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30 Things to do before turning 30

i’m writing a list to avoid writing a cover letter. The World Cup qualifying games remind me that I will be turning 30 during the final tournament next summer. While there are a bunch of things I’d hoped accomplish by … Continue reading

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Is the coffee on airplanes decaffeinated or just extremely weak? Part I

A few times year a blog or magazine article titled something like “Top Ten Things the Airlines Don’t Tell You!” circulates, claiming to reveal all the horrors that go on behind the scenes in modern air travel. As prices for … Continue reading

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Resisting Snark

While updating my applicant profile at the usajobs.gov website, I noticed they’ve added a field: Obviously this is to provide potential employers with a better sense of who I am and what I’m looking to do, but it takes everything … Continue reading

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The Pony Diet

Pink Dress ftw On Saturday my roommate and I came to terms with how little we’ve been working out recently. With the combination of me attending a wedding this coming weekend and Halloween quickly approaching, Roomie suggested we implement the … Continue reading

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Mixing foods

I have never been one to mix foods. You give my roommate any combination of peanut butter and chocolate and she’s as happy as Allie Brosh with a piece of chicken skin. equals happiness… for some Don’t get me wrong, … Continue reading

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Would someone please hand Marty McSorley a Magpies shirt and some boots?

The saga that is Nigel de Jong’s utter disregard for humanity just won’t go away. Nor should it. By now, unless you have been under a rock (or you are the average American sports fan), you have seen, heard, or … Continue reading

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All kinds of things … about Kentucky.

35.6% of Lexington, KY work force has a Bachelor’s degree or higher! This city has 15 golf courses and over 3000 acres of parks! Thank you Commerce Lexington for these delightful tidbits, but what really caught my attention was bourbon. … Continue reading

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I’m on twitter.

I don’t have any idea if anyone is actually reading this blog ever, but I have joined the Twitter universe and am equally awful at updating that online communication.

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Clandestine ≠ Covert

For all you wanna-be spies out there, clandestine activity is not the same as covert activity.Just an FYI.

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Summer time = biking time

I just discovered MADSEN Cargo Bikes, right after buying a cruiser and attaching a milk crate for my belongings. I’d say this:  is much prettier and probaby more stable than anything I put together.

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NY Times reports that Jon Stewart is most trusted man in News

The beauty is basically everything about this:

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Old stuff doesn’t play nice

Never transfer all your files from one computer to another.The new one won’t like it.

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Language Hints

Children’s books are an excellent way to learn languages. Jorge Curioso Monta una Bicicleta!

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Rabid: a Novel

Rabid: a NovelBy T. K. KenyonPublished by Kunati IncApril 2007 Fiction ripped from the headlines: child-molesting priests plus lethal viruses equals a creative thriller. T. K. Kenyon is a product of the University of Iowa’s Writers Workshop with background in … Continue reading

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House of Leaves

House of LeavesBy Mark Z. DanielewskiPublished by Pantheon Books2000 Call it an experimental novel, call it a graphic post-postmodern attempt to recreate fiction, just be sure to call it good storytelling. In House of Leaves the story follows four story-lines … Continue reading

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Devils in the Sugar Shop

Devils in the Sugar ShopBy Tim SchaffertPublished by Unbridled BooksMay 2007 Though the author was entertaining at his signing event in Des Moines, the book’s content made it difficult to hand-sell. I’m not a huge fan of books that try … Continue reading

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Men May Come and Men May Go, but I’ve Still got my Little Pink Raincoat

Men May Come and Men May Go … But I’ve Still Got My Little Pink Raincoat: Life and Love In and Out of My Wardrobeby Gigi Anders Published by Rayo March 2007 Ever had a girlfriend or sister or really … Continue reading

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My Sister’s Keeper

My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi PicoultPublished by Simon & Schuster Trade2005 Upon finishing this book, you will be either angry or deeply touched. That, I believe may be the author’s precise intention.

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mental floss presents Instant Knowledge

mental floss presents Instant Knowledge by the editors of mental flossPublished by Collins2005 A pocket-sized reference guide to random trivia, this gem was created to let you annoy your friends in nerdier ways than you thought possible. Organized alphabetically, each … Continue reading

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