Sweet Sixteen March 13th, 2016 @ 11:45 am PDT
And just like that: It’s been sixteen years since I started blogging on this site. It seems like only yesterday that I wrote a post celebrating my fifteenth year, and the spaces between the years get smaller every day.
Anna Albanese – 1920! October 28th, 2015 @ 8:18 am PDT
On the anniversary of my maternal grandmother’s birthday
Nike Gator Free Trainer 5.0 August 25th, 2015 @ 12:09 pm PDT
Earlier this month I read about the release of a new Gator-themed Nike sneaker on the Alligator Army website. (Follow them on Twitter @AlligatorArmy.) I jokingly tweeted a link to the story and wrote something about wanting someone to buy me a pair. Last week a pair appeared on my doorstep, direct from Nike HQ […]
1984 June 25th, 2015 @ 7:37 am PDT
Happy birthday to Eric Blair — better known as George Orwell — born on this date in 1903, seventy years and one day before yours truly. My dad told me to read Animal Farm when I was seven years old. I thought it was really wild, but that there had to be something that I […]
Happy Birthday, Jenny! May 22nd, 2015 @ 12:01 am PDT
On my little sister turning forty
Enlarged April 13th, 2015 @ 7:24 am PDT
Today is the birthday of Alfred M. Butts, the man who invented Scrabble, a game I’ve been playing for as long as I can remember. Words with Friends was one of the first iPhone apps I installed, and I’ve played it pretty much daily for almost a decade now. Long, long before the iPhone was […]
Fifteen Years of Blogging! March 13th, 2015 @ 11:54 am PDT
And just like that: It’s been fifteen years since I started blogging on this site. It seems like only yesterday that I wrote a post celebrating my fourteenth year, and the spaces between the years get smaller every day.
a thousand thousand slimy things October 21st, 2014 @ 9:05 am PDT
[Today is] the birthday of the Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, born in Ottery St. Mary in Devonshire, England (1772). He was a very ambitious young man, who lectured on religion, wrote journalism, and single-handedly tried to launch his own magazine. But he was exhausting himself and falling into a depression when he was introduced […]