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Maayan Roth
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I blog about food.

Featuring +queendeb starr and +Fred Blau.

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Amazing sculpture garden in Antwerp. I accidentally ended up on a honeymoon. 
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If he fits, he sits. #caturday
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So while getting my things together after a particularly rough opt-out groping, I watched a pilot, in uniform, get his wrench taken away. "Forget the logic," said the TSA goon, "The rules say no tools over 7 inches."

+Fred Blau , also post pat-down, pointed out that he's over 7 inches tall and he's definitely a tool. I noted that in a few minutes, the pilot would be in possession of a really dangerous weapon, namely an airplane. TSA goon announced that we should leave the security area once we were done collecting our belongings.

Oh! Fred also managed to learn that they will only pat you down on the parts of your body covered with clothing. The day that I strip down at a security check is getting closer and closer. I just have to decide what airport I don't mind getting banned from for life. Maybe Newark. 

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The first cherry blossoms.
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I made some hamentashen. +Rachel Hyman made me blog about them so that I could then also pin them on Pinterest. This whole social media thing is exhausting.

Just past 8 am and people are drinking beer in the Brussels airport. You have to love it.

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Frittata of extreme awesome!

(Now without my address attached.)
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I read this poem out loud to +Fred Blau, which led to a discussion of why is English so freaking crazy, and the answer - The Great Vowel Shift of the 15th century. This page has a couple of audio clips:
http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/linguistics/paths.jsp

After you listen to those, watch this guy recite some Chaucer, to really understand that Middle English vowels are actually French vowels, which makes the whole thing makes sense:
Pronouncing Middle English Vowels
The following page is the best argument for English-language spelling reform I have yet to see.

http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2011/12/23/english-pronunciation/

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Was in bed long before midnight, so happy belated new year. And now, at the airport on my way back to winter. 
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