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Podcast Roundup

The struggle to keep a clean house is one most people know well. It's not that cleaning is hard, so much as that it's boring. What are you suppose to do with your brain while your hands are working? You can try to watch a TV show, but ultimately that's too distracting to get much done. What… Continue reading Podcast Roundup

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The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly

I bought this book a few weeks ago, almost entirely on a whim, when I was at Powell's City of Books in Oregon. I didn't know anything about the book, and all I knew about the author, Sun-mi Hwang, was that she was Korean and her name popped up a few times in connection with… Continue reading The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly

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You can’t take the sky from me.

I'm a bit late finding out about this (apparently I don't spend enough time on twitter, or I probably would have known sooner), but back in September a professor at the University of Wisconsin had a Firefly poster removed from his office door for "references to violence," as well as the fascism poster that he… Continue reading You can’t take the sky from me.

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Bad Ideas 101: NaNoWriMo 2011

I'm like, the queen of ambitious ideas. I know that there are lots of people who do the same thing, and thus that makes me entirely unremarkable, but sometimes I just have to take a step back and marvel at the sheet size of the disconnect between my goals and my actual accomplishments. For example,… Continue reading Bad Ideas 101: NaNoWriMo 2011

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The books…

...they are eating my time. I promise to post a real blog just as soon as I've finished reading the Hunger Games. And it will probably be about the Hunger Games. Ravenously yours, M.M. Jordahl "May the odds be ever in your favor." -Effie Trinckett, Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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Nerdiness

Well, it's official. I am the nerdiest nerd I could possibly be. I have come into this questionably awesome title by way of my boyfriend, and his nerdy, nerdy friends, and their decision to organize a Dungeons & Dragons campaign for the summer. Drew is the DM, and somehow I've ended up being co-DM despite… Continue reading Nerdiness

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Employment?

It's official. My first ever job interview as a real person is tomorrow at 11 AM, and it is for a writing position. Not a creative writing position, mind you--just writing Internet content. Essentially, I would be writing blog entries professionally. I'd have to learn about things like Search Engine Optimization (which I already have… Continue reading Employment?