Category Archives: Fun

A few random thoughts on the VCU MFA reunion

This coming weekend is the 30th anniversary reunion for Virginia Commonwealth University’s MFA program in creative writing. Originally, I thought I was going, but delays in information about the schedule of events, conflicting life events and obligations, and this pesky day … Continue reading

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On having “The Least Stressful” Job of 2013

Making its rounds on the intertubes yesterday was this article/blog post/something by Susan Adams at Forbes, “The Least Stressful Jobs of 2013.” The winner? University professor, of course! The article is so factually inaccurate in so many different ways that there’s … Continue reading

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WIDE-EMU 2012: A Few Misc. Thoughts

WIDE-EMU 2012 (or is it WIDE-EMU 2?) happened Saturday at Michigan State and it all seemed to go off without a hitch, more or less.  There might be more later, but I thought I’d  write a down a few thoughts … Continue reading

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Radiohead v. Red Hot Chili Peppers

Annette and Will and I went and saw the Red Hot Chili Peppers on June 1 and then Annette and I saw Radiohead just this past Monday.  Besides putting me way WAY over my usual “one big arena rock show … Continue reading

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Well, at least a bird didn’t poop in your mouth– oh, wait…

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Why is Hello Kitty flipping me off?

Take a look at this Hello Kitty stress test; seriously, doesn’t it kind of stress you out that the kitty is giving me the bird? Jeesh. Via Hello Kitty Hell. Tweet

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Finally, I discover the purpose of the Internet

The SpongeBob Squarepants Wiki, which I stumbled across while trying to write up an assignment on wikis for a grad class. Perhaps I’ll include this one…. Tweet

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“May your Luau be fragrant and filled with Unicorns”

Eeriely, this holiday greeting generated from the fun Worktank Holiday-o-matic seemed like an event I would really enjoy. Via Alex Halavais’ blog. Tweet

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Snow-globe Envy

I haven’t bought a lot of snow-globes lately, though I did get one for Christmas from Will, one that is also a game that challenges you to get a golf ball into a hole. Cute. But if I was in … Continue reading

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After X-Mas in Florida

Normally, Christmas is an “every other year” thing with different sets of parents: one year we go to Iowa, the next year we go to Florida. But because of the way the holiday fell this year, because we decided to … Continue reading

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