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Christmas Duds

I am wearing some new clothes today; gifts from Christmas from Liz's mom, and that makes me think about Christmas Gifts That Are Duds. (Get it, punny, hunh?)

Bad Gifts: Given & Received

There are, I believe, three categories of Bad Gifts: "I Like …

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On learning Arabic

I found this article from Slate on learning Arabic fascinating. I had a real interest in languages in college (I speak pretty fluent German, and can resurrect Spanish sometimes). I just find foreign languages utterly fascinating, I guess.

The sounds are …

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SJGames: "Big books, clockwerk, feh"

I can't quite put my finger on why, but I love this quote from SJGames Daily Illuminator. I like hearing these insights into the way things get made.

Plus, there's something deeply honest and forthright about it; I can see this really being an issue …

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They're making a movie...

...out of Rent .

And it looks really, really cool. I want to see it.

But... I have wanted to see Rent for a long time. I've never seen it on stage — and feel a little bad about that.

So, now I have ~5 months to track down a touring show. Hmmm.

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1,000 Page Eye-Strain

*SPOILER ALERT* Don't read this, if you haven't finished A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin, unless you don't ever plan on reading it.

Finished reading Clash of Kings, book two in the Fire and Ice series by George R.R. Martin recently, and I have …

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My Something New for today

While I'd used the term frequently, it wasn't until browsing the Glossary from today's papers that I learned what the term originally refered to.

Op-Ed: The page in a newspaper where opinion pieces not written by the paper's editorial board appear. It …

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