Archives: June 2004

Weekend Update 2004-06-29

Friday, Stephanie and I went to Girl’s Game Night and had fun. It was nice to see Lori, whom I haven’t seen in a while, and her friend Kat was fun. Saturday was busy because Stephanie had a skating competition downtown, and she had a compulsory event in the morning (she won second place) and

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FOUR FOR FRIDAY

Courtesy of belicove.com. Q1: Are you in favor of privatizing Social Security? No. I’m in favor of fixing the system, but not privatizing it. I’d write the book on how and why that can be done, but I belive it’s possible, but I don’t have time right now. Q2: Earlier this week Clinton’s publisher, Knopf,

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Iraq war ‘will cost each US family $3,415’

Well, I can’t afford it. Spike’s going to have to get a doggie job. The United States has spent more than $126bn on the war in Iraq, which will ultimately cost every American family an estimated $3,415, according to a new report by two think tanks. The report, published yesterday by the Institute for Policy

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Yea! Stephanie’s home!

I’m so happy; I got to spend the evening with Stephanie last night. Turns out she’s not at all a figment of my imagination. 🙂 I feel like I should have little cartoon blue birds flying around my head this morning. UPDATE: There; an appropriate bluebird of happiness, just for this post. 🙂

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Low Country Boil

This is the dinner that David and Garrett cooked out last year on Fourth of July weekend. It was an amazing meal, and I think I’ve been talking about it all year since. They’re doing it again this year, and I can’t wait.

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Fahrenheit 9/11 movie showtimes

Where it’s playing in Indianapolis this weekend, and what the times are, because I know you’re all going to go see this movie, right? Kerasotes Showplace 16 — 12:50pm | 3:50 | 6:50 | 9:40 Kerasotes ShowPlace 12 — 12:50pm | 3:50 | 6:50 | 9:40 AMC Clearwater Crossing 12 — 1:20pm | 4:20 |

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women’s book club book

Second Glance is the book our women’s book club chose for August. My co-worker’s book club is still deciding on what book to read for July going to read In Cold Blood by Truman Capote.

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I miss my girl!

As cool as it was to watch Stephanie’s whole road trip vacation online, it just wasn’t the same as having her here. I had a sort of half-way dream one night that maybe the whole relationship was only a figment of my imagination. So I got up and got one of the cards she gave

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Cookies Revisited

And a few more quotes from my own quote pages; none of these made it to the fark site: They cannot take away our cookie if we do not give it to them. — Gandhi Live, live, live! Life is a cookie, and most poor suckers are starving to death. — Auntie Mame Show me

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C is for Cookie, and Cookie is for me.

This post dedicated to my brother Todd, who used to sleepwalk in the middle of the night and steal cookies out of the cookie tin while he was at it. Or so he claimed, anyway. I still think he was awake the whole time. Found this link on my friend Lori’s site, thought I’d share:

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9/11 Commission: No Al Qaeda Ties. America: Duh, what?

Despite the fact that the 9/11 Commission report indicates that there were no ties between Iraq and Al Qaeda and that Iraq had nothing to do with the September 11th attack, the American people are still being lead astray by numerous misleading news articles, and by the vice president. Thus leading the American people in

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Country Songs about Pickup Trucks

I made this mix to play in my pickup, because people kept joking about me becoming a country music fan after I bought one. 1 Redneck Woman – Gretchen Wilson – Redneck Woman – Single 2 What Was I Thinkin’ – Dierks Bentley – Dierks Bentley 3 Big Ol’ Truck – Toby Keith – Toby

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iPAL Portable Jukebox for iPod

From a review on the Cool Tools website of the Tivoli PAL unit, this cool little box is $129.99 from Amazon.com, which can plug into your iPod for an portable stereo experience. “Several readers turned me onto the Tivoli PAL unit. This is a weatherized, rubber-coated radio/speaker that accepts an iPod (or any other music

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Gratuitous Wonder Woman linkage

For no real reason, except that I happened to click on it on someone else’s site, a really nice photo of Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman. Which is coming out on DVD on June 29th, BTW. You’ll want to pre-order that right away. I did.

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Hey, Crackhead

A funny note posted on Craig’s List from a guy who’s kind pissed that someone sawed off the sparkplugs on his motorcycle to use them as crackpipes. I had no idea that you could use sparkplugs as crack pipes. That’s kinda interesting.

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Texarkana, Texas

The eastern caravan stayed the night in Texarkana, Texas last night. Their destination today is Sweetwater, Texas, a town that really has a ball when the caravan comes through. Yesterday, they stopped in Memphis, Tennessee to see the pyramid, and stopped a couple of times to deal with a running board problem that Stephanie was

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Radio Flyer

Don’t mind me, I’m just bookmarking this site for something I’m working on.

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U.S. Truck Carrying Radioactive Waste INTO Iraq

Kuwait customs officials stopped four U.S. trucks unders suspicion of bringing radioactive waste into Iraq, and discovered that one of them was indeed filled with radioactive material, with no explanation of why it would be bringing the material into Iraq. No weapons of mass destruction, so why don’t we plant some?

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All Pods Caravan Update….

Hey, look, it’s my girlfriend leaving Nashville in her Beetle! Lisa and Spacepod are driving behind Stephanie, who’s driving Phoebe. You can also see all the cars on the caravan on the graph at the bottom of the main page. Hmmm. This is pretty cool; I can keep tabs on my girlfriend even when she’s

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Podvision is Live

Lisa Linn’s webcams for the New Beetle caravan roadtrip to Roswell are up and are broadcasting their trip now. I think they’re at lunch at the moment, so it’s broacasting a review of the shots so far. Sometime later this evening or tomorrow morning, you’ll be able to see my girlfriend Stephanie join the caravan.

