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  • This dress suited me so well that I was asked if someone had made it just for me, and the person was jaw-droppy that I had walked into a store and bought something that fit like that. hps_sterling was pleasantly distracted by the way I moved in it, too.

    Tew's Day!

  • It's not that I'm trying to be like that, but if the whole point of me attending the convention is to talk to published authors about their archives, and I manage to do so, then it's difficult to avoid sounding a bit name-droppy when discussing the convention.

    Confessions of a Curator: Being "In the Bubble"

  • I find them name-droppy and self-indulgent and obnoxious and distracting from the text and generally disruptive to the whole novel-reading experience.

    Acknowledgments.

  • Because, in my steam-heated apartment, trees don't last more than two weeks before they go dry, brittle and droppy, endangering the ornaments and holiday dispositions everywhere.

    Farewell Christmas!

  • The baby was her usual non-fussy self, and I was my un-usual non-droppy self, so we were all feeling pretty proud of ourselves, but very tired, by the time Jason and I returned home and I somehow managed to projectile-fall down an entire case of stairs 13 of them.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • Unfortunately, the rest of the tracks are definitely droppy.

    Archive 2003-10-01

  • Okay, now this has been a very name-droppy post, which is highly annoying, but the whole thing was really exciting!

    E. Lockhart's Blog:

  • Ruth moved to L.A. and got kind of name-droppy and egotistical and eventually self-pitying.

    Me and Ruth

  • And then I looked at the Franken-plant, all droppy and dropping leaves and with a full container of water still leftover from the morning before.

    chicagojo Diary Entry

  • DinahSanders: Yeah, something that makes it green droppy letters.

    Partial transcript of a conversation - Anil Dash

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