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Part Seven! Hyphen Other than that one time with the 2,507 miles (his front step to mine, a moment I replay again and again), he never talks about the future. I tell him about working in D.C. someday, about being a speechwriter. I tell him about all the places I want to visit and the […]

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Part Six! Parentheses Books start disappearing from my shelves, but I’m not worried. They’re always returned soon—usually the next day, though how he can be with the family he’s visiting and manage to read Housekeeping all in one day is beyond me—with notes scribbled in the margins, and I smile. Some books have more notes […]

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Part Five Backslash He is the whole world.. He’s adventure and books I never would have thought of reading and movies I would never watch and ways of looking at things that I couldn’t have imagined. Not everybody sees what I see. And maybe he’s the bad boy, but he’s going to be a good […]

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Part Four Quotation Marks I like the way he says my name, rolling the syllables around on his tongue. He knows the weight of every word, but when he says this one, I feel as though it has more weight or meaning than any other word in the world. I have a lot of dreams, […]

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Part Three Exclamation Point After running in the rain, Sarah develops a crush on him, and I am giddy over all the teasing I get to do. I spend time thinking of new quips to make—things about his “crazy” clothes and how he and Sarah are a perfect couple since he almost never talks and […]

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Part Two: Asterisk Looking back, it seems inevitable, as though I knew from the first time he entered my room and trailed his eyes over my books with a sort of reverence that belied his caustic comment that we were meant to be together. I’m not the type to say things like that; I’m much […]

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Here is the beginning of a short story, which has 9 parts…all of which will be posted over the next two weeks. Hope you enjoy! Brackets I love words so much they all come out in a jumble (at least once I get to know someone and can trust them with my riches); I cannot […]

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My Week With Siri

October 20, 2011 No Comments

Siri 3

Over the past week I’ve been enjoying and playing with my new iPhone 4s. The feature I was most excited about was Siri, the new virtual personal assistant feature. I didn’t know how much I would really use it. Did I really need to talk to my phone? I mean…who wants to have conversations with […]

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Heels

I spent this past weekend in New York City, walking around and seeing shows. I had a great time with some wonderful people and it was a fabulous weekend. I also spend a significant portion of it wearing these: Yeah, I walked around New York in those babies. And over the course of the weekend, […]

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I’ve been trying to figure out what I want to say about the loss of Steve Jobs all night. What could I have to say that hasn’t already been said? He was a visionary, a rule-breaker, a modern-day Thomas Edison. But you know all of that. We all have famous or historic figures who we […]

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