An eventful drive to Starbucks.

t’s 5am, and I’m rolling in unusually heavy traffic. I glance in the rearview and there is this SUV just hurtling at me from behind.

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Sometimes I think I’m charged with negative ions.

In what seems like a string of unimaginable coincidences, in the past several weeks I have spent the better part of a month’s salary on not-so-extravagant electronic items, only to have them die at their pulse-driven cores: zero by one by one. 1) Failed 2009 MacBook Pro RAM upgrade: $150 +/- 12 hours of my […]

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(Not) Getting a Cab in Austin: Part 1

So I just got back from SXSW, which it’s actually difficult for me to type without a hashtag, and I had like, an 85% great time. Only 85%?┬áBut SXSW (#) is supposed to be, like, Geek Mecca! Nirvana for the nerd set! Hipster heaven! And it was all that – and more! It was awesome […]

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Is glad she didn’t spend any more time at the bar.

I heard this thing on the radio the other day about how people drink and drive too frequently, and how a full stomach (and moderation) are the keys to successfully staying under the limit. This occurred to me tonight, sitting barside with my sister sipping a particularly strong vodka cocktail. I was not just hungry, […]

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Money doesn’t talk, it whispers.

The button on my favorite jeans broke today. My only comfortable jeans. The only ones that don’t make me feel fat. And my first instinct was to go out and buy another pair. I mean, they’re just Lucky Brand, not like, Paige Denim or something, so we’re talking about a relatively small investment. Just $99 […]