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expensive watch

Erik’s reading the Popular Science magazine, which comes free, and told me, “Guess how much the most expensive watch is. Just guess!” “I don’t believe it. However much it is.” “One point five million dollars,” he said. “It has sky and moon charts. But for that much, I’d rather have an observatory….” I used all… Read More »

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white brownies, l33t

I have this white brownies recipe which of course I amended–to include half whole wheat flour and half brown sugar. And I put in hazelnuts instead of almonds because I hate hazelnuts, and white brownies is for Erik only. And I always wanted to put in half vanilla extract (the recipe calls for almond extract… Read More »

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wow

Beer ice cream! http://www.benjerry.com/our_products/flavor_details.cfm?product_id=180

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divorce

Sometimes, when I hear someone’s getting married for the first time, I think, “How cute. A practice marriage.” I feel cynical. The best way to prevent divorce is to not get married. False marriage–a struggle of one person using another, or mutual destruction, with a pain that drags on and on–is the commonest misuse of… Read More »

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domestic violence

Last night I was up late writing and heard a sound outside that gave me a chill. I went through “What’s wrong with that animal?” to “Oh my god, that’s a kid” to “Oh my god, that’s an adult.” Just the most bone-chilling howl, then a slamming door and screaming shouts. I froze and kept… Read More »

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tomato paste

I got this organic tomato paste which is my new secret ingredient for everything. I love an intense cooked tomato flavor. The nice thing about this tomato paste is how it’s in a cute little jar. I add a spoonful here and there, like to Erik’s eggs, or to some broth I’m simmering ramen noodles… Read More »

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fresh yarn

Brilliant brilliant brilliant essays here. I’m going to submit something. http://www.freshyarn.com/30/essays/cohen_amemo.htm

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period

My four-month period ended a couple days ago. It’s so nice I don’t have to think about it: life is more convenient. So hopefully I’ll have a cycle now.

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cilantro

Did you know I hate cilantro? Well, I do. And I joined a support group. http://www.ihatecilantro.com/member.php?user=robotmad

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10th grade: my first modem

My first modem was 300 baud and given to me by my friend Scott so I could call the local BBS from my Commodore 64. I’m too embarassed to say the names we went by there, but if you ever thought my email address was stupid, that’s why. I was 14! The BBS had a… Read More »