Tag Archives: Brooklyn

Hello Kitty Curriculum Vitae

My career retrospective, as told through Hello Kitty: I gave out Chinglish Hello Kitty stickers in class to reward my Beijing students. The sad evening when I took my Hello Kitty desk toys home, after my last day at Next … Continue reading

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Hipster Shirts

One of the side effects of tech blogging and games blogging is the endless assortment of branded graphics t-shirts I own.  Like everyone else in gaming, I have an extensive collection of shapeless XL black t-shirts with game logos, all … Continue reading

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“Alice In Tumblr-Land”

Tim Manley’s Alice in Tumblr-land: And Other Fairy Tales for a New Generation tells the stories of fairy tale princesses and heroes, as twenty-somethings navigating relationships, friends, sex, careers and social media. The Tortoise and the Hare Facebook-stalk each other … Continue reading

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Monorail Espresso | You Gotta Eat This!

While I was in Seattle for Geek Girl Con, I finally went to Monorail Espresso, instead of just running past it on my way to the convention center. It was amazing, even in a city with great coffee everywhere, and … Continue reading

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Lucha Tigre

Lucha Tigre is a new Latin / Asian fusion eatery on Chapel Hill’s Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard*, tucked into the Foster’s/Flyleaf stripmall. (Well, I’m saying it’s new, because whenever I mention it, I’m told that it used to be … Continue reading

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Future Tech 1

My new colleague and I were at work, looking through his Make magazine and talking about awesome MakerFaire printouts, when I noticed that a small section of a page had been clipped out. My colleague told me he’d snipped out … Continue reading

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But What About People Who Aren’t Mermaids?

I stumbled across this interview of Amy Shearn, the author of the amazing novel The Mermaid of Brooklyn, which I loved and couldn’t recommend more highly. Here, she’s asked a particularly inane question, and responds cleverly about the power of … Continue reading

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The Subway Bride

The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature will be publishing my story, The Subway Bride, in their November issue! I’ve been getting more interested in storytelling through magical realism, and The Subway Bride blends Southern gothic and the Brooklyn start-up scene. … Continue reading

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Brakes and Clutch

Whenever someone asks me for a ride, I feel like an alien pretender trying not to be unmasked. Oh! This is a thing adult humans do for one another when they are all going from one place to another place together! … Continue reading

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Mandatory Subway Etiquette

Yahoo! Voices asked me to write about something I’d make mandatory in NYC besides food composting. I chose pushing onto the subway car before passengers have gotten off, because WOULDN’T THAT MAKE THE SUBWAYS BETTER FOR EVERYONE?!?! I’ve written about subway … Continue reading

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Amy Shearn’s ‘The Mermaid of Brooklyn’

The advert on this book — “sometimes all you need in life is a fabulous pair of shoes” – signaled sassy airport chick lit to me, and so I put off reading the book until I was in the right kind of … Continue reading

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Bookcase

When I was in Brooklyn, and I asked Harold to come over and help me put my new bed together, I assumed he’d be done in a few minutes, and probably make a few modifications and improvements on the design. … Continue reading

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Slow Boat

Got a review copy from an editor today. Sometimes Harold tells me that Brooklyn isn’t all that far away, but seeing a book that took two weeks to come from New York, and somehow got smashed, creased, and water damaged on … Continue reading

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New York Gaming

While I was in Brooklyn, I went over to the NY Gaming demo at Microsoft, checked out the games my NYC neighbors are building, and wrote it up for Geek Magazine: New York Gaming tends towards electronic games, so  I … Continue reading

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Leaving Brooklyn

I’m back up in Brooklyn, staying in my apartment for the last time before I move to Chapel Hill. North Carolina is still not my favorite place ever (Places I would rather live include the Fire-Swamp and Antarctica), but I’m so … Continue reading

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