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Date : July 2005

Plans Crashing?

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Published on: 2005.07.31

It seems my gilded plans and dreams shall come crashing down; I was notified by a grinding sound in my aging Corsica’s brakes that I will not be buying my new camera as soon as I’d hoped. Unless I sacrifice my safety to drive to OKC Monday afternoon and purchase a new camera quickly, before[…]

Thanks

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Published on: 2005.07.30

Hey! Thanks for the prayers. My vacation is now set for Aug. 14-20. I know some people think that praying for something like that is a little silly, but screw them until they get off their high horses. It’s a big deal to me. :-) Have a good one; I’ll most likely post more tonight[…]

Good Mood

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Published on: 2005.07.29

This is probably a silly thing to say, but I’m in a good mood. Oh, I’m usually in a decent mood, but my “mood meter” is a little higher today than usual. I had a good day at work, too.

Three Things

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Published on: 2005.07.29

I was tagged by Mark to answer the following: THREE NAMES YOU GO BY: 1. SaintSeminole 2. Wilmarov 3. Millal Ba

Too Tired

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Published on: 2005.07.29

Can you believe I was almost too busy to post? It’s true. Answered one very long email from a long-lost friend from my college days, and an even longer one from a new friend who’s turned out to be quite interesting (and startlingly attractive!) (Edit: The previous sentence was the first mention of Marline on[…]

Clarifications, Corrections, and Explanations

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Published on: 2005.07.27

I must clarify for Sara — I’m the shortest male on my mother’s side of the family. And that’s including the in-laws. In the past, there were two uncles that would be shorter than me now, but one has died, and the other one divorced my aunt a few years ago. The rest of the[…]

Poems, Cousins

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Published on: 2005.07.27

As Mark pointed out, my Poems About People page (Now deprecated; check my Poem Index) also has a poem about him, which I wrote a few years ago. I’ll admit I constructed the page poorly. The poems should be in reverse order, so I recommend starting at the bottom. (I hope to soon rearrange the[…]

Wal-Mart Gripe

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Published on: 2005.07.26

Cassie, I could have sworn I saw your sister in Wal-Mart today… Just as I was heading out, she was heading in. Did you know she was coming to Seminole for a visit? I hadn’t heard. I would have run over and talked to her, but my cart was filled with frozen foods that weren’t[…]

I Know Someone Who Knows Someone

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Published on: 2005.07.25

Wow. I know somebody who dates somebody who was interviewed by “Penthouse.” I’ve never looked at that publication, but might consider it, to read his interview in the upcoming edition. (Click here for more.) Does this count as “a brush with fame?” Just kidding. I once ate lunch with a teenage guitar player who later[…]

The Island

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Published on: 2005.07.25

I saw “The Island” tonight (made by Michael Bay, starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson.) Before going, I read a few reviews of the film, all of which seemed to only have a passing interest in it. For instance, The Washington Post said: “For about 3/4 of its length, The Island sets up a fascinating[…]

In the News

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Published on: 2005.07.24

Just a few news stories I picked up along the way. Thought you might be interested. No Fizz in Soda Scare (FOX News editorial) and Fat Fear Based on Fuzzy Math (Radley Balko column)

OLD FILMS

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Published on: 2005.07.24

Old photographs are certainly a joy to observe, but tonight I was reminded that in many respects, moving pictures are better than still ones. While a still photo may capture a “moment” or an instant in time, usually a posed moment, the motion picture can capture an entire afternoon, or an activity from beginning to[…]

Vacation Is Coming

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Published on: 2005.07.22

I laugh in the face of exhaustion! haha! No, seriously, I have now scheduled my vacation for the last week of August, which means I can start counting down the days until then. As soon as I’m back from vacation, our news “season” really begins to heat up. To explain… The crime news, city council,[…]

Stryper’s New Album

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Published on: 2005.07.21

I heard today that Stryper will release a new album. Interesting. For those who don’t remember, Stryper was the first Christian hair/metal band, though most Christians at the time (1983) believed that Stryper was from the devil. Some people still believe that. I wonder if this will have the same effect on Christian music as[…]

Update

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Published on: 2005.07.21

Here’s an update on Josh (see previous post), but first… Cassie, your site wouldn’t let me post a comment; it said “Service temporarily unavailable.” What I had spent 10 minutes typing was this: It would be great if Bill could write something for the paper, “first-hand,” from the war zone. If he does, you could[…]

Sick Nephew and Ex-Girlfriends

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Published on: 2005.07.20

Tonight, another call over the police scanner got my interest up. This time, though, it was because they gave my sister’s address, while sending an ambulance out. I immediately called, and learned that my nephew Josh wasn’t breathing. He’s six years old (or seven, maybe; he had a birthday this week). I rushed out (10[…]

More On The Story

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Published on: 2005.07.19

Plaguedwitdestruction, I know what you mean about Maud. That town was hopping, way back in the 1920s, when Chicago was #1 in railroad tonnage, Seminole was #2, and Maud was #3 (it’s all in the history books!) But now, there’s almost nothing left. Kambri, we DO deliver to NYC, interestingly enough, but the paper would[…]

July 18, 2005

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Published on: 2005.07.18

Wow. A cousin of mine was interviewed by a NY magazine on what it’s like to have a stand-up comic for a sex partner. Unfortunately, much of the interview was cut. Go to Kambri‘s blog to read the rest of the interview. Kambri, I couldn’t get the link to go just to that post.

Better Mood

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Published on: 2005.07.18

I’m in a better mood now. Those of you who’ve known me for years, like Holly and Mark, are probably aware that my mood is usually directly proportionate to how caught up on sleep I am. I’m almost caught up now, after 10 hours last night. Tonight, I’ll do the same, and then it’s back[…]

July 16, 2005

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Published on: 2005.07.17

I’m feeling better now. Thanks for all the helpful comments. But I’m exhausted. Maybe will post something more thoughtful and insightful tomorrow. Maybe not. And you’re right, Mark. We seem to busy ourselves with so many things that the problems take a back seat. That’s one reason friends are so important. At this point, I’m[…]

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