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Wendy Mitchell
December 8, 2018 at 6:37 pm

The SARF Petting Zoo is officially open! At 7!

Wendy Mitchell
Facebook IconDecember 7, 2018 at 1:42 pm

Turned on radio mid-absolutely-wonderful-interview with an author— and eventually was pleasantly thrilled that it was George Saunders. Oh how I love him.

Apparently he was a geophysical engineer in college. Somehow that makes sense.

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George Saunders’ Fable For Adults

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The Man Booker Prize-winner joins us to talk about his story of a fox who learns to speak.

Wendy Mitchell
December 5, 2018 at 9:22 am

Ink refills for my favorite pens cost more than buying the new pens whole. Why?? Alas. I did pay the dollar more for the refills. I don’t want the guilt of seeing a Uniball Signo stuck in a turtle’s nose...

Wendy Mitchell
December 3, 2018 at 8:07 am

transit coffee

- noun

1. the ‘merely acceptable’ coffee one drinks while walking to a coffee shop to get ‘actual coffee’

Wendy Mitchell
Facebook IconDecember 3, 2018 at 7:21 am

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declaration_of_Conscience

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Declaration of Conscience - Wikipedia

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The Declaration of Conscience was a speech made by U.S. Senator Margaret Chase Smith on June 1, 1950, less than four months after Senator Joe McCarthy's "Wheeling Speech," on February 9, 1950. Her speech was endorsed by six other liberal-to-moderate Republicans. In it, she criticized national leader...

Wendy Mitchell
Facebook IconNovember 25, 2018 at 8:33 am

This was playing at Cherrywood this morning. Oh, John Sebastian, speaker of great truths, let me introduce you to the world of online dating...

Paradox of Choice, circa 1965

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The Lovin' Spoonful - Did You Ever Have to Make up Your Mind? (Audio)

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Music video by The Lovin' Spoonful performing Did You Ever Have to Make up Your Mind? (Audio). (C) 2017 Sony Music Entertainment http://vevo.ly/rHX84c

Wendy Mitchell
Facebook IconNovember 21, 2018 at 6:43 am

The turkeys have been pardoned. Congratulations, Peas and Carrots.

As long as this tradition continues, I have hope.

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President Trump Pardons 2 Thanksgiving Turkeys

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The two hefty toms, named "Peas" and "Carrots," starred in the White House turkey pardon, one of the odder White House holiday traditions.

Wendy Mitchell
Facebook IconNovember 21, 2018 at 6:37 am

Oh, Larry.

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Watch: Larry The Cat Does Him And Brings A Bit Of A Brexit Breather

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A video of Larry waiting for a human to do his bidding, as he sits on the doorstep of No. 10 Downing Street has gone viral.

Wendy Mitchell
November 18, 2018 at 9:59 am

Chromebook / non-Mac people! I need your help!

Any recommendations for a good/SIMPLE Chromebook? Say, for a not-so-tech-savvy older gentleman who may or may not be my father, and who checks email, watches Netflix and Youtube, does Facebook stuff. That's all.

His requirement: Backlit keyboard.

My requirement: As the person responsible for family tech support, I'd prefer it not make me want to smash it to bits whenever I have to do things to it.

Wendy Mitchell
Facebook IconNovember 16, 2018 at 1:09 pm

Um. Apparently this made the rounds years ago, but I had no idea until just now: Candy corn looks like corn. Kernels of corn. Holy cow. Duh.

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Wendy Mitchell
November 15, 2018 at 6:11 pm

Wow

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5-Minute Crafts

How to make easy holiday cards. 💝 bit.ly/2qJOj4w

Wendy Mitchell
Facebook IconNovember 14, 2018 at 12:14 am

I can’t begin to imagine the psychological issues this bear will have. If you come across one in the wild, please consider delivering him directly to The SARF so our team of SA therapists can get him the help he needs.

I must admit, he’s kind of cute- particularly his little feet.

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Trumpy Bear Official Commercial

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Order yours today! http://www.gettrumpybear.com/

Wendy Mitchell
Facebook IconNovember 13, 2018 at 4:52 am

https://www.npr.org/666310991

Mark Strelecky Mike Stefanik I feel like this will make intergalactic telephone communication a lot more precise

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Say Au Revoir To That Hunk Of Metal In France That Has Defined The Kilogram

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A small cylinder called Le Grand K has defined the kilogram for more than a hundred years. But if a scratch ever rendered it lighter, the definition of the kilo literally shifted. Time for a change.

Wendy Mitchell
November 11, 2018 at 11:03 am

So... Facebook just reminded me about this post from 2 years ago. I’m wondering how many of these terrible grammarians were actually Russians... Either way, believing they were non-native English speakers somehow makes me feel better about the state of American writing.

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Wendy

I've been doing this when I can't sleep. It's both calming and horrifically disturbing. And I have many, many more.

Wendy Mitchell
November 9, 2018 at 9:54 am

Did Jesus go through puberty?

I mean, he must have, right?

Wendy Mitchell
Facebook IconNovember 8, 2018 at 8:56 pm

Yay, nice article Mike Stefanik!

Everyone go see this during EAST!

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East Austin Studio Tour: The Eureka Room

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Hey, pssssst, citizen: Wanna have your mind blown?

Wendy Mitchell
Facebook IconNovember 8, 2018 at 7:43 am

This is far more common in the stuffed animal world.

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Love Knows No Species: Emu And Donkey Have Fallen For Each Other, Caretakers Say

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"They like to cuddle and even sleep together," a North Carolina caretaker says of a recently rescued emu and donkey. "We can't separate them."

Wendy Mitchell
Facebook IconNovember 7, 2018 at 4:07 pm

Never thought I’d be upset to see him go... But now what happens?

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Jeff Sessions Forced Out As Attorney General After Constant Criticism From Trump

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Sessions was an early Trump supporter, but he quickly lost the president's favor after recusing himself from the Russia investigation. Democrats immediately expressed concern about the probe's fate.

Wendy Mitchell
November 7, 2018 at 9:42 am

Alexa lied to me this morning, so now I am wearing rain boots.

And that is all I will say today about yesterday’s election.

Wendy Mitchell
November 6, 2018 at 7:16 am

Today is the day. Please vote if you haven’t already.

Wendy Mitchell
November 5, 2018 at 8:50 am

Where are you watching election results?

Wendy Mitchell
Facebook IconNovember 5, 2018 at 5:59 am

Something to do when feeling awkward at a party...

This essay was mentioned in an essay about a certain orange-tinted politician.

Note: It’s from 1941 (when everyone was offensive), so take it with a grain of salt-ed historical relativism.

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Who Goes Nazi? | Harper's Magazine

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It is an interesting and somewhat macabre parlor game to play at a large gathering of one’s acquaintances: to speculate who in a showdown would go Nazi. By now, I think I know. I have gone through the experience many times—in Germany, in Austria, and in France. I have come to know the types: the...

Wendy Mitchell
October 29, 2018 at 12:47 pm

Does anyone know how to add Facebook events to Google Calendar? It used to happen, but now it doesn't. Did Facebook remove that functionality?

Wendy Mitchell
October 28, 2018 at 6:45 pm

Grackle apocalypse at Hancock HEB right now.

Wendy Mitchell
Facebook IconOctober 28, 2018 at 12:14 pm

Sandra Cisneros’ three bits of advice for writers:

1. Earn your own money
2. Control your fertility
3. Solitude is sacred

Caught me off guard.
Oof. A Room of One’s Own strikes again.

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