Yes, Copy Editors Are Important!

I saws this entry in DC Blogs -- a man after my own heart; thank you, Jon Lowder -- and decided to post some of the mistakes I've spotted recently in the Washington Post and the Post Express. The Simple Typo First, a simple typo that probably could have been caught by an automated spellchecker. So if the writer didn't use one, shame on him/her! Can you spot it? Math Is Hard Please, do your... Read more →

Valentine's Day, Cool Sites, and Other Randomness

So, Valentine's Day came and went, didn't it? Joe, that sneak, slipped a card and some Ghiradelli chocolates on the kitchen table while I was in the shower and then went back to bed. I, therefore, bought his card and a Toblerone after work. When we got home from our super-romantic dinner at a local barbeque joint, I slipped them on the kitchen table while he was communing with the feral cats. Hah! I can... Read more →

I Got Nothin'; Go Read Joe

Some of you may remember Joe's rather short-lived blog from a couple of years ago. Well, he's at it again, only now he's contributing to a really great site devoted to stories from those valiant folks who work retail. The site's called Retail Hell Underground. It's run by a gent named Freeman Hall, who has also written a pretty hilarious book of his adventures as a purse handbag sales associate at "The Big Fancy." The... Read more →

Rest In Peace, Cosmic

I started keeping an online journal on January 1, 2002. I don't remember exactly how or when I found Karen Murray's diary, but what I do remember is how much I enjoyed it. Here was a woman who pulled no punches, who had a wicked sense of humor, who had battled breast cancer through a double mastectomy, and who was my age in what seemed to be a sea of kids. I've followed her ever... Read more →

Can You Tell I'm A Little Bored?

All right, I've caved. I joined Twitter and promptly found a bunch of people to follow, and several of those folks are now following me! I feel like I'm in a Verizon ad, only with far fewer followers behind me. But what the heck, it's another new toy. Feel free to follow me -- no guarantees on how often I'll drop a breadcrumb of wisdom. Actually, no guarantees on the wisdom either. You might have... Read more →