New Car Adventures: A Preface

I’m sure I’ve mentioned my trusty Accord previously in my ramblings. It’s an ’02, purchased by me in ’04 with about 34k miles on it. Currently, it’s sitting on 219k miles. It’s also sitting at the curb of my boyfriend’s house, being not so trusty anymore. I had the oil pan replaced a few months […]

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Whims and Temporary Hobbies

If you asked me to define fickle, I’d probably tell you to look it up your own damn self. However, if I were feeling less ornery than usual, I’d tell you that a good way to understand what fickle is would be to take a look at my new hobbies over the last year. Printmaking: […]

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Foreign Shipments

In searching and searching for an old dog toy I was seeking to replace, I found a Chinese website that showed a picture of that EXACT hard-to-find vinyl football. I checked the dimensions, saw 12x7x7 and thought that while maybe slightly bigger than I was thinking it was, that was probably about the right size […]

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Nightmare Realized

The internet is a wicked thing. It can help convince you that your headache combined with an ant bite on your toe-web is actually a rare form of cancer. It can ruin your whole day through obsessive learning through a wikipedia link spiral or, less constructively, an entertaining youtube channel. What the internet showed me […]

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My New Favorite Toner

Ok, nerds — I mean toner for your face, not your printer. Even though I a grown-ass adult, my face skin still behaves as if I’m in high school. From what I had understood, that breaking out crap was supposed to go away when I was old enough to pay rent. So now I’m paying […]

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RIP GReader – Viva Google gif Search!

I’m still coming to terms with the fact that Google has decided, so very unceremoniously, to kill Reader on July 1. I thought to myself: “No, I can handle this. I’M AN ADULT!” Well, one or both of those thoughts turned out to be incorrect. I thought I would jump seamlessly over to one of […]

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Voice to Text… Kinda.

I have Google Voice on my phone, and one of its great features is its voicemail transcription service. That means that when somebody leaves me a message, I don’t have to use all of my energy to lift the phone up to my ear and listen—I just read the transcription of the message that gets […]

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Lily, LeBistro, and Problem Solving

My cat, Lily, has been described by some as “fat.” Other adjectives commonly used alongside her name include: bitchy, mean, obese, evil, chubby, big-boned, fat-as-shit, and other words that would be just plain hurtful if she understood English and/or cared what anyone had to say ever. I had seen online that an auto-feeder had helped […]

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Netflix, You Tease

  The new season of Arrested Development is coming at us, and coming at us fast. It’ll be released all at once on Netflix, and I could not be more thrilled for that sweet day in May when I’ll be cutting off all real life activity and watching the lot of them, marathon-style. Now that […]

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My Driving Finger

This year, in my pursuit of being kinda-Catholic, I am again participating in giving something up for the Lenten season. I think that one of my more controllable flaws that I often choose not to control is my… shall we say… “volatility.” Friends will be (not at all) surprised to learn that I can tend […]

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