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cold in the office links

don’t take this to be an admission that i am actually cold – i am not, and never will be. i will say that the tips of my fingers are cold and it’s hard to type because of this. my office building turns the boilers off for the weekend and so it’s a bit nippy (nipply?) in the office as it takes a few hours for those boilers to start working again on monday mornings.

spend some time warming up with the links below:

-> rent the runway website lets women rent a formal dress, a la netflix for movies. why spend $1,000 for a fancy dress that you are only going to wear once or twice? [ny times]

-> i got some coffee at the embassy suites the other day while in town for the sales meeting and was expecting some vapid, flavorless foodservice coffee, but it ended up being pretty good. more info on “peerless coffee” [sf gate]

-> get the freedom tray now and support troops in wherever or something. i like how the freedom tray lets you eat fast food while watching tv. almost so bad that it has to be a parody of sorts. i’m sure sales are high in the south central states. [freedom tray]

-> as the nation is embroiled in the health care debate, one stat came out  that was very interesting to me. the US lags behind 30-odd other countries in life expectancy, EXCEPT after the person has reached the age of 65. this means that, after age 65, americans live longer than in any other country. i wonder why this is? HELLO – IT’S MEDICARE. i suppose this is the most obvious admission that social medicine works! [ny times]

-> there are over 3,000 kickball teams in the US, including at least a couple leagues in the bay area [sf gate]

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