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Boredom + Borrowed Contact Lenses = Stretch-Up-Blink.

Posted by Trixie on Friday, June 4, 2010, In : Life 
If I keep this pace up, I just may become a blogger as opposed to a very occasional poster. And no one is more surprised about that than me. I have a growing backlog of potential posts that I  just haven't taken the time to bang out on a keyboard yet, but there are certain things I come across that simply need to be shared -- and pronto -- in order to take full advantage of the fact that a Google cache is forever. This is one such example:

It was the first week of college, and people we...

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The Alfred E. Neuman Equation, De-pantsing in Flashdance, and Punning (badly).

Posted by Trixie on Thursday, May 20, 2010, In : Misc. Ramblings 
The Great Divide
Q: How many US states does the Continental Divide of the Americas pass through?

        4
       5
       6
       7

A: Six.


I answered five, and my friend starts heckling me.

"Ok, Captain Geography, name 'em."

"Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico."


Sigh, "I forgot about Wyoming. I always forget about Wyoming -- to me, it's as though Wyoming and Colorado are the same state."

Wyoming and Colorado

"Kinda like the Alfred E. Neuman equation?"

"What's that?"

"You know, how any combination of P...

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A Dream.

Posted by Trixie on Thursday, January 14, 2010, In : Guest Posts 

Left: Martin Luther King Right: Don GainesThe similarities are uncanny, no? Ok ok, looks-wise, not so much, but their message most assuredly is. This coming Monday is the observation of Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday. A few years ago, my friend Don wrote about his "dream" and it was subsequently printed in the Seattle Times. I hope one day  to be able to write something as eloquent and insightful. But until then, I can't think of a better opportunity to reproduce the original article here on my blog. Enjoy...

~My Dream, written by ...


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Lady Gaga, John McEnroe, YouTube, Sibling Rivalry, and Jeans.

Posted by Trixie on Monday, January 11, 2010, In : Life 
Sibling Rivalry My friend Amy posted a couple videos of her sons, Elliot and Ben, showcasing their dancing skills to Lady Gaga's Bad Romance on YouTube. Since then, Ben has been completely obsessed with how many hits it has and how quickly it will go "viral". Elliott? He just seems to be along for the ride on this one. And as of a couple of days ago, the hit-counter for both videos sat at an even 40 hits each. Therein lies the problem.

Unbeknownst to Amy, I asked my friend to post both videos on his personal...

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The Origin of the Mexican Standoff

Posted by Trixie on Thursday, December 3, 2009, In : Life 
Mexican Standoff
My friend is going through a divorce. It's not fun, and I don't need to tell you why. However, there are certain aspects of the divorce process that are so absurd and downright comical that it requires safekeeping for posterity sake. This is one such example:

The names have been changed to protect the "incensed" and not necessarily the innocent. As such, I will refer to said in-process divorced couple as SheSaid and HeSaid, only because Thing 1 and Thing 2 have already been taken and I don't ...

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I'd Like to Buy a Vowel.

Posted by Trixie on Monday, September 14, 2009, In : Life 

The GraduateOver the weekend, I re-watched The Graduate. It's been a decade and a half since I've seen that movie. There is a scene towards the end of the movie where Dustin Hoffman is pounding on a large glass window on a balcony overlooking the altar where his love interest is about to get married. In his desperate attempt to halt the ceremony, he repeatedly yells her name.

Over time that scene grew on me, but for whatever reason, I could never remember the girl's name. For years I walked around randoml...

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Predictions are difficult, especially when they are about the future...

Posted by Trixie on Wednesday, September 9, 2009, In : kvetch 

But I am here to change all that.

Today is 09/09/09. So what does that mean? Some predict the end of the world, but my research shows that this date falls on a Wednesday in September (both of which have 9 letters). September 9 also is the 252nd day of the year. 2+5+2 = 9. In addition, if you multiply any single digit number by 9, the resulting two digits add up to 9. Lastly, note that 999 is 666 upside-down which signifies the number of the Beast, the Antichrist in the Bible's Book of Revelati...

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Protect Your Nuts

Posted by Trixie on Sunday, September 6, 2009, In : Life 

I enjoy hiking. Growing up in Chicago and then spending a few years in Boston, I never had much of an opportunity to appreciate this activity until I moved to Seattle. Out here, everyone drinks coffee, complains about the weather, and hikes. Pretty much in that order.

My friend Don is an avid hiker, and when the opportunity presents itself, we will hit the trails. Now Don is an interesting person. During the day he acts as the VP of Finance to a large corporation tossing around financial deriv...

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The Great Escape(s)

Posted by Trixie on Thursday, September 3, 2009, In : Life 
Freedom Fighting Hamster On a whim, I recently tried to reconnect with an old friend using one of the popular social networking sites. Not being a member, I had to send an anonymous email without any obvious proof of who I was. In response, like the "secret question" you have to answer when you forget your password, he asked what I had once given him for a birthday present in order to prove my identity. Fair enough. Here is my story:

We met during my first couple of weeks in college. As far as guys were concerned, he...

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