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[M.M.X.I.V. 240] Cocktail party effect

The name of this psychological phenomenon almost seems to be counter to wherever I may be, as I am not one who is commonly seen at events with alcohol (although I feel a cocktail party may be more likely for me since I would anticipate that a highbrow event would be controlled in terms of drinking).   375 more words

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[M.M.X.I.V. 239] Arrears

It’s a pretty quick post, but I wanted to talk a little bit about arrears.

During Phase One of the Character Building Trial, several of my normal activities went by the wayside, as I have extensively mentioned already on the blog.   343 more words

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[M.M.X.I.V. 238] Pass

This post is essentially a continuation on an idea that I wrote about nearly a year ago.  In that post, I considered connotation versus denotation, with respect to the phrase “out of town” as it relates to going between municipalities of a metropolitan area. 514 more words

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[M.M.X.I.V. 237] Summery summary

The summary of my summer: not very summery.  

Yes, the summer is not technically over yet, but it has not felt like much of a summer during this whole season.   331 more words

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[M.M.X.I.V. 236] Free!

After rebate.

(Huh?)

When I was in fifth or sixth grade, one time my family was driving past the Walgreen store at 70th and O in Lincoln.   365 more words

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[M.M.X.I.V. 235] Qualifiers

By qualifiers, I am not talking about the exam that I passed two years ago.  Instead, I am referring to words which clog sentences and weaken them, whether they come at the beginning, middle, or end.   774 more words

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[M.M.X.I.V. 234] Don't be scared

Hmm… what could Noah write that could be so scary?  Well, I will draw one picture, and it will have the point of the post in a nutshell.   842 more words

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