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Me and my life

Shaving like a gay man

We watch a lot of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy on Bra­vo. Not so much late­ly, as we’ve been pret­ty busy, but TiVo keeps us in the loop. Any­how, I have tak­en spe­cial note of the part where the gay guys scream and shud­der when the straight guy shaves. It seems they want us […]

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Me and my life

The family that eats strange meat together…

I was born an Argen­tine, and some­where on my pass­port (the expired Argen­tine one) it says in fine print that I must eat meat, or I’ll lose my cit­i­zen­ship. Argen­tines eat a lot of meat, and when it comes to the cow, they eat most of that, too. Empanadas (rough­ly trans­late as meat turnovers), blood […]

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Politics

Freedom will… um… uh…

Con­di Rice gave George Bush a note today dur­ing a NATO meet­ing that said the Iraq han­dover had gone as planned, two days ear­ly. George Bush wrote at the top of the note: Free­dom will rain rein reign Jon Stew­art called it the world’s first “sneak retreat.” I find myself won­der­ing if the Iraqis know […]

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Technology

SaverLab

Coolest thing I’ve found recent­ly. Saver­Lab is a lit­tle, free pro­gram that lets you run a Mac OS X screen­saver in a win­dow, like an appli­ca­tion. For a lit­tle over a year now, I’ve been run­ning a screen­saver over the Inter­net for our par­ents. They con­nect with their Mac OS X com­put­ers and select our […]

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Meta

Just a sec: editing my own post for slanderous insensitivity

Please wait while I edit a pre­vi­ous post for slan­der­ous insen­si­tiv­i­ty. But real­ly. I post­ed about an expe­ri­ence I had today, at work. The Inter­net is rife with exam­ples of peo­ple get­ting fired (extreme result, yes) for post­ing about work on their blogs. For the most part they either work(ed) for huge, mono­lith­ic, head-up-their-butt com­pa­nies […]

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Me and my life

Plant a money tree!

This entry was orig­i­nal­ly post­ed with a lot more detail. Then Tiffany read it, and sug­gest­ed I might want to be fuzzi­er about who, what, when and where with regards to my employ­er. Read about my thoughts on this here. On to the post. Tiffany and I have a lot of mon­ey in invest­ments. We […]

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Politics

So Reagan died

Not sure how I feel about Ronald Rea­gan dying this week­end. Okay, that’s not true. I know how I feel, I’m just not sure how much of it is seem­ly to tell. I’m relieved for his fam­i­ly, who can final­ly rest after hav­ing to watch him dete­ri­o­rate so slow­ly and painful­ly. I’m sad that some­one […]

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Other

Cover of the San Jose Mercury News is awesome

Yes, it is in regard to Rea­gan’s death, and yes, they had ten years to put it togeth­er, but this is the kind of gut­sy design that stokes my fire. It is hard to imag­ine, when you see the whole broad­sheet like this, but this is a news­pa­per, folks. Fold­ed in the mid­dle, sold on […]

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Me and my life

Okay, now I’m really employed

So, it took a while, and I’m told the hold up was the hol­i­day week­end, but I ma now the proud own­er of a start­ing date for my new job. Thurs­day. Human Resources at my new employ­er, Creighton Uni­ver­si­ty, took their sweet time with my back­ground check. Maybe it was my life over­seas, Madrid and […]