Monthly Archives: December 2012

Don’t Make This Year Regret The Day It Was Born (or Something Like That)

  So who decided to put the start of the day in the middle of the night? Or the start of the year in the middle of winter? Who ate all the cupcakes? Why do we care when the odometer

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Dictionary.com Takes A Huge Dump On Nerd Culture (or Let’s Get Hashtag Epic Fail Trending)

WARNING: This post is tl;dr and contains much snarkiness and nerdiness. I have used both the dictionary.com website and the app for a while now, mostly when I want a quick second opinion about a definition, and I am not

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The Top Ten Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Read Top Ten Lists

It’s the end of the year (not the end of the world as a bored media would have you believe) and that means Christmas, New Years, and top ten lists. The latter is certainly one tradition we could all do

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Tea With The Drama Queen (or It’s Not A Tumor)

So I woke up this morning with a headache, so my first thought is, of course – brain tumor – because it couldn’t just be a headache. There must be some underlying, devastating cause for me to be in so

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The Five Stages Of Writing (or I Feel Your Pain)

Like dealing with grief, writing also has five stages. STAGE ONE – Caffeination Most writing begins with some sort of stimulant. Much writing is done late at night because writers are so easily distracted during the day and fail to

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Spammers Aren’t Even Trying Anymore (or If You’re Going To Try To Screw Me, You Could At Least Buy Me Dinner)

So, I’m checking my blog stats today, because I’m {narcissistic|a responsible person|bored|compulsive}, and I notice that I’ve gotten twice as many spam comments as I have real comments from readers like you. On my other blog, that ratio is ten

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Nothing To See Here (or Move Along, Move Along)

So, I wish I could tell you about all the exciting things that happened to me this past week, but there aren’t any stories to tell. No rocks fell from the sky and hit me. No holes opened up in

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I Get My First (Sort Of) Death Threat (or Google Is Skynet)

  So after I posted yesterday, I went out looking for a job, because I just saw how much money wasn’t in my bank account. I took the bus downtown, because it’s impossible to park and it’s just a twenty-minute

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Cleanup Your Act On Aisle Three (or Holiday Spirit Is Also Known As Rum)

It is important at this time of year to observe a few simple rules when shopping to avoid unnecessary delays and hurt feelings, so here is my seasonal shopping guide, or Modern Etiquette for the Socially Challenged Part Four Holiday

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Broken Hearts (Card Game)

In the spirit of doing completely random things, I am going to post the card game I invented in the late nineties, because I spent all of my blogging time cleaning out my closet. And yes, having a bunch of

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