Category Archives: Post-run ramblings

I went to a marathon and all I brought back was this blog post

I don’t usually discuss my running exploits here on Word Munger, but I figure that running my first-ever marathon is a Word-Munger-worthy event, so follow the link and enjoy. Race Report: The Big Sur International Marathon

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Race Report: Huntersville Fall Harvest 5K

At the last minute yesterday I decided I wanted to do a 5K this weekend, and the Huntersville Fall Harvest 5K fit the bill. It’s a relatively flat course, near where I live, and the weather was slated to be … Continue reading

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Good Munger news

I know, I haven’t been posting much lately. The problem is, I’ve been exceptionally busy. But for the most part, busy is good. Today I’m going to give you just a snapshot of the good stuff. The weekend before Thanksgiving, … Continue reading

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The craziest address mixup yet

So, on Saturday morning, I’m returning from a trip to Lowe’s to get some more line for my grass trimmer. When I pull into my driveway, I can see that things aren’t quite right. Jim and Nora are exiting the … Continue reading

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Where do people get these figures?

I just spent about 30 minutes trying to do the state and local component of yesterday’s post. It’s a hopeless mess. There’s state, county, and city budgets. The school district has a separate budget. The state gets money from the … Continue reading

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What is wrong with this argument?

Gov’t expenditures nationally are about $17,500 per person depending on where you live (NYC it’s $20,000). So unless your family is paying $20,000 a year in taxes per person in the U.S. (for a family of 4 that’s $80,000 in … Continue reading

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This is so true.

From the LA Times: You call a restaurant you’ve been wanting to check out (can’t be hard to get in on a Tuesday, right?) and ask for a reservation at 7. “We can do 6:30 or 8:30,” the reservationist says. … Continue reading

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Buying a car today….

Some people, I hear, go car shopping for fun. Apparently they actually enjoy going for a “test drive” and chatting it up with the salespeople. They like “looking under the hood.” I don’t like car shopping. I don’t even enjoy … Continue reading

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Getting passed by a woman

Today out on the trails I got passed by a woman. It doesn’t happen very often, but somehow I’m always embarrassed when it does. Based on my finish in last year’s half-marathon, about 15 percent of women half-marathoners are faster … Continue reading

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Cluephone: Parallel parking

Typical Suburban Driver: Hello? Cluephone: Hello, sir/ma’am. This is the cluephone calling. Typical Suburban Driver: Cluephone? what’s — Cluephone: Never mind that, sir/ma’am. Have you noticed the car in front of you? Typical Suburban Driver: What ca — oh, you … Continue reading

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Oops

I made a mistake and didn’t start my post-run rambling right after finishing my run. There was an urgent request from the ScienceBlogs staff for us to provide our best-ever comments as part of the promotion for their 500,000th comment … Continue reading

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“Rough-in”

What’s the one value you must know when ordering a toilet? It’s in the headline of this post, and when referring to a toilet, it means the distance from the wall to the hole in the floor where the … … Continue reading

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The story of a sports injury

Here’s the trivial sort of thing that happens to me all the time. I play in a pick-up soccer game every Sunday. I’m one of the worst players on the field, but what the heck, it’s fun and it’s good … Continue reading

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New Word Munger “Feature”: Post-run ramblings

As I write this post, I’m literally soaked with sweat. After I finish my morning run three days a week, I’m so sweaty that I have to change my shirt. Depending on how hard I’ve run that day and how … Continue reading

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