push up your glasses.

It’s been very hard to keep cool when working with all these writers who’ve done things I admire. It’s happened at all three of these last jobs, where I’m sitting, chatting with someone, and part of my brain will suddenly realize he wrote an episode of television that became a memorable Thanksgiving, or he created a catchphrase still said among my friends. And I try not to Farley-out with these people, but sometimes it’s really hard.

Then I go and screw it all by shouting, “Hey, you guys! We’re driving through Stars Hollow! Look! The video store!”

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I’ve been watching The Up Series, and finally caught up with 42 Up last night. I picked a favorite back when everybody was seven, the little Neil who skipped merrily along looking like Paul McCartney. And it has been a heartbreaking endeavor to watch this series ever since. This, combined with 30 Days, makes me feel less guilty when I can’t stop watching The Real World: Austin.

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AB needs some help with a survey.

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My senior year of high school I was in Academic Decathlon. One of the people we had to study for SuperQuiz was Sandra Day O’Connor. One of the weird tidbits I’ve always remembered about her was that she talked baby talk on the phone to her husband. It was in an article about how when we love someone, we tend to talk to them gently, like they are younger, which makes them feel protected and safe. It always made me feel like I knew her the best, out of all the justices. Absolutely ridiculous, I know, but imagining her in her chambers (judicial cubicle?), phone to her ear, asking hubby-wubby if he needs some ice cream, just made her incredibly endearing to me. So I was sad this morning to hear that she’s retiring, even though I know it’s so she can spend more time with the man she loves. Mostly I’m sad because this means the Supreme Court is fixin’ to be one heck of a conservative body of power.

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Surveys, Supreme Court justices, SuperQuiz and Documentaries all in one post? Who’s your Geek Daddy, baby?