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Essay for A Beginner’s Guide to Irrational Behavior

So, I’ve been taking this Coursera course by Dan Ariely called “A Beginner’s Guide to Irrational Behavior”. One of the assignments was to write a 500-800 word essay on a bad behavior and how to apply the lessons from the … Continue reading

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Rustic beef patties

When Diego and I went to Amsterdam, we prepared several meals at home with our hosts, Sam and Ine. This recipe is based on a recipe from Sam’s repertoire which we prepared together. These patties are halfway between hamburger patties … Continue reading

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My recipe for broiled chipotle chicken breast

These small medallions of spicy chicken can be ready in less than 20 minutes for a quick weeknight dinner entree. Ingredients: 2 chicken breast halves, boneless and skinless 1/3 cup chipotle puree* 1/3 cup pecan pieces, finely chopped (largest pieces … Continue reading

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My recipe for garlic-parmesan croutons

Ingredients: 3 slices of whole wheat sandwich bread 3 Tbsp butter 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 2 tsp grated parmesan cheese 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed Equipment needed: 1-2 qt. microwave-safe bowl Toaster oven with baking tray Microwave … Continue reading

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Twitter Updates for 2012-08-29

Just used @WebEx to set up a meeting for the first time. Very frustrated—one of the worst user experiences I have had in a long time. # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2012-08-14

@Progressive you handled the claim within contractual obligations but what about moral obligations? They deserve more than limp apologies. in reply to Progressive # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2012-07-28

Hashtag Jevan for serious realsies # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2012-07-20

@ATTCustomerCare @Uverse How do I opt out of receiving U-verse promotional mailings? DO NOT WANT # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2012-06-29

I love my @fancyhands personal assistant! If you use this link, you can get 50% off your first month: http://t.co/wciF0iK4 # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Conversation with Skype customer support

System says, Thank you for contacting Skype Customer Support! 08:35:59 System says, Please hold for the next available Live Support Agent. 08:36:49 System says, Jennifer Rose E. has joined this session! 08:36:49 System says, Connected with Jennifer Rose E. 08:36:59 … Continue reading

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What constitutes an apology

The non-apology apology is quite common. Many famous people make them who are not really sorry. But no one seems to have fully articulated what constitutes an actual full apology. This is my attempt. A true full apology is a … Continue reading

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Radio Shangri-La in Chinese

My friend Lisa Napoli wrote an amazing book called Radio Shangri-La. Lisa asked me for help pronouncing the title of her book in Chinese, so I asked my Chinese friend Tingting to pronounce it for her. Radio Shangri-La Chinese pronunciation … Continue reading

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Twitter Updates for 2010-11-15

I just unlocked the "JetSetter" badge on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/9IPJ80 # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2010-11-08

San Francisco taxi drivers = hilarious # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2010-11-07

Diego golfing http://yfrog.com/mgq69fj # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2010-10-22

Maggie Gallagher & NOM: gay teen suicides ARE blood on your hands. http://goo.gl/liME # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2010-08-27

comfort food for an uncomfortable day (@ Sonoma Chicken Coop Skyport) http://4sq.com/5pSlPR # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2010-08-24

Steve's Guide to Ground Zero http://budiansky.blogspot.com/2010/08/steves-guide-to-sacred-precincts-of.html # @beingchelsea get well soon Chelsea! Sounds like you've been suffering lately, and my thoughts are with you. in reply to beingchelsea # @merriamwebster Oh dear, everything is so…different. Why do I have to … Continue reading

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Twitter Updates for 2010-08-23

did beer cooler sous vide steaks today. Turned out deliciously perfect, although the cooler lost heat more rapidly than I would have liked # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2010-08-22

is cooking chicken breast tenders sous vide in a beer cooler # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2010-08-21

RT @FakeAPStylebook: Strunk & White sure were a couple of dicks, weren’t they? # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2010-08-20

@rnewman Isn't it ironic, don't you think? in reply to rnewman # @TheFoodLab Hi Kenji, love your recipes and articles! What happened to step 2 in the sous vide rack of lamb recipe? http://is.gd/ephbT in reply to TheFoodLab # Powered … Continue reading

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Twitter Updates for 2010-08-12

Do you think Sookie Stackhouse has an e-mail account? # @mrsnewman I once had hiccups for 3 straight days. Nothing is more terrifying than waking up and immediately hiccuping in reply to mrsnewman # Metal bowls in the microwave—not a … Continue reading

