Category Archives: Misc

Protect Your Identity With This One Simple Life Hack

The other day I was watching an episode of The X-Files in which a dead guy came back to life in another man’s body. When he tried to tell his wife who he was, she didn’t believe him. I laughed, … Continue reading

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Cappy and the Pool

It can get pretty hot and humid up here during the summer, and Cappy really feels it. He’s got black fur an a short snout, so he heats up easy and has trouble cooling down. We try to limit the … Continue reading

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In Praise of MetaFilter

The first rule on the Internet is: Don’t read the comments. But there are exceptions to every rule. I’ve been a member of MetaFilter since 2007, though I was reading long before that. It’s one of the oldest linkblogs that’s … Continue reading

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It’s Tree Day!

Four years ago the magnificent tree in our backyard came crashing down. A year after that, a freak October snowstorm damaged a bunch of our other trees. We’d been meaning to get replacements for a couple of years now, but … Continue reading

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I Had That! #16: Cherokee Blue Shirt

Growing up as a socially awkward geek, fashion was not much of a priority. What I wore were t-shirts, polo shirts, and jeans. Even by high school this didn’t change much. The mid-80s were a highly fashionable time, with a … Continue reading

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I Had That! #13: Advanced Dungeons and Dragons

I’ve been digging around and trying to figure out what the first incarnation of Dungeons and Dragons I owned was. I had the boxed Basic Set, but not the one with the Erol Otus artwork on the cover, which means … Continue reading

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Three Years of Cappy

Three years ago (yesterday, actually) we brought home this little guy. He’s the best dog and we love him dearly. Y’all got something to say about pit bulls, come say it to him. And he’ll wag and want you to … Continue reading

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I’m Not Yet Old Enough to be Taking Five and a Half Pills Every Day.

In the last episode of Allergy Squad! a battery of three different antihistamines had failed to stop the chronic urticaria (recurring hives). They’d checked for food allergies and ran some blood tests, but nothing popped up as a cause. The … Continue reading

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