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Date : September 2005

176 Hours

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Published on: 2005.09.30

Marline will be here in about 176 hours! (That’s just a hair over SEVEN days!) I’m pretty excited. The plan is to take her to the first football homecoming she’s ever seen (Bowlegs, Oka.), and the first high school football game she’s ever seen (Seminole, Okla.) The rest of the weekend will be “us” time,[…]

Drug Bust

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Published on: 2005.09.29

Today went okay, I guess. This morning, I wrote a story about the several prisoners from our county who are up for parole in October, including one who was convicted of Murder II in 1993. Before I was finished with the story, I got a call from a favorite police official of mine, alerting me[…]

Death Stats

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Published on: 2005.09.29

I got an email the other day, one of those “FW: fw: fw:” emails that silly-but-well-meaning people pass around all the time. Not as bad as spam, but just as time-consuming. Anyway, this one listed a crapload of statistics about how many people died in Iraq in a certain month, compared to how many homicides[…]

Stupid Government

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Published on: 2005.09.27

Remember a month or so ago, when I posted that the U.S. Department of Commerce notified me by Postal Mail that they would send me a survey, and that it was necessary for the health of the nation for me to complete it? Well. Today, I actually got the survey in the mail. On the[…]

Photography Improvement

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Published on: 2005.09.26

I was digging through my old digital photo files this morning, and came across quite a few pictures that wouldn’t meet my standards today. I was using a Sony Cybershot 2.0 megapixel camera that had ALL automatic settings. And this was in the day when the all-auto cameras weren’t that good. An Instamatic would have[…]

Sept. 26, 2005

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Published on: 2005.09.26

To answer Marline’s question, no, I don’t think insect repellent will keep away the yellowjackets or other large, stinging bugs. In my experience, the spray/lotion only keeps away the mosquitoes and ticks. But once I thought I had sprayed EVERYTHING, and still got bitten by mosquitoes on my face and hands (which I just WON’T[…]

Sept. 25, 2005

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Published on: 2005.09.25

Let’s see… Friday, I think the highlight of my day was getting to step out of the office for 15 minutes to watch the Seminole High School Homecoming Parade. Oh, it’s not that the parade was that fabulous… hey, it’s a small town and they did the best they could. But it was fun to[…]

Loose Lips Sink Ships

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Published on: 2005.09.24

Hey, I’ve had a busy last couple of days. Maybe I can post more tonight, or tomorrow, along with a couple of football pics, just for fun. Since I’m painfully naive sometimes, it took me until today to realize that quite a few people are reading this blog besides the people for which I intend[…]

RIAA Rant and Survey

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Published on: 2005.09.22

Thanks to Mark for finally dropping by for a comment. Buddy, I know you’re having troubles, but it always works out in the end — sometimes we just can’t see how. Keep doing your best, and you’ll be rewarded. (I don’t mean to sound like a fortune cookie; I really mean all that crap.) Sad[…]

Years Ago…

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Published on: 2005.09.21

I stole this questionnaire from that gorgeous chick Marline. Haven’t done one of these in a while. Enjoy. 10 years ago I was… 23 years old, and living with my parents. I had just put four years of college behind me, and was working nights at a trashy supermarket in Arkansas, looking for my own[…]

Sept. 21, 2005

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Published on: 2005.09.21

Wow. Yesterday, I had more hits on my blog than on any other single day (since I added the StatCounter). Thanks, everyone — made me feel special. Some of the locations that people viewed the site from: Middletown, Ohio; Porum, Okla.; Ogden, Utah (Caryn?); Astoria, N.Y. (Kambri); Carmel, N.Y.; Tacoma, Wash. (Cassie); NYC, N.Y.; Granite[…]

Sept. 20, 2005

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Published on: 2005.09.20

Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes: Marline, Cassie, Mom and Dad, Heather (my sister), Catonya, Andrea, Sara… and all the folks at work. (If I missed anyone: thanks to you too; don’t take it as a slight — just chalk it up to my failing memory — I AM really old now.) Here’s the[…]

Happy Birthday to Me

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Published on: 2005.09.20

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! That’s right; I’m now 33. Jiminy Christmas! Good gracious! Lordy Lordy! (add your own shocked exclamation here.)

Deaf World

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Published on: 2005.09.19

Cat, Marline’s blog is here [invalid link removed]. I’m sure she appreciates your birthday wishes. As many of you know, I have several family members who are deaf. Not “hearing-impaired” or “differently abled.” They like to be called “deaf.” To a deaf person, this means not only a person who cannot hear or speak, but[…]

Sept. 19, 2005

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Published on: 2005.09.19

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARLINE! For today, and today only, I’ll be eight years older than my beautiful Marline. Tomorrow, I’ll once again be nine years older. Darling, as a 24-year-old, I’m sure you’ll astound the world with your achievements, intellect, compassion and beauty. I know you impress me every day.

Sept. 18, 2005

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Published on: 2005.09.18

No plans for today. 19 days until my next visit from Marline.

Football Photos

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Published on: 2005.09.16

I went to two football games tonight. First, I saw the first half of the Wewoka game, which was dismal, due to Holdenville knocking the crap out of them. Here are some pics: Wewoka is the home of James Thrash, a current player for the Washington Redskins.

Sasakwa Wins

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Published on: 2005.09.16

Well. Sasakwa made history. For the first time EVER, they beat Bowlegs in football. Yes, I found out tonight that the Vikings had NEVER beaten the Bison. Tonight, they did, 32-8 (EDIT: I might be legally retarded; I’ve put the wrong score on here twice already. THIS ONE IS CORRECT). There was quite a bit[…]

Sept. 15, 2005

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Published on: 2005.09.15

Another one of those cool stories came across my desk today. Well, not really cool. But interesting. Or shocking. Depends on who you are. An 82-year-old resident of a local nursing home (we couldn’t list his name, because he wasn’t arrested or charged, but there was suspicion that he is a close relation of an[…]

Excited

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Published on: 2005.09.14

I might be a total dweeb, but I am pretty excited to learn that Marline could be here in as little as 25 days! (instead of Xmas, as previously planned.)

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