Filed under:Heh — posted by Anwyn on December 4, 2007 @ 11:05 pm


didn’t last long.

So Wrong, for the Right Reasons

Filed under:Sad,Television — posted by Anwyn @ 9:02 pm

Maksim Chmerkovskiy won’t return to Dancing with the Stars next season.

Talented, hot, and smart into the bargain.

Maks, this woman would have voted for another woman if I’d been able to get my thumbs (or my password) out. I’m sorry. Knock ’em dead back on your native dancing heath.

Eating a Little Crow–Cold

Filed under:It's My Life,Not Cool — posted by Anwyn @ 9:37 am

Halfway down this thread I was eager to tell people that if they have static problems they should put a little moisture in the air through the simple expedient of a teakettle on the stove, which they could even leave on overnight and it wouldn’t boil dry! Aren’t I clever! And totally devoid of any safety-oriented common sense! Come on, now, I have a perfectly good modern gas stove! The burners don’t go out!

Well, the burner did go out, sometime last night, and the house slowly filled up with gas. Mercifully, it was slowly since the burner was set to the lowest simmer setting and therefore wasn’t putting out much gas, but it was enough that I could smell it when I got up this morning. Now both my front and back doors are open, windows upstairs that provide a clear cross-channel through the house are open, and I’m wondering how long I have to wait before turning on the stove flame.

So if you’re like me and occasionally unable to process that something bad might happen even though you don’t think it will (and for anybody concerned, most of the time I foresee future problems and take all precautions up front; only occasionally do I have a brain leak this egregious), here’s a tip: Don’t leave a burner on all night even if you have a good stove. Eventually it will, har har, burn you.

Read It All

Filed under:Jerks,Need a Good Editor?,Priorities — posted by Anwyn @ 9:28 am

Read this, because I’m so angry about what passes for educated opinion at Harvard that I couldn’t add anything … even if I had anything better to add than what Rachel already said.

Oh, except this: I can’t believe college kids, supposed to be hip to new styles, still think that nuanced is a credible liberal political code word after the merciless lashing it has taken over the past couple years.

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