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New word: Make-cation

April 11, 2011 · Leave a Comment

With compliments to–and on the urging of–new friend and awesome electrical engineer/artist Sophi Kravitz, I give you my new word:

Make-cation – 1.  Time off to make stuff.  2.  The stuff you do when you’re procrastinating to avoid the other stuff you’re doing.

Usage: 1.  “Argh, I’m working so much lately that I don’t have time to do anything creative.  I need a make-cation!”  2.  “I’m taking a quick make-cation from writing my thesis to whip up a batch of milk paint.”

Example: When you take a week off for carpentry, cabinetry, or welding classes at the Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Vermont, that’s a make-cation.

On make-cation at Yestermorrow

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Best auto-complete of the day

April 7, 2011 · Leave a Comment

Wanted: “US Department of Defense”.

Got: “US Department of Deficiencies.”

Inches away from a completed thesis draft…

Categories: Thesis · Uncategorized
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