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  • Why? Why did you refrigerate the bananas?
  • @damiella tomatoes and bananas get mealy in the fridge


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  • I'm a tropical storm! http://bit.ly/ducpDB
  • @MeadowsLing awz, I got all nostalgic for pcamp montreal the other day and smiled over the same shot #
  • If I can give a cab driver turn by turn directions why does he need to know north or south…my internal compass is broken, I'm tired
  • The only consolation to working long days is getting equally late hour responses from your clients


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  • In Kansas City, wishing it was St. Johns…OMG I go on vacation in less than 2 weeks to see @wankergirl in her turf for the first time ever!
  • I'm just going to assume all ladybugs are yellow in Kansas City

I'm just going to assume all ladybugs are yellow in Kansas City

  • Taxi drivers in NY never tell me I smell nice. On second thought, I think I'm glad for that.
  • Reason 5960 I'm not an engineer – Airplane tires strike me as hilariously tiny, I'd probably have made then bigger for symmetry or something
  • Is the rain in NYC really so bad that my flight should be delayed?
  • @theAmberShow Really?! Again?! #
  • I think they just boarded the plane all zones at once to cause chaos and give us something to do
  • Groggy, but back on near a coastline that pleases. There must be a name for being positively uncomfortable being in a landlocked place.
  • @ZaphodCamden claustrophobic, in the most can't put your finger on it anxious way #
     


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  • Superstition Confession – I have lucky flying underwear  8:40:49 AM
  • @ChrisCavs work. Missouri baby!  10:12:01 AM #
  • I have no idea what this is  5:19:21 PM



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  • wondering if I click the button for the new twitter, can I go back to the old interface if I don't like it?  9:43:51 AM
  • @usermac thanks for giving me the courage to press the button ;)  9:58:13 AM #
  • It smells like burning hair  2:07:37 PM
  • Highly disturbed this band I have been quite enjoying is actually god music  4:00:45 PM
  • @kroosh passion pit?  4:13:04 PM #
  • Living in Brooklyn means sometimes I can forget new buildings are mostly made of metal, plastic and glass.  4:32:55 PM
  • @amaaanda does ticket say "head injury surcharge"? Once my mom got on Storrow Drive in the wrong direction, pulled the quickest 360 ever  4:52:18 PM #
  • Errr 180  4:53:02 PM
  • @amaaanda WEIRD! for causing the head injury or driving with one, I wonder…  5:09:07 PM #
  • In 1690, the population of Boston was about 6,000, in comparison NYC had a population of about 4,500 Reading http://tinyurl.com/25v95jq  5:47:46 PM
  • RT  EverythingNYC   10 Ways To Not Act Like A New Yorker When Visiting (Photos) – http://huff.to/difxdN  6:55:42 PM
  • Anyone happen to have a dinner recommendation in Kansas City that's not BBQ?  10:37:49 PM


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  • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad finally left the block where I work (and so too I) The sanitation trucks filled with sand are no longer in position.  7:42:53 PM
  • Normalcy? Restored…  7:43:11


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  • I feel like being perfectly happy with super early mornings might be a sign of getting old  7:03:36 AM
  • Reverse commuting this AM. These kind calm folks might be onto something  7:11:35 AM
  • RT @cc_chapman  I couldn't have said it better. RT @JasonFalls: The Lie Of Friendship http://post.ly/z2Jj 10:43:00 PM


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It's flat out creepy down by the UN today. Garbage trucks full of sand blocking roads, firetrucks, cops, hazmat and dogs. Does not like.



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Just passed a kid pushing a toy double stroller with a doll and stuffed dog in it, which apparently it was meant for. The world is fucked.



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  • Fetching a train schedule works best when you set your starting point to the stop from where you are leaving. At least I'm early, not late 11:57:06 AM
  • Always head to family parties with the best intentions, an hour in I start getting restless  2:03:07 PM
  • Seem to gave lost my return ticket from Rockville Centre. Hope my LIRR receipt will suffice.  6:00:12 PM
  • OK I get it  6:49:08 PM



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  •  I hate to leave my apartment with helicopters inexplicably circling overhead. TGIF 8:12:42 AM
  • Sigh, another downed tree  8:26:27 AM

  • A life cut short  9:08:18 AM

  • Storm aftermath taking up more parking spots than cars  6:57:14 PM


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  • Just realized this is the first NYC thunder and lightening storm I've experienced from a relatively high floor.  5:43:46 PM
  • @nikkiana I shut off the lights and we all oohed and ahhed  6:17:20 PM #
  • @HopeClary just a different vantage point peeking between other buildings. One half off the sky was black while the other was bright  6:19:06 PM #
  • @elliottcarlson let me guess…you walked to the bus at the height of it :)  6:20:04 PM #
  • Tales of Brooklyn tornado have me nervous of what I'm returning home to.  6:49:50 PM
  • Actual footage of the tornado that just attacked Brooklyn. Check it out! www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfkryGkG6H8  7:30:35 PM

