Jocelyn Craft (jochan)

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Haskell Diner

Kelly's Diner is the quintessential greasy-spoon. The food there speaks to my down-home soul, and is a far cry from the fancified cuisine of many other local Lawrence restaurants. Classic selections, no substitutions, this is simple, hearty fare in unassuming environs.

There are times I really need this simplicity. Kelly's Diner is a place I can feed it.

December 1, 2007 at 11:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saint Bono

Perhaps sensitivity to judgment increases with the use of <em>ad hominem</em> attacks?

November 29, 2007 at 4:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Howard Kurtz is my friend

I use Facebook as a "I know you, or I used to know you" place. I've accepted friend requests from folks who were obviously just looking up their old high school buddies and recognized my name. I barely remember some of those folks, but if I do, I accept them.

It has something to do with not being able to say "no, I didn't like you at all when I knew you. You were so [adjective] you couldn't accept that I was [different adjective]."

But anyway: having a contact you admire, or whose work you follow? Not so bad. Not like accepting "Hi, my name is Gary, I like your style, we should chat sometime". (I think my 'style' is that I'm female and on Facebook. That might be your 'problem', JohnB. Just sayin'.)

November 28, 2007 at 9:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )


dotdot, you were the furthest from my mind when I posted that. Of course, if it's just an eerie similarity to your own commenting behavior, well, great minds.

Unless we're the same person... hmm...

November 14, 2007 at 3:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )



To take your simile and completely kill it as a metaphor -- the OJ-Story-ice cubes, which had a certain amount of newsworthiness as water (the original state/story?), have now expanded beyond their worth, displacing thereby *more* of the newsworthy incidents we'd rather be hearing about.

'Cause, ya know, water expands when it freezes.

And now you all know how it is when I talk out of my ass.

November 14, 2007 at 9:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

De-Woodying my life

I'm with you, Leslie, on keeping my books in a library outside my home, although I'll keep them if I 1) read them repeatedly 2) loan them out often or 3) can't find them at the library, generally.

With two such houses of collected tomes within hiking distance, and a third one 30 minutes by car, I really have no excuse for stockpiling.

November 12, 2007 at 12:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Michael Jackson, NPR and Mass Street drummers

@Jester: Speed may not always equal skill, but these guys have accuracy as well, and do some fairly fun things with all those buckets. They're a sight better than many street 'musicians' currently gracing Mass. (Maracas come to mind.)

October 11, 2007 at 4:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Liberty Hall: The YouTube

All that heavy breathing... was it the stairs, or the height? My answer would have been YES. :)

Okay, I'm inspired. I wonder how far I can get with 6 minute video clips on my pitiful little camera. ^^

I call dibs on hole-in-the-wall restaurants!

August 30, 2007 at 6:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Eight things about me

EDIT: My grandmother's computer was an IBM PC AT. To those it matters to, sorry.

July 11, 2007 at 1:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Eight things about me

Geez, Dazie! I was just starting to get the idea that none of the commenters remembered me here anymore. ^^

1. My half-birthday is St. Patrick's Day, and I still count the halves.

2. When I was 12 I counted the exact difference in age between my younger sister and myself -- two years, four months, three weeks.

3. I'm teaching myself PHP so I can deconstruct WordPress themes for fun.

4. My first movie was Star Wars (aged three weeks).

5. I earned two degrees before I figured out I loved learning but hated school.

6. One of my earliest memories is of imitating my father's conducting along with a classical music recording. (I think it was Beethoven's Missa Solemnis).

7. My least favorite interview/quiz question is any variation on "how would other people describe you?" -- because I don't see how anyone could really know that.

8. I was the first person in my family to own a computer -- a Tandy Color Computer 3 (that you plugged in to the TV and used a tape desk to save programs you wrote in Basic) -- because I asked my parents for it for Christmas in 1986. (My grandmother also got a computer that year, an IBM PC XT 286 with a modem and access to Prodigy. I became an internet addict one afternoon after school playing some Sherlock Holmes game.)

July 11, 2007 at 1:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )