10 Short Shameful Confessions

Filed under: All About Moi, Short Shameful Confessions

You know, I haven’t done this for a while, and confession is always good for the soul. And now…10 Short Shameful Confessions (with a bonus confession!)*. * Now edited to include more shame. I don’t actually think that many things are awesome. I say “Awesome” because it’s expected, but most of the time I’m really […]

Posted by Diane on July 24th, 2009

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Forgiveness

Filed under: All About Moi, Short Shameful Confessions

I realized today that I have to do some serious work on forgiveness. I don’t forgive and forget. I might forget — as I keep telling everyone these days, I no longer have any short-, long-, or even medium-term memory — but I find it very, very difficult to forgive. I am probably not alone […]

Posted by Diane on January 17th, 2007

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Statistically improbable phrases

Filed under: Short Shameful Confessions, The Web

Things I never thought I’d type into the Google search box (but did, yesterday): Dr Who livejournal icons (Turns out there were a lot to choose from, too.) Feel free to post your own strangest Google searches ever. (Except for pornographic ones, because, like really, who cares? Nothing about pornography is statistically improbable, unfortunately.)

Posted by Diane on January 3rd, 2007

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Pop culture marches on

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You know that your vision of pop culture has moved on when you’re reading alt.gossip.celebrities (sigh—yes, I still read some posts in it, I’m ashamed), you read the headline, “Jackson Charges Will Be Difficult to Prove,” and your first thought (I kid you not) is: “What’s Peter Jackson supposed to have done?” Took me a […]

Posted by Diane on December 18th, 2003

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Stocking up

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Darin says, “It’s a good thing we stocked up before the war began.” He was talking about how many programs we have recorded on our TiVo, which allows us to skip the wall-to-wall war coverage. Six hours of Children of Dune should see us through the entire war.

Posted by Diane on March 19th, 2003

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Poetry illiterate

Filed under: Books and Magazines, Short Shameful Confessions

Because I haven’t learned my lesson well enough, I started in on another 800-page book, Savage Beauty by Nancy Milford. It’s a biography of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, who was a giant figure in the Jazz Age and is much less well known today. It’s well-written¹, but I think I’m going to have stop […]

Posted by Diane on January 27th, 2003

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