Monthly Archives: September 2012

Caffeinated Calamity

You can determine which lines of this comedy showstopper are mine because they’re the ones that sound like there’s an off-camera sigh before each one. Also, breves are magnificent. “I’ll take a medium breve, please.” “A latte?” “A breve.” “A … Continue reading

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Like a Rock

The actual view I had driving home behind a mostly empty auto transporter for twenty minutes the other day: I drive a Cavalier, the anorexic teenager of cars. The wind whistles through it when I drive down the highway with the … Continue reading

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The Rosh Hashanah Factor

This evening marks the beginning of the Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Jews the world over will spend the next two days gathered in synagogue– not celebrating, but praying for a safe and successful year to come. Ten days from now … Continue reading

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I Am the Smilchman

Toddlers in general are pretty entertaining (especially when you don’t have to take them home with you) but the two-and-a-half-year old that the Gentleman Caller and I hung out with yesterday is especially so. I’m not sure what the average … Continue reading

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Marriage of the Nerds

Last weekend the Gentleman Caller and I attended a wedding at the Science Museum of Minnesota. In between the ceremony and the reception, the bride and groom arranged for their guests to wander around learning things for free. The Science Museum … Continue reading

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Behold, Thou Art Fair, My Love

If you live in or around the Twin Cities, chances are you’ve gained weight sometime in the past week or so, and chances are you’re totally okay with that. It’s State Fair time, and the great majority of Minnesotans attend. Over twelve days, … Continue reading

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