Month: October 2011

Ira Glass knows what’s up

Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo.

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Crossroads

I know.  I KNOW.  I haven’t blogged in hundreds of hours. What’s been going on, you ask?  Well, this happened. Whatever dramatic scene you’re envisioning, yes, it was all that and more – although probably more hilarious than you imagine.  Poor Toad. Another thing is that I mentioned to someone something about Gadhafi being dead,…

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My [perhaps not justified] opinions

There are certain words and phrases that I do not – and will never – allow in my vocabulary. The first thing is using “boo” as a term of endearment.  I have plenty of sweet, intelligent, fabulous friends who call their friends and/or significant others “boo,” and while I still love them, every time they…

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#scholar

Him: “Who was the lady who sewed the first American flag?” Me: “Oh, you mean Betsey Johnson?” That was a really pathetic moment.  And I can’t believe I’m coming clean on the internet.

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Spatula tricks

So there I was, minding my own business, when I heard a ruckus.  I walked out of the office to find Gabe darting from the kitchen to the living room – never a good sign. I walked into the kitchen and found… this: Oh, how’s that? you ask?  Here, let me give you a better…

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Rent (not the musical)

Recently, I was at Target, and I saw a stainless steel toilet bowl brush. The first thing that I thought was, “I want that one – it’s so nice and shiny.”  Then, I thought, “It’s too expensive – I’ll just buy this plastic one for $2.99.”  And I did. See, stainless steel toilet bowl brushes…

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The art of the non-sad

Last week, Carmen left a comment on one of my posts that completely resonated with me: For the last 1.75 years I have eliminated all sad music from any playlist I can control and axed sad movies. Guess what. IT IS AWESOME. I am all about melancholy, but some seasons require axing all extraneous sadness.…

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Hope floats (not the movie)

As one who grew up in the church, I have had moments in the last several years when I have wondered, “Why am I a Christian?”  Is it just because I was raised to believe what I believe – or is there a deeper reason?  Do I have faith on my own, apart from my…

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Itty bitty tidbits

Something I Googled this morning: Is kennel cough contagious to humans? Because – bad news – Kodi has kennel cough.  And also – bad news – it is. – – – – – – – – First, “The Pianist” came from Netflix.  Then, “The Piano” came from Netflix. What in the world.  Why did I…

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