Category Archives: Nerd It Up

Hap(lotype)py Birthday To Me

In one week’s time (actually one week plus 2 hours and 55 minutes’ time), I will turn 32. Turning 32 isn’t my favorite thing in the world; just last night, I was thinking about all of the bars I’ve been … Continue reading

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Boom, That’s Spaghetti

The thing about not spending money on alcohol or going out to places where other people spend money on alcohol is that eventually, you forget what it’s like, meaning you forget what it’s like to be surrounded by drunks who … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story

‘Twas two nights before Christmas, and all through the house, several creatures were stirring, including two cats who probably wouldn’t know a mouse if they saw one, but one of those cats used to eat wasps on a regular basis … Continue reading

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Are You Nobody Too

Pro of reading non-fiction, mostly sociological science-y books before bed: it makes me very tired. Con of reading non-fiction, mostly sociological science-y books at any time that is not before bed: it makes me very tired. One of the non-fiction, … Continue reading

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Food and Cats and Books and HBO

We don’t have cable because it costs about as much as raising a child to the age of three. Probably. We had it in St. Louis because having cable and Internet was somehow cheaper than just having Internet, but since … Continue reading

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The Loneliest Dicks

The other day, I posted on Facebook that Seattle had had three sunny days in a row, which, from October through April, anyway, is something to post about. When I lived in Southern California, I hardly ever left the house … Continue reading

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Challenged

I’m not, like, an expert on being cool or anything, but I think I’m still qualified to wager that staying at home to pack and then non-euphemistically bathe a cat on Saturday night is definitively not cool. This is what … Continue reading

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Bury Me Deep

I’m still running on a fuckton of nervous energy, in case you were wondering, the kind that wakes me up in the morning (and several times in the middle of the night) and leaves me prone to bouts of dizzy … Continue reading

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Dare Mighty Things

Photo credit: myscienceacademy Earlier today, I posted on Facebook that I was more entertained by NASA scientists reacting to Curiosity’s landing on Mars than I was by any Olympian winning their event. Photo credit: NY Times. The below video about … Continue reading

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Long Ride to Forever

Underground New York Public Library is probably my favorite thing about the Internet so far this year. What a terrific project. Not only are there titles and sometimes surprising combinations of title and reader, but it’s those small expressions, the … Continue reading

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