Monthly Archives: March 2008

The best two things to come accross my feed reader in the last week…

Just like your friend who’s obsessively checking out his Facebook, squirrels are avid social networkers. Perhaps the best part of the entire article is the definition of squirrel “kissing” as “oral contact that doesn’t lead to bickering.” Also interesting (though … Continue reading

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(Semi-)Weekly Ukulele Post

I love ukulele orchestras. The sound of a single uke can be sublimely beautiful or twee and plinking, it’s much more versatile than people give it credit for being. (It seems that Jake Shimabukuro’s helping to change that somewhat, although … Continue reading

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The Great LJ Strike of 2008, Part 2

I actually didn’t manage to log on to LiveJournal during the strike, rendering my refusal to participate moot. What can I say? I was busy! I’m tempted to write it off as a familial ethic with regard to strikes, claim … Continue reading

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Facebook Anthem

In my last post, you may recall, I called Facebook “shallow,” and said that it was “becoming more and more about snapshot statements, ‘pokes,’ and applications that let you know whether your friends would rather be vampires or ninjas.” Well, … Continue reading

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The Great LJ Strike of 2008(?)

As I’ve mentioned several times here, I’m a fan of LiveJournal. I’ve been using it for around four years now– I’m not exactly an early adopter, but I’ve been on for a long time– I got my account pretty soon … Continue reading

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My Issue with the Whigs

I’ve been reading a lot of stuff that touches on American political history during the second party system. Jacksonian Democrats intrigue me, I have to admit. In part, because it’s a party that attracted a lot of the people I’m … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Stats Geek

I never would have thought I’d write a post with this title. In my scholarship, I tend to veer toward qualitative cultural analysis. I avoid numbers whenever possible. Though I’m a big fan of maps, I detest charts– they take … Continue reading

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I’m a Ukulele Hero!

So I’ve been loving the Kala KA-S Mahogany soprano uke that I bought over Christmas. I’m learning– still not great, but improving. But the ukulele bug has apparently bitten me HARD. I went to Guitar Center today, just intending to … Continue reading

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