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The @gabestein Twitter Weekly Digest for 2009-03-30

Published onMar 30, 2009
The @gabestein Twitter Weekly Digest for 2009-03-30
  • Just updated typography on my new site. Going with just two: Tahoma/Verdana for content, Georgia for everything else. Results are…mixed. #

  • My prof says to eliminate all pause words in dialogue, but I’m much more of a naturalist. Is perfect dialogue too slick for most characters? #

  • @crowjonah If that’s true, given my last stat check, I think I need more sleep. #

  • I’ve got to write these damn essays, or study French, or do something productive, but I’m worn out and a tad sick. So, tea and TV anyone? #

  • Chose darjeeling: light and aromatic. Read somewhere that tea’s caffeine is more focusing than coffee’s (another vice). Wonder if it’s true? #

  • How much do you worry about repeating sentence structure in academic essays? I think I’ve already killed ‘Although Eisenhower X, he meant Y’ #

  • My TF has a great collection of student essay-related terms, among them: “defensive grading” and “assertive insecurity” #

  • Do your photos always seem less vivid than friends’? I think it’s that we’ve lived our own, but have to fill in others’ with imagination. #

  • I’m also a pretty lousy photographer, which could have something to do with it. #

  • Finished essay 1 on the Cold War, now transitioning to screenplay based on Desafinado. After that, moving to essay 2, Kant vs. Utilitarians. #

  • Finished screenplay based on Desafinado (Not to spoil the ending, but love is like a never ending melody). Bed, then only one essay left! #

  • The words ‘dear God, I love my fucking brain’ just popped into my head… Trying to tell me something, subconscious? (Sob, I’m so arrogant!) #

  • is thinking about accents in literature, how much he hates phonetic spellings by some authors (Brian Jacques!), but likes them from others. #

  • It’s amazing how much impact 30 extra minutes of sleep can have. Churchill was on to something with that micro-napping thing he did. #

  • is thinking that that was just about the worst response he could have gotten to his new script. My procrastination finally caught up to me. #

  • Just woke up from a dream that I will not repeat. But, it was a very fitting awakening to an alarm of “Fun, Fun, Fun! In the Sun, Sun, Sun!” #

  • Is it appropriate to say “bye” to someone if you merely saw them in a public place and said “hello,” 30 minutes passed, and then you left? #

  • Hearing the voices of people you know through $70 noise-canceling headphones makes a huge difference. #

  • Easy weeks are fun, but tough weeks are more life-affirming, in that they remind you that there’s plenty of room for improvement. #

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