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AI: Queer-Friendly

There’s a large differential in how comfortable the various places I spend time in are for me as a queer-identified person – ranging from high visibility and acceptance of gender- and sexuality-related variance and issues (most of my online spaces) to rather chilly (my hometown), and all sorts of things …

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AI: 2013 Internet Awesome

I’ll spare you the obvious question about New Year Resolutions and go for something more like a crowd-sourced Quickies post, instead.  If you’re anything like me, you have absurd numbers of saved/bookmarked links floating around that get added to on a regular basis. My contribution:  A nifty article about net-speak …

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AI: Pieces of Flair

Commuting by car on a daily basis is relatively new for me; I used to be able to take the train in to campus (and miss it terribly).  Something I’ve been paying more attention to since I started driving a lot more is what people stick on the backs of …

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AI: Holiday Food

So I couldn’t resist a Thanksgiving-related post, but out of a desire not to exclude our non-US readers and have it actually be (hopefully) interesting, let’s talk about food!  I just got finished making a dish my mother asks me to put together for most holiday dinners, ever since I …

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AI: Halloween

I always end up wishing I had a Halloween party to go to and/or the time to go, and there always ends up being too much going on otherwise.  This year, I’ll be finishing NaNoWriMo prep, and starting writing at midnight, which I am looking forward to with some trepidation …

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AI: Community Events

My city’s Pride festival culminated last weekend with the parade.  I ended up not able to go because I was stuck at work essentially all weekend, and I had mixed feelings about that – I had wanted to go, but I don’t really have anyone local to go with, and …

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AI: Habituation and Comfort Zones

  Yesterday, I had to give a presentation that’s a minor milestone in my doctoral program – all the fourth years have to present at a colloquium for the rest of the department.  I had kind of a weird moment when I realized how much it wasn’t a big deal …

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AI: Fictional Media Pet Peeves

I discovered Netflix about a year ago and have since begun actually watching TV shows that didn’t require someone else sitting me down and showing them to me.  Accordingly, my list of minor pet peeves (excluding misogynistic, racist, heterosexist, and cissexist content, as I don’t consider those “peeves” so much …

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