February 2008 Archive

self-limiting junk food

25 February 2008, 5:57 pm
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New what-can-I-eat-at-a-turnpike-rest-stop? favorite: Cajun Hot Sticks. One by itself isn’t very hot, but they ramp up fast, and after a few of mouthfuls, I need to stop for a while. At the current rate, an 8 ounce package of this snack will last me about a week. Unfortunately, not everything unhealthy has this effect, […]

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Too much Madman!

21 February 2008, 12:08 pm
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Walking home from The Independent last Sunday, we espied the new-to-the-hood Hub Comics, from which we emerged with a slightly-inconvenient-to-carry-home mix of goodies.
They had a couple compliations of Mike Allred’s Madman, and I bought both in a fit of nostalgia.
If you don’t know Madman, “the world’s snappiest comic magazine”, the titular protagonist is one […]

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6 years of olives

13 February 2008, 8:38 pm
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Six years ago, I met my love in person for the first time (although we’d corresponded for years before that).
Shortly thereafter, olives acquired special significance (or maybe enniccafigis) in our relationship, and we started giving each other olive-themed presents.

At left, chocolate olives (again), from me, for Christmas. At right, incredibly awesome crocheted olives and […]

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so lucky

11 February 2008, 8:56 am
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Yesterday’s weather wasn’t like weather so much as like weather special effects. We got mmmmaybe a quarter inch of snow total, but it all came down in two five minute mini-blizzard bursts — with sunshine and puffy clouds in between. (And the second snow was pretty much scoured away by fierce overnight winds — the […]

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why I don’t trust your privacy policy

2 February 2008, 8:12 am
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First there was Flickr. I liked Flickr a lot; it was a very convenient way to share photos with my friends and family. I didn’t know anybody on the Flickr team personally or anything, but it was clearly a small, bright outfit. The vibe of the site made me feel comfortable letting them keep track […]

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2008 goals

1 February 2008, 10:18 am
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Buy nothing days:
January:7 (1, 5, 17, 18, 21, 25, 27)
February:5 (3, 8, 10, 11, 28)
Full-on sushi:
February: 1
Donuts:
February: 1

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