Apr
03
2009

Skype for the iPhone

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Internet. Seriously. Skype for the iPhone is the stuff dreams are made of. Prior to now, I'd been paying AT&T $3.99 a month for the pleasure of calling my parents in Singapore on my phone---and then 14 cents a minute per call. This meant that I tried to keep the iPhone-made calls to emergencies only---you know, like that time my brother Tom was held at immigration for trying to enter the United States illegally---and used Skype for the rest of them.

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Apr
06
2009

Play It Again, Sam

Are you one of those people who finds a song they like and then listens to it again and again and again, on a loop, ad infinitum, until their fiance threatens to leave the house forever, taking half the furniture and both the cats with him? You are? Well, wonderful! I think we'll be friends! 

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Apr
08
2009

Bad Decision Thursday: Explain This To Me

Internet, I am going to show you a picture and you are not going to know what to make of it. I do not know what to make of it. I have absolutely no recollection of the sequence of events leading up to this picture, and I believe that the first time I ever even saw it, in fact, was last year when I unearthed it from my parents' massive photo collection. I'm thinking it was taken sometime in late 1995. Presumably at a point in my life when I was very, very, very exhausted.

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Apr
12
2009

I Do My Best Work Under Pressure

This weekend was notable not just because it was Easter, but also because it was the weekend I finally did my taxes. I know, just squeaking in under the wire there, right? You may be surprised to know, you see, that despite my general Type-A neuroticism in most other areas of my life, I am uncommonly good at leaving important things until the last minute, particularly important things I desperately don't want to do. Taxes, of course, are both.

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Apr
21
2009

Prints Charming

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The first thing you should know is that I'm going to be giving away a pretty awesome prize at the end of this entry. No, it's not an evening with Brad Pitt or a lifetime's supply of cupcakes, but would you really want those either of things anyway?

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Apr
21
2009

Prints Charming

The first thing you should know is that I'm going to be giving away a pretty awesome prize at the end of this entry. No, it's not an evening with Brad Pitt or a lifetime's supply of cupcakes, but would you really want those either of things anyway?

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Apr
27
2009

For, Like, Ever

Today my parents arrived in the United States. This in itself wouldn't be anything out of the ordinary if it weren't for the addendum I'm going to add on to that sentence: for good. Today my parents arrived in the United States for good. 

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Apr
30
2009

The Nine Best Pieces Of Advice Anybody Ever Gave Me

1. Nobody ever regretted going to the gym. (My friend Ellen)

2. You can fool people into thinking you've been cleaning the house all day if you just spray some Pledge in the air before they get home. Also, have some onions sauteing in butter on the stove so it seems like you're cooking. (My mother)

3. Ask yourself this. Does this thing need to be said? Does this thing need to be said now? Does this thing need to be said now by you? (My friend Melissa)

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