Month: September 2013

Showing (PS)

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Today being Monday, there was hockey so I got another opportunity to evaluate the accuracy and helpfulness of the revolutionary new blackboard replacement — the large TV sets. So I paused in the lobby (lobbys are what they had before every architect demanded an atrium) and looked at the television. It said… that we had no ice time. There was a TLA starting with ‘F’ (which I assumed meant ‘figure skating’) scheduled for ‘our’ ice […]

Clicking

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I’ve implied (well, I did more than imply) that bloggers often exhibit a trait that’s something akin to narcissism and that the various providers of blog space enable (how I hate that word) it. How? They provide a vast array of tools to check blog statistics. (One could do much the same thing with access to web server logs and a perl interpreter but things wouldn’t be nearly as pretty. And, hard as it may […]

Watering (Not really)

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This is really just (you have to imagine the air quotes around ‘just’) a PS to ‘Showing.’ (Apparently that means that I’m pretentious. Sorry.) It won’t make a whole lot of sense without having read ‘Showing’ first. (Does this stuff ever make sense? I’m not sure that I need an answer to that. Consider the question rhetorical.) Today we were at a farmer’s market. This particular farmer’s market is in a parking lot — the […]

Expediting

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So, in this, the age of on-line shopping, I ordered a thing. (It doesn’t matter what the thing is, except that it’s small — a couple of kilos at the most.) The company sent me an email that included the line “Your order has been shipped! How’s that for excitement?” Excitement? Perhaps not the word I would have chosen, but it was nice to hear. Next step? Wait. Because it was shipped as an “Expedited […]

Showing

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So today was Monday (Not today as in ‘the same day as it is now’, today as in ‘the day I wrote the first iteration of the first sentence of this paragraph’ which isn’t actually the same day that I edited it or posted it. As I’ve said before, I don’t write quickly.) and Monday typically means hockey. (Today was also, in a manner of speaking, the second Monday of Winter. Bet you didn’t know […]