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Caps Caps Caps!

During the Capitals-Lightning hockey game on April 13, Joe sent the following tweet: Exactly 10 seconds later, at 2:41 of the second period, Jason Chimera (aka Chim-Dog) scored! See that black spot in the back of the net? That's the puck. On April 14, Joe and I went to the extra-special spiffy Season Ticket Holders party at Six Flags. We ate hot dogs and chips, wandered around the park, and I stood in line to... Read more →


A Doozy of a Nightmare

I had a doozy of a nightmare the night before last. It came at the tail end of a long, involved dream wherein I was working with a bunch of people in the building where I had my first real job. That whole "other" dream doesn't even matter -- I've forgotten it already, in fact. This is the nightmare part. I walked out the building and got in my car. It was very cloudy; a... Read more →


Copyeditors Are Still Important, Part Two

It's Typo Time again! First, a warning. Ah, the old "seperate" typo -- it's a classic! In addition, there's no period at the end of the last sentence. Aside from those two mistakes, however, I love the tone of this note. It's mildly threatening, but very polite. Next up, the double verb. This is another error that spellcheck won't catch. I know, because I've done it myself. It happens when you decide to replace one... Read more →


The "What's Your Story" Meme

A longer catch-up post is in the works, but here's the scoop in a nutshell: Yay Wellbutrin, even though I had a bit of a meltdown at work the other day. Speaking of work, GRRRRRR. But for now, Sunday Stealing! 1. What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten in public? It's probably particularly strange, but it was to me. When I was in Milan way back on Aught-Three, I went to dinner with... Read more →


The One about the Donniker

Okay! The donniker story! As I mentioned, circus folks have a language all their own. One of my favorites is donniker, which means toilet. Merriam Webster Online says it probably has its roots in the word dunnekin, from an old English dialect. Well, be that as it may, of the four circuses I worked for, only one had its own donniker. The others either brought in Porta-Potties (which we still called donnikers) or played venues... Read more →