  • As I walked home realized I couldn't tell the difference between storm damage and the normal state of things. 8:10:42 PM


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  • Off to decrookedify my hair. And yes, your life is more enriched knowing this.  6:05:08 PM
  • Stylist was ANGRY with my hair, actually said it sucked. Apparently it will be crooked another two months at least.  7:19:25 PM
  • @RobBlatt nope. Switched it up last time around and felt too guilty to let him see the results #icheated  7:22:14 PM #


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  Having an I don't heart NY day  9:06:12 AM



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  • @sukhjit what I miss most about the left coast :)  12:10:15 AM #
  • Quarantine is OVER  9:48:08 AM
  • watching the English Podcamp Montreal stream @AdeleMcAlear is up www.ustream.tv/channel/podcamp-montreal-2010-en-chaufferie  9:55:38 AM
  • why is this guy yelling and why haven't i closed ustream #pcmtl  11:03:51 AM
  • No line at Magnolia Bakery. These birthday cupcakes for my Mom are double happy!  12:10:43 PM
  • Birthday treats for Mom.  1:06:10 PM

 

 
 



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  • @bryanbuchan no blogworld for me, i'll be in new foundland visiting @wankergirl :)  11:49:48 AM #
  • iphone burns and other somewhat amusing and cautionary tales www.somethingfound.net/?p=3357 Saturday, September 11, 2010 1:06:13 PM
  • serious cabin fever setting in. usually my strep symptoms clear up after 1st day of antibiotics. getting worse. pray for my tonsils please,  4:56:12 PM
  • 9 years ago www.somethingfound.net/?p=59 #wherewereyou  5:10:49 PM
  • Fever 1 Nicole 0 Fine, I'll take ANOTHER nap. You better be gone when I wake up.  5:54:27 PM
  • god i hate your blogs that require i click to read every single article. i mean, i know it probably helps you make money, but GRRRR #cranky  7:06:03 PM


maladroit (adjective) clumsy, awkward, bungling, inept, cack-handed, inexpert, unskilful, unhandy, ham-handed (informal)


 

When I was 4 or 5 my mother enrolled me in dance class, as part of an effort to teach me “grace.”  Many years of lessons and  pleas to “slow down” and “be careful” didn't work to make me less clumsy and accident prone.  I still trip over my own feet, fall off chairs and otherwise probably shouldn't even be allowed to operate my stove.

 

One of my earliest blogs was a LiveJournal where I chronicled my numerous spastic mishaps.  I think I managed 5 or so posts, the last of which was a passive aggressive dig at an ex – something about accidentally falling in love with an asshole.  I don't recall the other entries, but I probably didn't learn much from them.  I'm not thrilled about being so physically awkward, but I do like to laugh at my own expense – so one day when I meet my demise in a comically ridiculous way, the Darwin Awards can reference this list.

 

The most dangerous room in the house is the bathroom.  I'd heard this before, but after crashing onto the floor and barely missing the toilet with my head, I take it a bit more seriously – I now clean wearing sneakers (and clothes).  My Senior year of college I lived with two of my favorite former-roommates Jesse and Dan.  Having just met them and moved in, I decided the bathroom needed a thorough scrubbing.  For some reason, I decided to strip completely naked, lock the door and stand on the edge of the tub to commence Scrubfest 1999.  Bleach and water gets slippery and I lost my footing.  I knocked myself out and the wind out of me, coming 'round only to beg my new roommates not to knock the door down.  I had a bruise that ran across my abdomen where I fell over the side of the tub and wrenched my arm in a nasty way, but at least my roommates never saw my nudities.

 

That same year, I set out on a roadtrip with some friends for New Year's Y2K.  On the way to Maine, we stopped in New Hampshire.  To say I jumped out of the car with zeal is an understatement.  I hopped out, flinging myself excitedly toward our friend's SUV parked in the spot next to us.  I landed the jump on my feet, directly in a soiled baby diaper.  My friend's Missy's car probably never smelled quite right after that, but she's been present for a number of my ridiculous accidents.  We still laugh over the night we took a keg out on a boat for a late night lake regatta.  Unfortunately, the guy who joined us in our destined-to-be-flipped vessel probably still hasn't forgiven us for drowning his cell phone.

 

My knee surgery story isn't a result of a dignified sports injury, but caused by waitressing.  I managed to tear my knee carrying a stack of plates on a wet floor.  At least I didn't fall, but my little maneuveur to save the plates came at the expense of my meniscus.  Oops.

 

“Help, there are sparks flying out of my cable wire, what do I do?
“Ma'am, there is no electricity in the cable line, that's not possible.”
“But it is, fire is shooting across my floor”
“Are you sure it's the cable wire?”
“Yes!  Wait, NO, my futon is on the wire for my lamp.  Never mind.”

 

 

And then there was the time my hair straightener exploded while I was using it.  Luckily I only superficially burned the side of my face and the fireball that fell in my lap went out quickly.  My shirt and stomach were burned, but at least I got my cat to stop chasing the fireball that was headed for a crate of paper products.  Yeah.

