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"If you let Abba brush your teeth, you get to brush Abba's teeth" is a valid way to get your child to consent to dental hygeine.

"If you let Abba shampoo your hair, you can shampoo his hair" is just a way to get your clothes, hair and floor soaking wet.
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My first published article, about Boston's Hubway bike sharing service.

Hubway Provides Rental Pedal Power

By Jove!!

Oct. 23rd, 2012 11:29 pm
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Every time I watch an episode of Elementary, I feel like I'm being unfaithful to the cast and crew of Sherlock.
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I'm skipping both party conventions this year. The blatant rah-rah "patriotism," massaging of the facts and one-true-way-ism is just really bothering me. I'll catch the debates, and run out to vote and watch the returns, but I don't feel a need to participate in the past two weeks' brand of crazy.
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Aliza (after a pre-bedtime nurse and bedtime story): RAB, it's time to brush your teeth.
RAB (recent convert to the Church of Won't Brush Teeth): *shakes head* Ima, ruboobak!
Aliza: What?
RAB: Ima! Ruboobak!
RAB (proceeds to crawl over Aliza, and begin rubbing her back): Ruboobak!
Aliza: (after she and I crack up) You still need to brush your teeth.
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Is the term "gentile" offensive, or merely descriptive?

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Aliza was in the process of writing a shopping list for me. I jokingly asked her to write it in the form of an epistolary novel.

She did.

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But I'm not sure I am...

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When I've gotten home from work, I've been greeted at the door by a running round-the-leg hug.

It's really nice.
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First there was the Floridian psycho face-eating cannibal that got shot by the police (click)

Then there was this guy: (click)

Finally, there's this tweet from the University of Illinois: (click)

Will [ profile] seanan_mcguire please pick up the red courtesy phone...
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I don't know if any of you remember the TV show Time Trax. It ran for two seasons in the early nineties, and was part of the PTEN block of programming, along with Babylon 5 and Kung Fu, the Legend Continues. It was one of my favorite shows, and I bemoan the fact that it hasn't had a DVD release yet.

I just found out that someone's posted a few episodes on Youtube.

It hasn't aged well, but it's still a lot of fun.
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Those of you in the Boston area engaging in Jonathan Coulton's Springtime activity of choice may wish to bring an umbrella.

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Dear Harry Turtledove,

If you ever felt like writing another Crosstime Traffic novel, that would be awesome!

[ profile] arib
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I just realized that Disney's ownership of both the Muppets and Marvel Comics means that we could end up with a comic that involves Peter Porker the Spectacular Spider-Ham hooking up with Miss Piggy.
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When I was seventeen, I signed up with the National Marrow Donor Program. They took a tube of blood. Aside from the occasional e-mail and postcard, I don't hear from them very much. About a year or so ago, I also signed up with The Caitlyn Raymond International Registry. They were having a sign-up drive near my office, and asked me to sign up despite already being on the NMDP registry.

cut for length and medical details... )
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I thought you'd never ask.

First up is Kim Newman's The Hound of the D'Urbervilles. This book follows the evil schemes of Sherlock Holmes villain Professor Moriarty, as written by his henchman Sebastian Moran. I'm a little over two chapters in so far, and I'm enjoying it immensely. I'm a big fan of Holmes, and especially like seeing the Holmes story told from different angles. I bought this one sight unseen after a Facebook recommendation by [ profile] doctor_toc.

Next up is this month's issue of Asimov's, which has a story written by my friend Leah Cypess. This is her second story in Asimov's, and her first cover credit. I'm really happy for her, and excited to read the story.

Yesterday, I bought a copy of Shadow Ops: Control Point, by Myke Cole after readin his Big Idea post on . Magic abilities meet the modern day military, as written by a veteran.

What are you reading?

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Dec. 1st, 2011 01:01 pm
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RAB's vocabulary has started expanding, and she currently has seven words that she uses reliably, including "no," which just she just started using yesterday.

An amusing anecdote:

Yesterday evening, I was feeding RAB dinner, and she was happily babbling away to herself while she was eating. She stopped eating, and looked around the room, still babbling. She then looked me straight in the eye, and let out a bit of babble that sounded suspiciously like "oh boy."

Immediately, I responded with "Sam, is that you?"

RAB's reply? "No."


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Hi everyone.

Things here have been very busy, and I haven't had time to write things down. I'm actually dictating this using my new iPhone, because I don't have time to sit and type. Aliza's grandmother passed away last night and we'll be heading to Rochester for the funeral on Sunday. Understandably, things have been very hectic.

I promise that there'll be a longer post with some more interesting things later on but I just don't have the time right now.

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A Halloween candy idea for those that want to try it:

Marshmallows shaped like famous English diarists. I shall call them Samuel Peeps.

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