Readers retain less info from ebooks?

April 15th, 2011 Comments Off on Readers retain less info from ebooks?

Found this comment on a Boing Boing thread interesting. The original post itself (well, the poster it references) is stupid, but it inspired some interesting comments. Studies have shown that students who used ebooks and ereaders retained a lot less information than those who used print books (I work in an academic library at a […]

Oscars Party Menu

February 27th, 2011 Comments Off on Oscars Party Menu

Cocktails Anisette Bening Snacks Ruffles have Bridges Mark Ruffleos Darren Pretzelnofskies Crispian Kale Salad Jesse Eisenberg Lettuce Salad with Shaved Jeremy Fennel and Javier Bacon Lardons Soup The King’s Beets, Geoffrey Russian Style Mains Natalie Porkmans James Franc’n’beans Roasted David O. Brussels Sprouts Joel and Ethan Coen on the Cob, with Salt Afters The Cakes […]

Nora phrases

August 13th, 2010 Comments Off on Nora phrases

Nora’s saying way too much stuff to try and track it all any more, but here are some of her phrases. Nona dood it! or Nona! or self!, all various ways of saying “I want to do it, not you” and often accompanied by crabs. And yes, she calls herself “Nona” and she says “dood” […]

Nora language facts

April 4th, 2010 Comments Off on Nora language facts

– Her word for glasses is “dadas”, because daddy wears glasses – If you point at a picture of a bird and say “what is this?” she says “birdie”. If you point at two birds and say “what are these?” she says “birdies”. or more like “birdie.. sss”. She also sometimes says “two!” when she […]

Words Nora Says

January 28th, 2010 Comments Off on Words Nora Says

apple (“bapple”), baba (her name for our cats), baby, ball, balloon, beads (“bee”), bear, beaver, beebo (bellybutton; it’s from a book), berry (also “bee”), boob (“boo”), bottle (“bobble”), bye, cat (“tat”), cracker, dada, diaper, dirty, doggy (“doddy”), door, foot, feet (they mean the same), giraffe (“faf”), hair, happy (“bappy”), hat, hi, hot (a lot like […]

Nora Words

December 7th, 2009 Comments Off on Nora Words

A new word for Nora is “uh-oh” which, to her, means “I just deliberately threw this thing on the floor”. E is trying to teach her that you can’t say uh-oh when it’s on purpose, but to little effect. Nora also likes to signify she is done eating by throwing things onto the floor. She […]

Nora Words

November 30th, 2009 Comments Off on Nora Words

“Hi” is definitely her favorite word right now. She says it when she wakes up, she says it when we come home, to people in stores, and just randomly. Maybe the best though is that she says it to her stuffed animals. She’s only really just noticed them, and she will say HI and then […]

Nora Words

November 22nd, 2009 Comments Off on Nora Words

A while ago, Nora came out with “kittycat” but she only said it for a week or so and then returned to her cat shriek and a few of her non-english words (mostly “abu” which she’s mostly stopped saying; guess we’ll never know what it meant). In the last couple of weeks though she’s started […]


October 4th, 2009 Comments Off on Parlance

Robert Vaughn, Bullitt (1968): “In your parlance, you blew it.” Christopher Lee, The Wicker Man (1973): “He’s dead. Can’t complain, had his chance and, in modern parlance, blew it.”

Nora Words Update

September 20th, 2009 Comments Off on Nora Words Update

Well, though Nora was saying “kittycat” she only did it for a few days. Her word for the cats now seems to be “ba” or just her high-pitched screech. She’s started saying a new word though that we can’t figure out: “abu”. It doesn’t just sound like babbling because she says it pretty distinctly and […]

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