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Twitter Updates for 2010-08-06

Listening to @spencerchen swear like a sailor while he loses in Wii Tennis to our intern in reply to spencerchen # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2010-08-05

Ugh. When did this place get belly dancers? Belly dancing– (@ Cafe Artemis) http://4sq.com/UsMFC # Hooray! Prop 8 ruled unconstitutional! http://prop8trialtracker.com/2010/08/04/breaking-prop-8-ruled-unconstitutional/ # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2010-08-04

I just became the mayor of camille's sidewalk cafe on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/ctfwCQ # Michael Bublé's raison d'être is to be cougar bait, right? # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2010-08-02

New menu board, new sign, posted application to change ownership. Hope the food is the same (@ Rincon Sabroso) http://4sq.com/ajOMhD # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2010-08-01

I just unlocked the "I'm on a boat!" badge on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/cS0OFy # Sailin' (@ Santa Cruz Harbor w/ 3 others) http://4sq.com/aIbsC5 # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2010-07-30

I just ousted @jpeepz as the mayor of cheese steak shop on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/bMFSSf # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2010-07-29

Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge's Taxonomy http://is.gd/dP6mH # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2010-07-28

Hot lard with cracklins http://yfrog.com/0iu8ruj # making fresh rendered lard http://yfrog.com/055y5j # RT @erinlewis: My sister just said: If I go on twitter I don't have to twitter, right? I can just listen to people, yeah? Me: wild laugher # … Continue reading

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Twitter Updates for 2010-07-27

poor, pathetic east coasters, reduced to laboriously re-creating In-N-Out Double Doubles, instead of eating them fresh http://is.gd/dKWqo # @rnewman there is a fantastic solution to the baggage claim problem, but like flying first class, it's quite pricey: FedEx. in reply … Continue reading

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Twitter Updates for 2010-07-26

it doesn't really matter if the top drops http://is.gd/dIZgs # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2010-07-23

@rnewman forgot to change your one-click ship to address? I had stuff sent to Tellme after I got laid off that way. in reply to rnewman # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2010-07-21

@mrsnewman alt + prtscn? in reply to mrsnewman # @mrsnewman where are the twitpic screen caps? Your adoring fans want to see in reply to mrsnewman # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2010-07-20

Fogbugz—the bug tracking system where if you want to be sure someone sees your bug updates, you send them a separate e-mail. # FYI, when Miss Manners says "I beg your pardon!" what she means is "That was very rude!". … Continue reading

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Twitter Updates for 2010-07-19

What is the deal with people pushing around dogs in strollers? # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2010-07-13

Awesome Polish wordplay http://www.economist.com/blogs/johnson/2010/07/johnson_1 # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2010-07-09

I am quite certain if I died alone that once their food ran out that my cats would eat me. # Yikes! Vet says Balthazar needs $1000 dental work. Am I a bad person for thinking I could get 10 … Continue reading

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Twitter Updates for 2010-07-08

I just ousted @braisinhussy as the mayor of Zeni Ethiopian Restaurant on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/63lQQ1 # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2010-07-03

"soccer"—is that the sporting contest with a ball shaped like a C60 molecule? # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2010-07-01

I just became the mayor of Madhuban on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/8ZkcVK # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2010-06-29

WORST AMAZON SUGGESTION EVAR http://yfrog.com/5s73962523p # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2010-06-27

At the SJC open house—all the fun and excitement of going through airport security without any of the hassle of actually flying somewhere. # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2010-06-26

@mrsnewman better to just drink it all before you leave then ;-) in reply to mrsnewman # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2010-06-19

waited a long time for Sushi On The Run, but it was totally worth it # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2010-06-18

I just ousted @theschnack as the mayor of Zeytoun on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/72rW4f # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2010-06-16

@cupcake_muffin wedge-shaped scones are delicious and must be eaten with clotted cream in reply to cupcake_muffin # @cupcake_muffin raspberry scones are delicious. I got no recipe, but make a big circle of dough and then slice into wedges before baking … Continue reading

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Twitter Updates for 2010-06-15

Quizno's has now officially joined Subway on my Do Not Eat list. FYI. # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Twitter Updates for 2010-06-14

Portable A/C from Costco: $400. Custom cut window insert from TAP Plastics for exhaust: $40. Taking a nap on a hot day in a cool room… # Powered by Twitter Tools

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