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#706: Skype

If it seems strange to think I’ve never done this before, well, just think about how I didn’t even know if my laptop had a camera on it until I tested out Skype.

That doesn’t make it better, no, but it gives you more to think about.

The verdict: it’s cool.  People should use it.  I think it may become popular.

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Posted by on October 31, 2014 in Computers

 

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#705: Accidentally “reply all”

For years–as many as I’ve been working in an office–I’ve wondered how someone can do this.  How do you accidentally respond to an email meant only for one person to many more people?

They’re 2 completely different buttons!!!

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Posted by on October 28, 2014 in Computers

 

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#704: Run 500 miles

…not all at once.  That would be crazy.  (Of course there are some–including a-year-ago-me–who would say running even 5 miles sounds crazy.)

I’m mostly just posting about this milestone because ever since I reached 400 miles on my Nike app, I’ve been waiting for 500 so I could sing to myself, “And I would run 500 miles, and I would run 500 more.”  But The Proclaimers aside, it’s also pretty cool to think that in a year I’ve gone from thinking 5 miles was insane to insanely preparing for half marathons.

I’m proud of myself.  And if I were to have posted on Facebook about this accomplishment yesterday, I’m sure the post would have gotten at least 5 likes.  But the post from my friend (and, coincidentally, race buddy) proclaiming he was now in a relationship got over 100.  Also, tons of comments expressing congratulations.

Which made me think about what’s really important in life.

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Posted by on October 27, 2014 in Sports

 

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#703: Queens County Farm Museum

City kids in the country–can it get more clichéd than that?  Probably.

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Posted by on October 26, 2014 in Nature

 

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#702: Buy a rolling pin

I don’t bake.  It may be something about the patience required.  It could also be because my kitchen is technically in my living room, which is technically in my bedroom, and there is zero counter space.

The point is, I don’t have a lot of basic baking equipment.

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Posted by on October 23, 2014 in Food/Drink

 

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#701: Twist and Smash’d

A-year-ago-me would have been very disappointed in me yesterday.  That’s because a-year-ago-me was dating someone preparing for the marathon, and he would often turn down food and drink if they weren’t healthy.  A-year-ago-me swore never to be like that, even if I ever prepared for a marathon, which a-year-ago-me didn’t think was a possibility anyway.

Yesterday, there was an open bar event at Twist and Smash’d (I don’t get the apostrophe either), and all I had was:

  • 4 mini soft pretzels
  • 2 mini empanadas
  • 1 mini spring roll
  • 4 chicken wings
  • 1 corndog
  • 2 sliders
  • 2 glasses of beer

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Posted by on October 22, 2014 in Food/Drink

 

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#700: Edge of Tomorrow

According to my brother, who has seen almost every movie in existence, this movie is not like Source Code. But I think it is. Never mind that based on the previews, I’d always thought Emily Blunt was a robot in this movie.  That’s not important.

What’s important is that Edge of Tomorrow is in fact a mix of Source Code and Groundhog Day.   Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 20, 2014 in Movies

 

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