football at a friend’s apartment, she brought out a few wooden 3D puzzles that her grandfather makes as a hobby, so we could fiddle around with them during halftime and when there wasn’t anything going … Continue reading

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Homeless stories

These are a few musings I had that were unconnected except by virtue of the fact that they all have something to do with the homeless. My favorite game or segment on all the radio shows I’ve listened to is … Continue reading

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A good appetite is attractive

The MSN homepage had a link to this article in Glamour magazine (I assure you, I would never go straight to Glamour.com on my own) titled “Five times you’re sexy to men”. It purports to inform women of the occasions … Continue reading

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My 10k day

Today is my 10k day: the 10,000th day of my life. I guess that’s almost as special as being born on the 4th of July. I was planning on it being a 5k and 10k day: run in the 5k … Continue reading

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Sandra Tsing Loh is a bad writer

I’ve thought of myself as a pretty good writer since I was in elementary school, having been told several times throughout my life by people worth listening to that I had a talent for it. I just haven’t had any … Continue reading

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NBA Finals are lame

I can’t stand the NBA and especially not its playoffs. It drags on forever and I don’t understand why anybody gives a crap. I know there’s a lot more to it than this, but do you know what I see … Continue reading

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Sympathetic tone and long-distance running

Last Sunday I ran in the largest road race in Michigan, the Dexter–Ann Arbor Run. All together, its three races (5k, 10k, half-marathon) have more participants than any other race in Michigan each year. I did okay, but I was … Continue reading

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Food lines

I spend a fair amount of time thinking about how I could design things better than the people who designed them. One example is food lines, like you’d go through at luncheons or cookouts, for example. They’re set up poorly … Continue reading

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Cold feet and denial

A really good friend of mine has been engaged to a guy for about three years and has been in a relationship with him for a total of six or seven years now. They’ve been together since early&#8211middle of college. … Continue reading

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