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nerding out

January 28th, 2010 1 Comment

TweetMy entire extended family is cursed with the whole “unable to see clearly” thing. Literally. Family dinners will easily result in every single person wearing a pair of glasses. Once that fact sinks in, it’s up to the ones who can sort of see to take one for the team and self-consciously take off their […]

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covert ops

November 18th, 2009 6 Comments

TweetDespite the hundreds of words I can write, the numerous sites I can read about bicycles, and the fact that my words stumble over themselves when I try to talk about bikes, I find it hard to explain my weekends to friends who don’t ride. There’s no drama in doing power intervals on my new […]

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centerfold champions

November 9th, 2009 4 Comments

TweetWhen significant others fail become less significant, I do what [I’d like to think] most others do: stuff all objects/memories/gifts/pictures associated with said person into some kind of receptacle [not the trash, though, apparently newly broken hearts like to cling not purge] and place it somewhere it can be easily forgotten. Months later, I’ll come […]

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ugg[h] season

October 20th, 2009 6 Comments

TweetIt’s Ugg season, again. Remember those boots that became popular in, oh, 2002? Yeah apparently, they’re still around, despite their highly unflattering, leg shortening and fattening qualities [unless you’re over 5’10” and under 100lbs, of course]. Which inevitably gives rise to snarky jokes with my best friend: “Is she wearing Uggs?” “Yeah. Welcome to 2002.” […]

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a different design

October 16th, 2009 7 Comments

TweetA classmate turned to me yesterday and asked: “Okay, is the tie terrible?” He was dressed in a dark gray suit and white collared shirt with dark blue stripes for a job interview. The tie was an olive green paisley kind of affair, and was honestly really, really ugly. “I mean, I know it’s bad,” […]

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