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Date : April 2006

30-Apr-2006

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Published on: 2006.04.30

Rained most of the day Saturday, too. Total of about 3.5 inches for the two-day period. Moody skies in Seminole on Saturday morning: I had fun at the birthday party Saturday afternoon. Had eight pages in Sunday’s paper. Very tired now.

28-Apr-2006

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Published on: 2006.04.28

It rained nearly all day today; just a short break in the afternoon. This is wonderful. Why? First, because I’ve always loved the rain. Second, because we’ve been in one of the worst droughts since the 1920s and ’30s. This nice, steady rain is soaking into the ground quickly. I imagine that the next time[…]

27-Apr-2006

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Published on: 2006.04.27

Well, let’s see. Nothing really special this week in my life. But, Marline is currently finishing up her last day of school EVER. After today, she just has to wait a couple of weeks until graduation, and then it’s all adulthood from then on. We’re pretty excited about that, as you can imagine. Because graduation[…]

25-Apr-2006

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Published on: 2006.04.25

Thanks everyone for the comments. Today, I was just messing around and got into a fight with myself: See more pics on My Flickr .

25-Apr-2006

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Published on: 2006.04.24

According to THIS STORY on USAtoday.com, President Bush has ordered an investigation into possible “price gouging” in the gasoline/oil industry. Several other news stories this evening quote various Republican leaders as saying they’re jumping on the bandwagon too. One solution they came up with: Give the Federal Trade Commission the power to enforce price gouging[…]

24-Apr-2006

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Published on: 2006.04.24

I’m also getting more views from Maryland than anywhere else. Same person. Is that you, Joe? I know you’re out there. LOL. ___________________ EDIT: Mystery solved. It wasn’t my good friend “Big Joe” from D.C. It was Cassie’s friend Carol. Good to know you, Carol, and I’m glad you enjoyed the sites. I had just[…]

NEWS ITEMS

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Published on: 2006.04.23

Here are some news items I came across today on the web. Pyramid found in Bosnia Washington Post It’s larger than the Egyptian pyramids, researchers say. And there are apparently three of them, all connected by tunnels. I say it took a little too long for area residents to notice that the hill was geometrically[…]

21-Apr-2006

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Published on: 2006.04.21

Thanks, everyone, for your comments on my last entry. That was a pretty heartfelt one, I think. Thursday afternoon, I covered four (count ’em) softball games in our county, and got some of my best pics so far (in my humble opinion). Seeing how softball and baseball aren’t my favorite sports, and I know less[…]

19-Apr-2006

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Published on: 2006.04.19

Half the reason I keep this blog is just because I can write what I want to instead of what I have to. Here, I can talk about any subject (for the most part) and order the words the way I want. It just finally sank in to me that I was hired as a[…]

17-Apr-2006

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Published on: 2006.04.17

Sorry for tiring everyone out on that last entry. I was just trying to catch up. On Sunday, I had Easter lunch with my parents, as well as my Granny Fry, my brother, one of my sisters (and her family), and an aunt & uncle (Cassie’s parents). It was a fun time of talking, eating,[…]

16-Apr-2006

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Published on: 2006.04.15

Apparently, even the most regular of us bloggers have to take a few days off occasionally, even if it’s unintentional. Sometimes, the trials and responsibilities of real life have to be tended to. Since my last post (Thursday), I’ve put in a couple of good days of work. Thursday’s paper was the largest Thursday in[…]

13-Apr-2006

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Published on: 2006.04.13

Just a few snippets…. ______________________________ I finally heard from my old friend Mark, from Arkansas; he posted a long comment on my last blog post. Good to hear from you, Mark, and we’re glad you’re still alive. ______________________________

12-Apr-2006

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Published on: 2006.04.12

This isn’t so much a software review as it is a warning… Photoshop is a great program, but DON’T get the newer version unless it’s got features that you absolutely must have. I know, most of my regular readers don’t have Photoshop — it’s too darn expensive for the average human being. But in case[…]

12-Apr-2006

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Published on: 2006.04.12

I miss Marline. But I know the countdown is quickly counting down the weeks, days, even hours…. It’s not long now.

10-Apr-2006

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Published on: 2006.04.10

I apologize for my short and non-informative recent posts. It’s just that the busy-ness of life overwhelmed me there for a little bit. This last week of work was full of craziness. For instance, my first day (Tuesday), I spent at a workshop/seminar in OKC, learning some new tricks of the newspaper trade. So, on[…]

9-Apr-2006

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Published on: 2006.04.09

Thank goodness, I had all of today off. I’m not yet fully rested, but tomorrow should do the trick. I’m thinking going to see “Lucky Number Slevin” tonight. If I do, I’ll post a review at some point. Otherwise, I’ve just been spending a lot of time watching TV & talking to my darling.

8-Apr-2006

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Published on: 2006.04.08

Numbers of My Life: My Flickr photostream has now been viewed 40,000 times. My most viewed photo has been viewed 5,000 times. My car’s odometer rolled over to 160,000 miles. My blog has now been viewed 8,000 times. Wow. Thanks everyone.

6-Apr-2006

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Published on: 2006.04.06

Went to three games today: two in Sasakwa and one at Varnum (just north of Seminole). For the next two days, my boss will be out again. She’s going to a workshop/seminar in St. Louis, Mo., to hopefully learn about redesigning our newspaper. One of the comments made by a judge during our last annual[…]

5-Apr-2006

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Published on: 2006.04.05

I’ve written two more poems to Marline, one of which I didn’t like so much, but I thought the second one was pretty good. (Click the links to read them.) Also, last night I did the picture of me playing chess with myself: I thought it was pretty cool. I’ve done several other of these[…]

3-Apr-2006

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Published on: 2006.04.03

As always, there are new pictures on My Flickr. Here’s the latest one, which only took about 30 minutes to set up & shoot, and about 20 more minutes to put together in Photoshop.

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