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My daughter LOVES The Sound of Music. Ever since she first got a glimpse of it on the television back in Christmas 2008, she's been dancing and singing to the music. She knows all the words to Do-Re-Mi and will even sing some lines to I Have Confidence (if that isn't a mark of a real fan, I don't know what is). Pen is an old soul -- with a mother like me it's hard not to be -- and will even sit through the entire movie. So when it came to plan her birthday for this year, The Sound... Continue »
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Blog: What It Is
WTF?? I ignore this blog for five short years and they change my theme and move the "Publish" button. THANKS A LOT, TYPEPAD. Continue »
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Blog: What It Is
What I love most about Mad Men is how it opens up a creative process, one that's driven by a business pressure, and the way people, who might have a profound resentment towards each other, manage to cooperate creatively. This... Continue »
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Cannot be unseen: I have lived in Minnesota my entire life. I just noticed that it looks like Alfred Hitchcock smashed his face into the east side of the state. via www.cynical-c.com My geography is embarrassingly bad. Now it is... Continue »
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Neil Degrasse Tyson looks to be on a "Hearts and Minds" tour, trying to get people to forget his crimes against dwarf planets. Some of us remember, Neil Degrasse Tyson. Some of us will never forget. NEVAR! Continue »
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via www.whitehouse.gov This is so awesome! Can you imagine having your science fair project at the White House! Nerd power! Continue »
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They should've sent a poet. So beautiful. So beautiful... I had no idea. Continue »
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Blog: Blankbaby
IMG_1281, originally uploaded by blankbaby. This isn't the coast I'm used to! But it is pretty (and odd to an East coaster like myself. Where are all the people? And why is the sand so hard?!). Continue »
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Blog: Ruth Reichl
Went to visit Nick at college today, and we stopped into the campus grocery store. I was fascinated by what this tiny little place had on offer. Right by the door, in the most prominent place was a case filled with sushi and hummus. The sushi was no surprise: it was the garden variety sort that you now find in... Continue »
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More than 200 students from 33 universities gathered Saturday afternoon to attend HackNY's fall Hackathon at New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. Fourteen companies, including Meetup, Aviary and Drop.io, demoed their APIs before students settled into couches and chairs to brainstorm ideas while noshing on catered burritos. HackNY,... Continue »
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Breakups are hard but I think I've arrived at a point in my relationship with General Tso where he and I need to spend some time apart. Lately our visits have been more out of habit than desire. He would not be wrong to think it is random and undeserved, after all I could do the same thing with wine, coffee, toast, and eggs, with whom I equally carry on affairs of convenience, and one day I may, but it is his turn. It is less a breakup than a weaning. I have no doubt that there will be visits but I think our weekly sessions need to stop. It is just time. I think it is quite possible that I've had over 1,500 portions of General Tso's Chicken in my life to date though it could easily be more. I took off some for college years but there were definitely weeks growing up where we ordered it in more than once a week so it is neither here nor there. That would mean that the General and I have shared his chicken for longer than my daughter has been alive, for almost as long as I have known my wife. While less expensive a habit than smoking or a Starbucks latte a day it adds up to a decent car, a semester of kindergarten at my alma mater, or a real contribution to a nicer house. I've been with the General so long but I really know nothing about... Continue »
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Game 1 was incredibly tense and the energy was electric. An amazing performance from Lincecum that this sign aptly captures -- 14 in all. It felt like the entire stadium was on their feet for every 2 strike count by the 6th inning. Was awesome to be there with some... Continue »
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Blog: On the Go
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