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Spelling Word of the Day: not a town in Italy

March 31, 2010

Every day of 2010, I’ll be posting a spelling word here for those who would like some spelling bee practice. Photo at right is from the Williamsburg Spelling Bee Finals.

Start the audio file to hear the word, definition, and etymology. Once you’ve spelled the word for yourself, click “Read More” to see the answer.

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Spelling Word of the Day: the matter behind the genome

March 30, 2010

Every day of 2010, I’ll be posting a spelling word here for those who would like some spelling bee practice. Photo at right is from the Williamsburg Spelling Bee, as photographed by Julian from The Brooklynite.

Start the audio file to hear the word, definition, and etymology. Once you’ve spelled the word for yourself, click “Read More” to see the answer.

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Monday Math Problem: A Very Personal Question

March 29, 2010

Every Monday, I’ll be posting a math problem on this site; every Friday, I’ll post the answer to that week’s problem. Give this one a shot and post your solution in the comments!

This Week’s Math Problem:

If Jennifer Dziura was five years and two months old when the Macintosh computer was first introduced, and k3 is divisible by the year of Jennifer Dziura’s birth, what is the minimum integer value k2 could be?

Spelling Word of the Day: the opposite of truncate

March 29, 2010

Every day of 2010, I’ll be posting a spelling word here for those who would like some spelling bee practice. Photo at right is from the Williamsburg Spelling Bee, as photographed by Julian from The Brooklynite.

Start the audio file to hear the word, definition, and etymology. Once you’ve spelled the word for yourself, click “Read More” to see the answer.

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Spelling Word of the Day: nonchalant

March 28, 2010

Every day of 2010, I’ll be posting a spelling word here for those who would like some spelling bee practice. Photo at right is from the Williamsburg Spelling Bee, photographed by Julian from The Brooklynite.

Start the audio file to hear the word, definition, and etymology. Once you’ve spelled the word for yourself, click “Read More” to see the answer.

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Spelling Word of the Day: movie theater goodies

March 27, 2010

Every day of 2010, I’ll be posting a spelling word here for those who would like some spelling bee practice. Photo at right is from the Williamsburg Spelling Bee, as photographed by Julian from The Brooklynite.

Start the audio file to hear the word, definition, and etymology. Once you’ve spelled the word for yourself, click “Read More” to see the answer.

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Monday Math Problem: The Answer to “Joey’s Syllabic Obsession”

March 26, 2010

Every Monday, I’ll be posting a math problem on this site; every Friday, I’ll post the answer to that week’s problem. Here is Monday’s problem again — click “Read More” for the explanation, and then come back Monday for a new quantitative challenge!

This Week’s Math Problem:

Joey’s obsessive-compulsive disorder requires him to put a nickel in a jar every time he says a syllable, and an extra penny every time he completes a sentence. For instance, if he said, “I have to go to the bathroom,” he would put 41¢ in the jar. Fortunately for the sake of this math problem, Joey speaks very little. Every morning, he says “Good morning.” (This counts as a sentence). Every night, he says “Buenas noches.” (This also counts as a sentence). Mid-day on every Monday, he says “The best type of lava is a’a.” Mid-day on every Tuesday, he says “I have a simile about the muse Terpsichore.” Mid-day every Wednesday, he says, “I have not only sangfroid, but gravitas and avoirdupois — and a little je ne sais quoi.” Mid-day every Thursday, he says — in perfect French — “Merde!” Mid-day every Friday, he says, “My schadenfreude is downright Kierkegaardian.” Mid-day every Saturday, he sings the first verse of the song “Yellow Submarine” (which he considers to be all one sentence), just as he learned it from listening to the “Revolver” album. Mid-day every Sunday, he says, “Please leave me alone to listen to Sade.” If April begins on a Thursday and Joey begins with an empty change jar, how much money will he have put in the jar by the end of the month? Read more

Spelling Word of the Day: all about rubber

March 26, 2010

Every day of 2010, I’ll be posting a spelling word here for those who would like some spelling bee practice. Photo at right is from the Williamsburg Spelling Bee, as photographed by Julian from The Brooklynite.

Start the audio file to hear the word, definition, and etymology. Once you’ve spelled the word for yourself, click “Read More” to see the answer.

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Introducing: NerdGlam on TheGloss

March 25, 2010

Hello, all! I have a new gig writing about beauty topics over at TheGloss! I wanted to wait until I had a few articles up before posting a big ol’ thing over here. So far:

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Photo by Eric Walton. I will give these stockings the what-for.

Spelling Word of the Day: stately dancing

March 25, 2010

Every day of 2010, I’ll be posting a spelling word here for those who would like some spelling bee practice. Photo at right is from the Williamsburg Spelling Bee, as photographed by Julian from The Brooklynite.

Start the audio file to hear the word, definition, and etymology. Once you’ve spelled the word for yourself, click “Read More” to see the answer.

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Spelling Word of the Day: the sport that helps with childbirth

March 24, 2010

Every day of 2010, I’ll be posting a spelling word here for those who would like some spelling bee practice. Photo at right is from the Williamsburg Spelling Bee, as photographed by Julian from The Brooklynite.

Start the audio file to hear the word, definition, and etymology. Once you’ve spelled the word for yourself, click “Read More” to see the answer.

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Facebook Thinks Black People Are More or Less The Same

March 23, 2010

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Dear Facebook,

Why do you think that fans of Barack Obama would want to become fans of Michael Jackson?

Is it because Barack Obama has followed the advice to “don’t stop ’til you get enough”?

Are you suggesting that Barack Obama is a “smooth criminal”?

Is it because Barack Obama is “bad, he’s bad, he knows it”?

Is it because Michael Jackson saw the Man in the Mirror and suggested Change We Can Believe In?

Is it because Barack Obama once stole Iman from Eddie Murphy?

Is it because conspiracy theorists like to suggest that Michael Jackson wasn’t born in the United States?

Is it because Tea Party Protests rarely, if ever, play Michael Jackson songs?

Why, Facebook, why?

Sincerely,

Jen

Spelling Word of the Day: suitable and appropriate

March 23, 2010

Every day of 2010, I’ll be posting a spelling word here for those who would like some spelling bee practice. Photo at right is from the Williamsburg Spelling Bee, as photographed by Julian from The Brooklynite.

Start the audio file to hear the word, definition, and etymology. Once you’ve spelled the word for yourself, click “Read More” to see the answer.

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50 Parties Spelling Bee Photos by Eric Walton

March 23, 2010

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Pictures from 50 Parties Spelling Bee

March 22, 2010

Did you know that my spelling bee co-host bobbyblue and I are available for private parties? Indeed we are! We recently hosted a spelling bee at 50Parties at Ryan McGinness Studios. Here are some photos from bobby:

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