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Almost a snow day

Substantial snow is expected in Boston today (The first ‘winter storm’ of the season). Everyone in my department has either stayed home or left early (as in 9:40am). Except for me.

For the record, school in Cleveland Heights, OH never closed early due to snow, at least not while I was there. Bomb threats, fires, and riots stemming from fires/fire drills, yes. Snow, no. And some people can push buses out of snow banks.


Spotted via Cleveland.com

Ah, Love

The Sweetie is in the Motherland until New Years. Sighs.

In need of romantic sweetness? Try Does she love you?

Spotted via Give Me Something to Read

This is not good music:

WGBH 2 and 44: Boston deserves more than nonstop Celtic Woman and Hit Man: David Foster and Friends. Even during Pledge.

Especially during Pledge.





Photos via The Cloud Appreciation Society gallery.


Obviously, a slow day at the office for me.

Set Stickyscreen as your homepage so that your ‘note to self’ shows up whenever you open a new tab or browser window. A meaningful alternative to Post-its stuck on the side of your monitor.

Via SwissMiss.

Same time next week?

Sometimes life imitates art. Or in my case, the movie Groundhogs Day, starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell.


Scene: Thursday afternoon in my office.

That Grad Student: It is cold/rainy/windy.

Me: Yes, it is.

That Grad Student: Where is home for you?

Me: I’m from Ohio.

That Grad Student: Oh. (long pause)

Me: Where are you from?

That Grad Student: Southern California. It isn’t as cold/rainy/windy there. What brought you out here?

Me: Grad school.

That Grad Student: Oh. Are you working towards your PhD?

Me: No.

That Grad Student: Why do you work here?

Me: Before grad school, I worked in Belfast. Northern Ireland.

Grad Student: Ohhh. [Sounds impressed, but not impressed enough to remember that we’ve had the same conversation every Thursday, for the past 4 Thursdays]