You Got To Cool It Down

The 30 least hot follow-ups to the 30 hottest things you can say to a naked woman "Good morning Cheryl. I mean, um, Sharon." "Is it okay with you if I take this slow? I haven't done this in, like, fifteen years." "I can't stop touching you. Stupid OCD." "Want to join me in the shower? Grouting's more fun with

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Kevin Guilfoile At The Elliot Bay Bookstore

Sorry to make my entire readership juggle their schedules, and hope those of you outside the greater Seattle areas will be able to change the dates on your plane tickets and hotel reservations without too much difficulty. But I screwed up the date of my reading with the estimable Kevin Guilfoile. Let's try this again. Wednesday (Tomorrow! Not Thursday! Tomorrow!),

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Monday Morning Odds & Ends

Why no entry for Friday? Well, I wrote a nice, long post, but then The Morning News swooped in and nicked it. So it will be appearing over there sometime this week. Speaking of The Morning News, I'll be working on a sequel to my "Tricks of the Trade" article and the TotT book proposal this next week, so if

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Ah, The Ravages Of Time

Speaking of birthdays, today is mine. But I've been feeling old for a week. Last Tuesday I travelled to the KUOW office to record my bit for The Works. The studio is located in the University District, and I have always enjoyed going up there because The Ave is invariably teeming with pretty college girls, always a delight to behold.

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paaaaaaaarTAY!

The Squirrelly just turned one (as I mentioned), so we had a birthday party for him last weekend. In anticipation, The Queen went to the store to buy decorations. I didn't think we really needed them since only a few family members would be attending, but she somehow got it in her head that they were mandatory. She returned with

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Games: Cluzzle

One of the first games I reviewed on defective yeti was a party game called Barbarossa, a guessing and deduction game in which players first make tiny sculptures out of clay and then attempt to identify their opponent's creations. It's a fun game, and one that invariably generates a lot of laughter. But I've been playing it less and less

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The Works: Parenting Blogs

I'll be on The Works this evening, talking about the rising prominence of parenting blogs. The show airs tonight 8:00 on 94.9, KUOW, or soon you will be able to listen to the audio online here. Here are the people, sites, and articles we discuss:Heather Armstrong of DooceBen MacNeill of The Trixie UpdateMrs. Kennedy of FussyThe Story About The BabyDaddy

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Fap

If you know what "fap" means in Internet parlance, you may find this amusing. You'll be even more amused to know that I stumbled upon this site while doing a Google Image Search for "Jennifer Connelly".

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Indistinguishable From Magic

I bought one of those tiny USB flash drives to shuttle files between by laptop and desktop PCs. It's incredibly handy, but have to make sure I don't leave it laying around the house so The Squirrelly can't get ahold of it. I honestly never thought I'd see the day when a hard drive could constitute a choking hazard.

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