 

 

Which brings me to my most recent incident which compelled me to sit down and journal some  memorable mishaps.  I'm fairly sure the iPhone manual specifically states not to use the phone while it's plugged in, so I hold no fault with the device, but we all do it.  If there is a warning to take from this long-winded post – take a lesson from this one.  As I have done many nights before, I plugged my iPhone in next to my bed, settled in to play some Plants vs. Zombies and dozed off.  When I woke up my phone was HOT.  I don't mean warm like I'd been on the phone for two hours, more fumbling to turn it off and not burn my hands hot.  The game played for the 7 hours or so I slept, never promting the screen to go to the resting mode.  Since it was plugged in, the graphics and gameplay kept going.  I should note the battery was in the red, nearly dead though it was getting a charge all night.  The fact that my sheets hadn't ignited while I slept was a wonder to me, did I mention the phone was burning hot? I grabbed a shirt to take hold of it and put it in front of a fan, praying it would work again after it cooled down.  Then I noticed the stinging on my face.  When I looked in the mirror I had a burn across my forehead.  I am a deep sleeper and had a vague recollection of swatting something off my face during the night.  My iPhone seriously burned my face, which then scabbed and led to lots of curious questions and my retelling this cautionary tale.  Amazingly the phone still works and my face healed, but I'm a lot more careful to shut down Angry Birds and PvsZ and never rest my recharging phone on my bed.



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  • Crazy firetrucks and whatnot on 3rd around 40th. Appears to be raining ash. WTF  8:47:37 AM
  • Looks like a fire at the Frontier Diner at 39th and 3rd   8:58:30 AM

  • eerie, you can see through Byblos and Frontier now. Not gonna loiter gawk and snap, there's enough of that going down.  1:42:06 PM
  • Strep Throat Friday #ugh  3:14:18 PM


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  • No matter how much I iron my clothes are always desperately wrinkled by the time I leave the house.  8:07:51 AM
  • I have to go to the apple store. Can't believe some of you nerds look forward to that.  7:11:02 PM
  • @AdeleMcAlear hello lovely lady! #shoutout  7:12:42 PM #


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  • This is the way we ride the bus, ride the bus, ride the bus…early in the moorrrrrnning  6:40:08 AM
  • Glad I got here early  6:59:56 AM

  • Easy in. Easy out.  7:14:57 AM
  • Thanks to the stranger who told me the bus doesn't sop where I was standing anymore. middle finger to the MTA who didn't mark it ANYWHERE  7:22:50 AM
  • @kendall_m_holla morning   7:24:15 AM #
  • HA same bus driver on the way back as the way there #serendipitous #synchronicity  7:30:46 AM
  • ODB as in ol dirty bastard should you have wondered  7:45:12 AM

  • cnn streaming a "wall cloud" for too long http://www.cnn.com/video/flashLive/live.html?stream=stream2&hpt=T2 and I'm the one still watching  7:05:26 PM
  • Wireless mice don't bounce #sadface  8:42:40 PM
  • Heavy metal aboriginal "gangs" http://bit.ly/cMfxXr SO metal  10:24:42 PM
  • RT @smuttysteff  Yesterday I took a long time to reflect on Sept. 11, 2001 & wrote about how the WTC 9/11 attacks make me feel now: http://j.mp/cc5OvT  10:36:20 PM
  • 9 years is such a huge gulf and still I can taste, smell and see the day and the months following as if it was today  10:45:14 PM
  • Very few details so vivid as the days before any date remain, yet I recall much of 9 years ago tonight.  10:50:26 PM
  • There was go-cart racing with close friends. Our mainstay bar had a contest for a trip to Prague which I still considered myself close to…  10:52:40 PM
  • I hadn't showered and shlepped out uncharacteristically. We found ourselves part of a bachelorette party of strangers. I took photos.  10:54:57 PM
  • I snapped away with my Holga, developing the film a long time after. Wednesday, September 08, 2010 11:02:25 PM via Echofon
  • The Prague reward contest was long forgotten, much of the company is long out of touch, but I'll never forget my Peter Pan friends.  11:10:11 PM
  • I'd rather not be so inextricably linked, maybe that has been the divide with so many met since.  11:27:54 PM


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  • One sock morning!  8:00:11 AM
  • @dfrw they're high on my list, but i could probably think of better  8:25:11 AM #
  • Shopping for eyeglass frames with @theAmberShow is highly amusing. One pair described as saggy ass cheeks on her face and another cum stains 2:42:38 PM
  • Just had an awesomely seedy LES moment. Good to see it's not all hipsters and NYU students 4:23:36 PM


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  • "So, are you tweeting about that?" "Nope, I would never.  2:03:06 AM
  • I combed my hair with a dinglehopper little mermaid style today  12:46:48 PM


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Either the GPS has tourettes or it knows something I don't. It keeps randomly saying "caution". It's getting a little HAL in here. 3:29 PM



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