Giving away my “wedding dress”

I mentioned in a previous post that I was having trouble giving away the suit I wore at my Ph.D. thesis defense.  I made an analogy with how some folks might treat their wedding dress: it’s something I was never going to be able to wear again, but it represented something important it my life.


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“What my music says about me.”

Here are the rules:

1. Put your iPod (or any MP3 player) on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer
4. Tag at least 10 friends who might enjoy doing the game as well as the person you got the note from.


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Gadget review: Sodastream home soda maker

There are many sites on the web with reviews of gadgets of all sorts. I don’t propose to compete with them, since I’m certainly not a dedicated "gadgeteer." But I figure that an occasional post on some device that I find interesting or useful can do no harm.

One week ago, I didn’t know that devices like the Sodastream home soda maker existed.  I read about it in an article in the NY Times, on how to save money and reduce waste. I did some "homework" (meaning web searches) and decided to purchase one.


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Favorite poem meme

From lovediamond :When you see this, post your favorite poem in your journal.Unfortunately, my favorite poem is too long to post here.  Here's how it begins:Midway this life we're bound upon,I woke to find myself in a dark wood,Where the right road was wholly lost and gone.Ay me! How hard to speak of it--that rudeAnd rough and stubborn…

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Memories… like the corners of my mind…

Leave one memory that you and I have had together. It doesn't matter if you know/knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember! Don't send a message, leave a comment on here. Next, repost this in your notes and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty cool (and funny) to…

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