February 2006

Along with not being much for Valentine’s Day, I’m also not much for networking, self-promotion, school spirit or any type of change. But 2006 is destined, it seems, to be the year of doing stuff I am not really much for. So a couple of weeks ago, I combined all of the things that repulse […]

Posted in: The Quotidian Ones

Feb 25, 2006 13

The inside poop on SCD

As I was grocery shopping for what seemed like the 14th time this week, it occurred to me that I haven’t ever gone into much detail on what day-to-day life on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet is like for Crohnies (and UC patients), most likely because way back when I started this here blog, I was […]

Posted in: The Useful Ones

This was supposed to be a post about a surprisingly fun and interesting college alumni event that I attended last Thursday. It was also supposed to be posted last Friday, maybe Saturday, at the latest. Because it really was a fun and interesting event, complete withon a cool seminar delivered by a lively speaker in […]

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I am not so much for Valentine’s Day, just like I am not so much for St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Halloween, Christmas or even Thanksgiving, although I mind that one the least. After many years of grappling with What To Do On Holidays, I have finally found peace with the notion that all days are […]

Posted in: The Quotidian Ones

Somehow, I wound up with a (free) subscription to Entertainment Weekly, a rag that has slid far, far downhill since the glory days following its launch (when I was a paid subscriber), but still holds some use as short-attention-span reading material. And so, having burned through the frighteningly well-produced SXSW newsmag whilst brushing my teeth […]

Posted in: The Silly Ones

I’m of divided opinion on the clustering of good and bad events. On the one hand, I’ve lived through some pretty compelling real-life evidence for the Bad Luck Streak; on the other hand, I’m rational and objective enough to understand that at any given moment, there are people going through much worse for much longer […]

Posted in: The Personal Ones

About three weeks ago, I lost it. I didn’t plow into some a-hole in an SUV on that stretch of Rossmore that narrows to one lane, even though they were honking up the road and totally deserved it. I didn’t call out some a-hole at the grocery store who jumped into the newly-opened lane ahead […]

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Feb 2, 2006 1

The Matador

I wanted to open by comparing the excellence level of this film to another excellent (albeit utterly different) film, The Squid and the Whale, but I realized that in my holidaze torpor, I’d completely forgotten to write a review for it…along with Match Point, the Gay Cowboy Movie, and several popular books that other casual […]

Posted in: The Useful Ones

I have no idea what Chris Penn really wanted out of life. I spent a total of maybe eight hours with him on the set of a small short film many, many years ago, and I use the term “with” loosely. He was playing an exhibit at an outdoor museum; I was playing a tour […]

Posted in: The Personal Ones