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Emphasized text Tue, Apr 13, 2010
Whenever I read italicized or somehow otherwise emphasized text, I tend to sort of bob my head and almost say the emphasized word or words out loud so I can fully experience the emphasis.  And when I emphasize words I write, I sort of expect the reader to do the same. #language

Abbreviated names Tue, Apr 13, 2010
Some people's first names consist solely of abbreviations, like DJ or AJ or PJ or pretty much anything with J.  One could also make the case for BB, CC, DD, CB, DB, and KC.  This makes sense because those letter combinations seem to roll off the tongue.  Such is not the case with names like MG, RL, and really anything with W.  Maybe you get used to it if you say it on a regular basis, but for some reason, those abbreviations don't happen smoothly for me. #sociology

Lunchtime shave (1) Tue, Apr 13, 2010
Two times in the past few weeks, I've walked into the bathroom at work and seen the same guy shaving at the sink.  This puzzles me.  I can understand not shaving at home in the morning because you just want to leave the house on time.  And I can see the benefit of shaving before an important meeting or something like that.  Heck, I can even sort of understand shaving towards the end of the day because of a five-o'clock shadow.  But shaving in the middle of the day makes no sense to me.  If I was this guy's boss, I'd fire him simply because I don't understand him.  This is one of the reasons I'm not a boss. #lifestyle