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November 11th, 2003


weird things, part 2

After the quiz, Jon, Rachel, Kate, and I somehow decided that staying for karaoke was a good idea. The three of them sang a Milli Vanilli song, then we left, came back, and they sang a Backstreet Boys song. I maintained my karaoke-free streak.

Improbably, we then ended up at Rachel's apartment cycling through an absurd array of mostly eighties music. Even though I don't like 80's music, it is generally fun. A good time was had by all to kick off the Veteran's Day holiday.

big (old) news

Peppermint mochas have returned to Starbucks. So have the other holiday beverages (gingerbread latte, eggnog latte) and the red cups, but those are much less exciting developments.

I've been meaning to post this since Thursday, when I was saved from hunger pains by one of these fantastic holiday creations.

(soda) the results are in!

This is kind of old news, but the "pop vs. soda" survey has produced some pretty maps about this important question of regional dialect:


Links at the bottom of the page point to more substantial dialect resources.

Also: the Speech Accent Archive [via interimlover]