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Entries from August 31st, 2009

Writers and Tinkerers Alike: Fontify Your Handwriting

August 31st, 2009 · 2 Comments · Potpourri

First, an invitation: If you’ve actually done this, or something similar, before, then awesome. I’d love to know if you found it useful, amusing, both, or neither. Second, a warning: If you have not done this, or anything similar, do not tell me why you don’t want to do it. You can tell me why […]

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Basics of Motivation: Concern vs. Interest

August 30th, 2009 · No Comments · Potpourri

In ninth grade I started taking German classes. I took it all four years. I know why I started — my dad had taken it, from the same teacher, and always told neat stories about Herr Dunn — but the reasons I took four years of high school German are numerous and mostly uninteresting. There […]

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10 Obvious Things Others Know, Taught To Me By Two Dogs

August 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Potpourri

Waking up early on most days feels really good. Two moderate meals a day, plus one or two treats, calms the nerves and the arteries. You should change your pants every day. You shouldn’t title a list post before you know if the numbers in the title match your material. The cake (or treat) doesn’t […]

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I Always Have Something In My Eye

August 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Potpourri

What did the Goldsteins say when their homework crossed the street? Our dog ate it. Yesterday was not fun. When the worst was over I poured two glasses of wine, and we toasted both of our sweet little rats, as Grace likes to call them. B had to remind me to clink the glasses, which […]

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From Dog-Hater to Puppy-Lover in 30 days

August 5th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Daily

Ok, so it’s been far fewer than 30 days since I made the very quick transition from “Hell no, we’ll never get a dog!” to “OK, OK, you win! We can get a puppy! Shit, we’ll get two, or a hundred, just please, put down the electric carving knife!” It’s kinda like a shotgun wedding. […]

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