The Roommate

Sally was in her first semester away at college. Classes had been difficult and midterms were fast approaching. After going out on a date with her boyfriend, she dropped by her dorm room to pick up her books before heading over to his apartment for the night. Knowing her roommate would be asleep, she entered the room without turning on

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Catting Around

I saw a yarn spool by the side of the road during my bike ride this morning. I wonder how it got there. I like imagine a bunch of calicoes in a pickup, living it up on a Saturday night, throwing their empties out the window.

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NaNoReMo08: Lolita It Is!

Well, I was going to dust off my voting script from last year and let y'all weigh in on the NaNoReMo08 selection, but, in the comments on the last thread, Lolita kinda ran away with it. Pick up a copy and report back Monday for your syllabus. Also, we will be reading Infinite Jest. Not in November, but soon. Get

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Recent Tweets

My manager wants me to start sending "status reports." Copying these things from Facebook to email is a drag--can't he just friend me? Oct 23, 09:30 AM Dinner tonight: Fun-Sized Twizzler, beer, Fun-Sized Twizzler, Fun-Sized Kit-Kat, slice of pumpkin bread, beer. Oct 28, 06:30 PM Thanks to the miracle of Facebook I am now "friends" with a dozen people who

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NaNoReMo 2008: Nominations Are Open

Mail call!Hi, I'm curious if you'll be hosting a NaNoReMo 2008? I understand if you're not, considering it's only 4.5 days till Nov. 1st and there has been no discussion of it on your blog {not that i found anyway}. If you are and if there was a horrible oversight on my part i'd love to know what book will

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Recent Tweets

Something went haywire with my office chair. Now, over the course of the day, my body loses elevation at the same rate as my morale.. Oct 6, 1:17 PM Surest harbinger of a recession: morning "news" piece on fanatical coupon-clippers. Oct 14, 08:54 AM The hardest thing about writing is getting yourself into a state of not not writing. Oct

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Presidental Debate Liveblogging

I was mulling over the debate during my commute home from work, and started to marvel over just how bad things are for John McCain tonight. Just about every major factor is working against him:The main topic of the debate, health care, is the Republicans' #2 worst issue. The huge drop in the stock market today ensures that the Republican's

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Presidental Debate Liveblogging

Round II:6:00: Aww rats. Obama and McCain just came out wearing their normal attire. After the "I've got a bracelet" / "oh yeah, well I also have a bracelet" exchange of the first debate, I was hoping they'd arrived encumbered by layers and layers, and would spend the whole debate stripping off articles of clothing and sharing the personal anecdotes

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Biden-Palin Debate Liveblogging

Oh boy, the Biden-Palin trainwreck! I haven't been this giddy since the premiere of Temptation Island 2!! Here's a preview of what we can expect: Annnnnd we're off.6:02: During the opening handshake, Palin says "Can I call you Joe?" A reference to Obama "arrogantly" calling McCain "John" throughout the first debate? LET THE MINDGAMES BEGIN!! 6:04: Seventeen words into her

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