Monthly Archives: January 2004

This week’s Friday Five.

This week’s Friday Five.

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\SIK-uh-fuhnt\, noun: A person who seeks favor by flattering people of wealth influence; a parasite; a toady. Many students seek to become teachers’ pet by turning into little sycophants.

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Happy New Year!

Wow, Lunar New Year already. Pretty nifty! I got some great candy from one of my students in honor of the holiday. Happy Year of the Monkey, everybody!

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\fuh-LIS-uh-tuhs\, adjective: 1. Suitably applied or expressed; appropriate; apt. 2. Happy; delightful; marked by good fortune. Why is it that so little web content appears to be genuinely felicitous, in either sense of the word?

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Antibiotics will be the death of us all.

I have students who live in thoroughly sanitized environments. They seem to be a little sick all the time. The bf grew up in a house full of mildew and surrounded by friendly half-wild animals. He is never sick. So … Continue reading


Three things

I got chatted up by a guy on a walking tour yesterday because of the “Talk Nerdy To Me” pin Elke gave me. Hee! The South Bay Bloggers meeting is tonight. I’m going to be tragically late due to a … Continue reading

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‘scuse me, brother… can you spare a copy of your local paper?

So I write weekly film reviews for my local weekly newspaper, The Milpitas Post (the reviews also run in the Post’s sister papers, the Fremont Bulletin and the Berryessa Sun). I really, really want to make it as a movie … Continue reading

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More evil from WalMart

Rachel posted these in a comment to a previous entry of mine. In case you missed ’em, here they are again. (I’ve turned her cut-and-pasted URLs into links for ease of reading) Quoth Rachel: Wal Mart is trying to kill … Continue reading

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I’m a material girl

Geez. I’ve updated my Amazon wishlist and it’s up to 44 items. Good grief. I gotta make sure to update it when I finally get around to spending my various gift certificates at Barnes and Noble and Borders. :)

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\TUR-jid\, adjective: 1. Swollen, bloated, puffed up; as, “a turgid limb.” 2. Swelling in style or language; bombastic, pompous; as, “a turgid style of speaking.” Any word that can be used both in overblown romance writing and to describe said … Continue reading

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