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Hey Jeff. Glad to hear you're doing well!
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Great news, Jeff!
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Jeff, you are such a Dear.
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Nice post, Jeff. And Happy Birthday.
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Oooh. Audiobook Head. Long list, Jeff. I knew what would be on it and I read it anyway—this must be your word power! Cheers, Theresa
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I just KNEW you'd have something great to say, Jeff, and I was right! (I was leafing through old DL posts and ran across your BSP post). Happy Thanksgiving, Theresa
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Nice post. Very "you", if you know what I mean. :) Theresa
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Hey Jeff, nice post.
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I got started with Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, but my deep fascination with mystery came from swiping the books from my Dad's bookshelves. His favourites: Rex Stout and A. A. Fair (Earle Stanley Gardener). There were a few Agatha Christies hidden in the shelves but not nearly as many as I have now. I spent dozens of years hunting the mystery section of bookstores, but it wasn't until I found San Francisco Mystery Bookstore (then a used-only, on weekends only bookshop) that I really expanded. And then, of course, I found DorothyL and my reading tastes expanded and expanded and . . . Welcome, Marilyn!
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A great list for a morning smile. Thanks!
A friend of mine, who is a lawyer, dictates his briefs from a treadmill. Uses software (called Dragon) which gets tailored to one's voice. Would be an interesting way to keep the internal editor silent, wouldn't it! Oh, and Jeff, if you were to buy one, you'll never have to buy another chair!
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Well, Jeff, about 10 years ago, more really, I had the same problem. I bought a chair. It was delivered near the weekend. There was some business strife, so I spent 9 hours in the chair Saturday and Sunday in front of my computer without any discomfort. Which was a first. With a really small office, I wanted to nip in the bud any ideas people might have about wanting a similar chair for themselves. So I called a meeting Monday morning and told everyone that the chair was more expensive than God and I had paid for it out of my wages, and if they wanted to do the same, they might have a chair also. Some while later the bookkeeper got around to processing current invoices. "What is this?" she stormed into my office. "Look at this price." She gave me the eye, then slowly smiled. "Will it have sex?" So, here's the good news. In the modern day, the chair is cheaper by more than three times, and that doesn't count inflation. There are a lot of reasons why this chair is worthwhile and I'll go into detail offline if you want to know. The most important part, not surprisingly, is the posture it puts you in and the preventative carpal tunnel support it provides. Here ya go: http://www.humanscale.com/products/product_detail.cfm?group=FreedomTaskChairWithHeadrest And yes, it's possible to fall asleep at your desk in this chair. Cheers, Theresa
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Ha! Cool post, Señor Emporer. -Theresa
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Very amusing, Jeff.
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Jeff, you do know you can suppress all games from your version of FB, don't you? Happy Holidays, Theresa
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I think it's very brave of you to have written this post because, not only did you set the baseline, but you actually had to answer the question of regrets . . . in public. I regret a great many things, some of them quite trivial. All of the recent ones regularly wake me up in the middle of the night where only a comfort read will put me back to sleep.
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Nuts, I tell you. Nuts. (Good morning, Jeff) Theresa
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Nice, succinct description.
Happy anniversary Jeff. -Theresa
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Hi Jeff, what can I say? I donno what you otto do about promo! I'll review EJ's first book if you'd like to send me an ARC. I'll go and check out EJ's blog now. Best, Theresa
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Nice.
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Good luck to Eve. I think it's interesting that you know exactly who Elliot and Aaron are . . . and they're both lovable. So, in spite of your publishers pointing out the sad truth that they didn't catch on with enough readers (so nix to both series), these are characters whom you do very, very well. And the readers you do have, love those characters, so you have to keep some parts of that style alive. Yup, quite a conundrum. Best, Theresa
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You're a nut, Jeff. Truly. ;) Theresa
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What an *extremely* amusing exchange! -Theresa