Monthly Archives: October 2010

Overheard in Boston

**Conspiracy of Apathy. I knew it!** Man at control center over bus intercom after making a traffic announcement: We don’t mean to delay you, because we know how you like being punctual. Man laughs loudly. Bus driver laughs and slaps … Continue reading

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Wine Riot

Saturday night my roommates and I went to a wine tasting. It was an expo-style setup, tables loaded with reds, whites, in betweens, and bubbly. Each table had a collection of wine from a different winery, which specialized in grapes … Continue reading

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Buildings and Boats

This is where I work: And this is where I look at sail boats:

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Walking in Brighton

The bus has been severely upsetting me lately. Yesterday I was 15 minutes late to work again, because the bus decided to be full and passed me as I stared in helplessness. Today, I said, “I don’t need you!” to … Continue reading

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Mass-market PB v. Trade-market PB

What I learned today: Mass-market paperbacks (PB) are like Romance-novel-style books and Trade-market paperbacks are like normal people books. When a book first comes out in paperback, it is almost always in trade-market form. Part of my job involves being … Continue reading

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Long Weekend

I spent a long weekend in Oklahoma for my Grammy’s second 40th birthday party. My aunt and uncle were kind enough to buy me a ticket, so I could surprise both mom and Gram. You shoulda seen their faces! My … Continue reading

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Self-googling

When I was about 18, I started hearing my friends talk about googling people. Especially, googling boys that asked them out on dates–just to be sure they had no record of being a serial killer or having committed some other … Continue reading

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Adventures in Solitude

Today my plan was to go to the Museum of Fine Arts and poke around. Unsurprisingly, I got lost trying to find it–well, more like distracted. I didn’t really know where I was going and then I saw this: and … Continue reading

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Rough Start

So, this morning I dragged my sleepy-eyed self out of bed at the usual 7 am. I threw on some clothes, ate breakfast, made lunch, and had about 15 minutes to kill before I needed to catch the bus. I … Continue reading

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The Town

I’m obviously super bored and a total failure at my job because I’ve posted like 20 times today. For some reason, I had it in my head that this was a large city. Evidently, I was wrong. On my commute I … Continue reading

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