Tag Archive: annoying stuff

Dec 08 2015

What’s the deadline for learning to love something?

Some time during the past few weeks marked my 2nd anniversary as a runner. And by “runner”, I mean somebody who runs regularly (and slowly) as part of a fitness routine … not someone who logs masses amounts of miles/kilometers for speed in competitive events or even “fun runs.” And that’s probably the major reason I completely …

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Oct 27 2015

Even sitting governors have to abide the Quiet Car Rules

As a fairly regular train-rider, I cannot express how delighted I have been by the news going around the internet of Chris Christie getting asked to leave the Quiet Car of an Amtrak train last weekend. Evidently the current New Jersey governor and Republican presidential candidate boarded an Amtrak train rather loudly on Sunday morning (reports …

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Aug 05 2015

Who actually listens to voicemail anyway?


Apple is supposedly working on a feature in iOS10 that will transcribe voicemail messages via Siri and then deliver them as text messages. Because everybody HATES checking their voicemail, right? I pretty much NEVER do it … because 1) it’s a pain-in-the-@$$ and B) it costs me call minutes to do it. I *thought* getting …

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Apr 02 2015

Not so tough after all


After taking a well-earned break from training following my first-ever 10k race last summer, I found myself having a hard time getting back into the swing of things. At this point in my life I know myself pretty well, and  though I wasn’t happy about it, I could easily accept the fact that having a specific …

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Feb 09 2015

Sometimes you get lucky

The recent turn of very cold weather has forced me to break out a pair of gloves for the walk to and from my office. I’m not a real fan of wearing them, mostly because I have to take them off every time I want to do something with my iPhone, which, to my surprise, …

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Nov 03 2014

From the Dept. of “Why do I Even Bother?”

Eager & well-meaning intern: Are you doing something different with your hair? It looks great. Shazzer: There’s no product in it and it desperately needs to be cut. Eager & well-meaning intern: Oh.[uncomfortably long pause] Well, maybe you should consider wearing it a little longer. Shazzer: I’ll discuss that with my hairdresser while she’s cutting …

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Aug 05 2013

Turning Torso Tragicomedy


Malmö’s most famous landmark is a spectacular Santiago Calatrava-designed residential tower called the Turning Torso. Situated in the city’s Western Harbor district, it’s the tallest building in Scandinavia (54 stories) and offers spectacular views of the Swedish and Danish coasts, as well as the Öresund Bridge that connects Malmö to Copenhagen. Construction started the summer before I …

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