February 2008

I’ve been thinking a lot about aging lately. Part of it is closing in on the halfway mark to my birthday. (It’s September the 13th, in case you want to mark your calendar now). But a lot of it is all these metaphoric Post-It Notes that have been popping up on the metaphoric mirrors of […]

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Feb 24, 2008 11

The Happiness Project

Alex Shalman has a lovely and ambitious project going on over at his eponymous personal development site this month. He got an impressive cross-section of people to answer a simple, five-question interview on their own feelings re: happiness, and aggregated the answers, along with some other various & sundry information. There are some big names […]

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I was recently introduced to my favorite new word of easily the past five years: unpack. Since then, I’ve learned that it’s been a term long in employ by the code geeks, but the context in which I first heard of it was a cultural-anthropological one (or sociological, I get them confused.) Either way, the […]

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I had a ladies’ lunch with an old friend today. I know it was a ladies’ lunch and not a girly lunch because: a goodly amount of time was spent discussing Things of a Lady Nature, like our shameful confessions about listening to talk radio and our surprise over the arrival of a new kind […]

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The BF and I went to dinner tonight with the Happy Couple, an impromptu sort of a thing, as we all worked up a mighty hunger looking at yet another example of moderately-priced Los Angeles real estate. So many abound! Anyway, we went to a neighborhood joint, The BF’s neighborhood, which ain’t the ‘hood, but […]

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I usually post something a little earlier of a Monday. (I usually post something of a Friday, too, but last week, I was out there honing my speaking skills, and had no time.) But today, my internet was down from 10:30 am until recently, about 10:30 pm, or 12 hours. An eternity for a nerd […]

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