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Saturday, April 5    

Just your average Saturday afternoon
Working on some site redesign (yes, again. I'll keep working on it until I'm happy...and then I'll get bored and start all over again, okay? Don't say I didn't warn you). Doing laundry. Watching way too much TLC, including a interesting show called "Faking It," about a straight boy who wants to try out life as a drag queen. I also watched the first 10 minutes of a show about repairing facial deformities...when they pulled the bone out to show us what they were using for the grafts, I was done. Now I'm watching my tape of Angel. (Yes, I am a Joss Whedon ho. You got a problem with that?) Sitting here, drinking a Cherry Coke (you capitalize Coke, but do you capitalize the cherry?), worrying about grammar rules, watching the snow fall. Just another typical April day in New England.

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Friday, April 4    

What Kind of Smile are You?
"You...are definitely not a smile. In fact, if I asked you to smile you'd probably punch me in the face. You're angry and bitter about something, but no one knows what because you get violent when people ask questions. Sheesh."

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  posted @ 3:34 PM |


I love my job, part 813
But I really, really, really hate transcribing. I think if people knew what transcribing was actually like, no one would ever go into writing for a living. No one. Certainly not me. I could have been a taxidermist.

  posted @ 11:46 AM |

Thursday, April 3    

If you let me play...
The WNBA sent out their e-mail newsletter recently, reminding me that the WNBA draft is quickly approaching as the NCAA tournament draws to a close (go Lady Vols!). They also reminded me to sign their petition in support of Title IX:

Since the passage of Title IX in 1972, the number of women in college sports has grown dramatically from 32,000 to 163,000 today -- a gain of 400%. Girls' participation in high school sports has increased 847%, from 294,000 to almost 2.8 million.
Even with these advances, discrimination still limits girls' and women's opportunities in sports. Although women in Division I colleges represent 53% of the student body, they receive only 41% of opportunities to play sports, 36% of overall athletic operating budgets and 32% of the dollars spent to recruit new athletes. In high schools, the situation is even more concerning, with many schools still failing to administer boys' and girls' programs in an equitable manner.
Title IX is a fair and flexible law. Men's sports opportunities have not suffered as a result of Title IX; in fact, nationwide, men's participatory opportunities, numbers of teams and sports budgets have all grown since Title IX was enacted.
Online petitions are not always effective, but I had to sign this one.

"If you let me play sports ... I will like myself more ... I will have more self-confidence ... I'll be 50 percent less likely to get breast cancer ... I will suffer less depression ... I will be more likely to leave a man who beats me ... I'll be less likely to be pregnant before I want to ... I will learn to be strong." My favorite Nike ad ever.

  posted @ 11:23 AM |


Welcome to the Blogosphere
I'm still surprised when I find out unknown people have read/do read my blog. But it's a good kind of surprise, like when your roommate brings you home a cannoli from Mike's "just because." Today, I discoverd that Coach read my blog and characterized me a "funny, cool chick." Smart guy.

I want to blog a lot of things today. I'm going to try to resist until I'm no longer...oh, I don't know, at work?

  posted @ 10:21 AM |


The Cure for What Ails You
This week's TV Guide features a cover story on using television to mend your malaise: "The TV Cure: Anxious? Sad? Lonely? Watch these shows and feel better fast."

Geez, I was going to read Chicken Soup for the Soul, but watching TV is so much easier!

  posted @ 9:20 AM |

Wednesday, April 2    

Ew, ew, ew, ew
Weight Watchers recipe cards, circa 1974.

Thanks, Jen.

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Hi, my name is Jen, and I'm a dork
Okay, for all my dorky geekiness, I'm remarkably blind to a lot of technology. No, I don't own a cell phone. Yes, I am capable of breathing without a cell phone. No, I won't put you in my Palm, because I don't own one. Yes, that is a paper calendar. So it really isn't that surprising that I had never used Mozilla before.

I was having fun with my Nedstats this morning, and I discovered that 22% of the thousands of people who read my blog use Mozilla. Clearly, I needed to check into this. This is my first ever blog using the Mozilla browser. You're witnessing history here, people.

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Tuesday, April 1    

I'm a dork, reason #976: BlogShares. I am having way too much fun. Apparently, Stone is quite the hot commodity. I work next to greatness, people. Is it cheating if I link to a site after I buy stock in it? I'm new to the stocks game. I should probably buy some real ones, prepare for retirement or something. Is it bad to want to retire at 27?

  posted @ 9:25 AM |

Monday, March 31    

Like a lot of people, I have become rather cynical when it comes to both politicians and the internet, but I'm still intrigued by Gary Hart's blog: "The Internet is clearly the most important new medium to help increase people's involvement in a 'primary of ideas.' It's an amazing tool for people to share ideas, talk about their concerns and their dreams, and debate the many important policy ideas that will affect our country's future."

I'll be watching to see what develops...and to see what other politicians join us in the blogosphere.

  posted @ 2:22 PM |

Sunday, March 30    

I spent the night at my sister's place in scenic Nashua, N.H. It always feels like a reprieve from my life--to be a daughter, a sister, instead of just me. I think we tend to forget the simple joys of the sleep-over once we're not 12 anymore. It's nice not being at home, where there are bills to pay, and calls to return, and responsible, grown-up type things to do at all times. Like blogging at midnight. Yeah, like that.

And I got to watch the Villanova-Colorado game with my sister's boyfriend. Okay, part of the game. Men seem to be not so enthralled with women's sports. 'Nova squeaked past Colorado 53-51. Now, prior to their defeat of UConn, I didn't like 'Nova for many reasons (okay, two reasons): They beat BC, and their ultra-slow-mo playing style drives me nuts. I love basketball because it's so fast-paced. They just run the clock down. I'm way too impatient for that. I can't wait to see them play the Lady Vols, who push the tempo at all times.

  posted @ 12:41 AM |

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