Rochelle

Quotation of the year candidate

March 13, 2004

Heard while discussing whether we should go to an upcoming high school reunion…

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The island of lost resolution

December 6, 2003

In preparation for the coming year, a progress report on last year’s resolutions, which Rochelle recently found on her computer.

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Quotation of the year candidate

November 20, 2003

“I had a nightmare where you were very bad.”

“What did I do?”

“You wouldn’t do what I wanted.”

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A sad passing: Seltzer Sisters is no more

November 7, 2003

When I arrived at Rochelle’s house to pick her up for our very first date, she invited me in for a few minutes, and offered me a beverage. She took an old fashioned seltzer bottle out of the refrigerator, put a little vanilla syrup in two glasses, and spritzed in the seltzer, stirring to mix in the syrup. It was delicious, a retro luxury, and I knew then that Rochelle was supercool, someone whose tastes would complement mine. Less than three months later, we were engaged.

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We’re in the NY Times

October 12, 2003

Rochelle and I were mentioned, and Rochelle quoted, in this Sunday’s New York Times.

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Rochelle. Lays. Down. The Law.

October 9, 2003

It would appear that my wife has decided I’m not doing enough with my time off, to clean up the house and otherwise work on useful projects (with “useful” being a word she gets to define). She’s decided that I need to get up with her in the morning, take a bath with her, and have coffee with her before she goes off to her job. All of this to ensure that my day at least starts early enough to accomplish something.

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Ninja!

August 14, 2003

Rochelle is closing in on her Ninja degree in tequila, which is the optional degree that comes after the Ph.D. The Ninja degree is when you (a) have your Ph.D., and then (b) drink (yet another) 35 tequilas, neat — i.e., in a snifter, straight, not in a margarita or other cocktail. You don’t need a Ninja to become a Demigod, and indeed, fewer than a dozen people have achieved all four levels.

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Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

July 17, 2003

Rochelle’s a big fan of the makeover show “What Not To Wear”, down to playing the same game with Hilda, our upstairs neighbor. They’ve been spending a couple hours on multiple weekends, going through each other’s closets, trying things on, nixing some, swapping some, and putting the rejects in the Goodwill pile. Now comes a great new show, for men, called Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

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A comedy of errors

June 3, 2003

Rochelle and I have great fun with each other while on vacations, but we don’t always travel well together. Our trip to Costa Rica was a textbook example. The passport problem was just the beginning of our troubles.

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Paying the stupidity tax

May 19, 2003

Rochelle and I have a thing we call the “stupidity tax.” It’s where you pay more money than you should, for a really dumb reason. My most common stupidity tax is forgetting to send in rebate forms. Last week I paid the stupidity tax three times.

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Quotation of the year candidate

April 24, 2003

“Every day I hate Windows more and more.”

“As long as every day you hate more and more something other than me.”

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Missing mate

January 29, 2003

Yesterday Rochelle did a load of laundry, and this morning I was putting my items away. I came upon a single sock, and couldn’t help but ask aloud “Why is it that I only lose socks when Rochelle does the laundry?”

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