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Signal Orange: representing Iraq war dead on bodies of the living

Signal Orange is a project to make the invisible visible — which is a premise and prerequisite for democracy. The goal of Signal Orange is to unveil the faces that the Bush Administration wants hidden — and to stop pretending that its actions in Iraq are inconsequential. This is a response: Signal Orange represents the

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Urban Tribes

I was bookstore shopping with Stephanie and she pointed out a book to me that her friends had talked about, called Urban Tribes: A Generation Redefines Friendship, Family, and Commitment by Ethan Watters. It’s a book that examines the cultural trend of young people getting married at a later age and of forming close tribe-like

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FOUR FOR FRIDAY

Q: What sorts of things did you enjoy reading as a child? Everything! Mysteries were a big favorite, but I loved all sorts of fiction, and I enjoyed biographies, too. Q: Are you now, or did you ever, mourn or grieve over the death of former U.S. President Ronald Regan? Probably about as much as

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Republicans and blacks, Repubicans and gay people

Josh Marshall has a really interesting post on the subject of minority groups and the Republican party. He’s speaking specifically about the black community and their overwhelming support of the Democratic party, but his arguments apply to the relationship between the Republican Party and gay people as well.

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Saudi’s 9/11 flight from country confirmed

For three years, the Bush administration has been denying that Saudi citizens were in flight around the country, and also out of the country during the time when all air traffic was grounded after the 9/11 attack. They admitted some time ago that there were in-country flights containing Saudi citizens during the grounding, (when *you*

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Note to self: Return to this later

I heard from several people that this online game is really the bomb: the anti-Bush online adventure — “Which can only be experienced and not described!” I don’t have time to play it right now, but I’m noting it here in hope that I will, someday in the distant future, actually have some free time.

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All Pods Go To Roswell

Every year in June, the town of Roswell, New Mexico plays host to the largest New Beetle Car Show in the world. Hundreds of New Beetle owners make their way to the famed UFO desert town in organized caravans for the 3 day event that includes a car show, parade, parties, rallies and a skywatch

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Schrödinger’s Cat

Here is a nice, simple… well okay not simple, but consise… well not consise, really but understandable explanation of the physics paradox of Schrödinger’s Cat. I’ve found myself trying to explain this theory when I was trying to explain why I wanted to name my dog Pavlov and my cat Schrödinger. I did not do

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Julie Andrews

One of the many things I have in common with my girlfriend is that we both have a huge thing for Julie Andrews… Mary Poppins, Sound of Music, everything she was ever in. This weekend we saw the preview for The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement and both of us said at once: “we’re going

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FOUR FOR FRIDAY

Courtesy of Belicove.com: Q: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and hubby Chris Martin recently gave birth to a girl they named “Apple” (Apple Blythe Alison Martin, to be more exact). How do you feel about unconventional names such as the one Paltrow and Martin bestowed upon their bouncing baby girl? Do you feel they’re appropriate, inappropriate, a

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Discovery Channel’s “Big”

Several people sent me links to this, because I love photographing “Big Things” — Discovery channel is having an entire series on Big stuff and the people who create it. Cool.

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Just saw the news

I guess Reagan died Saturday. Well, I feel bad about that, but honestly, I’m more upset about Geupel. I liked the dog a lot more.

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Weekend Update 2004-06-07

I might have mentioned this before, but it bears repeating… I have a truly wonderful girlfriend. Stephanie is amazing and I am such a lucky person to know her and to have her in my life. 🙂 On Thursday, Stephanie and I went to an Indian’s game. Friday I went to her house and she

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21 Questions, Asked and Answered

1. Which political party do you typically agree with? The Democrats. Obviously. 2. Which political party do you typically vote for? The Democrats. Obviously. 3. List the last five presidents that you voted for. Al Gore, Bill Clinton, Bill Clinton 4. Which party do you think is smarter about the economy? The Democrats. Obviously. 5.

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Weekend Update 2004-06-03

On Friday night I grocery shopped and spent the evening at home with Spike. Stephanie went north to visit her parents and friends Friday and Saturday, and I worked on my Dad’s site and did some stuff around the house. I got caught up on laundry, finally did all the dishes, and generally organized stuff.

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Why happy couples are so annoying

Stephanie was telling me about this article, and I figured there are a couple of our friends who might appreciate it. Just a little. Few things in the world spread as much misery as a happy, smiling, well-adjusted pair of newly minted lovebirds. Wherever you go — shopping malls, restaurants, target ranges — you’re likely

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Enron Traders Caught On Tape

Not that anyone will apologize to Gray Davis, or try to get Ah-nold out of office or anything. Or even that anyone will notice that the exact same thing is happening here in Indiana, and O’Bannon is being blamed for the federal government screwing the Indiana economy… (CBS) When a forest fire shut down a

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Things Other People Accomplished When They Were Your Age

A link I found on my friend Melissa’s site: Things Other People Accomplished When They Were Your Age a site that lets you plug in your age and see a list of things that people had already achieved when they were your age. For me, since I’m turning 36 this coming Sunday:

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FOUR FOR FRIDAY

Courtesy of belicove.com. I’m late again, of course. Q: What’s your favorite bagel, muffin, and/or doughnut (we’re talking flavor and/or brand)? Not an enormous bagel fan. I’d eat them if someone put them in front of me, but I don’t generally buy them for myself. Doughnuts – I like anything with chocolate on it, and

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Reasons It’s Tough to be a Republican in 2004

Somehow, you have to believe concurrently that: 1. Jesus loves you, but shares your deep hatred of homosexuals and Hillary Clinton. 2. The United States should get out of the United Nations, but our highest national priority is enforcing U. N. resolutions against Iraq. 3.”Standing Tall for America” means firing your workers and moving their

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