Memories are supposed to light the corners of your mind, but my bulb went out years ago. I have a pathetic memory. I always have. There’s no explanation, except for my tendency to daydream and not listen to people. The minute they tell me their name, it’s gone. I know there are ways around that. Apparently, when a person shakes your hand and says, “Hello, I’m Sherlock Holmes,” you’re supposed to say, “Sherlock Holmes.
The week before Christmas can kill you. You can be a victim or a survivor. It’s up to you. If you are a victim, you call everyone in the family and try to arrange the five Ws. Who is going to come to our house? What are you going to bring? When should everyone show up? Where are we going to put everybody? Why does Uncle Eddie have to be invited? If you are a survivor, you don’t call everyone in the family. You let them phone you and say, “We’ve decided as a family to enjoy our own Christmas this year.
I’m not sure I should admit this, but my file at the dentist’s office is enormous. They bring it in with a backhoe. I am their prize patient. They could trot me out at conferences as the weird specimen, who, over the course of a lifetime, has had every dental procedure known to mankind. I’ve always been rather ashamed of this fact. How can it be that someone who’s always taken care of their teeth is such a shoddy example of dental care?
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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