Archive for April, 2008

Apr 30 2008

Read a Book

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The first entry in a series. Michael and I, at my request, watched The Ice Storm this weekend. I had seen one of the strangest scenes from the film before, but not the film in its entirety. I’m not going to talk much about the movie – I think it suffered from its “artistic sensibility.” […]

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Apr 30 2008

In which Michael slams the news media

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Dear American news media, Please stop using the word “slammed” all the time. I swear, every day there’s a story about somebody slamming somebody else about something. Witness Google News: I’m not even sure I know what “slammed” means. I have never slammed anyone, nor have I ever heard another human being talk about slamming […]

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Apr 30 2008

Adventures in Pest Control and Gardening

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Michael and I have been infested by those little ants that like to eat sweet things. My aunt had some of these suckers every year, and they never went away until she redid her entire kitchen. No joke. They got everywhere, they somehow managed their way into Tupperware containers of sugar. These suckers do not […]

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Apr 28 2008

Drugs and Depression

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From Dear Abby: Last February, I printed a letter from Marc Galanter, M.D., the director of alcoholism and drug abuse at New York University Medical Center. In it he said: “(W)e know that illicit drug use changes the developing brain. Many young people smoke pot before their brain development is settled, and their chronic use […]

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Apr 28 2008

Slim Fast, After Week 3

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I don’t want to talk about it. I am the same stupid weight. I have been the same stupid weight for two weeks now even though I haven’t cheated with the food. And I would be working out if it wasn’t for my allergic asthma right now. And maybe I’m sleeping too much, but my […]

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