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What to buy with all that money you’ll be saving on healthcare now

It’s called the JetLev. It’s a water jetpack — the thruster unit is connect to a trailing “boat unit” that sucks up water and pumps it through a flexible hose (which doubles as a tether to keep you from flying … Continue reading

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iPad

I think we want one. Lisa and I are still discussing whether the extra cost of the 3G would be worth it, since 95% of the time we’d be using it in the house, and if we did bring it … Continue reading

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Inauguration Day party shopping alert

The Ballard Market still has one remaining First Family Cookie Pak. You get four sugar cookies decorated with the faces of Barack, Michelle, Malia, and Sasha, plus a fifth, dog-silhouette-with-question-mark cookie. All for $9.99!

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“She knows what my Kryptonite is”

The subject line is my contribution to Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak, out from Harper Perennial in time for Valentine’s Day. Some other good ones I spotted while flipping through the book: “He still needs me at sixty-four.” — … Continue reading

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In good company

This week I learned that Aimee Bender will be joining me on stage at the Richard Hugo House Literary Series event on October 24th. As you already know if you’ve read my notes on being a judge for the 2005 … Continue reading

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Spotted on a ramble through Ballard yesterday

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A change of venue

While I was away in France and Germany, our landlady called to say she was planning to sell the house, so since I got back Lisa and I have been busy relocating. We’d hoped to stay on Queen Anne, but … Continue reading

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Market Optical

My main pair of glasses are these cool, expensive rimless jobbies in which the nose bridge and temples are attached via holes drilled through the lenses. This morning I went to take them off and they broke in half—which is … Continue reading

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The super-secret Bad Monkeys website is now open…

…at www.areyouabadmonkey.com. If you’ve visited my regular web site you’ve probably seen much of the “super-secret” content already, but there is a special puzzle contest. As part of our low-budget scheme to help publicize the book, Lisa and I also … Continue reading

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