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Me Baby, Me

It occurs to me that all the things I say (to other people, not to you, dear journal) fall into one of four categories:

1. Mathematics and/or Physics and/or Philosophy 2. Impeccably timed inside jokes 3. Scathing witticisms directed at people I love 4. Social banalities

I’m doing a frequency count; the ratio doesn’t look […]


I had my first root canal on Monday. It went all right, as far as elective surgery is concerned. My tooth was a little sore for about 24 hours before it exploded in the most inconceivable mind-wrenching pain I’ve ever experienced. I won’t waste electrons by bitching to you en masse. Suffice it to say […]


I found this on Beth’s blog and felt obligated to perpetuate it. There was a study that concluded that all blog trends are derivative of other blogs.

Ok…you know the drill…copy and paste, bold the ones you’ve seen and add one to the list.

1. X-Men

2. The Craft

3. X2

4. Swimfan

5. […]

Ya’ll Come Back Now, Hear?

Well, I think I’ve waxed sufficiently philosophic for now.

I’ve been in Oak Ridge for almost two weeks now, long enough to have formed some impressions but not long enough to have them bitch-slapped out of my head by the cold, hard hand of reality.

Impression the First: When I visited New Orleans, I was […]

Pale Blue Dot

“People don’t talk about anything… They name a lot of cars or clothes or swimming pools mostly and say how swell! But they all say the same things and nobody says anything different from anyone else. And most of the time in the cafes they have the joke boxes on and the same jokes most […]


I’m not generally a fan of the fantasy fiction, but I felt obligated to read this title, it being the popular example of the genre. The story has a good premise that I can’t help but think suffers in its implementation. The collaborative writing and editing processes, to say nothing of numerous translations, render […]

New Beginnings

I’m pretty sure that beginnings always have to be new, but this is far from the worst logical contradiction (although “logical contradiction” is a pretty damn good one too) you’ll see today.

Given that you are the sort of person who is inclined to read my blog, you’re probably 1) upset, 2) curious, or 3) […]