1. 11:57 19th Sep 2014

    Notes: 2

    M has been a delight to know and teach. She is a charming, highly gifted child, who (when she is able to relax) enjoys my jokes and is fun to work with! She is very much her chronological age emotionally and often displays insecurities that are difficult to understand given her enormous capabilities. She needs to have more positive experiences with her peers rather than constantly being with adults. Though she is well liked by the other children, she chooses to play by herself or sit and chat with an adult. Given time, I feel certain her emotions will link up with her intellect and she will be that wonderful child we all know she can be. I am delighted to have had the chance to work with M. She has been both a challenge and a source of pride.
    — One day I’ll be a wonderful child.
     
  2. (I heard the news today, oh boy.)

    :”-/

     
  3. 12:11

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    cf. this notion.
     
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    R: so how long before the guy files a suit against him
M: I feel like it is unlikely.
[:: 7 hours later ::]
M: I think that it is unlikely.

    R: so how long before the guy files a suit against him

    M: I feel like it is unlikely.

    [:: 7 hours later ::]

    M: I think that it is unlikely.

    (Source: web6.seattle.gov)

     
  5. …From the point of view of a Scandinavian speaker this can make for weird impressions - “Ångels” would be pronounced something like “Oongels” (with an “o” sound similar to that in “door”). The logo of the Stargate series similarly features a stylized A with a circle above it, making it resemble an Å as in Stargåte, which has the unfortunate pronunciation “Star Goat”.

    Someone needs to recalibrate their idea of "unfortunate".

    S’dtarbolt & Stargåte (a super goat) would def have the intestinal fortitude to do some crime-fighting.  You figure, between the two of them they could take apart and digest almost anything.

     
  6. oof.

    oof.

     
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    2004 was a pretty good year.

    2004 was a pretty good year.

     
  8. 20:26 14th Sep 2014

    Notes: 2

    Tags: RotL

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    The Washingtonian Way In on Flickr.Ohboy, between “Rear Window”esque self-censoring paranoia, guys named Skeeter*, stories of fistfights past, and anecdotes of rebreaking oneself out of reluctance to seek medical attention, at least 4 former-MEs would totally benefit from this week’s installment! 
(The part that I may’ve mostly dug was validation of the concept that John does some ass-kicking in Tom Wolfesque suiting.)
((I hope it is okay to post this!))*My first destruction derby mentor was named Skeeter! He had a dog named Bullet and used to call me “Flatlander”.  It was a VERY rural adventure time.

    The Washingtonian Way In on Flickr.

    Ohboy, between “Rear Window”esque self-censoring paranoia, guys named Skeeter*, stories of fistfights past, and anecdotes of rebreaking oneself out of reluctance to seek medical attention, at least 4 former-MEs would totally benefit from this week’s installment!

    (The part that I may’ve mostly dug was validation of the concept that John does some ass-kicking in Tom Wolfesque suiting.)

    ((I hope it is okay to post this!))

    *My first destruction derby mentor was named Skeeter! He had a dog named Bullet and used to call me “Flatlander”. It was a VERY rural adventure time.

     
  9. Though perhaps exploitative, the “Leave it to Beaver” parody I have stumbled on is CRAZY sharp.

    Though perhaps exploitative, the “Leave it to Beaver” parody I have stumbled on is CRAZY sharp.

     
  10. Plays: 56

    (98 second excerpt)

    This combines many of my very special things including
    (1) accents,
    (2) songs with counting,
    (3) dipthongization/vowel breaking (the fow-urth element of hip hop),
    (4) the ridiculousness of the guy whose signature makes the silly piece of paper conferring my graduate degree just a little more valuable.

    I forget how I found this so many years ago but I still refer to it all the time:

    "Now you think you are finished, but No!"

    If I had written tests for the courses I was pitching, that would be the lead in to the last section maybe 1/2 the time.

     
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    Doubt and Clarence* and possibly one of the the worst Chinese tongue twisters well-known to man.  There are literally 4 tonally different “i”s in play, none of which is just “i”!
Anyhow, I think this may be one of the best uses of formatting on a wikipedia page.
*Of course Clarence is the one with a ball. Heir presumptive.(These are things I think about.  Constantly.)

    Doubt and Clarence* and possibly one of the the worst Chinese tongue twisters well-known to man.  There are literally 4 tonally different “i”s in play, none of which is just “i”!

    Anyhow, I think this may be one of the best uses of formatting on a wikipedia page.

    *Of course Clarence is the one with a ball. Heir presumptive.
    (These are things I think about.  Constantly.)

    (Source: Wikipedia)

     
  12. Two journal articles, 5 posters, and a talk. That’s not just the hat-trick; that data collection adventure could have its own 8 night holiday.
    — Even though I am not chock full of babies, that January collaboration with the accent is still yielding pretty good professional dividends.
     
  13. Years ago, I may’ve (read: definitely, but I appreciate that that may seem totally creepy,) had screen-grabs of the series of microexpressions that occur during the discussion of recent listening/reading.  But a rewatch is never a not good use of time.  Practically evergreen!

    I have mostly assumed that every Three Ring Binder show is basically like this, which means I’d probably find it overwhelming, but it’s probably something to which I’d go, if I were local to that area again, anyhow. 

     
  14. The desktop dramas probably play out whether or not I am there.

     
  15. 15:07 8th Sep 2014

    Notes: 3

    Tags: artisanal

    FUNGIBLE HEROES!
    (via David Marquez)

    Q: What is best in life?
    A: Hot dogs, ladies?

    (You could swap a David and a Pietà too, sure.)