Monthly Archives: April 2013

My occupation is approved by US Customs

I’ll be the first to admit that I occasionally use the slightest bit of hyperbole to make my stories just a little bit more entertaining. But seriously, this all went down exactly like this: The last time I had the … Continue reading

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Gone with the what now?

This contains mad spoilers, so if you haven’t read Gone with the Wind yet, or you don’t know what happens in Twilight, then this post will likely not be very interesting to you, and may ruin what fun you might … Continue reading

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This is not a contest.

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Chicago-land Activities

Sometimes people email me and they are like “HEY WE ARE COMING TO CHICAGO” and I am like “AWESOME” and then I type them up an email of everything I think they should do. From now on, I’ll just send … Continue reading

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For some people, the glass is basically half full. Of chunks of glass.

One of those sisters I know called the other day to lament that she had gotten an 11 out of 20 possible points on a quiz. (In Canada-land, that might even be a passing mark. In America-land, not so much.) … Continue reading

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Maps of Texas! Yeehaw!

As part of my dissertation research, I recently read Richard V. Francaviglia’s book The Shape of Texas: Maps of Metaphors. I’ll save my commentary for the third chapter of my dissertation (which is currently pending), but I would say that … Continue reading

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And isn’t it ironic, dontcha think?

In Dolls of Canada: A Reference Guide, Evelyn Robson Strahlendorf writes: Canadians are not a people who are given to self-praise. If an outstanding citizen is commemorated by a doll, however, we are very happy to make it an instant … Continue reading

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I’m gonna let you finish, but…

I am a super-rude blogger. In an act of sheer failure to have any blog etiquette, I only read my friend’s blogs (hi, friends!) and I only blog for my friends (hi, friends!) and I actively avoid the blogs of … Continue reading

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The War of 1812!

Even though it’s 2013, the War of 1812 was more or less underway from 1812-1814, so I didn’t totally miss the anniversary. (Really? Wars have anniversaries now? Aren’t anniversaries supposed to be celebrations and wars… not?) ANYHOW, Things I Want … Continue reading

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