Monthly Archives: August 2009

Chopped Chit Chat

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If your WPM is fewer than, or equal to, your grandfather’s age on your fifth birthday, then please take typing lessons. I’m not referring to shorthand or txt lessons…no, I’m talking about cue, double you, e, are, tea, why (skills). Especially if you plan to use your keyboard to communicate via IM. Also, when IM’ing, prudently utilize the backwards L-shaped key – certainly if depressing that key results in a send. Receiving news in bits doesn’t bother me. Receiving news in broken bits is what really angers me. Respect the amount of time your recipient wastes watching the “Ross Clurman is currently typing” notification only to realize that you were just finishing your thought. And, under no circumstances should you follow the scattered sentence with a visit to their office, or a phone call for verbal translation.

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Wait Four Months

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Doing it in a line sucks, but doing it out of line can suck just as bad. I’m talking of course, about waiting. I do it quite often when I write, but that is because an elipsis sometimes make the word right after so much more…meaningful. I forgot how much I enjoy exercise. Not just lifting weights, but running, biking, swimming, playing volleyball, even being able to take my cat outside to stare in amazement (both of us) at the courageous families of deer in my complex. If you love something, try living without it fo[u]r months for. Either length of time can be equally depressing. Here’s to the elipsis that exists between “now” and “then” and literally having no control over it. Cheers…

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Recycling Bender

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Austin is such a progressive area when it comes to being Earth-conscious. I’ve changed a lot of my habits when it comes to recycling. I recycle everything. Hell, I even got made fun of the other day at work for drinking out of a mason’s jar (actually, it was a once-delicious jar of locally-made salsa). A new permanent fixture in my apartment (besides a frugally-stocked wine rack) is a recycling bin. Paper, plastic and cans can all be recycled at my apartment complex’s trash areas. My office also has a recycling bin next to my desk…I guess it helps working for an environmentally conscious employer. During my first week (following the move) I purchased a domain specifically focused on propegating the ideas for becoming (buzzword in three, two, one) “greener” as a marketing company and encouraging clients and partners to follow suit. www.be00ff00.com Those familiar with hex color codes should make the connection right away. Those unfamiliar should at least…

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Plain White Paste

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Plain old Colgate in a tube…ah, the good ol’ days. The .1 ounce blob I put on my toothbrush this morning brought me back. I remembered standing barefoot on a Smurf blue tiled floor, in front of a white porcelain sink (aka – G.I. Joe’s ocean), barely being able to see my face from the nose up in the mirror and shoving elbows with an older brother and little sister…smetimes even waiting to spit when their hands were in the way. It was a nice memory. They say that smell is the strongest sense tied to memory, but I respectfully disagree – for me it’s taste. Within the first cycle of my SonicCare, the taste of that plain white paste painted a vivid childhood memory which was all but faded. Unfortunately, that same white paste also painted a lovely spot on my right boob, which I noticed right away, but irreverently decided to do nothing about. I wanted to remember…

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I Love These Eight Es

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1. Eggs Breakfast [food] for any meal is thoroughly enjoyable; however, one of my favorite snack foods is a hard-boiled egg with salt and/or ranch dressing. 2. Exiting Either I’ve done my job for the day, or I’m on an important errand, or even leaving on a jetplane. Whatever the case may be, I love the feeling I get when I leave. It’s an unexplainable (which is what I’m trying to do) combination of completion and (for lack of a more appropriate word) happiness. A new memory and the end of something I survived. 3. Escargot A small, slow-moving and delicious food: snails. Another favorite that falls in the same category of slow (but, by no means small) foods: beef. 4. Extroverts In the last week, I’ve made connections with two new family members – my dad’s cousin and his niece. Not even sure how the relations pan out at that level, but they’re in the family tree somewhere. 5….

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