The Things That Excite Me…

by Nathan Hamm on 3/12/2005 · 3 comments

I absolutely rely on news alerts from Google News for the more obscure stories I find around here. Well, there’s something new over there at Google News that excites me. You can customize the news page now. Beautiful. Now I can have just the stuff I care about up — Central Asia news, Oregon news, and celebrity gossip.*

While I’m fawning over Google, I should mention that the gods have finally decided that I’m cool enough to have a Gmail address and I have tons of invites if anyone wants one.

*An addiction I developed in the Peace Corps. One will read anything, including every issue of People and Entertainment Weekly one can find, under the right conditions


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Tatyana March 12, 2005 at 5:00 pm

Flawed argument. Under the right conditions you might drink your piss, pardon me, but it doesn’t justify continuing the practice when conditions have been changed.
If I knew you needed gmail invite, you’d get one looooong time ago.

Nathan March 12, 2005 at 5:28 pm

I’m addicted now though and I don’t think I’m ready to totally kick the habit. It’s a good thing I still kind of pay attention or I’d have almost nothing to talk about with most women I know.

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